Leigh Chapman

Leigh Chapman

Staff Attorney

Leigh Chapman, Esq. is a voting rights attorney at Advancement Project, working to eliminate structural barriers that make it harder for eligible voters to participate in our democracy.  She is the lead attorney covering voter protection and election administration issues in Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin.  Most recently, in November of 2013, Leigh litigated Jones v. Deininger, a federal lawsuit successfully challenging Wisconsin’s discriminatory voter ID law under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.  She was responsible for identifying, vetting, preparing, and conducting the examination for the witnesses at trial. Leigh was also a member of the trial team that challenged Pennsylvania’s voter identification law, and was the lead attorney for Advancement Project’s voter protection and election administration program in Nevada during the 2012 Presidential Election.  Ms. Chapman is also the Social Activism Co-Chair for the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and was named a “2014 Trailblazers Under 40” by the National Bar Association.  Leigh Chapman is a graduate of Howard University School of Law and The University of Virginia.

*Leigh Chapman is admitted in Washington, D.C.