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Richard J. Leighton

Keller and Heckman LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Richard J. Leighton

Dick Leighton is the senior litigator at Keller and Heckman LLP. He is a trial and appellate lawyer as well as a commercial arbitrator and mediator. He has a national practice representing business and trade association clients before federal and state courts, regulatory and self-regulatory bodies, legislative committees, and alternative dispute resolution forums. Mr. Leighton is most frequently involved in food, drug, environmental, and contract issues, especially those related to advertising, labeling, promotion, trademarks, and franchising. He has been named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the "50 Best Lawyers" in Washington and is listed in Who's Who and Who's Who in American Law.

Practice Areas
  • Litigation and Other Dispute Resolution
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Privacy and Internet
  • Intellectual Property
  • Environmental
  • Antitrust

Bar Admissions
  • Maryland, District of Columbia

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Program Leader); Federal American Inn of Court (Past President); Commercial and Large Complex Case Panels of the American Arbitration Association; Advertising and Trademark Panel of the Center for Public Resources/INTA; ADR Committee of the International Trademark Association.

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