Leah N. Ledford

Partner
Location:
Madison, Mississippi
Phone:
504-525-9888
866-514-9888 (Toll Free)
Fax:
504-525-9899
Email:

Leah Ledford was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta. Leah has always been focused and driven, finishing as Valedictorian of her high school class in 1997. She attended Mississippi State University on a leadership scholarship, graduating with honors and receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2000 with a minor in Economics. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2004. While in law school, Leah held multiple positions, including Chair of Judicial Relations for Moot Court Board and President of Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity. She further served an internship with the Mississippi Third Circuit District and Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander.

Leah was admitted to practice in Mississippi in May of 2004, where she has since developed her practice primarily focused in the area of insurance defense litigation. She has managed a diverse array of complex cases through verdict or resolution, including medical malpractice, premises liability, toxic tort, and products liability claims, and has garnered extensive pre-trial and trial experience in these areas. Outside of her litigation practice, she has also served as general counsel to various local governing bodies. Leah has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star from 2015 to present. Further, she is AV®-PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to spending time with her family, Leah enjoys reading, live music, and being outdoors.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises and Products Liability
  • Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Toxic Torts

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2004

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Mississippi State University
    • B.B.A. - 2000

Honors and Awards

  • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star from 2015 to present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mississippi Bar, Diversity Committee, 2019 - 2020
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Director of Events for Mississippi Chapter
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Capital Area Bar Association