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Hilary Leighty is a strategic, creative, and detail-oriented commercial litigator with a passion for providing efficient and client-centric legal services. Ms. Leighty devotes her practice to business/commercial and complex litigation, and has litigation experience across many industries including healthcare, financial services, environmental, employment, insurance coverage, and municipal matters. Ms. Leighty also has experience in compliance audits and assisted with the 2021 follow-up audit of USA Gymnastics’ compliance with the Daniels Report for the Protection of Young Athletes.

Before joining Krieg DeVault, Ms. Leighty worked in the Marion County Commercial Court as an extern for Judge Heather Welch and at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office as a Certified Legal Intern. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Ms. Leighty worked in professional sales for both a Fortune 500 company and major journalism organization in the Washington, DC area. 

Ms. Leighty is an active member of the Indianapolis community as a member of the Junior League of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Women and the Law Division. In addition, Ms. Leighty serves on the firm’s Associates Committee. 

Civic Involvement

  • Junior League of Indianapolis, Co-Chair of Civic Engagement Committee 

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association - Women and the Law Division, Member

Seminars & Presentations

  • Presenter, "Unsafe Building and Code Enforcement," Accelerate Indiana Municipalities & IMLA Municipal Law Seminar, June 24, 2022

Publications

Certifications

  • Legal Lean Sigma® White Belt

Education

  • J.D. in Legal Studies, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2020
    • Full Tuition Merit-based Scholarship Recipient
    • Dean’s List, Spring 2018 and 2019
    • Moot Court Society Order of the Barristers, 2018
    • Tutor, Dean’s Tutorial Society
  • B.S. in Marketing and Management, Indiana University, School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana , 2014
    • Minor: Political Science
    • Certificate in Professional Sales

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (2020)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (2020)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (2020)