George N. Leighton (Retired)

George N. Leighton concentrates his practice in the areas of federal litigation and appellate cases. Mr. Leighton became of counsel to Neal & Leroy in 1987, after retiring from 23 combined years of service as judge on the state and federal benches.

Representative Matters

Professional Activities

Education

Achievements

April 22, 2013
George N. Leighton Highlighted in Phi Beta Kappa’s The Key Reporter, Spring 2013

George N. Leighton, retired Judge and of counsel at Neal & Leroy, LLC, was highlighted in Phi Beta Kappa’s The Key Reporter, Member Spotlight, Spring 2013. In 1940, Leighton became a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most widely known academic honor society, while attending Howard University, Washington D.C. Click here to view the Member Spotlight.

June 26, 2012
“Judge” George N. Leighton Honored on Friday, June 29th for the Renaming of the Cook County Criminal Court Building at 26th Street and California Avenue to the Honorable George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building.

March 1, 2012
Cook County Board of Commissioners Pass Resolution to Officially Re-Name the Cook County Criminal Courts Building to “The Honorable George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building”.

Apriil 28, 2011
George Leighton to Receive Cardinal Bernardin Award

October 8, 2010
George Leighton Cited in an Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Article

July 6, 2010
Chicago Lawyer Profiles George N. Leighton

June 10, 2010
The John Marshall Law School Presents the Inaugural George N. Leighton Equal Justice Award

December 10, 2009
The Honorable Judge George N. Leighton Recipient of ISBA’s first Diversity Leadership Award on December 10th

November 10, 2009
The Honorable Judge George N. Leighton Initiated into Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International Chicago Alumni Chapter

October 13, 2009
The Honorable Judge George N. Leighton Recipient of the Don Hubert Public Service Award on October 14th

September 8, 2009
The Honorable Judge George N. Leighton will be the Recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award on October 15th

July 20, 2009
The Honorable Judge George N. Leighton Honored by the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission

May 13, 2009
The Honorable Judge George N. Leighton Recipient of The Harold Washington History Maker Award

February 20, 2009
The Honorable Judge George N. Leighton Recipient of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association War Horse Award

November 14, 2008
The Honorable Judge George N. Leighton Recipient of the 2008
Jenner & Block Award

June 1, 2006
The Chicago Chapter of the American Constitution Society Presents The Honorable Judge George N. Leighton as one of Chicago’s Legal Legends

August 10, 2005
2005 American Bar Association Medal

July 12, 2005
Post Office in New Bedford, Massachusetts is Renamed The Honorable Judge George N. Leighton Post Office Building

September 22, 2004
George N. Leighton Recipient of Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) Bill of Rights in Action Award

Judge George N. Leighton

Contact

TEL: 312-641-7144
FAX: 312-641-5137
  

Practices

Appellate Practice

Civil Rights and Constitutional Law

Criminal Law

Admissions

Illinois

Massachusetts

Supreme Court of Illinois

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court - Southern District of Alabama


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