Leslie Ditrani is a partner at the firm and has been practicing immigration law for more than 25 years. Leslie is known for her broad expertise in business and family immigration matters and dedication in finding creative and effective approaches for all of her clients. Working closely with employers to hire and retain talent, Leslie represents a wide range of enterprises from start-ups and entrepreneurs to large and established businesses. She is also proud of her individual clients and has had great success in family and humanitarian work. Leslie will find the solution for you.
Leslie is committed to contributing to the local community, and in 2016 she was named one of the original commissioners on the Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship, whose mission is to address the needs of Cambridge’s immigrant community. Leslie is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Immigration Council, a nonprofit voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants. She is also a member of the Northeastern University School of Law Alumni Board where she has provided leadership and guidance to Northeastern University law students and alumni.
Leslie serves the large community of immigration lawyers in New England through her leadership of the AILA New England Immigration Law Conference. In addition, Leslie has committed herself to the representation of individuals seeking asylum in the United States. She has undertaken the pro bono representation of individuals from Uganda fleeing persecution and domestic violence, as well as volunteering with the Dilley Pro Bono Project which directly represents immigrant mothers and children detained at the 2,400-bed South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Leslie’s passion for immigrant rights and justice is also reflected in her status as a PAIR pro bono attorney and a volunteer attorney for CLSACC, the Cambridge Community Legal Services and Counseling Center.
Leslie received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1986 and earned a Juris Doctor in 1994 from the Northeastern University School of Law. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, yoga, and practicing meditation.