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Ian Richard Leavengood

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   24 reviews

also known as Ian Leavengood, Ian R. Leavengood

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ian

Learn Ian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I help accident victims recover damages resulting from car accidents, premises liability, slip and fall, and wrongful death

    7 years, 100 cases

  2. Consumer protection
    I represent consumer who suffer from creditor harassment and unlawful debt collection under the FDCPA, FCCPA and TCPA.

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Workers compensation
    I assist injured employees in navigating their workers compensation claims.

    7 years, 50 cases

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    Representing individuals and small businesses in Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and debt workouts/settlements.

    22 years, 500 cases

  5. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    I assist consumer with filing chapter 7 liquidations, discharging their debts while keeping exempt assets. I can help you get your "fresh start" too.

    22 years, 500 cases

  6. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    I represent consumers in filing Chapter 13 reorganizations, helping individuals stop debt collection, pay back a portion of their debt, discharging the rest of their debt and protect assets that otherwise would not be protected in a chapter 7.

    22 years, 500 cases


Ian is a native Floridian, born and raised in St. Petersburg. After receiving his Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in Accounting from the University of Florida, Ian worked as an internal business consultant for The Procter & Gamble Distributing Company. Ian returned to the University of Florida, entering the Levin College of Law in the Fall of 1997. During his second stint at UF, Ian served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Justice Ben F. Overton of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. After receiving his Juris Doctor in the Spring of 2000, Ian went to Manhattan where he joined Deloitte' s Special Acquisition Services, a team that exclusively serviced all merger and acquisition activity for the leveraged buyout firm Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts. Ian returned to St. Petersburg in the Summer of 2003 to join and help expand the firm you see today.  Ian is an avid college football fan and a follower of everything Gator.


Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015,2012
Client's Choice
2015 2012
Top Contributor 2012
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Northeast Professional Center
3900 1st St N #100
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33703
110 N. 11th Street
Tampa, FL, 33602
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite #193
Clearwater, FL, 33763
37 North Orange Ave
Suite #500
Orlando, FL, 32801
LeavenLaw Attorneys at Law
1990 Main St
Sarasota, FL, 34236
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5.0 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
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Client's Choice
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Posted by Kim | January 11, 2010
Excellent legal guidance, feedback, and expectations.
Ian was wonderful to work with. Our first round table meeting was wonderful. He allowed us to dialog about our previous research, our situation and our basic expectations. He then guided us in a warm and informal way through the process, our case specifics, and what to expect as the best-worst cases at each step during the process. His level of experience and calm but passionate demeanor was wonderful. His staff (especially Atty Dauval) really held our hands through the process and gave us the necessary feedback and guidance about the courtroom process. He diligently worked with my husband and I to get together all the necessary documents to handle the case right the first time. As a note, we saw many others during the hearings whose attorneys were not as prepared, who fumbled through the process, and who didn't gauge the seriousness of the filing. We would, and have, recommended this firm, and Ian in particular, to anyone whether friend or family.
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Posted by David | December 11, 2009
Ian is one of the best attorney I have ever used. He handled my case with professionalism and everything was smooth and by the book. We would definitely reccommend him and as a matter of fact we have recommended over 60 people to him and they are all satisfied.
Posted by Ryan | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience and Excellent Results
Mr. Leavengood and his staff at LeavenLaw helped me on a business dispute. Let me say, I was beyond thrilled with the service received, the outcome of the negotiations, and the final agreement. Mr. Leavengood is an expert in his field and I would not hesitate to use his services again should the need arise. I have worked with other attorney's in the past and would absolutely rank LeavenLaw at the top of the list.
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Posted by Mike | May 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Man of his word!
I have used the Law Firm of Ian Leavengood and Associates in the past for business and personal matters years ago with great success. Ian delivered everything that was agreed upon. Just recently I had a business customer that I had dealings with that would not pay me for the work that I had done for them that was not of the ordinary realm of business. My atty that handles my daily business dealings could not get this customer to pay me for what was agreed upon. After 2 months of frustrations with my corporate atty. I decided to call Ian and discuss my dilemma. He was straight forward with me about what the cost would be by settling or going to trail. I left it in his hands and low and behold my customer paid me. Great work Ian and your associates for going above and beyond the call of duty!!
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Response from Ian Leavengood June 17, 2016
Thank you, Mike, for the kind words. We are privileged to help people like you. Let me know if I ever may be of further assistance. Ian
Posted by Lauren | February 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Attorney Leavengood and his team are extremely knowledgeable and professional. From the moment I came in for the consultation, I knew I was in good hands. During my consultation, Attorney Leavengood sat down with me and personally discussed my situation, expectations and goals. He laid everything out very clearly, let me know what I could expect and advised as to the different options he and his team could provide in order to best serve my needs. I was extremely impressed with the level of dedication and attention to detail Ian and his team spent on my case. I was kept in the loop with every step in the process and they made sure to answer any and all questions I had. Not only did Attorney Leavengood take care of the case I had originally hired him for, but he and his team noticed the creditor had engaged in some illegal collection practices, so they pursued a separate lawsuit to bring them to justice and secured a win for Florida consumers. I couldn't be happier with the services they provided (as well as the outcome) and would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of representation.
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Response from Ian Leavengood January 11, 2017
Thank you Lauren. I am glad that you are pleased with the representation and the results. We stand by ready to serve.
Posted by Kim | January 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In 2002, I was in a coma for over a month. I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury . I'm lucky to be alive. I am now confined to a wheelchair. I must admit that It's tough being disabled in today's society. I continue to try my best to insure that businesses and government facilities accommodate the disabled and comply with this federal law. Shame on anyone for discriminating against the disabled! Thank goodness Jordan Isringhaus and Ian Leavengood are helping me insure ADA compliancy within the community. Jordan and Ian have been a tremendous help to the disabled insuring ADA compliancy.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work!
Made us feel like we were the only client with great communication and timely response. Always went the extra mile. Couldn't have asked for a better law firm.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent - Caring - Honest - Attorneys
If you are looking for a good - honest - local - firm that actually cares about their clients and the stories that led them to seek legal guidance to begin with then Ian and Andrew and the attorney's and staff at LeavenLaw are the attorneys to work with. They truly cared about me as a person and did everything they could to assist me. I am grateful for the fact that they were honest and truly cared but most especially for their legal knowledge - advice and skill. I highly recommended them to all
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Posted by Melanie | July 13, 2015
Confidence &
All you have to do is meet Ian and you know that you are in safe and capable hands. This group of attorneys stand on sticking up for the little guys in the world and do a fabulous job of protecting us from the corporate world of big business. Thank you to Ian and his team for all their hard work and dedication to my case and for following it through to the end. I can highly recommend Ian and his firm!
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Posted by Jim | February 12, 2015
Great Job on multiple matters
We used Ian and his firm on multiple matters and have always been very happy with the entire staff and their responsiveness, knowledge and availability.
Posted by Charles | February 12, 2015
Leavengood is First Class!
Ian has been great to work with over the past several years. He and his firm have handled several cases for us--with great success. He is always very responsive to emails and inquiries; he is open to client input on case management. He is easy to work with and communicates well. In my experience, he is prepared and organized and aptly suited to his profession. He is a first class attorney!
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Posted by Rebecca | February 28, 2014
Could Not Be More Satisfied
As a homeowner of a underwater property I thought there was no way out. I was trapped in a mortgage with negative equity of over $250K. After talking to many attorneys and 4 years of hoping for a price increase I found Leavenlaw. They worked relentlessly on my behalf and treated me like I was their only client. My underwater home is now sold and the entire debt forgiven. If you are looking for a law firm to treat you right.... You have found them.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2013
Very Professional and Hard Working
I have known Ian for over 6 years and he is top notch...He and his partners and staff know their stuff when it comes to dealing with family or business hardships. I have the utmost confidence that whomever I refer to them will be treated with respect. I would highly reccomend his firm.
Posted by Nicole | May 24, 2013
Very Professional!
Ian is very knowledgeable in all areas of mortgage/foreclosure and consumer bankruptcy. When having to face possibly the loss of my home he was very sympathetic and helped me weigh all of my options and provided me with the information so I could make the decision that was in my best interest. In the end, because of the new consumer protection law in regards to harassment, Ian was able to negotiate a deal that was more than satisfactory. I will continue to recommend Ian to anyone who might find themselves in a similar situation.
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Posted by Joseph | March 21, 2013
Joseph and Family
You reviewed in the last week Quality Excellent It was 5 years ago almost to the date. I had more bills than I knew what to do with. I lost my income and job and had a baby on the way. The last thing I ever wanted was to file for bankruptcy. I didn't want to be judged by society. I had so many fears,but the bills and the calls would not stop. I didn't know what to do. I called Ian Leavengoods office. I can now say that was one of the best choices I made over the last 6 years, besides getting married and having kids. I first met with Ian Leavengood in his office to explain what happened in my life. He listened to every word and assessed the situation. He was one of the smartest attorneys I had ever sat and chatted with. He made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. After being educated on the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and its process. Ian collected all my information to see if I qualified for that option. A few days later I met back at his office. I did qualify and was able to file for a Chapter 13 and all my financial problems went away. So I thought. The calls would not stop !!! I figured since I filed for a Bankruptcy all my creditors should be notified and leave me alone. This WAS NOT the case !!! A few collection companies continued to call and harass myself and my wife. As soon as I made that clear to the team ant Leavengood& Nash and my attorney Ian Leavengood they called the collection companies and filed a law suit against them for harassing me. This ended in a payout. I was able to apply the money towards my BK case and ended up finishing a 5 year plan several months in advance. Over the 5 year process, Leavengoods office was always responsive. They returned calls promptly,answered questions,even submitted my income tax returns annually to the Trustee for me. They went over and above what I expected. If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy and don't know what to do. Go see LEAVENGOOD & NASH. Don't get fooled by anyone else in town. Ian Leavengood and his late father Richard Leavengood have been BK layers for over 40 years in Pinellas county. Go with experience, go with the best. Don't get fooled by the rest. My Chapter 13 is now behind me. I have my credit score back, I am buying a house,and I have my life back. I rate Ian and his team EXELLENT. on a scale from 1 to 10 himself and his team is an 11. Put all your fears behind you. I did and I'm happy I did it. Thank You !!! to Leavengood&Nash
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Posted by Brian | July 3, 2012
Peace of Mind
Leavengood & Nash is first class advocate for their clients. I found out last year when I placed them on a modest retainer to represent me against creditor harrasment at work. They not only stopped the illegal activities but took legal action against several collection agents. We have successfully settled 2 cases to date and my phone no longer rings with harrasing calls.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2012
happy client
I was getting harrassing phone calls and not only did Ian get the calls to stop he won me a significant amount of money. Ian was extremely knowledgeable, honest and efficient. He and his staff are excellent and I highly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2011
A consummate professional
Mr. Leavengood & staff were very understanding of my circumstances & helped make what was a very difficult decision less stressful. In addition to handling my bankruptcy case, he also helped stop the creditors from harrassing me during the process. It was a great comfort to know that his firm was behind me during this time. I would definitely use their services again. A heartfelt thank you to the firm of Leavengood & Nash, P.A.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2010
Strongly recommend
Took the time to fully advise of legal rights and addressed any concerns in the initial consultation. Pursued all options when presented and aggressively litigated on my behalf.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2010
Would Highly Recommend
When faced with financial troubles and trying to decide which was best for me; debt consolidation or bankruptcy, the one thing I knew for certain, was that I wanted legal advice before I made my decision. I found Ian Leavengood on a Google Lawyer Search, and am so thankful that I did. From the first call, I knew I was in good hands. His firm gave me all the information that I needed to make my decision, and contrary to all the negative publicity about bankruptcy, I feel that it really was the best solution. Ian and his staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and guided me every step of the way. Ian is very responsive to any questions that I have and takes the time to spell out in laymen's terms what to expect and what steps need to be taken. I have already recommended his firm to friends and will continue to do so. I have found financial freedom and peace of mind and am already on my way to improving my credit thanks to Ian Leavengood!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Leavengood, Dauval & Boyle, P.A.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Tax Manager
  • Deloitte & Touche, LLP
  • 2000 - 2004


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Florida
  • MA - Masters
  • 1995
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mason v. Valentine & Kebartas, Inc., Case No. 8:10-cv-02702-RAL-EAJ
  • Judgment in favor of Plaintiff
  • In re: Lisowski, 8:07-bk-08495-PMG
  • Judgment in favor of Debtor


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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  • The Paraclete
  • Leadership St. Petersburg: An Advocate's Opportunity
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (19)
Endorse Ian
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've enjoyed working with Ian and the members of his firm. Leavengood, Nash, Dauval & Boyle, P.A. is one of the great teams of the greater Bay area."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Leavengood is thorough and professional in every aspect of his practice. He knows the law and has a track record of prevailing on behalf of his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Leavengood and his firm."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Leavengood and i have litigated several cases against each other over the past several years. He was always professional and prepared, caring only about the best interests of his clients. I wholeheartedly recommend him and his firm."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ian is an incredible attorney. I highly recommend him!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ian is a highly respected attorney. If you need a bankruptcy attorney in St. Petersburg, contact Ian. Aggressive and compassionate."
Credit repair Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian and his firm are the "go-to" firm in Florida when it comes to consumer protection issues. I regularly bounce ideas off of him, and no matter how busy he is, he always responds with extremely helpful advice."
Debt settlement Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer - have worked with him as a mediator and he is very fair and effective."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Credit repair Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Leavengood is a regular contributor that I enjoy reading. His answers and analysis underscores his understanding of the law. I'd recommend him to anyone needing an excellent bankruptcy lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. A contributor to the legal community and a real asset to the bar in general."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Leavengood is a hard-working, intelligent attorney who puts his clients first. I had the good fortune to work for Mr. Leavengood while attending law school. To this day, I employ the work ethic and practices I learned from Mr. Leavengood."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard Leavengood for his skills in foreclosure, bankruptcy and debt relief. He is committed to providing the best representation possible under all circumstances. I will gladly refer cases I have to him which require his services. I highly recommend his work!"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian Leavengood is a great resource for personal bankruptcy in the Tampa Bay Area. I regularly refer clients to his law firm for bankruptcy related issues."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Leavengood knows the law and has the experience needed to win your case. He can explain debt collection harassment law because he knows it thoroughly. He is really good. If you are getting harassed, and his office is anywhere near you, I highly recommend you call him. He is your answer."
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Saint Petersburg Personal injury Lawyer Ian Richard Leavengood
Ian Richard Leavengood
Personal injury Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 19 years
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