Attorney Leigh Orton graduated summa cum laude from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1992. Attorney Orton then earned a Juris Doctor degree and graduated cum laude from the University of Memphis in 1995.
Following her graduation from law school, Attorney Orton practiced at a small firm in Memphis, Tennessee. After moving to the Erie area, she operated her own general practice firm, served as an adjunct professor at Gannon University and worked for a large Erie law firm.
Attorney Orton concentrates her practice on family law, elder law, estate planning & administration, and real estate. With over twenty years of experience, Attorney Orton has successfully litigated and received favorable rulings in numerous family law matters including custody and support. She is also collaboratively trained in family law matters.
Attorney Orton has written and edited several articles in connection with elder law and estate planning issues. She has also presented various seminars on family law and elder law issues. She is a former Article Editor for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Student Journal and a member of PA NAELA chapter.
Attorney Orton was selected as the North East News Journal Readers’ Choice “Best Attorney” for 2012, 2013, and 2017. She is actively involved in the North East community and is a Board Member of the Community Nursing Services of North East and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Shiloh Chapter No. 153, North East.
- University of Memphis – Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law-1995
- Union University-1992
- Collaborative Professionals of Northwest Pennsylvania-2014-Member-Present
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals-2014-Member-Present
- Pennsylvania Bar Association-Member
- Girl Scout Troop #36009-Assistant Troop Leader
- North East Business Women’s Roundtable-Steering Committee Member
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