About Attorney Leigh F. Cummings

Partner at Connell Cummings, LLC



  • Listed, Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Edition of Atlanta Magazine (2007 – 2013)
  • Listed, Super Lawyers® (2014 – 2018)
  • Listed, Super Lawyers® "Top Women Attorneys in Georgia" (2015)
  • Listed, Super Lawyers® "Top 100" (2018)
  • Listed, “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend (2016 and 2017)
  • Lecturer: Family Law Institute (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Lecturer: Nuts n' Bolts of Family Law (2015)
  • Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public, State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyer’s Division (2008)
  • Awarded the Intellectual Property Award, Georgia State University College of Law (2002)
  • Grading Assistant, Georgia Bar Exam


  • Georgia State University, J.D., Cum Laude, 2002
  • University Of Virginia, B.A., 1997


  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section (Member, Executive Committee, 2012-present)
  • Editor of Family Law Review (2017-Present)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division (Family Law Committee, Past Chairperson)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • The Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court (Program Chair, 2012-present; Board Member)


  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Federal District Court for the 11th Circuit


  • “For More Couples, First Comes Prenup, Then Comes Marriage” Daily Report (July 24, 2014)
  • “Breaking up a business is hard to do, too” Daily Report, Family Law Special Section (June 17, 2013)
  • "Kids, no kids? One or Four? When Couples Disagree" Associated Press (August 20, 2012)
  • This article also picked up by multiple news outlets, including ABCNews.com, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), and the Ventura County Star. The link above is one of many.
  • "As U.S. commuter marriages soar, so do costs" Reuters (May 14, 2012)
  • This article was also picked up by Chicago Tribune, Reuters UK, MSNBC, MSN Money, Deseret News (Utah), Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and The Economic Times, among others.