John H. Leech, Jr.
John H. Leech, Jr. is a native of Mobile and graduated from Davidson High School. He attended Rhodes College where he studied political science and played fullback and long snapper on the football team. He then transferred to the University of South Alabama where he played football for Coach Joey Jones and the Jaguars as a long snapper. During his time at USA, John was president of his fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Order, Greek Man of the Year, Secretary/Treasurer of the Order of Omega, a recipient of the Excellence in Political Science Award, named to multiple Dean’s Lists, a member of numerous honor societies, and was named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List. He graduated in 2011 from the University of South Alabama with a B.A. in political science, cum laude.
John then attended Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center on a Chancellor Scholar Scholarship. During his time at LSU Law Center, John was a member of the Public Interest Law Society (PILS), and dedicated much of his time to an organization called StreetLaw. John competed in the Ira S. Flory Trial Competition, the Tullis Moot Court Competition, and an Opening Statement Competition. He worked in the Family Law Clinic during his third year, and was a Junior Editor for the Journal of Civil Law Studies, in which he published an article. John interned and externed for various organizations throughout law school, including the United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, and 19th JDC Public Defender’s Office. In May of 2014 John graduated LSU Law Center with a Juris Doctorate and Graduate Degree in Comparative Law.
John has been practicing with Warhurst Law since 2014. He resides in Mobile with his wife, Arika.
- Insurance Disputes
- B.A., cum laude, University of South Alabama, Political Science, 2011
- D.C.L., Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2014
- J.D., Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2014
Honors & Awards
- 2017 Nappie Awards Nominee
- 2019 American Institute of Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
- 2019 The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
- Alabama State Bar
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- Florida Bar Association
- Mobile Bar Association
- Mobile Young Lawyers
- Baldwin County Bar Association
- Alabama Association for Justice
- Trahan v. Kingrey: An Analysis of Louisiana’s Relocation Statute, 6 J. Civ. L. Stud. 713 (2013)