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Leah Tarantino Cintineo


Rochester, NY

(585) 258-2821


Leah focuses her practice on divorce and family law. Serving clients in multiple local counties, her insightful interpersonal skills and ability to strongly negotiate has made a positive impact on the lives of many families. Leah practices in both Supreme and Family Courts throughout the Seventh Judicial District.

Issues of divorce, custody, and child support can often be tumultuous for the parties involved. Leah’s goal is to create a strategy which helps her clients reach a favorable outcome while minimizing the stress and emotional toll. She applies a personal approach to each case and listens closely to clients to ascertain what is most important them.

Leah successfully guides clients through divorce and post-divorce matters, negotiating pre-nuptial agreements, high conflict child custody litigation and child support litigation. Leah has multiple years of experience handling divorce matters involving businesses, complex financial issues and extensive marital estates. She handles appeals and prepares QDROs for division of retirement assets at the completion of a divorce.

A trustworthy, compassionate, and effective advocate, Leah serves on the Attorneys for Children panel for the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, and is certified as a collaborative divorce attorney and is a member of Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area (CLARA). Leah prides herself on being able to represent clients in either litigated court matters, having over ten years of trial experience, or in a collaborative setting. Her goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for her clients.

Prior to practicing family law, Leah was a criminal prosecutor in Virginia, giving her a unique perspective when handling divorce and family law cases.


Albany Law School, J.D.

State University of New York
(SUNY) Geneseo, B.A.


New York State



District of Columbia


Leah is the President of the Society for the Protection and Care of Children and the President of the Ontario County Bar Association. She is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association and its Family Law Section. Leah is also a member of the 7th Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee, the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys (GRAWA), and the Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area (CLARA).


Leah has been selected as an Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars honoree from 2016-2023, she was the 2022 recipient of The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal's Legal Excellence Award for Pro Bono Excellence, and is a past recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s "Forty Under 40" Award.

In addition, Leah was named to both the 2022 and 2023 Daily Record's Power 20 in Family Law list, she was the 2017 recipient of the Honorable Michael F. Dillon Attorneys for Children Award for her work advocating for children in court proceedings, and she was named a finalist for the Rochester Business Alliance ATHENA Young Professional Award in 2016. Leah was also named one of The Daily Record's Up & Coming Attorneys in 2015.

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