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Samuel Martin Leaf

Samuel Martin Leaf

Maya Murphy, P.C. - Representing Excellence
  • Family Law, Civil Rights, Divorce ...
  • Connecticut, New York
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Since 1997, Mr. Leaf has represented U.S. and international clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters in federal and state courts, including insurance matters, alter ego and successor liability actions, mass torts, and business and contract disputes. Mr. Leaf also has extensive experience representing media clients, from international news and book publishers to local newspapers and reporters, in defamation and privacy actions, trademark, copyright and false advertising disputes, and press access matters. As an experienced litigator, he has handled cases from inception through trial in New York, Connecticut and California, among other jurisdictions. Mr. Leaf also represents clients in criminal matters and has obtained asylum in the United States for political refugees. He is a member of the National Center for Science Education Legal Advisory Panel and regularly files amicus briefs on behalf of the NCSE on issues of constitutional importance. Mr. Leaf began his career at O’Melveny & Myers and, for the eight years prior to joining Maya Murphy, P.C., was a litigator in the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Mr. Leaf earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, graduating cum laude. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Brooklyn Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and is the recipient of the 1997 Brooklyn Law Review Award. Mr. Leaf received his B.A in philosophy from Kenyon College. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Leaf lives with his wife and family in Westport, Connecticut. He can be reached at 203-221-3100. Mr. Leaf’s representative experience includes: Successfully defended a multi-national insurance company and affiliates in actions in numerous courts throughout the country alleging successor liability and fraudulent transfer claims. Successfully defended insurers in multiple complex

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Maya Murphy, P.C.
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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Brooklyn Law School
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Professional Associations
Connecticut Bar Association
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New York State Bar  # 2886851
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Westport, CT 06880
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