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Leah M. Aldred

My goal is to collaborate with clients early and often, and to respond insightfully and promptly throughout the process. I am deeply committed to helping the team achieve the best outcome for our clients, and my focus is to provide a knowledgeable, calm, and steady presence to all involved. Quotation mark
Leah M. Aldred
Leah M. Aldred

About Leah

Leah Aldred supports the employment law and education practice teams and has over 13 years of experience in case management, research and analysis, electronic discovery, and trial support and preparation. As a paralegal, she has worked in various practice areas such as construction defect, insurance defense, personal injury, and also has specialized employment experience in collaborating closely with attorneys on workplace investigations. Leah has supported trial teams and has participated in numerous hearings, arbitrations, and mediations. In addition, Leah has unique experience working on collective bargaining matters, and has prepared complex compensation analyses, and provided support to attorneys with data collection and comparison for a variety of other pay equity analyses.

Before joining Miller Nash, Leah worked for a boutique Portland law firm where she focused exclusively on supporting employers, including higher education institutions, on employment-related litigation.



  • A.A.S., Portland Community College, paralegal studies, 2011
  • A.G.S., Portland Community College, general studies, 2011
  • Certificate in Construction Project Management, San Diego State University, 2003


Professional Plus
  • Association of Workplace Investigators, Inc., Completion of “Workplace Investigations Basics,” 2021
  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.
    • PACE® Registered Paralegal, 2015
  • Oregon Paralegal Association, Member
    • President, 2016-2018
    • Vice President, 2015-2016
    • Board Member, 2011-2012
    • Oregon Certified Paralegal, 2017
Civic Plus
  • Humane Society of Southwest Washington, Volunteer
  • Girls on the Run, Running Buddy


  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc., Outstanding Local Leadership Award, 2017
  • Oregon Paralegal Association, Outstanding Member Award, 2016
  • Oregon Paralegal Association, President’s Award, 2016
  • Oregon Paralegal Association, Outstanding New Member, 2011

Insights from Leah

  • “Intro to Law,” Portland Community College, Guest Speaker (Mar. 2016)
  • “Why Join a Professional Organization,” Portland Community College (Jan. 2016)
  • “Law Office Management,” Oregon Paralegal Association, Certification Workshop, Guest Speaker (Jan. 2016)
  • “Benefits of the Mentor/Mentee Program,” Portland Community College, Career Day (Jan. 2016)

Outside the Office

Leah enjoys spending time with her family, two very spoiled dogs, reading, bird watching, and has recently discovered the benefits of Pilates.

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