Love of family led Leslie to focus her practice on estate planning and elder law. After a health crisis, her family worried about how they would afford long term care for her father. That personal moment changed the trajectory of her professional life. Her practice is dedicated to helping clients create and maintain comprehensive estate plans, protect assets while qualifying for long term care benefits, and administer their loved one’s affairs after disability or death.
A frequent speaker in the community, Leslie enjoys talking with neighbors at their local libraries, or religious and community centers to share important information. She is often invited to speak about planning for incapacity with powers of attorney and healthcare directives, understanding the probate process and how revocable living trusts can help clients avoid probate, planning for a long term care event, special planning considerations for Veterans, and considerations when planning to provide for a beneficiary receiving certain public benefits.
Leslie lived most of her childhood in Harford County, Maryland, but she spent her summers in Rehoboth Beach, visiting her grandparents. Sussex County became home in 2004, where Leslie and her husband, Tony, live and raise their family.
She received her undergraduate education from the University of Maryland, at College Park, and her legal education from Stetson University College of Law and Beasley School of Law at Temple University. After law school she was admitted to practice in Delaware and Maryland.
She began her legal career as a law clerk with the Court of Common Pleas in Sussex County, then transitioned into private practice at a firm formerly known as Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. Later, she practiced with Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC. Sixteen years after beginning her career, Leslie founded DiPietro Law, LLC.
Leslie is a Trustee of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection and serves on the audit committee. She maintains memberships with bar associations in Delaware, Sussex County, and Maryland. She is a member of the Southern Delaware Estate Planning Council, NAELA, ElderCounsel and WealthCounsel.
Leslie has been voted “Top Lawyer” in the area of elder law by Delaware Today Magazine several times in the last five years.