• Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1975)
  • Purdue University (B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 1972)

bar admissions

  • Georgia
  • New York

court admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • Georgia Supreme Court
David M. Leonard

David M. Leonard


Dave Leonard has more than 25 years of experience in civil litigation, arbitration, and dispute negotiation. He has handled cases in more than a dozen states, including general commercial litigation; complex insurance and bad faith litigation; reinsurance arbitration; engineering and other technically-oriented disputes; fiduciary liability; and other professional liability litigation.

Mr. Leonard also has experience in intellectual property disputes and patent infringement litigation, the defense of companies in class action litigation, and the prosecution and defense of commercial contract, fraud, and fiduciary claims. He has been lead counsel in lawsuits throughout the Southeast, and has tried cases to verdict in Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana.

As an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Mr. Leonard has arbitrated disputes involving commercial contracts and warranties, engineering and product performance, software design, and patent infringement.

Mr. Leonard is the Atlanta office managing shareholder and financial services and insurance litigation practice group co-leader.