Limiting his practice to being a neutral since 1990, Mr. Leitch has conducted mediation, arbitration, and case evaluation of over 2000 cases. He is registered in general mediation, domestic relations mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation/case evaluation with the Georgia Office of Dispute resolution. He is on the approved lists of neutrals for the American Arbitration Association, Inc. (Commercial and Sports Panels), FINRA (formerly NASD) and several Georgia court annexed programs including Cobb, DeKalb, and Gwinnett counties.
ADR education and training experience includes: Civil Mediators (20 hour), AAA Arbitration I and II, Arbitrator Ethics, Arbitration Award Writing, Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Arbitration; Negotiation; Advanced Mediation; Mediation Advocacy For Attorneys; and Early Neutral Evaluation/Case Evaluation. All courses were approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and for Continuing Legal Education Credit for Georgia and/or the host state. In addition he has trained judges for the American Academy of Judicial Education. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s national faculty for Commercial Arbitration Training I and II, Arbitrator Ethics, Arbitration Award Writing and Mediation Advocacy For Attorneys Training. He provided specialized mediation training for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Tennessee Department of Labor, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, and the University of Alabama. He presented continuing legal education programs on alternative dispute resolution for ICLE, local bar associations, colleges, federal and state agencies and judges.
He was an adjunct professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution at Georgia State University College of Law from 1994 to 2011. He has taught in their International Commercial Arbitration program in Linz, Austria and taught their mediation training course.
J.D., Emory University School of law, 1974; B.A., Fairfield University, 1969; Independent Study, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1966-67.