Leah Eccles Watson, JD, LLM

Leah is a trusted employment and family law attorney with specialized expertise in workplace investigations/audits, compliance training, collaborative family law, and military divorces. She deftly navigates and resolves emotionally laden disputes involving changes in relationships that impact the titles, status, and identity of the parties involved. Leah has over a decade of military experience focused on employment law and a solid foundation in family law prior to and during her Air Force career. She helps employers looking for strategic solutions to reduce workplace discord and cost conscience couples seeking a path toward an amicable divorce.

Leah’s path to Human Alchemy, PLLC after was a circuitous one that perfectly prepared her to best help employers and families in transition. She began as a culinary school trained artist who worked as Executive Pastry Chef in some of Denver’s finest establishments. Leah shifted to restaurant consulting when she returned to college, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production and a minor in Philosophy while working as an Astrophysics Teaching Assistant. Naturally, Leah went to law school next, just shifting the side of the Rocky Mountains she skied on. After a summer semester studying entertainment law in L.A., she honed her negotiation skills competing at the national level and as a court mediator. Upon concluding a short stint practicing complex class action litigation representing employees in wage and hour suits, Leah accepted a position in the family law firm practicing family law. She later opened her own firm focusing on collaborative law, mediation, and appellate practice with a solid business plan, with a $10k loan and was in the black in less than 3 months. Leah’s tech-savvy firm appealed to geographically separated clients like those in the military. The increased military client base, along with the childhood stories of Leah’s grandmother who flew bombers in WWII, inspired her to raise her right hand and join the US Air Force. After a decade of service, Leah decided to hang up the uniform and return to the northwest.