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Leslie I. Jennings-Lax - Southport, CT

2507 Post RoadSuite PH Southport, CT 06890

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Updated: 10/02/2023

Southport Family Law Lawyer


Leslie I. Jennings-Lax has been admitted to practice before the Connecticut Bar (2004) and the United States Supreme Court (2010). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College in Hartford (1998), her Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University (2000) and her Juris Doctorate (magna cum laude) from Quinnipiac University School of Law (2004)...

About Leslie I. Jennings-Lax

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Appellate Law


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 2013


  • English


Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2004
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2010

Other Affiliations

  • Board of Editors, Connecticut Bar Journal (2009 – present)
  • Board of Editors, Connecticut Family Lawyer (2006 – present)
  • Co-Chair, Planning Committee for Symposium on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Foundation (2013)
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section (2006 – present)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee Member, Amicus Committee Member (2006 – present)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, LGBT Section, Executive Committee Member (2012 – present), Education Liaison to CBA (2015 – present)
  • Triangle Community Center, Board of Directors (2014 – Present)
  • Fairfield County Bar Association (2013)
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Family Law Section (2006 – 2013)
  • Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, Policy Board (2008 – 2013)
  • National LGBT Bar Association (2004 – present)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • The National LGBT Bar Association, 2004 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, 2013 - Present


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2004
    Juris Doctorate
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Law Journal: Quinnipiac Health Law Journal, Articles Editor, 2002 - 2004
  • Trinity College, 1998
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
  • Johns Hopkins University, 2000
    Master of Arts in Teaching

Past Positions

  • Rubin & Eldrich, Associate, 2006 - 2013
  • Lax & Truax, Associate, 2013 - 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Triangle Community Center, Board of Directors, 2014 - Present
  • Connecticut Wornen's Education and Legal Fund, Policy Board, 2008 - 2013

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Crossing State Lines With A Same Sex Marriage Post-Windsor (Webinar), sponsored by the American Bar Association, January 21, 201 5
  • Speaker, Crossing State Lines with A Same Sex Marriage Post-Windsor, sponsored by the American Bar Association, October 16, 2014
  • Panelist, Nuts & Bolts: Family law, sponsored by the New Haven Country Bar Association, April 16, 2013
  • Panelist, Tux Implications of Divorce, sponsored by Quinnipiac University Family and Juvenile Law Society , April 2, 2012
  • Speaker, Navigating Issues in Same Sex Marriages, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships, sponsored by the American Bar Association, August 5, 2011
  • Panelist on the issues of legislative advances and case law, as well as the issues of adoption and surrogacy, Successfully Representing Non-Traditional Families, sponsored by the National Business Institute, March 24, 2010,
  • Panelist, Representing Families in Pro Bono Custody Cases, Connecticut Pro Bono Network, Connecticut Bar Association, October 20, 2009
  • Invited speaker, Civil Unions in Connecticut, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Connecticut Chapter, October 17, 2005
  • Panelist on Adoption, Surrogacy and In Vitro Fertilization/Artificial Insemination; Panelist on Custody and Visitation, Civil Anions: Making and Breaking Them, Sponsored by Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, September 30, 2005
  • Adjunct professor, Quinnipiac University School of Law, Law and Gender


Other Sources of Feedback About Leslie I. Jennings-Lax

Included on the 2023 Connecticut list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Leslie I. Jennings-Lax on Super Lawyers


  • Rising Star in Connecticut Magazine
  • New England Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010 - 2016

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Office Information


2507 Post RoadSuite PH Southport, CT 06890


  • 203-255-6991

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM



  • Earning Capacity in Light of Tanzman v. Meurer,3 Connecticut Family Lawyer 1 (2013)
  • Lexis Nexis Connecticut Family Law Practice Guide, authored chapters on Marriage, Paternity, Adoption, Surrogacy, and Same Sex Dissolution Issues (2013)
  • Issue Edition Connecticut Family Lawyer, Premarital Agreements Issue, Summer 2012
  • Navigating Issues in Same Sex Marriages, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships, created for and distributed by the American Bar Association for August 5, 2011
  • Successfully Representing Non-Traditional Families: Where the Courts and the Legislature Stand, created for and distributed by the National Business Institute for March 24,2010
  • Kerrigan v. Department of Public Health: A Synopsis, Connecticut Lawyer, Volume 19,/Ìllumber 6, February 2009
  • Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health: A Synopsis and Effects, New Haven County Bar Association Marble Columns, Vol XIV, No. 2 January/February 2009
  • Parentage in a Post-Civil Union State, T Connecticut Family Lawyer 3 (2006)
  • Co-Editor, Connecticut Family Lawyer, Issue l, December, 2006
  • Surrogacy: The Law in Connecticut,T9 Connecticut Bar journal 59 (2005)
  • Extraterritorial Effect of Civil Unions and the Dissolution of Them, co-authored by Louise Truax, created for and distributed in conjunction with Civil Unions: Making and Breaking Them, sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. September 30, 2005
  • Is the United States Falling Behind?: The Legal Recognition of Post-Operative Transsexual' Acquired Sex in the United States and Abroad, T Quinnipiac Health LJ. 123 (2003) (published as Leslie I. Lax)
  • Together But Not As The Internal Revenue Code Envisions" Part II: Tux and Estate Planning.for Same Sex and Transgender Couples ìn the Age of DOMA, Sponsored by the Domestic Relations Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation. October 1,2004, Panelist on Constitutional Implication of the Defense of Marriage Act
  • Recognizing Same Sex Couples: Should Connecticut Change the Law?, Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association and UNITY, Quinnipiac University School of Law's Gay/Straight Alliance. March 16, 2004, Moderator and Planning Committee Member

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