Lawyers don’t often talk about their first jobs, but Leigh loves to tell people about working as a cashier at a grocery store in Moncton, New Brunswick. (A proud Maritimer, Leigh will never stop loving his hometown!) It was at the grocery store where he realized the importance of customer service and efficient work. He quickly learned that customers value their time and appreciated personalized attention.
His next job was working at a summer camp in Nova Scotia. While his classmates in law school and business school joked and told him to get a “real” job each summer, it was at camp where Leigh learned about organizational politics, management, teamwork, productivity, and grit.
After graduating with an undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa and law and business degrees (LLB and MBA) from Dalhousie University, Leigh “grew up”. His work experience and expertise spans across the globe. He first worked in senior roles in Ottawa as an advisor to the Minister of National Defence, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and he traveled extensively in these roles. He also worked for the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and the federal Minister of Labour.
Since then, his work has taken him all over the place – from working in a small law firm to working in senior legal and business roles at Sears Canada (including extensive work overseas, where his legal and business skills intersected a great deal). He then served as General Counsel to a large privately-held group of companies focused on retail and real estate.
Leigh is the CEO and Founding Lawyer of Lampert LawGiC, where he collaborates, strategizes, negotiates, calculates and is constantly finding ways to help his clients.
Moreover, Leigh is a gentleman. Whether dealing with his client or an opponent, he truly believes that a handshake means a lot and that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Highly capable, Leigh does not waste time or money. He can explain difficult concepts in simple terms to help his clients understand legalities that may otherwise be overwhelming. He is calm, cool and collected. He is loyal, funny and versatile and can adapt to any situation.
Always seeking to learn, Leigh believes strongly in continuing education. He has completed a Certificate in Adjudication through Osgoode Hall Law School at York University as well as Harvard Business School’s Real Estate Management Program in Finance, Design, and Leadership.
Leigh loves teaching as much as he loves learning and he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Ryerson University and as an Adjunct Professor of International Business and Human Resources at York University.
When not practicing law, Leigh can be found playing highly competitive board games with his wife and their 3 boys, skiing, hiking, kayaking, walking his two dogs, traveling (including his visits to numerous US Presidential Libraries and Museums), giving back to his community through various volunteering roles and mentoring others.
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