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LEIGH MARTIN MAY is a nationally recognized trial attorney and partner at Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP. Leigh has successfully litigated a wide variety of cases in state and federal courts throughout the nation. She has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer (initially as a rising star) every year since 2005. She is also a frequent speaker at seminars to educate other lawyers on complex legal issues.

After graduating from the public schools in her community, Leigh attended Georgia Tech, where she graduated with a B.S. in Business Management, with honors. She then worked as a consultant in the electric utility industry before deciding to attend law school at the University of Georgia, where she later graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Leigh served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Law Review. Leigh was also active in the Moot Court Program and received awards for her appellate advocacy. Leigh was inducted in the Order of Coif for her academic excellence.

Following law school, Leigh clerked for the Honorable Dudley H. Bowen, Jr., United States District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.

Leigh serves in leadership positions in various professional legal organizations. Currently, Leigh serves as the Secretary and a Board Member of the Atlanta Bar Association's Litigation Section and on multiple committees for the State Bar of Georgia. Leigh is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Southern Trial Lawyers Association and Georgia Association of Women Lawyers.

Leigh and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their son and are active members of their community. Leigh is a frequent volunteer at her son's school, and she also serves as the Secretary and Board Member of a non-profit environmental organization.


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  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 40%
  2. Consumer Protection: 40%
  3. Car Accidents: 20%

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GAActive Member in Good Standing 199911/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Top Women Attorneys in GeorgiaSuper Lawyers2013
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Award of AchievementState Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division2004
Outstanding Service AwardState Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law ClerkHon. Dudley H. Bowen, Jr., Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Georgia , Younger Lawyers DivisionDirector2001 - 2005
State Bar of Georgia , Younger Lawyers DivisionExecutive Committee2001 - 2005
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
US ex rel. Bibby & Donnelly v. JPMorgan Chase, et al.Cash Settlement--$161,700,000
Bates v. Michelin North America, Inc.Cash Settlement--Amount Confidential
Heavrin v. Bridgestone/FirestoneCash Settlement--Amount Confidential
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Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownGeorgia Nuisance Law Provides Relief for Wronged Landowners2006
UnknownAn Offensive Strategy for Defending Against Daubert2005
Tort & Insurance Law JournalRecent Developments in Automobile Law (Co-Author)2001
Georgia Law ReviewDeregulatory Takings: Stranded Investment in a Deregulated Electric Utility Industry1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Georgia Institute of TechnologyBusiness ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1993