About Leigh

“Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that first, bright and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart.”  - David Whyte

Leigh currently serves as the president of Kitsap Collaborative Law Professionals, a multi-disciplinary group of professionals committed to making high-quality collaborative divorce more widely available in Kitsap County.  She also serves on the board for Collaborative Professionals of Washington and recently was named president-elect.  She has completed intensive training in collaborative family law and mediation, and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the King County Collaborative Law group, and the King County Bar Association’s Collaborative Law Section.  She recently served on the ad hoc marketing committee for King County Collaborative Law.  She has received a Volunteer of the Year Award from the King County Bar Association’s Family Law Mentor Program.

Leigh recently began a certification program with the cutting-edge Integrative Law Institute (ILI) based in San Francisco, which trains lawyers in creative conflict resolution and communication skills integrated with emerging research in neurology and the social sciences.  ILI’s goal ultimately is to reclaim the law as a healing profession.

Leigh graduated with honors in 2000 from the University of Washington School of Law, where she served as the Notes & Comments editor for The Washington Law Review and was invited to join Order of the Coif.  She was admitted to the Washington Bar in 2000.

Early in her career, she worked as a staff attorney to U.S. District Court Judge Wm. Fremming Nielsen.  After the birth of her son, she focused primarily on motherhood while doing some contract litigation and pro bono projects for area non-profit organizations. 

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.

She spends her free time practicing hot yoga, tending her vegetable garden and chicken flock, and having occasional family dinners with her ex-husband and their 11-year-old son.

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