Sorin Leahu started with Mauck & Baker in the fall of 2014, returning after interning with the firm as a Blackstone Legal Fellow in 2012.
Sorin focuses his practice on church and nonprofit law as well as civil rights and RLUIPA litigation. “I am especially passionate about Constitutional law and l look forward to channeling that passion in a way that helps individuals and churches.” He is also has a growing practice working within the Romanian community in Chicago.
Sorin was born in Arad, Romania and received his undergraduate degree in 2010 from North Park University where he majored in Business and Economics and minored in Theology. Although prepared to go to Seminary, Sorin felt called to change direction and pursue a career in law instead.
Sorin is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois where he graduated 3rd in his class. Sorin was a member of The John Marshall Law Review and a Quarterfinalist in the Herzog Moot Court Competition. While in law school, Sorin gained experience working with judges at the U.S. District Court and the Circuit Court of Cook County, as well as working with the office of the Illinois Attorney General. Sorin also served as an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Policy in its publication of the 2013 Federalist Society Student Symposium. Upon graduation, Sorin was awarded Order of John Marshall.
Sorin now resides in Niles, IL along with his wife. He splits his time between the Philadelphia Romanian Church of God, where he serves as a teacher, and Harvest Bible Chapel, where he serves on the worship team. Sorin enjoys reading, particularly U.S. History and 19th Century literature. When not reading or practicing law, Sorin can often be found on the soccer field.