Leigh A. Sands
Leigh is an associate lawyer at Sweatman Law practicing primarily estate litigation as well as estate planning and real estate. Leigh graduated with an Honours BA from Carleton University in 2009 and obtained her law degrees from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2012.
Leigh joined the firm as an articling student in 2012 to explore her interest in estate law and stayed at Sweatman Law after her call to the Ontario Bar in 2013.
Leigh has experience with applications to pass accounts, will challenges, guardianship applications, attorney disputes, dependant support applications as well as experience drafting wills, powers of attorney and trusts.
Prior to joining the firm, Leigh held a number of volunteer positions during her legal education both in the U.S. and in Canada. At the University of Windsor, Leigh worked as an assistant editor for the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues (Law Review), and as an aboriginal court worker for the CanAm Centre. As a student at the University of Detroit Mercy, she volunteered as a 3L Representative for the Student Bar Association and also provided guidance as a Moot Coach.