Skip to content Cecily J. McLeod


55 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. N.W.
Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30308


J.D., cum laude, The University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 2006

  • Student Commencement Speaker, Fall 2006
  • Journal of Law & Public Policy, Managing Editor
  • Mock Trial Team Executive Board, President
  • Florida Blue Key

Study Abroad, Oxford University, Summer (2006)

B.A., with honors, Political Science, The University of Florida, 2002

  • Minor in Business Administration
  • Certificate in International Business
  • Student Alumni Association Commencement Speaker
  • Outstanding Student Leader Finalist
  • Dean’s List

Study Abroad, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France, Summer, 2002


Living The Dream Award Recipient (2014)


Cecily J. McLeod is Senior Counsel and has a diverse national litigation practice. She 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. Cecily has substantive experience in all types of dispute resolution forums including mediation, state, federal and international arbitration, and state, federal, and international litigation.  

Her employment practice centers on assisting corporate entities with all aspects of employment-related business operations, including the creation and implementation of policies and procedures; training for staff and supervisors; administrative investigations; mediation; litigation; trial; and appeal.  

In addition to her focus on commercial litigation and employment counseling and litigation, Cecily also has experience in a broad range of legal subject matter including product liability, environmental/toxic tort litigation, and professional liability litigation. Her environmental litigation experience includes defending sanitation services companies and product manufacturers and designers as counsel in the defense of personal injury lawsuits involving products and tort claims and professional negligence lawsuits. She has successfully mediated environmental litigation matters by securing low settlement under settlement parameters and successfully litigated environmental/professional liability litigation by winning several summary judgment motions and multiple appeals to the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia.
Cecily formerly served 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 a founding member and former Chairwoman of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders. She is a loving wife and mother of a four-year-old boy and a one-year-old boy.


  • Georgia
  • Washington D.C.
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • GRSM Diversity Committee, Member
  • World Affairs Council Of Atlanta Young Leaders
    • Founding Board Member
    • Chairwoman, 2013-2014
  • Leadership Buckhead Graduate
  • Atlantik-Brücke Transatlantic Young Leader Alumni
  • Georgia Association Of Black Women Attorneys
    • Historian, 2013
    • Co-Director of Student Programs, 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyer Division
    • Board, 2009-2010
    • Graduate of Leadership Academy, 2011
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council Membership Chairwoman, 2019-Present
  • The Lola Professional Club for Women, 2019-Present
  • The Cherokee Town and Country Club, 2018-Present

Community Involvement

  • International Rescue Committee, Atlanta
    • Former Advisory Board
  • Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
    • Co-Chair, National Moot Court Competition, Region V
  • Grady High School Mock Trial Team
    • Coach, State Champion and Top 10 National Teams, 2010-2012
  • World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders 
    • Former Programming Co-Chair
  • World Affairs Council of Atlanta
    • Steering Committee Member, 2015-Present
  • Trinh Huynh “Be Excellent” Memorial Scholarship
    • Chairwoman, 2017-Present
    • Bocce Ball Scholarship Tournament Director, 2017-Present
Publications & Presentations