Attorney Profile

David H. Leigh’s practice is concentrated in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and civil/commercial litigation. Mr. Leigh represents various parties—including secured creditors, unsecured creditors, official committees of unsecured creditors, and trustees—in chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Leigh also represents plaintiffs and defendants in general commercial litigation matters, including out-of-bankruptcy workouts, collection litigation, debt restructuring, contract disputes, real and personal property liens and lien disputes, business torts and professional negligence disputes.  Mr. Leigh currently serves as President of the Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum.

Mr. Leigh has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.  He has also been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2014-2016) in the categories of Bankruptcy: Business and Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights and as a Rising Star (2008-2012).  Mr. Leigh has been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2012-2017).

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2002

  • Managing Editor, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 2001-02
  • Staff Member, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 2000-01
  • Distinguished Service Award, 2002

Brigham Young University, B.A., Communications (Public Relations Emphasis), 1998

  • Dean’s List
  • Alvina Soffel Barrett Scholarship Recipient
  • Hyrum Smith Scholarship Recipient

Prior Professional Experience

  • Snell & Wilmer, Salt Lake City, Utah, Associate
  • Honorable Dale A. Kimball, United States District Court, Judicial Clerk Extern
  • Park City Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk
  • Watkinson, Laird, Rubenstein, Lashway & Baldwin, Law Clerk

Admitted to Practice

  • Utah, 2002
  • Supreme Court of Utah, 2002
  • United States District Court, District of Utah, 2002
  • Idaho, 2007
  • Supreme Court of Idaho, 2007
  • United States District Court, District of Idaho, 2007
  • Oregon, 2007
  • Supreme Court of Oregon, 2007
  • Washington, 2008
  • Supreme Court of Washington, 2008
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 2008
  • Wyoming, 2009
  • Supreme Court of Wyoming, 2009
  • United States Court ot Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2004

Affiliations / Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum, President
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Washington State Bar
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy Executive Council, Commercial Law League of America

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter

Publications / Presentations

  • Bankruptcy and the Effect of BAPCPA on Landlords and Tenants, Sterling CLE Seminar (2007, 2009)
  • Ethical Considerations for Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Law, Sterling CLE Seminar (2007, 2009)
  • Important Highlights of BAPCPA, Utah League of Credit Unions (2006)

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