Leah Winfield is an Associate in MKCI’s New York City office. Ms. Winfield’s practice focuses on representing businesses and individual policyholders in a range of general liability matters, including products liability and toxic tort, with a focus on asbestos litigation, automotive liability, premises liability, sexual misconduct complaints, and cases involving dog bites. Ms. Winfield is confident in the courtroom while questioning witnesses and presenting oral arguments which maximizes the strengths of her clients’ cases. Leah has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including discovery, dispositive motions, and conducting depositions.
Prior to joining the firm, Leah was an associate attorney at an insurance defense firm where she specialized in representing employers in Workers’ Compensation claims, litigating cases from inception to appeal and/or settlement. Leah also brings with her criminal litigation experience as a former Assistant District Attorney at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, in Hempstead, NY. While at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, Leah conducted numerous suppression hearings, negotiated hundreds of plea deals, tried several cases to verdict, and provided supervision as well as mentorship to several junior line Assistant District Attorneys.
On a personal level, Leah enjoys volunteering as a Mock Trial Coach to Second and Third Year Law Students at St. John’s University School of Law.
Leah obtained her Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was a Fellow with the Center For International and Comparative Law and wrote her senior thesis on Anti-Satellite Technology and Legal Regimes: The Under Regulation of a Threatening Technology. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Stony Brook University, and produced a cap-stone project on the issue of homelessness on Long Island.