(Attorney) Lea is a partner in the Pittsburgh criminal defense firm of Bickerton & Bickerton, Attorneys at Law. She earned her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. After practicing in the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender for two years, Lea worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Cheryl Lynn Allen in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Lea has represented defendants at every stage of the criminal process, from preliminary hearings to appeals. She has been challenging issues related to the sex offender registry since 2011.