Leah N. Ledford

Partner
Jackson, MS
Phone: 
769-300-2988
Toll Free: 
Fax:
769-300-2145
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Leah has always been incredibly focused and career driven, finishing as Valedictorian of her high school class.  She worked multiple jobs in college and law school which has provided the foundation for the persistent work ethic she has demonstrated throughout her 15+ year legal career.  She has been fortunate enough to have gained a vast and diverse array of experience throughout her practice, handling many types of civil litigation through the pre-trial and trial processes.  Her clients can expect an organized and goal-oriented defense strategy to help identify pertinent issues quickly, followed with a plan to ensure success from both a legal and business perspective.  Leah enjoys problem solving and refuses to quit no matter the challenge because people rely on her.  These traits benefit her both in the office and at home where she enjoys the organized chaos of parenting her four daughters.  She is a strategic planner who is personable and adaptable,and she thrives on building relationships.  Leah feels she is at her best when she is in the thick of a case, collaborating with her colleagues to deliver the best possible outcome for her clients.  It is her integrity that has allowed her to build a respected reputation in the legal community.

Areas of Practice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises and Products Liability
  • Transportation Law
  • Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • Toxic Torts
  • Business Litigation
  • Land Use and Zoning
Credentials
Certified Legal Specialties
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

  • J.D. – 2004 

Mississippi State University

  • B.B.A. – 2000
Honors & Awards
  • Selected to Mid-South Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2015 to present
  • Martindale-Hubbell®Preeminent AV®Peer Review Rating
Professional Associates & Awards
  • Mississippi Bar, Diversity Committee (2019-2020)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Director of Events for Mississippi Chapter
  • Defense Research Institute, featured as new member spotlight in The Voice February,2020
  • Capital Area Bar Association
Published Works
Representative Cases
  • Inn by the Sea Homeowners’Ass’n. v. Sea Inn, LLC 170 So.3d 496(Miss. 2015)
  • Hughes v. Boston Scientific Corp. 631 F.3d 762 (5th Cir. 2011)
  • Miss. Crime Lab v. Douglas 70 So.3d 196 (Miss. 2011)
  • Sanders v. Advanced Neuromodulation Sys. 44 So.3d 960 (Miss.2010)
  • Eason v. Walgreen Co., 3:11-190, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (obtained defense verdict on behalf of Walgreen Co.)
  • TLS Management & Marketing Services, LLC v. Mardis Financial Services, Inc. et al., 3:14-CV-881, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (obtained default judgment and multi-million dollar verdict for TLS)
Classes/Seminars
Fraternities/Sororities
Past Employment Positions
Community Involvement
  • Leah regularly volunteers her time for pro bono matters outside her own practice,and is active within the Bar.  Away from the office, she enjoys attending her girls’ many sporting, musical and theater events.