Edward N. Leavy
May 29, 1942 – July 11, 2013
Edward N. Leavy, Esq. passed away on July 23, 2013. Ed grew up in Queens, NY, and earned a B.A. from Columbia, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and an L.L.M. from New York University. In 1978, Ed moved to Washington, D.C. to run the D.C. office of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Later, Ed practiced law at several firms, including Dickstein Shapiro and Mudge Rose, before co-founding Leavy, Frank, and Delaney, a successful immigration practice in Bethesda, Maryland.
Ed enjoyed representing musicians and scientists from around the world; and he had numerous legal successes, including rescuing two exploited women from a Kenyan diplomat’s house, handling the immigration work for professional ice hockey players like Sergei Federov and Bob Probert, and representing the Irish cast of the Tony award winning play Dancing at Lughnasa.
Ed remained a devoted and active member of the legal community in his brief retirement, volunteering at various pro bono programs for individuals with immigration and foreclosure issues. Edward is survived by his loving family, including but not limited to his wife Judy Katz-Leavy, children Charlie Katz-Leavy, Neal Kayastha, and Gabrielle Katz, sister Isabella Levenson, and grandchildren.