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  • Benjamin D. Leigh

  • Ben Leigh is a native of Northern Virginia, with deep ties to the legal profession and the communities of Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

    Ben works with clients on a variety of business and real estate matters, in transactions, planning and litigation. He employs broad solutions, including strategic negotiations, administrative lobbying and even legislative amendments. Ben has a reputation for creative alternatives and strategy and has solved problems through mediation and litigation.

    He has for several years been voted among the "Legal Elite" in Real Estate in Virginia Business Magazine's peer-surveyed publication. He holds the "Preeminent" AV-rating issued by Martindale Hubbell. He brings unique perspectives, having personally developed residential and commercial projects. Ben has also served as an expert witness in litigation.

    After clerking for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Ben practiced with the Fairfax firm of Blankingship & Keith, P.C., working alongside a number of lawyers recognized as elite in their fields. In 2002, he joined Bill Atwill and William C. Mims to form Mims, Atwill & Leigh, P.C., which now exists as Atwill, Troxell & Leigh, P.C.

    Education:
    University of Richmond (B.A., 1991)
    University of Richmond (J.D., cum laude, 1996)

    Clerkship:
    Law Clerk to the Hon. Harry L. Carrico, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, (1996-1997)

    Professional Honors:
    Virginia Business Magazine's "Legal Elite"
    AV-rated by Martindale
    Super Lawyer for Virginia
    Super Lawyer for Washington D.C. Area

    Professional Service:
    Virginia Bar Association, Real Estate Council (Statewide) (2009-11); Secretary/Treasurer (2011-2012); Vice President (2012-2014); President (2014-present)
    Commissioner in Chancery, Special Commissioner, Loudoun County Circuit Court
    Economic Development Council for Loudoun County (2012-2014)
    Rural Economic Development Council, Loudoun County, Member (2005-2008)

     

    NOTE: AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

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