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Leigh Faulk Cummings has practiced family law with Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy for over ten years.


Since joining the firm in 2002, Leigh has tried divorce and custody cases throughout metropolitan Atlanta, earning a reputation with her clients and her peers as a valued legal counselor to families in sensitive situations or times of trouble.


Leigh has been named a “Rising Star” each of the past seven years by Super Lawyers magazine.


She is also a frequent lecturer on various family law topics, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, and the financial considerations of divorce. Her expert commentary on these topics and others has appeared in numerous national newspapers and media outlets, including the Associated Press, Reuters, and the Fulton County Daily Report.


A native of Atlanta, Leigh is a graduate of The Lovett School and of the University of Virginia, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English. She went on to earn her law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law, graduating cum laude. While at Georgia State, Leigh earned the school’s Intellectual Property award and served as a member of the Honor Counsel.


Leigh is an active member of the Family Law Sections of both the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association. She is also an active member and past program chair of The Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court, a leading legal organization that promotes excellence in professionalism and ethics.


Leigh and her husband are the proud parents of one young son. She and her family are members of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Atlanta. In her leisure, Leigh enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.





Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%

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    I endorse Leigh. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Warner, Bates, McGough , McGinnis & Portnoy

3350 Riverwood Parkway S.E., Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA, 30339


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200201/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Women Attorneys in GeorgiaSuper Lawyers2015
2015 Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2014
2014 Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
Top Women Attorneys in GeorgiaSuper Lawyers2013
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Outstanding Service to the PublicState Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division2008
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Intellectual Property AwardGeorgia State University2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of CourtProgram Chair2012 - 2012
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2012 - 2012
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DivisionCo-Chairperson2008 - 2008
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DivisionSecretary2006 - 2007
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DIvision, Family Law CommitteeMember2005 - 2006
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DivisionMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of VirginiaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law InstituteGive Me Some Credit (Reports)2012
Family Law InstituteAttorney’s Fees in Domestic Cases: Ethics and Practice2008