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Leigh Ann Orton

Leigh Ann Orton

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Elder Law, Estate Planning

Leigh Orton

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About Me

I concentrate my practice on elder law, estate planning & administration, family law and real estate out of the Knox Law firm's North East, PA office.  I am Collaboratively Trained in family law matters and am a member of both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Collaborative Professionals of Northwest PA.


 


I have been selected as the “Best Attorney” of both 2012 and 2013 by the readers of the North East News-Journal.  I speak about estate planning and family law topics often, am a Board Member for Community Nursing Services of North East, and am on the Steering Committee of the North East Business Women's Roundtable.


 


I am also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Women in the Profession Committee, the Erie County Bar Association, the Estate Planning Council of Erie, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.


 


Following my graduation from law school, I practiced at a small firm in Memphis, Tennessee. Subsequently, I operated my own general practice firm, served as an adjunct professor at Gannon University, and worked as a real estate broker and settlement agent in the local market. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Estate Planning: 20%
  2. Elder Law: 20%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Child Support: 20%
  5. Child Custody: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Christian K. Lassen

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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Contact Info

Knox Mclaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.
11 Park St
North East, PA, 16428

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199905/31/2015
TNActive199505/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Attorney of 2013North East News-Journal2013
Best Attorney of 2012North East News-Journal2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateKnox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, PC2009 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Collaborative Professionals of Northwest PennsylvaniaMember2014 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2014 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
North East Business Women's RoundtableSteering Committee MemberN/A
Junior League of ErieMember and Former Board MemberN/A
Community Nursing Services of North EastBoard MemberN/A
Shelby County Bar AssociationFormer MemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationFormer MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationFormer MemberN/A
Pennsylvania NAELAMemberN/A
NAELA Student JournalArticle EditorN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Erie County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
PA Bar Assn's Women in the Profession CommitteeMemberN/A
Girl Scout Troop #36009Assistant Troop LeaderN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
North East News-JournalAvoid Family Conflict2014
North East News-JournalPowers of Attorney: New Changes to the Law2014
North East News-JournalFinancial Literacy and Estate Planning2014
North East News-JournalCollaborative Practice2014
Silver MagazineRisky Long-Term Care (Medicaid) Planning2014
Silver MagazineFive Common Errors To Avoid When Naming Life Insurance Beneficiaries2014

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawN/AJ.D.1995
Union UniversityN/AB.S.B.A.1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Small AARP Group in Jamestown, NYWealth Preservation for Seniors2014
Professional Advisor SymposiumBrady vs. Brady: Trust Planning in Divorce2014