Our associate attorney, Leah Bachmeyer Kille, is now licensed in DC. Earlier this week she was sworn in at the historical DC Court of Appeals. She was there with others from around the country who took their oath by the clerk of the court. Most of the attorneys were from small to medium firms with 1-5 years of law practice. The DC Bar is the second largest unified bar in the United States with almost 100,000 members in all 50 states and 80 countries.
Leah successfully completed a mandatory ethics class and is required to uphold those ethical rules always.
She can now practice law in the state of Kentucky and in Washington DC.
Leah graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in 2010 with a BA in Philosophy. She was a member of Tri Iota (Gender and Sexuality Honor Society) and volunteered at the Shelby County Humane Society during her undergrad years.
She was accepted to the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2010 and received the Paul Van Booven Fellowship Scholarship for her first year. During her second year of law school, she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Restore in Lexington, KY.
She interned with Harris Federal Law Firm summer 2011, winter 2012, and summer 2012, and stayed on part-time throughout the 2012-2013 school year. After graduating from UK Law in 2013, she sat for the Kentucky Bar in July of that year. She was admitted/sworn in in October 2013. She began working full-time with Harris Federal in August 2013 and was promoted to Associate Attorney in October 2013.
Leah has attended numerous conferences including, Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) Annual Conference (Chicago, IL, October 2015), Federal Workplace Training & Expo (Washington, DC, April 2015), National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Conference: Representing Federal Employees (Washington, DC, October 2014), Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention (Covington, KY, June 2014), Kentucky Employment Lawyers Association (KYLA) seminar (Lexington, KY, October 2013), and OWCP Litigation Group Conference (Washington, DC, May 2013).
She was a speaker and Scholarship Recipient at the 20th Annual WILG Conference in Chicago, IL in October 2015. She co-authored the featured article in the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) Sept/Oct 2016 Newsletter, Vol 26, Issue 5 titled “Use a Federal Workers’ Compensation Stress Claim in your case”.
Finally, she is going on 7 years as a member of the Central Kentucky Concert Band (CKCB)—a local community band that hosts free concerts throughout the year.
We are very proud of Leah and everything she has accomplished thus far!
If you are interested in applying for Federal Disability Retirement, Leah may be able to help! Schedule a free consultation with our firm today to learn about all of your options.