Leora Maccabee Itman is an attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group and practices in the areas of general business, trust & estate, and tort & product liability litigation. 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.
As a trust and estate litigator, Leora partners with Maslon's Estate Planning Group to handle contested matters in the probate courts, aggressively and effectively 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.
During law school, Leora clerked for United States District Court Judge John R. Tunheim; the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota; and the American Civil Liberties Union, Minnesota Chapter.
Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2015
Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2014-2016 (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, 2015-2016 (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)
Tychman Family "Young Leadership" Award, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, 2013
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012, 2014-2016 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)
Real Mensch of Minneapolis Award, 2012, Minneapolis Jewish Federation (in recognition of passion, hard work, and commitment to the Minneapolis Jewish community)