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John Elliott Leighton

John Elliott Leighton, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1985, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1986, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1986, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1987.

Background

  • Leighton, John Elliott was born on April 14, 1959 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Elliott and Barbara (Reines) Leighton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, University Florida, 1982. Juris Doctor with honors, University Florida, 1985.

    Career

    • Partner Leesfield, Leighton & Partners, Miami, Florida, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1985, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1986, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1986, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1987.

    Works

    • Author: Product Liability Law Reporter, 1991, Litigating Spinal Cord Injuries, 1995. Co-author: Product Liability: Commentary & Cases, 1985-1987, Litigating Premises Security Cases, 2006. Author: (with others) Product Liability Practice Guide, 1988.

      Editor University Florida Law Review, 1984-1985. Contributor to books. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member American Bar Association (vice chairman tort section 1987-1988), Association of Trial Lawyers of America (lecturer, chairman inadequate security litigation group, chair motor vehicle and premises liability section), Dade County Trial Lawyers Association (director 1987-1991), Academy Florida Trial Lawyers (lecturer, chairman national student trial advocacy competition 1992-1993), Florida Tort Claims Study Commission, Academy Trial Advocacy (vice chair since 2006), Florida Blue Key, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa (president 1981).

    Connections

    • father: Elliott Leighton
    • mother: Barbara (Reines) Leighton
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    Born April 14, 1959
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