Whitney Leifheit is a civil practice attorney with the knowledge and experience to handle a wide range of matters. Her areas of focus include civil litigation, estate planning and administration (small estates and probate), real estate, business formation and advising, private transactions and contracts, as well as immigration. Whitney offers both employment and family-based immigration services in addition to providing counsel for humanitarian needs. Whitney is fluent in both English and French.
Whitney was born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois, and continues to live here in her hometown with her husband, Ben (also a Bloomington native), and their three children. Whitney obtained her bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. Her legal career began just prior to graduation when she began working at a private general practice firm. As she continued her career, she earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in Legal Studies from Illinois State University, and finally a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago. Whitney has spent nearly a decade serving clients’ legal needs throughout Central Illinois. Whitney is a strong yet compassionate advocate who believes that every client deserves to be met with respect. She is an empathetic listener and approaches each case with the goal of getting to the root of issues effectively, accomplishing client objectives efficiently, and earning the trust and confidence of all parties.
Her interest in immigration began during undergrad volunteering as a translator for the Immigration Project in Normal, Illinois, where she continued to volunteer pro bono legal and translation services and eventually worked as an extern during law school. Whitney has worked with clients from a variety of countries and personal backgrounds, including asylees and victims of domestic violence.
When she’s not “on duty,” Whitney is an enthusiast for researching and preserving local history and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Old House Society of McLean County. She loves a good salvaged or thrifted treasure. She has an interest in both classic literature and music, and tries to sneak in some reading or practice time with her viola on the rare occasion she’s not chasing after her little ones. She is also an active member in her church. Whitney is a member of both the McLean County and Illinois State Bar Associations.