Leanne Bolaño is an associate whose practice is focused on employment law, environmental law, general litigation, and trucking and transportation. Her experience includes helping clients with a wide range of legal, administrative, and political issues, such as environmental regulatory compliance and water quality, non-profit management, employment law matters, and legislative drafting. She began building her legal resume with clerking and associate positions at an agricultural law firm, and clerking roles with a political law firm and a city attorney’s office.
Leanne earned her J.D. from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law with concentrations in water and environmental law and capital lawyering. She earned Witkin Awards in Professional Responsibility and Legislative and Public Policy Clinic I and II; was named to the Traynor Honors Society; graduated with distinction; and earned honors in diversity and inclusion. Other accolades include an Outstanding Oral Advocate Award for her performance in the McGeorge Global Lawyering Skills Moot Court Competition. She also served as president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Leanne graduated from UC Davis in 2017 with a B.S. in environmental science and management and minors in political science and global studies. During college she worked as a research and teaching assistant at the UC Davis D-Lab, teaching courses on project-based learning, feasibility studies, and prototype engineering to undergraduate and graduate students, visiting international fellows, and technical professionals. She also delivered trainings as a 2016 Blum Fellow and 2017 Seed Grant Recipient on an agricultural feasibility study in the Republic of Georgia and partnered with local schools and organizations to implement a farm-to-fork business.
Leanne values pro bono work, and previously served as a volunteer attorney with My Sister’s House in Sacramento to assist survivors of domestic violence, particularly low-income women of color. She was born and raised in the Bay Area after her relatives immigrated to San Francisco and Oakland from the Philippines.