Leah J. Zammit completed her undergraduate studies at the American University in Washington D.C. After graduating with a double major in International Relations and Psychology, she accepted a position in Belgium with D.A.F. NV and assisted with joint venture strategies encompassing the World Bank and the European Community to bring infrastructures to developing nations.
Thereafter, she attended the number #1 trial advocacy school in the country: Stetson University College of Law. She was selected to participate in the award-winning Stetson Trial Team, Moot Court Team, Client Counseling Team AND the Negotiation Team! She graduated from law school cum laude and earned numerous advocacy and character awards- including the Victor O’Wehle Trial Award and the Cecil B. and Augusta Bailey Award for Outstanding Character and Potential for Leadership in the field of Law.
Leah J. Zammit began her legal career in Florida focusing on commercial transactions, real estate matters and franchise/franchisee contract negotiations. In 2001, an opportunity arose to practice family law and civil litigation at the Atlanta office of a national law firm. Realizing the opportunity, she became a member of the Georgia Bar and relocated her family to Cobb County. Her litigation practice was team-based and focused on a plethora of civil matters with a primary focus on high asset divorce cases.
After four years of “big firm” litigation, Leah opened her own family law litigation firm in 2005 and was appointed by the Superior Court Judges of Cobb County as a part-time Magistrate Court Judge, serving in that capacity until January 2010. In addition, Leah has been a requested speaker each year at the Beginning Lawyer’s Program discussing such topics as attorney ethics, serving your client, and professionalism. Leah Zammit has also authored several articles regarding divorce: “The Dreaded D” (September, 2009); “When the Bough Breaks” (December 2009); and “It’s All About the Money, Honey” (February 2010).
In 2019, Leah closed her practice and relocated to Sarasota Florida so that her youngest son could attend IMG Academy. She became a partner at Shutts & Bowen, LLP and continued her civil litigation practice while her son furthered his goal of obtaining as many D1 Football Scholarship offers as possible! Leah came home to Marietta after her son announced his decision to accept an offer from the United States Air Force Academy and currently serves as the firm’s Director of Legal Operations.
Leah Zammit served on the boards of the YWCA of Northwest Georgia and Visions Anew. She supports numerous local charitable organizations including SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center, MUST Ministries and Mostly Mutts. During football season, you will find her in Colorado Springs cheering loudly for the Air Force Falcons! Off season, she enjoys playing tennis, watching Formula 1, traveling the world, or hanging out with her elder son at his Brooklyn music production studio, Manson Studios.
Leah is a member of both the Florida and Georgia bars and is admitted to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.