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Edward James Leyden is a litigator who represents clients on contingent-worker and other labor and employment-law matters in court and before administrative agencies. As a tax attorney, he also represents clients on general tax-controversy matters, which may or may not involve contingent workers.


Practice areas


  1. Entertainment: 40%
  2. Tax: 40%
  3. Employment: 20%

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  • Scott Michael Swafford

    I endorse this lawyer. Ed is one of the most intelligent and dedicated attorneys with which I have had the pleasure of working. Always ready with an appreciation of the finer points of applying procedural rules, Ed's substantive knowledge is always a heartbeat away.


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  • David R Cashdan

    I specialize in employment law and Ed Leyden as part of his tax prac tice has developed a speciality in advising employment lawyers and client on tax issues arising in the context of employment law. I and my clients have relied on his advice. In many instances, his analysis has been critical to our achieving settlements when the parties are in disagreement about the tax implications relating to a settlement or verdict. Ed's expertise is reflected in the fact that he has served as Chair of the ABA's tax committee relating to employment law. I am well aware that many of my employment law colleagues hold him in high esteem. Beyond his expertise, Ed is very personable and makes working with him a pleasure.


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Contact info

Leyden Law LLC

14300 Gallant Fox Lane
Suite 103
Bowie, MD, 20720


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation and Employment Tax CommitteeVice Chairman2006 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
District of Columbia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Sports Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
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American Bar Association publicationContributing Editor for several legal and tax publishersN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1995
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Drexel UniversityCommerceBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Drexel UniversityEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1981