Attorney Leigh Creighton Bond was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia. She graduated from the DeKalb School of the Arts. She then became a “double dawg” after obtaining both her undergraduate and law degree from The University of Georgia and The University of Georgia School of Law.
While studying law, Leigh translated her appreciation for her public school arts education into a passion for equal access and justice for all. She sought out and gained experience with legal nonprofits including, the Georgia Legal Services Program and Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Leigh’s commitment to public interest also led to an Equal Justice Foundation Fellowship and Public Interest Law Council Award. She co-founded a chapter of Street Law, served as the Executive Chair for the Black Law Students Association, and was a member of The University of Georgia School of Law’s Mock Trial team. Before graduating, Leigh was inducted into the Orr Inn of Court formerly known as the Chattahoochee Inn of Court.
Immediately after law school, Leigh gained experience in indigent defense, before she ventured out of the state of Georgia and on a nontraditional path outside of the courtroom. She taught adult students, including veterans through a Veterans Upward Bound program and students seeking high school credentials in Washington, DC. Upon her return to Atlanta, Leigh helped launch and managed a leadership development and fellowship program for an Atlanta based nonprofit. Next, she returned to indigent defense before joining Wood Craig & Avery at the end of 2020. Leigh remains excited to advocate for the injured by using her courtroom and litigation skills from previous indigent defense roles. Even as a civil litigator, based upon her belief that everyone deserves access to an attorney, Leigh strives to exceed the expectations of every client.
Leigh currently lives in the city of Atlanta. In her free time, she reads and supports local nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and artists. She also enjoys writing, especially about the law and to educate others.
- State Bar of Georgia, 2012
- Co-author, The Continued Rise of the Reproductive Justice Lawyer, 23 Chap. L. Rev. 299 (2020) and reprinted in WOMEN AND THE LAW 397-427 (Tracy A. Thomas ed., 2020)
- 2020 Writer in Residence, Everything is Reproductive Justice, MS. JD
- Volunteer Fact Pattern (Mock Trial) Writer, 20th Youth Law Fair for the District of Columbia Bar (2019)
- J.D., The University of Georgia School of Law, 2011
- B.A., History, cum laude, The University of Georgia, 2007