I’m Tori! Lion Legal Services is my baby, starting as Leigh Law in a one-room walk-up office with little more than a dream and crossed fingers.
Our success is a mix of trial and error, sheer grit, and cultivating the right team. Today we are Lion Legal Services—a North Little Rock staple, living our purpose to evolve the way Arkansans feel about lawyers by resolving life’s problems with affordable, transparent, reasonable, no-nonsense legal solutions.
My commitment to reasonableness and practicality is off the charts and my meter for emotions is far below the average human being. I’m the friend that gives smart, realistic advice to actually solve the problem, not just cry about it! My desire to be well-liked is not outweighed by my willingness to defend, persuade, and argue my position, whether in my cases, in business, or my personal life. Opportunity is not given; it’s taken.
Because of my commitment to practicality, I’m a certified mediator and handle many of our mediations.
I’m a great trial lawyer and thoroughly enjoy taking cases to court – I thrive on the competition. Winning is my favorite thing, no matter what it is I’m winning! In my ten years as a lawyer, I’ve handled many real estate, business, contract, and other civil transactions and litigation.
Today, all of my time is spent on the administration and management of the firm, including client acquisition, billing, HR, that sort of thing. Although, I’m sometimes still brought in to conduct with clients thorough emotionless cost/benefit analyses of time, money, and stress, compared to likely results of given legal strategies.
Mount Saint Mary, Ball State, and Indiana Universities are my alma maters. My commitment to student organizations was strong in high school—I can’t even remember all of them. I’m a Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient, led a Girl Scout troop for several years in college and law school, took a long break, and am back to leading a Girl Scout troop today for my own daughters! Think I’m a good lawyer? You should see me peddle some cookies!
I was boring, nerdy, and predictable in high school (math parties, anyone?) I bloomed in college, pledging a sorority (Sigma Kappa for life!) and law school was the most fun I’ve ever had – joining, like, no student organizations, drinking a lot, and steadfastly refusing to apply for law review (waaay too much nauseating research of ridiculous & impractical things like “how water law is affected by the rise in popularity of poodle ownership” or other such nonsense). Do not even get me started on the citations! As young as I was in law school, I was lucky in my self-awareness, recognizing the torture of forcing myself into a detailed round box when I’m a big-picture square peg.
I managed to graduate in the top quarter of my class and escape the snow and big city life of Indianapolis to come home where I met and married a Levy boy, who is currently the director of Education at the Civilian Student Training Program on Camp Robinson. My husband is very funny and very laid back. We are literally living the American Dream of a happy, healthy family, seeing a great work ethic and community commitment paying off. I love him more today than the day we married, mostly because he always laughs at my jokes and never makes me do the laundry; and, despite the fact he cried when he found out he was having two daughters. He says a third baby is out of the question because “he doesn’t want a boy bad enough to risk having three girls!”
I sit on the Board of Governors of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Rock City Rescue (an animal non-profit), and am a member of the House of Delegates of the Arkansas Bar Association. I’ve completed several Leadership Academies, including the ABA in 2013, ATLA in 2019, and Arkansas Business in 2020.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my cell is 501-658-3108.
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