LeavenLaw

Established in 2004

Practice Area: Asset Protection, Bankruptcy Law, Business Law 58 more areas of practice + 58 more

Attorneys at This Firm 10 + attorneys view all
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent
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727-491-7742

LeavenLaw

727-491-7742

Serving St. Petersburg, FL view address

Serving St. Petersburg, FL view address

Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

About LeavenLaw

LeavenLaw is a law firm that has prided itself on serving the Tampa Bay area's legal needs for three generations.

Florida Attorneys

LeavenLaw is a law firm that has prided itself on serving the Tampa Bay area's legal needs for three generations.

Our Focus & Mission

Tracing its roots back to 1972, the attorneys at LeavenLaw are experienced in both litigation and transactional matters, both in State and Federal Court. Drawing...

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LeavenLaw is a law firm that has prided itself on serving the Tampa Bay area's legal needs for three generations.

Florida Attorneys

LeavenLaw is a law firm that has prided itself on serving the Tampa Bay area's legal needs for three generations.

Our Focus & Mission

Tracing its roots back to 1972, the attorneys at LeavenLaw are experienced in both litigation and transactional matters, both in State and Federal Court. Drawing upon a wide array of education and experience, the firm is dedicated to helping its clients in a wide variety of contexts, including consumer bankruptcy law, as well as in criminal defense, DUI defense, business disputes & litigation, business formation, family law, personal injury and wills, trusts & probate. At LeavenLaw, it is our mission to provide unparalleled client service to the Tampa Bay community by thoroughly understanding our clients' needs and providing compassionate, personalized, accurate and affordable representation.

Results-Oriented Practice

LeavenLaw stresses - and its clients rightfully expect - the best possible results under the circumstances. To that end, the Firm employs innovative, pragmatic strategies coupled with hard work and accountability. LeavenLaw recognizes that its success depends on close coordination with and the satisfaction of its clients.

Our attorneys regularly meet with clients to set objectives and base their commitment to service on developing an intimate knowledge of each client's needs and objectives. We seek long-term, partnering relationships with clients, striving to provide the best total solution to their specific needs. Our primary practice areas focus on bankruptcy and creditor rights & collections in the Sam Gibbons US Federal Courthouse.

Call us today or use our online inquiry form and a member of our professional staff will respond to your inquiries as soon as possible. We look forward to serving you soon.

LeavenLaw traces its roots back to 1972 in St. Petersburg, Florida to the late Honorable Charles Richard Leavengood. The Law Offices of C. Richard Leavengood focused on Real Estate Law, specifically Eminent Domain. For almost a decade, "Dick" built a small but reputable practice serving Pinellas County's residents.

After a brief stint in private practice, Dick ran for Circuit Court Judge of the Sixth Circuit of Florida. After being elected, Judge Leavengood served on the bench for almost twenty years, eventually serving as its chief judge for more than a decade. After being appointed to the Supreme Court as an interim Justice, Judge Leavengood was eventually defeated by Justice Boyd in his campaign efforts for re-election to the State's Highest Court.

In June of 1978, after graduating from the University of Florida College of Law, Judge Leavengood's son, Richard Timothy Leavengood, returned home to join his father in the practice of law. Leavengood & Leavengood, as the firm was then known, re-focused its efforts on serving the Tampa Bay community's legal needs. For the next several years, this father and son firm practiced in the areas of Real Estate, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning and Wealth Management. In 1980, Richard followed his father's lead and decided to run for County Judge. At 27 years of age, however, Richard was the inexperienced underdog, finishing third out of five candidates.

Returning to the practice of law, Richard decided to expand Leavengood & Leavengood's practice areas by familiarizing himself with an area of law new to the practice. . . an area that would eventually become the firm's primary focus to this day: Consumer Bankruptcy Law. Leavengood & Leavengood continued to serve the community until Dick passed away in 1993.

In May 1995, Richard T. Leavengood's son, Ian Richard Leavengood, graduated from the University of Florida's Fisher School with his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accounting. After two years working as an internal business consultant for The Procter & Gamble Distributing Company, Ian returned to the University of Florida to earn his law degree. During his second stint at UF, Ian served as a Judicial Extern to The Honorable Justice Ben F. Overton of the Supreme Court of State of Florida. After graduating from the Levin College of Law in May of 2000, Ian took a job for Deloitte & Touche, practicing the federal taxation of Mergers & Acquisitions in New York City. For three years, Ian utilized both his law and accounting degrees serving one of Wall Street's financial pioneers and one of Deloitte's most influential and affluent clients - the leveraged buy-out firm Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts.

After four years working in New York City, Ian returned home to St. Petersburg to join his father in the practice of law. Charged with growing the practice, Ian began to expand the firm's personnel, reach and areas of practice. In 2004, Ian brought Christopher Charles Nash over from Akerman Senterfitt, creating the foundation for the LeavenLaw firm as it exists today. Chris's eight-plus years of commercial litigation and estate planning experience provided the intellectual capital necessary to better serve the new firm's clientele.

Together, Richard, Ian and Chris re-branded the newly formed firm and expanded the firm's legal reach to include Commercial Litigation, Creditor Rights & Collection Law, Family Law & Divorce, Business Formation, Wills, Trusts, Probate & Estate Planning and Personal Injury & Accident Litigation.

LeavenLaw.... Proudly Serving the Tampa Bay Area for Three Generations.

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Client Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 29 reviews
  • 90% client recommended 26 recommendations
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  • Aaron Swift Read all 2 reviews

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 10/20/14

    Arron Swift and his staff. Sara. were very through and professional and kept me informed. I especially like the fact that they always did what they sa... Read more

    Arron Swift and his staff. Sara. were very through and professional and kept me informed. I especially like the fact that they always did what they said they were going to do which unfortunately is rare these days.

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  • G. Tyler Bannon Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 05/02/16

    Attorney Bannon handled all aspects of my case expertly. He made the entire process worry-free. His interactions and explanations always kept me infor... Read more

    Attorney Bannon handled all aspects of my case expertly. He made the entire process worry-free. His interactions and explanations always kept me informed about case status and available options. Overall, all of my interactions with him and his staff gave me peace of mind and confidence that I made the right choice by selecting this law firm to handle my case.

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  • Ian Richard Leavengood Read all 13 reviews

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 04/26/16

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    Excellent in every regard?

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  • Ryan Normal Singleton Read 1 review

    4.3/5.0 by a Private Individual on 07/11/12

    He was thorough, forthright in suggestions, knew his stuff... Read more

    He was thorough, forthright in suggestions, knew his stuff...

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  • LeavenLaw

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 05/28/16

    Excellent law firm, very accommodating to your needs and resolves issues in a timely manner. I highly recommend their services. Read more

    Excellent law firm, very accommodating to your needs and resolves issues in a timely manner. I highly recommend their services.

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    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 10/07/15

    Leavenlaw assisted me during a very trying time in my life. Their team was professional and empathetic. Read more

    Leavenlaw assisted me during a very trying time in my life. Their team was professional and empathetic.

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  • LeavenLaw

    4.8/5.0 by a Private Individual on 10/07/15

    I had to contact them every 6 months or so for an update but response time was great and they always contacted me for the important things. My experience was as pleasant... Read more

    I had to contact them every 6 months or so for an update but response time was great and they always contacted me for the important things. My experience was as pleasant and stress free as it could have been. I would d finitely use LeavenLaw again and recommend them to others.

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  • LeavenLaw

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 09/17/15

    The knowledge and professionalism of Leavenlaw was excellent. I knew I had a good case against a debt collector and Leavenlaw won a settlement for me. Read more

    The knowledge and professionalism of Leavenlaw was excellent. I knew I had a good case against a debt collector and Leavenlaw won a settlement for me.

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  • LeavenLaw

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 08/28/15

    Thank you for sending the Final Judgement - which you and Judy already did - and reassuring us about our situation. We are well on our way to getting this behind us and w... Read more

    Thank you for sending the Final Judgement - which you and Judy already did - and reassuring us about our situation. We are well on our way to getting this behind us and we want to personally thank you and your team for the excellent representation and complete follow-through with everything you told us you would/could do, and also for keeping us informed in such a professional manner.{para}If we ever need representation again, we will surely contact Leaven Law.{para}Best Regards and continued success!

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  • LeavenLaw

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 08/28/15

    If you are looking for a good - honest - local - firm that actually cares about their clients and the stories that led them to seek legal guidance to begin with then Ian... Read more

    If you are looking for a good - honest - local - firm that actually cares about their clients and the stories that led them to seek legal guidance to begin with then Ian and Andrew and the attorney's and staff at LeavenLaw are the attorneys to work with. They truly cared about me as a person and did everything they could to assist me. I am grateful for the fact that they were honest and truly cared but most especially for their legal knowledge - advice and skill. I highly recommended them to all

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 23 reviews
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Community Contributions

      Firm Details

      Year Established
      2004
      Firm Size
      13
      Representative Clients
      Progress Energy; Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Inc.; National Risk Services, Inc.; Fisher & Sauls, P.A.; Freedom Scientific, Inc.; JMS Group General Contracting, Inc.; Palm View Construction, Inc.; Sunstate Designs, Inc.; Simple Centers USA, Inc.; SOMAT, Inc.; Duramade Windows & Doors, Inc.
      Languages
      English and Spanish.

      Areas of Law

      • Asset Protection
      • Bankruptcy Law
      • Business Law
      • Civil Trial Practice
      • Class Actions
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Creditors Rights
      • Criminal Trial Practice
      • Family Law
      • General Practice
      • Insurance Law
      • Personal Injury
      • Premises Liability
      • Trusts and Estates
      • Wills
      • Probate
      • Bankruptcy
      • Bankruptcy Arbitration
      • Bankruptcy Chapter 7
      • Bankruptcy Chapter 11
      • Bankruptcy Chapter 12
      • Bankruptcy Chapter 13
      • Bankruptcy Collections
      • Bankruptcy Fraud
      • Bankruptcy Litigation
      • Bankruptcy Mediation
      • Bankruptcy Reorganization
      • Bankruptcy Taxation
      • Bankruptcy Trustees Rights
      • Commercial Bankruptcy
      • Commercial Foreclosure
      • Commercial Insolvency
      • Commercial Recovery
      • Commercial Workouts
      • Consumer Bankruptcy
      • Creditor Bankruptcy
      • Debt Relief
      • Debtor Bankruptcy
      • Foreclosures
      • Fraudulent Conveyance
      • Insolvency
      • Liquidations
      • Out of Court Debt Restructuring
      • Personal Bankruptcy
      • Pre-Bankruptcy Workouts
      • Receivership
      • Repossessions
      • Workouts
      • Workouts Taxation
      • Consumer Law
      • Consumer Arbitration
      • Consumer Class Actions
      • Consumer Credit Compliance
      • Consumer Fraud
      • Consumer Litigation
      • Consumer Protection
      • Consumer Rights
      • Fair Credit Reporting Act
      • Elder Law
      • Estate Planning
      • Medicare and Medicaid

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      Contact

      Phone 1: 727-491-7742 727-491-7742

      Phone 2: (888) 920-1851 (888) 920-1851

      Fax: (727) 327-3305

      Website:

      Firm Address:
      LeavenLaw Northeast Professional Center, 3900 First Street North, Suite 100,
      St. Petersburg, FL 33703
      U.S.A.

      Office Hours:
      • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
      • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
      • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
      • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
      • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
      • Saturday By appointment
      Office Hours:
      • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
      • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
      • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
      • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
      • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
      • Saturday By appointment

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