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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.


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


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


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


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).