When exploring avenues to empower the Black community, it’s crucial that there is a legal foundation in place to shield the vulnerable from any form of wrongdoing or exploitation. At the Law Offices of Chris Leopold, aggressive advocacy for the rights clients who have been subject to wrongful injury or sexual harassment is paramount. Practicing law with passion, purpose, and a strong ethic of social responsibility, Attorney Leopold adopts as his vocation the uplifting of those in need, a philosophy instilled in him at a young age in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mentor, educator, and man of faith are just some of the titles that could be applied to this accomplished alum of Southern University.
Asked why he entered the legal profession, Attorney Leopold’s response was exemplary of someone committed to expanding the possibilities of “just treatment for all”.
“[Law] was the way that I felt I could effectuate change in society and in the lives of others.”
This fundamentally inclusive and civically conscious approach to law is clearly revealed in Attorney Leopold’s influences. Among those who inspired him is the towering Supreme Court Judge and legal pioneer in the African American community Justice Thurgood Marshall.
“Persistence, hard work, and faith in God,” are defining attributes of Attorney Leopold that he has vigorously applied in every dimension of his professional and personal life. Whether it’s his community engagement and mentorship to Black youth as a member of Let Us Make Man, or his being the former coach of a high school mock trial team in Riverdale, Georgia – he stresses that aspiring entrepreneurs be, “proficient in whatever field they are in, find mentors, and never become discouraged.” These are all edifying messages for a younger generation on the cusp of genuine transformation in the economic, social, and political realm.
Recognizing that far too many people “don’t know about [their] legal rights,” Attorney Leopold values education as much more than an assemblage of facts and data acquired through law school. Instead, education is “an ongoing process because the law is always evolving.” Perhaps this is the Chris Leopold Law Office’s most distinctive characteristic: its capacity to evolve in a rapidly changing society while ensuring that its clients receive adequate monetary compensation along with competent, affordable legal counsel within an overall framework of earned trust and integrity. All of these qualities make Attorney Chris Leopold a shining example of a Black business owner who has established a record of success necessary to generate long lasting collective progress. For this reason, the Spendefy Team celebrates his work as indispensable and a motivator for us all to #SpendDifferent!