Zinzow Law
Michelle Leonick

Michelle Leonick


Michelle is a paralegal for Zinzow Law. She was born and raised on Long Island, New York, to a hardworking, loving, and profoundly patriotic family. Her mother instilled in Michelle the importance of family and loyalty. Her father, an Army Veteran, auto mechanic, and business owner, instilled a strong work ethic, to be tough but fair, and to always be honest; these values shaped Michelle as she pursued her own American Dream. She married the love of her life, and with an adventurer’s spirit and limited planning, Michelle and her husband took one of their biggest adventures and left New York for better opportunities and, of course, better weather. Michelle spent the next several years raising her three children with the same values that shaped her and always impressing upon them to work hard and become productive members of their community. It wasn’t until Michelle became president of her homeowner’s association that she developed a curiosity for the law and set out to pursue her next American dream, to become a paralegal where she put her legal mind, compassionate heart, and positive can-do attitude to helping others overcome their legal battles in pursuit of their American Dream.

When Michelle is not wearing her paralegal hat, she and her husband can be found at concerts and spending time with their family, friends, and pets.

To honor the beautiful spirit of her late son, Michael, Michelle started an annual campaign called Color the World with Kindness, in which Michelle, together with her family and friends, spends time doing random acts of kindness for others. It is, without a doubt, a beautiful tradition that garners a great big smile from the heavens.


B.A.S., 2015, Paralegal Studies, St. Petersburg College

Magna Cum Laude

Honors & Accolades

  • President of the Pasco Hernando State College Legal Eagles Club – 2012-2013
  • Member of Pasco Hernando State College Phi Theta Kappa – 2011-2013
  • President’s Honors List, Pasco Hernando State College – 2011-2013
  • Recipient of the Legal Eagles Club Outstanding Member Award 2013
  • Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Notary Public
  • Community Involvement

  • Former President and Board Member of Riverchase Unit Two Homeowners Association
  • Founder of the Biannual Color the World with Kindness Event
  • Established the Michael Leonick, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of South Florida