A former assistant prosecutor in suburban Philadelphia has joined the Blue
Bell, Pa. firm of Shemtob Law as an associate handling divorce, custody, protection from abuse cases and other family matters.
Shemtob announced the addition of former Montgomery County assistant district attorney Abby Silverman Leeds on April 22,
During her five years at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Leeds was assigned to the Sex Crimes and Major Crimes Units, where she prosecuted some of the most serious offenders in the Southeastern Pennsylvania county.
As a member of the Pretrial Unit, Leeds was also involved in supporting other trial teams handling both pre-and-post-trial motions, according to Shemtob Law.
During her time at the District Attorney’s Office, Leeds was also responsible for prosecuting all animal cruelty cases brought to the county.
Leeds, who earned her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, previously worked as an advocate with the Victim Services Center of Montgomery County.
She also has served as a member of the Child Advocacy Committee of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Children’s Roundtable and Truancy Taskforce.
Leeds, a member of both the Montgomery and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, was most recently employed as the executive director of the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, where she helped grow the organization and expand its reach into the community, according to her bio provided by Shemtob Law.
Shemtob, a small, six-lawyer law firm, focuses exclusively on family law, handling everything from divorce, diversity of assets, custody, child and spousal support issues to prenuptial matters.
The firm bills itself as one of the largest family law boutique firms in the Greater Philadelphia region.