Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP

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Jessica A. Leis

Jessica A. Leis is an Associate in the firm’s land use & zoning and litigation practice groups. She appears regularly before various municipal boards for public hearings on both residential and commercial applications and is skilled in the application process pertaining to variances, conditional/special use permits and subdivisions. She also appears in Nassau and Suffolk County District Courts on behalf of individuals and entities charged with code violations. Additionally, she drafts petitions/answers and memoranda of law on Article 78 proceedings relating to the appeal of municipal boards’ determinations, as well as appears in Supreme Court for oral arguments.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Leis was an Assistant County Attorney in the Tort Division of the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office where she defended the County on all State Court claims.  She was also previously a Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County where she represented indigent clients at all stages of the criminal proceedings.  During law school, she was the Notes and Comments Editor of the Hofstra Journal of International Business and Law. 


  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation


  • Hofstra University School of Law, 2011
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York, B.S., 2007


  • New York State Bar
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • Nassau County Bar Association