Leora Maccabee Itman is a senior associate in Maslon's Litigation Group and practices primarily in the areas of tort & product liability litigation and general business litigation.
In the products liability side of her practice, she represents local, national, and international companies when they are sued for negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, misrepresentation, and other similar claims regarding their products. She has spent years with teams of her colleagues representing clients in the medical device space, specifically focusing on women's health products, researching legal and factual issues, taking patient and doctor depositions around the Midwest, and preparing patient-specific expert reports.
In the business litigation side of her practice, she prides herself on offering exceptional legal service to businesses—from multi-million dollar companies to startups—facing conflicts and challenges that at minimum threaten to distract from the products they are selling and services they are providing to our community, and at maximum are bet-the-company matters. Whether that means going to court or engaging in mediation, she represents her clients aggressively, intelligently, and effectively, and with a keen eye towards their business needs.
As a trust and estate litigator, Leora partners with Maslon's Estate Planning Group to handle contested matters in the probate courts, representing her clients in disputes regarding the obligations of fiduciaries such as a trustees, executors, conservators, and guardians as well as the interpretation of testamentary instruments.
Leora was recognized as a 2016 40 Under 40 Honoree by Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal, a 2015 Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer, and on the Rising Stars and Top Woman Attorney lists by Super Lawyers® from 2015-2017.
40 Under 40 Honoree, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2016
Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2015
Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2014-2017 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)
Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota® list, 2015-2017 (The annual edition of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list features attorneys who received the highest point totals in the previous year's Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars balloting, research, and blue ribbon review process.)
2013 Arthur T. Pfefer Memorial Award, Twin Cities Cardozo Society (for outstanding leadership and commitment to the Jewish and general community)
Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)