Jim Leonick is married to his wife, Lisa for 25 years. They met at Touro Law School when it was located on Nassau Road in Huntington. They have three sons, James (21), Joseph (18) and John (13) and have lived in East Northport for 24 years. Jim has been practicing law since 1989. He began his career as a defense attorney with several major insurance companies, eventually becoming a senior trial attorney, practicing in New York State Courts from Westchester, throughout New York City and Long Island. He is admitted to practice in the Courts of New York State and the Eastern and Southern District Federal Courts. Since 2001, he has been in private practice, served as an arbitrator and adjunct college professor. Currently, Jim’s law practice, Leonick Law, P.L.L.C. focuses on Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate, where he is a self-employed business owner.
Jim is a devoted family man who has also dedicated over 15 years to his community. He is an active Rotarian, Boy Scout Leader, President of F.R.I.E.N.N.D.S. (Northport-East Northport School District Foundation), former board member of the East Northport Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Jim has been honored by the East Northport Community as its honoree for the Taste of Long Island event. He is also a recipient of the “F.R.I.E.N.N.D. of the Community Award” by the Northport-East Northport School District Foundation. The Suffolk County Council of Boy Scouts presented him with the Silver Beaver Award and the Matinecock District Award of Merit in recognition of his outstanding volunteer service to the scouting community. The East Northport Rotary recognized him as Rotarian of the Year and both Jim and his wife Lisa are recipients of Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship recognition.
Jim has been involved in politics through the Huntington Republican Committee, where he is active on the law committee and the executive board. He is also treasurer of the Ronald Reagan Republican Club and previously served as campaign treasurer for New York State Assemblyman, Michael A. Montesano (15th A.D.). He has been nominated to run for Huntington Town Council by the Republican Party. He will help to take Huntington in a new direction by being a new voice for the people of this great town.