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Ian R. Leavengood

Attorney Leavengood has received the AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale Hubbell. He is the managing shareholder at LeavenLaw and is dedicated to serving consumers throughout the State of Florida.

Background

Ian is a native Floridian, born and raised in St. Petersburg. After receiving his Bachelor of Science and Master's degrees in Accounting from the University of Florida, Ian worked as an internal business consultant for The Procter & Gamble Distributing Company. Ian returned to the University of Florida, entering the Levin College of Law in the fall of 1997. During his second stint at UF, Ian served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Justice Ben F. Overton of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. After receiving his Juris Doctor in the spring of 2000, Ian went to Manhattan where he joined Deloitte's Special Acquisition Services, a team that exclusively serviced all merger and acquisition activity for the leveraged buyout firm Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts. Ian returned to St. Petersburg in the summer of 2003 to join and help expand the firm you see today.

Ian manages the Firm and chairs its Consumer Law, Class Actions, and Real Estate & Title departments. Ian is married to another members of the Florida Bar, Robin H. Leavengood, and is a proud father of Vivian and Luke Leavengood.

Education

 University of Florida, B.S. (Accounting, 1995)
 University of Florida, Masters (Accounting, 1995)
 University of Florida Hall of Fame
 Florida Blue Key
 Director, Preview Orientation Program
 Executive Vice-President. Florida Cicerones
 Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
 University of Florida, J.D. (Law, 2000)
 Judicial Extern to the Honorable Justice Ben F. Overton, Supreme Court of the State of Florida

Professional

 Florida Board of Accountancy, Certified Public Accountant, 1996
 Florida Bar, Attorney, 2005
 St. Petersburg Bar Association
 Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
 National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
 National Association of Consumer Advocates

Court Admissions

 Florida Supreme Court
 U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
 Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Community Involvement

 University of Florida Levin College of Law, Law Alumni Council
 President, 2012 - 2013
 University of Florida Levin College of Law, Book Award Sponsor
 Bankruptcy & Creditors' Remedies, 2007 - present
 Live Arts Peninsula Foundation, Board of Directors, 2003 to 2005
 Gotham Gators, University of Florida New York City Alumni Association
 President, 2001 - 2003
 Most Outstanding Member, 2003
 Battle Foundation for Youth Development, Board of Directors, 2006
 Leadership St. Petersburg
 Class of 2007 Graduate
 Planning Committee 2008 to present
 American Stage Theatre Company, Board of Trustees, 2008
 St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral, Stewardship Committee
 St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, Member

Awards & Honors

 AV® Rated, Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell
 Florida Legal Elite
 Florida Super Lawyers, 2011, 2014
 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009

Speaking Engagements

 The Florida Bar, FDCPA and Collecting the Judgment, October 2012
 National Business Institute
 Bankruptcy Implications on Collections, November 2012
 Ethics, November 2012
 Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Unlawful Debt Collection
 Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Unlawful Debt Collection

Notable Cases & Opinions

 Kelliher v. Target National Bank, 826 F. Supp. 2d 1324 (M.D. Fla. 2011)  
 Schmidt v. Regions Bank, N.A. (Class Action)  
 Bruce v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147897
 
 Campanale v. Capital One  
 Dauval v. MRS, BPO
 McCurdy v. Wells Fargo, Law Offices of Douglas Zahm (Class Action)