Leonidas focuses his practice in Divorce and Family Law Litigation. Leonidas earned his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, where he was admitted with a scholarship for his academic achievements. Prior to his admission to the Illinois Bar, Leonidas spent numerous semesters clerking for the Felony Trial Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, utilizing his 711 License to assist in the litigation of a myriad of criminal cases.
Following his experience with the State, Leonidas worked as a Judicial Extern to Cook County Circuit Judge James N. O’Hara. Leonidas’s duties included assisting with the management of a courtroom portfolio of more than 1400 cases as well as authoring draft opinions, legal memoranda and statements of issues regarding Illinois state tort claims.
Leonidas spent his final year of law school clerking at Beermann LLP, one of the most prestigious litigation firms in the state of Illinois. Immediately following his admission to the Illinois Bar, Leonidas was brought on as an attorney by the Beermann firm, where he has litigated and settled numerous issues for the firm's high profile clientele. It is at the Beermann firm that Leonidas was groomed to be a fierce advocate for his clients, no matter the odds.
Although Leonidas considers himself the most ferocious advocate for his clients, he has an equal level of compassion that allows him to understand his client’s needs on a personal level and on a case by case basis. Leonidas’s passion for helping people overcome difficult situations was realized well in advance of his legal career. For several years during his undergraduate career, Leonidas sat as President of a non-profit organization where his Administrative Board and he oversaw day to day operations, including the planning of numerous charitable events, raising thousands of dollars for the organization’s national philanthropy, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.