Lena Ayoub Van Leeuwen, Esq.
Lena Ayoub Van Leeuwen is a California attorney with over fifteen years of professional legal experience. Lena has devoted her career to helping families in the private, non-profit and government sectors. She began her career in the Immigration and Family law fields, establishing herself a leading advocate on behalf of women’s rights, LGBT rights, and asylum seekers.
Lena developed an interest in Elder Law when a close family member was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. As an attorney who is passionate about helping families and individuals, she saw a natural fit in the Elder Law and Probate fields.
In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Lena has published numerous scholarly articles and addressed conferences and workshops nationwide.
Lena is a member of the State Bars of California and Illinois and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, and Eighth, and Ninth circuits. She is a member of the Contra Costa Bar Association’s Elder Law and Estate Planning and Probate sections.
Lena received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, and her B.A. from Michigan State University.
She is an active member of our local community, devoting her time to serving on the board of her children’s elementary school and advocating for the district’s educational goals, programs and services.
Additionally, Lena speaks Spanish and can communicate with clients in Spanish.