Leslie A. Gentile, Esq.
Leslie A. Gentile, Esq. is an attorney in private practice in Rocky River, Ohio where she concentrates in the area of Family Law and is particularly involved in representing victims of domestic violence. She earned a Bachelor of Music Ed. (BME) from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, and a J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law (Law Review, published).Leslie is the co-founder and vice president of Safety for Animals and Families in Emergencies (SAFE), a non-profit agency that provides temporary shelter for the companion animals of domestic violence victims. She has helped develop a program that places SAFE animals for temporary fostering with inmates of the North East Pre-Release Center, a women’s correctional facility. She previously worked for and is again associated with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, presently in structuring a new collaborative project with Genesis House Domestic Violence shelter to provide free legal representation for indigent victims of domestic violence. Leslie works closely with Cleveland’s Domestic Violence Center and Cuyahoga County Witness-Victim Services, and sits on the board of Genesis House. She also serves on the Board of Music on a Mission, a non-profit organization which supports and promotes the value of music education and music participation.Believing that universal transformation begins with the individual contributions of each of us, Leslie understands her practice as an instrument to provide an immediate measure of safety and peace and a first foothold out of darkness so that meaningful change can occur, and also as a mechanism to protect and uplift the most vulnerable among us. She is committed to breathing life into the notion of justice for all.