Leah N. Ledford

Jackson, MS
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Leah has always been incredibly focused and career driven.  Her work ethic provided the foundation for the diverse experience she has gained throughout her practice.  Leah has extensive personal injury and commercial litigation experience in state and federal court, and her clients include national insurers, banks, pharmaceutical companies and directors of publicly traded companies.  She has also served as counsel to local tourism and municipal zoning boards.


Leah’s clients can expect a goal-oriented defense strategy to help identify pertinent issues quickly and efficiently.  She is personable, adaptable and thrives on building relationships.  These traits benefit her both in the office and at home where she enjoys the organized chaos of parenting her four daughters.  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. 

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

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, Women in the Profession Committee(2020-2021)
  • Capital Area Bar Association, Co-Chair of Social Committee(2020-2021)
  • 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)
Past Employment Positions
Community Involvement
  • Leah regularly volunteers her time for pro bono matters, and is active within the Mississippi Bar.  She is also involved within the community with her girls’ many sporting, musical and theater events.