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Leah Durant is an experienced litigation attorney and principal, Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC.

Leah Durant is an experienced litigation attorney who specializes in the area of vaccine law. She is the founding principal of the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, a litigation firm located in Washington, DC that represents clients suffering from vaccine-related injuries. The stated mission of the Firm is to help clients recover compensation for their injuries as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Leah specializes in bringing cases under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. This program provides a long list of covered vaccines and establishes a compensation trust fund that pays awards to injured parties.

Although the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is located in Washington, DC, she is available to represent clients in all 50 states and United States territories. Individuals who may be suffering from this type of injury are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Durant to file their claim for compensation and to receive the legal representation they deserve. These cases are heard by special masters in the Court of Federal Claims, sometimes referred to as the Vaccine Court. She has been admitted to practice in the Court of Federal Claims since 2008, and is available to provide clients with top-notched legal representation before the Vaccine Court. These specific cases are medically complex, often requiring unique legal procedures. She is available to review your medical records, file a petition for vaccine compensation with the Vaccine Court, and to assist in the resolution of your case as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In addition to her work with clients suffering from vaccine related injuries, Leah Durant has had extensive legal experience working as an appellate attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. Before embarking upon a career in the law, Durant worked for over a decade serving as an advocate, mental health professional and teacher, fighting for the rights of individuals diagnosed with extensive medical and developmental needs.

Education and Early Career

Today, Leah Durant's practice area focuses on litigating complex vaccine related claims. Prior to taking on this role, she spent several years assisting clients with developmental and other disabilities to resolve complicated legal and medical matters. In her past professions, Leah served for nearly 15 years working as a professional counselor, special education public school teacher and case worker, serving the needs of children and adults with severe medical and mental diagnoses. Leah graduated with distinction from the University of Maryland, College Park - B.A., Psychology (2009), and the University of Maryland School of Law. While there, Leah served as Managing Editor of the University of Maryland Law School's Journal on Race, Religion, Gender and Class. Following graduation from UM Law, Leah Durant was hired by the United States Department of Justice. There she worked as a Trial Attorney where she filed pleadings, drafted legal briefs and argued cases on behalf of the federal government before several United States Courts of Appeal. Prior to that, Durant interned for two terms at the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Ms. Durant’s education and professional background have provided her with insights into both the legal and the medical professions which have proven indispensable in assisting clients to resolve complicated vaccine claims.

Leah Durant has been admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, the State of New Jersey, and the 2nd, 7th and 9th Circuit United States Courts of Appeal. Durant is also admitted to practice law before the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC where vaccine cases are adjudicated.

Leah opened her litigation firm in Washington, DC where she represents clients who suffer from vaccine related injuries. At the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, Leah provides her clients with the highest standard of legal advocacy and works tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for each client. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was established in 1988 as a means to ensure both an adequate supply of vaccines and to establish a forum for individuals harmed by vaccinations to have their cases heard. These cases are brought before the United States Court of Federal Claims, where she was admitted to practice in 2008.

Although located in Washington, DC, the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is dedicated to assisting clients throughout all 50 states to ensure they receive the best representation possible.

Education and Professional Qualifications:

University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2004)
• Managing Editor, University of Maryland Law Journal on Race, Religion, Gender and Class
• Women, Leadership & Equality Program (2002-2004)
• Rose Zetzer Fellow (2004)

University of Maryland at College Park (B.A., Psychology, 1999)

Bar Admissions:

• Washington, District of Columbia
• State of New Jersey

Leah Durant - Professional Associations and Memberships:

• The Bar Association of the District of Columbia
• New Jersey State Bar Association

Leah's Publications:
http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1014&context=wle_papers

Durant looks forward to representing victims of vaccine injuries nationwide find justice and appropriate compensation for their injuries. Attorney Durant will provide tough and fair representation in each and every case she handles. Her law firm will put the full driving force of Leah Durant's many years of skills and experience towards the firm’s mission of helping every client achieve the highest possible level of compensation for their vaccine claim.

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  • Vaccine Law
  • Law and Order
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