Leah Kippola-Friske is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group with a decade of experience in complex commercial disputes. Leah’s practice focuses on business litigation, including breach of contract, ownership disputes, fraud, defamation, and other business torts. Leah also represents clients in product liability defense, insurance disputes, and construction and real estate matters. She practices in state and federal courts nationwide and also represents clients in the appellate courts.
Leah assists clients in navigating all phases of litigation. With more than 300 court appearances, she knows litigation inside and out—and appreciates the importance of employing whatever strategies best serve a client’s needs. Leah is equally comfortable tackling trials, arbitrations, mediations, or administrative hearings. She also has significant experience advising clients on strategies to limit litigation risk and training employees on these initiatives.
Leah is a frequent presenter on issues involving litigation in the insurance industry and best practices and strategies in various phases of litigation, including discovery, depositions, and trials.
Outside of work, Leah enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, cooking, being outdoors, and reading historical fiction and non-fiction.