Marissa Leonard is a Trial Attorney at DiPasquale Moore who focuses her practice on fighting for plaintiffs in personal injury cases. A former law enforcement officer, she leverages unique insight to help clients investigate critical issues such as fault and liability and construct the strongest possible claims.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Marissa served as a police officer in the Kansas City area for nearly a decade. During her time as an officer, she gained invaluable investigatory experience and learned to effectively advocate for victims – skills she routinely employs in her day-to-day practice representing personal injury clients. Her training also shaped her ability to diligently evaluate cases with an impartial, calm, and compassionate demeanor.
As an advocate, Marissa knows she plays an important role in her clients’ futures and works to help them level the playing field with insurance companies that too often prioritize profits over people. As a former collegiate athlete who knows the value of a strong work ethic and a single mother who worked her way through law school, she also understands the value of a dollar and leaves no stone unturned in fighting to get her clients every dollar she can.
Marissa was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University and earned her law degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. When not in the courtroom, she enjoys spending time with her son and friends.
- University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, J.D.
- Rockhurst University, B.A. in Criminal Justice, magna cum laude