Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds

Beth Leonard
Regional Developmental Disabilities Ombuds / Legal Counsel

Beth Leonard joined the Office of DD Ombuds in 2017. Beth is a passionate advocate for justice who focused her legal career working on behalf of low-income and marginalized communities. Prior to joining the DD Ombuds, she worked as a staff attorney at Legal Action Center providing eviction defense services to low-income tenants in King County. Beth also served as Washington State’s first Pro Bono Council Manager where she provided coordinated support and advocacy to Washington’s 17 Volunteer Lawyer Programs. Beth is an adjunct professor at Seattle University and a graduate of Washington’s JustLead Leadership Academy. Beth graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law where she was chosen by faculty as the Law Faculty Trust Scholar for the class of 2013. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and visiting with her family and friends.