Leslie Case DiPietroAttorney
Leslie’s love of elder law began with a love of her family. In 2012, her father faced a health crisis, which caused a worry about how her family would provide the care he needed. She found herself professionally ill-equipped to answer her family’s numerous concerns with a background in general estate planning and civil litigation. That moment changed the trajectory of her career. Incorporating elder law into her estate planning practice, Leslie finds meaning in her work, helping clients create comprehensive estate plans and navigate crisis situations with the compassion of someone who has been there.
Originally from Dover, Delaware, Leslie lived most of her grade school years in Harford County, Maryland. Spending her summers with her grandparents who lived in Rehoboth Beach, she developed strong ties to Sussex County, which she now calls home. After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, Leslie received her legal education from Stetson University College of Law and Beasley School of Law at Temple University. Knowing that she would settle on the Eastern Shore, she earned licenses to practice in both Delaware and Maryland.
After clerking for the Court of Common Pleas in Sussex County, Leslie became a partner with a firm then known as Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. During her years there, she explored civil litigation and family law, representing Court Appointed Special Advocates working on behalf of Sussex County’s neglected, dependent and abused children. She concentrated her practice in estate planning beginning in 2010. In 2016 Leslie joined Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC, where she felt that she finally found her professional home. Leslie proved to be an excellent match with Michele and Amber, sharing the same core values, dedication to leadership, and work ethic. Leslie’s ability to serve both Maryland and Delaware families allowed the firm to expand into Maryland and continued to inspire the firm’s growth. Today, the firm’s team of professionals serve the community out of their Seaford and Lewes, Delaware office locations as well as through robust virtual platforms. The firm focuses on elder law and estate planning, which includes helping families create wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives, planning to protect their assets from the costs of long term care, as well as estate and trust administration after a loved one becomes disabled or dies.
Leslie believes the best way to stay connected in a busy world is to build genuine relationships working with others to do good in the community. She is an Associate Trustee of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection and she serves on the Board of the CHEER Foundation. Leslie serves on the Foundation Fund Committee of Grace United Methodist Church of Millsboro (where she also helps as a Sunday school teacher). She is the Past President of the Professional Partners of the Eastern Shore and a Past Board Member of the Lower Shore Parkinson’s Support Group. She maintains memberships with bar associations in Delaware (Elder Law Section) and Sussex County (Past President), as well as Maryland (Elder Law Section) and Wicomico County. She is a member of the Southern Delaware Estate Planning Council, ElderCounsel and WealthCounsel. Leslie was dubbed a “Top Lawyer” in the area of elder law by Delaware Today Magazine (2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
Leslie shares her life with her husband, Tony, a State Farm Agent in Salisbury, their two sons, A.J. and Nathan, and their beloved (and energetic) golden retriever, Arlo, in Millsboro, Delaware. The family spends time playing sports, cooking and experiencing the great outdoor spaces of Delmarva. One of their favorite traditions has become an annual trek to the Outer Banks during the Thanksgiving holiday (a perfect way to kick off the busy holiday season) and they look forward to additional travels as the boys grow.