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About Leigh

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Leigh opened her law practice on Bainbridge Island in 2010 with the goal of providing high-quality legal advice and creative approaches to help others have a good divorce, as she did.  She has completed intensive training in family law, mediation, and integrative law, which aims to reclaim the law as a healing profession.

In 2014, Leigh served as president of the statewide organization Collaborative Professionals of Washington and chaired its conference at Suncadia in 2015.  She previously served as president of Kitsap Collaborative Law Professionals, volunteers on the King County Collaborative Law mentoring committee, and has been a founding member of Washington Collaborative Divorce.  She has received a Volunteer of the Year Award from the King County Bar Association's Family Law Mentor Program.

Leigh graduated from the University of Washington School of Law with honors, Order of the Coif, in 2000.  While in law school, she served as the Notes & Comments editor for The Washington Law Review and published an article on threatening speech and the First Amendment.  She was admitted to the Washington Bar in 2000.  Early in her career, she worked as a staff attorney for U.S. District Court Judge Wm. Fremming Nielsen.  

Before law school, Leigh earned a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and worked as a reporter and producer for a small NPR affiliate in Ketchikan, Alaska.  These days she spends her free time practicing hot yoga, working on her graphic design and writing hobbies, and relaxing with her 15-year-old son, her husband, her three step-children -- and sometimes also her ex-husband (still a friend).