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Leah T. Handelman

Leah T. Handelman

Office: 406-523-2500 | Fax: 406-523-2595
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Leah was born and raised in Whitefish, Montana.  She attended Boston College and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a minor in Hispanic Studies.  Upon graduation, Leah returned to Montana and worked as a compliance specialist at a local credit union.  Leah then attended law school at the University of Montana School of Law.  While in law school, Leah worked at GLR as a legal intern, as a teacher’s assistant and tutor for fellow law students, and at the University of Montana’s Office of Legal Counsel.  She also served as counsel for the law school’s trial team.  After graduating law school with high honors, Leah clerked for Justice Beth Baker at the Montana Supreme Court.  Leah joined GLR after her clerkship and practices a wide variety of civil litigation.

Leah is admitted to practice in Montana State Courts and the United States District Court for the District of Montana.

Outside of work, Leah enjoys running, skiing, and enjoying Montana’s mountains and forests with her husband Mark and their beagle Carter.

Honors, Awards and Professional Associations

  • Western Montana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Montana, Member
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, Member


  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Health Care Law
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Montana
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit