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Leighton O’Connell-Miller

Litigation Counsel - Chicago Office

UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

79 W. Monroe St.
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

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Leighton brings the firm extensive experience in the defense of commercial litigation matters and in managing large scale electronic discovery in the defense of consumer finance class actions and complex commercial disputes involving, among other things, business contracts and trade secrets. Leighton has second chaired two federal criminal trials in the Northern District of Illinois and has successfully first chaired multiple evidentiary hearings in various jurisdictions of the United States bankruptcy courts as well as leading both the defense and prosecution of a number of adversary proceedings before joining UpRight Law. In addition to his trial level work, Leighton has been the lead author on many Illinois and federal appellate briefs, including filing a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, and has argued on multiple occasions before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In addition to his work for the firm, Leighton engages in pro bono work involving prisoner civil rights issues, both as part of his membership in the Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois and through the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Settlement Assistance Program of the Northern District of Illinois.

Leighton graduated from the Loyola University School of Law cum laude in 2012.


6 years since Leighton O’Connell-Miller was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
IL Active 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th, 7th, and 11th Circuits Active 2012, 2014, 2018
U.S. District Courts for INND, ILCD, and ILND Active 2014, 2014, 2012


School Major Degree Graduated
Loyola University Chicago School of Law Law J.D. 2012
Fort Hays State University Political Science B.A. 2007

Work Experience

Position Duration
Hart & Miller, LLC, Partner November 2015 - April 2017
Bryan Cave LLP, Associate November 2012 - October 2015

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Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

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