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Leigh A. Newman

Partner

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Overview

Leigh Newman advises clients in connection with estate planning, estate and trust administration and estate and gift taxation. Leigh received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. with Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is a co-author of "2005 Developments in Connecticut Probate, Estate and Gift Tax Law," Connecticut Bar Journal, Volume 80, No. 2, June 2006. While at UConn, she served as editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Journal of International Law.

Leigh served as law clerk to The Honorable Richard N. Palmer of the Connecticut Supreme Court and to The Honorable Robert N. Chatigny of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation and is a past chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. She also serves on the Alumni Schools Committee for Princeton University and is a member of the Planned Giving Committee for the Loomis-Chaffee School.

Leigh is a past Chair of both the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. She has served on the Alumni Schools Committee for Princeton University and the Planned Giving Committee for the Loomis-Chaffee School.

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Education and Credentials

Education
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with Honors, editor in chief, Connecticut Journal of International Law
Princeton University, A.B.
Admissions
State of Connecticut

Recognition and Community

Recognition

Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Trusts and Estates, 2023

Received 2019 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award for Greater Hartford

Recognized as a "2017 Wonder Woman" by the Malta House of Care Foundation

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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Community

Jewish Community Foundation, Board of Trustees, Past Chair

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Past Chair