M.A., University of Chicago, 1997
B.A., Allegheny College, 1993
In 2018, Leigh joined CLA as Litigation Director. In that role, Leigh coordinates and supervises state and federal litigation designed to effect positive impacts in the communities we serve. Before joining CLA, Leigh defended commercial clients in trials and appeals nationwide. Leigh’s prior cases often involved aviation, such as a three-month 2016 trial in Seattle in which Leigh’s team won a defense verdict for an aircraft engine manufacturer. In national class actions and single-plaintiff actions, Leigh also defended employers against discrimination and wage claims. Leigh is trained in mediation and admitted to practice law in numerous state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Currently, Leigh serves on QCC’s Foundation Board and the YWCA’s Board of Directors; and her prior volunteer work has included mediating child custody disputes. Leigh resides in Worcester with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs.