Catholic University of America, B.A.
Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Katelyn A. Leon is an associate at the firm’s Philadelphia office who focuses her practice on products liability, toxic torts, premises liability, and automobile liability. She began her career at Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC as a summer associate in 2015.
Katelyn earned her Juris Doctor from Villanova Charles Widger School of Law. During law school, Katelyn was a certified legal intern in the Villanova Civil Justice Clinic. She served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Michael Erdos of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, and to the Honorable Mary C. Jacobson of the New Jersey Superior Court.
In her third year, Katelyn served as an executive board member of the Villanova Moot Court Board, where she coordinated Villanova’s external competitions. During her second year of law school, Katelyn competed in the Seton Hall John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, where she and her partner advanced to the quarterfinals out of forty-two teams representing nationally-recognized law schools. During her third year of law school, she and her partner advanced to the sweet sixteen in the Tulane Mardi Gras Moot Court Invitational Competition. In this competition they participated in a mock appellate argument of “Deflate-Gate,” by representing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell with respect to his decision to suspend Tom Brady for the first four games of the 2016-2017 season.
Katelyn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. During her undergraduate career she studied abroad at Oxford University. Katelyn is a Philadelphia native. Before pursuing a legal career, she danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet as an apprentice. While she has hung up her pointe shoes for high heels, Katelyn still finds time to attend Pennsylvania Ballet performances at the Academy of Music with her fiancé, Michael.