Cecily McLeod is an associate in the Commercial Litigation and Construction practice groups. Ms. McLeod handles every phase of litigation from case investigation to litigating bench and jury trials and filing and responding to appeals. She has successfully argued motions and litigated trials in both state and federal court. Ms. McLeod has substantive experience in all types of dispute resolution forums including mediation, state, federal and international arbitration, and state, federal and international litigation. She has been lead counsel on more than 45 bench trials in courts across Georgia.
In addition to her focus on commercial litigation and litigation relating to public contracts and construction, Ms. McLeod has experience in a broad range of legal subject matter including personal injury, sports, insurance, reinsurance, state and federal consumer and creditors' law such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Fair Business Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, bankruptcy, real estate, and intellectual property.
Ms. McLeod currently serves as a Contract Compliance Officer for the City of Atlanta’s Office of Compliance, a position of appointment from the Mayor’s Office. She is also a 2011 graduate of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Leadership Academy.
Advisory Board, International Rescue Committee, Atlanta
Co-Chair, National Moot Court Competition, Region V, Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
Coach, Grady High School Mock Trial Team (2010 and 2011 State Champions, 3rd Place at National Mock Trial Competition, Empire State International Mock Trial Champions)
Programming Co-Chair, World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders
J.D., cum laude, The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 2006
Oxford University, Summer (2006)
B.A., with honors, Political Science, Minor in Business Administration, Certificate in International Business, The University of Florida, 2002
Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France, Summer, 2002