Law Office of Leanne M. Innet


Leanne M. InnetLeanne M. Innet, Esquire, is not a native Charlestonian, but when she married her husband in 2010, there was no question that she was moving to North Charleston, not the other way around. Now, the focus is giving tender, loving care to a 70-year-old Park Circle home. Ms. Innet brings a cosmopolitan background to Charleston, which serves her well when analyzing her clients’ unique circumstances and legal issues. Law is Ms. Innet’s second professional love and passion; operating a heart-lung machine in cardiac surgery was her first.

Ms. Innet is from upstate New York originally, and then, she moved to Florida — the first time. Ms. Innet was accepted into the Florida Atlantic University Faculty Scholars Program, which was an experimental program designed to permit especially well-qualified high school graduates to obtain a baccalaureate degree in three years of study at the upper division university.

After leaving graduate school to care for elderly family, Ms. Innet became employed at Duke University Medical Center as an anesthesiology technician. From there, she went back to school, and thereafter, became certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion as a certified clinical perfusionist (C.C.P.). As a perfusionist, Ms. Innet excelled professionally by holding several chief positions, travelling across the United States to provide locum tenens coverage, teaching in the classroom and clinically, presenting at international meetings, and having two articles published. Ms. Innet worked in Melbourne, Australia, for a year and worked in Hamilton, New Zealand, for four years.

It became time for new challenges, and Ms. Innet decided to move back to Florida to attend Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. As a law student, Ms. Innet received a Shepard Broad Law Center Scholarship on two occasions, earned eight Book Awards, and she was an associate editor on Nova Law Review. Ms. Innet was licensed to practice law in Florida in 2005, and for three years, she worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Melanie G. May at Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal. Thereafter, for a brief period, Ms. Innet was an associate attorney in private practice doing insurance defense, and then, she became registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office as a patent attorney.

When Ms. Innet sold her Florida home, she had moved in and out of it six times. While never shying away from a professional opportunity or a personal experience, Ms. Innet approaches each new challenge with thorough, systematic planning, and she is never cavalier in her choices or the advice she gives. Ms. Innet engages in whole-person focused advocacy by building relationships and learning the needs of her clients. In addition to her legal qualifications, Ms. Innet offers her clients comprehension of real-life matters along with empathy and compassion towards others that she has gained through her breadth of life experience and maturity. This is why Ms. Innet refers to herself as a counselor at law as well as an attorney at law. Ms. Innet takes a whole-person view of her clients, and she never stops learning.


2005 — Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University
              Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Juris Doctorate, Summa Cum Laude.

1989 — Northeastern University
              Boston, Massachusetts, Certificate in Perfusion Technology, Dean’s List

1982 — Florida Atlantic University
              Boca Raton, Florida, Faculty Scholar
              Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry & Bachelor of Science in Biology
              President’s and Dean’s Lists


2011 — South Carolina Bar
2005 — The Florida Bar

Federal Courts
2009 — Supreme Court of the United States
2014 — United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
2014 — United States Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims
2014 — United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
2009 — United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
2014 — United States District Court, District of South Carolina
2009 — United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Federal Administrative
2014 — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2009 — United States Patent & Trademark Office


2015 to present — The Society of Industrial Security Professionals, NCMS, Inc.
2014 to present — Navy League of the United States–Charleston Council–Judge Advocate, Board of Directors
2014 to present — National Organization of Veterans' Advocates [NOVA]
2013 to present — Charleston Defense Contractors Association [CDCA]
2013 to present — Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association, International [AFCEA], S.C. Lowcountry Chapter
2013 to present — Women in Defense [WID], Palmetto Chapter
2013 to present — South Carolina Women Lawyers Association [SCWLA], Low Country Region
2011 to present — South Carolina Bar Association
2011 to present — Charleston County Bar Association


2015              Volunteer Judge, Bell Tower Competition Mock Trial, Furman University (formerly the Carol N. Ney National Mock Trial Competition)
2014              Bronze Sponsor, Commissioning of USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753)
2014, 2015    Sponsor, Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition [PCDC], hosted by SPAWAR Systems Center ATLANTIC and AFCEA,                                                       Lowcountry Chapter, to promote STEM education in South Carolina
2014, 2015    Pro Bono Attorney,ABA VCAN [American Bar Association Veterans' Claims Assistance Network]
2012, 2013    Volunteer Judge, Carol N. Ney National Mock Trial Competition, Furman University
& 2014          
2012-22         Notary Public,commissioned by the State of South Carolina


Restoring her 70-year-old Park Circle home, jogging, travel, movies, and reading.

Disclaimer: The website provides general information only. It does not provide, nor should it be considered, a source of legal advice. No attorney-client relationship will form between you and the Law Office of Leanne M. Innet, LLC, until you speak personally with Leanne M. Innet, Esquire, and she has expressly agreed in writing to represent you and you have paid an agreed upon retainer fee.