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Leigh is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Her practice includes representing clients in state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, the Industrial Commission of Ohio, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.


  • Bowling Green State University, B.S. in Business Administration-Finance, cum laude, 2000
  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Professional Experience

  • Represents clients in a wide range of business, corporate and commercial matters, including:
    • Contract disputes
    • Real estate disputes, transactions, and commercial leases
    • Workers’ Compensation, including representation of State-fund and self-insured employers
    • Employment issues and litigation
    • Employment discrimination
    • Trade Secrets and unfair competition
    • Non-competition agreements
    • Wrongful discharge
    • OSHA issues and complaints
    • Shareholder and partner disputes
    • Consumer sales practices and other consumer disputes
    • Constitutional Law
  • Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC  (July 2004 – June 2011) Partner
  • Mortgage Information Services  (January 2004 – July 2004) Attorney

Courts and Bar Associations

  • Ohio Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Member: Ohio Bar Association
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member: Akron State Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Ohio Rising Stars (top lawyers under 40) by Ohio Super Lawyers 2014-2018
  • Listed In The Best Lawyers in America® “Ones To Watch” 2021, 2022


  • KWGD Attorney Receives Certification In Elder Law

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KWGD Attorney Receives Certification In Elder Law

Tucson, AZ – The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) – the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of elder law – has announced that Attorney Jennifer L Lile of Canton, Ohio has successfully completed its examination leading to such certification.  Certification in elder law – […]

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