Leigh B. Middleditch

Vice President , State Government Relations

Charlottesville, VA

+1 434 977 2543

Leigh serves as vice president in the State Government Relations group with McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, and as of counsel in the Charlottesville office of McGuireWoods LLP where his practice is now concentrated in the Non-Governmental and Exempt Organization fields.

Leigh has previously on the Board of Visitors and served as legal advisor and special counsel to the University of Virginia and was a founder of the university's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. He also held the position of university lecturer in teh Law and Darden Graduate Business schools and is co-author of Virginia Civil Procedure. Leigh has been chairman of the university's Health Services Foundation; Virginia Healthcare Foundation; Charlottesville-Albemarle Chamber of Commerce; Virginia Chamber of Commerce; Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, and a member of the ABA Board of Governors. He has also served as a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce; trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello); and president of the University of Virginia Law Association and alumni board of managers. He is currently on the board of the Montpelier Foundation; the UVA White Burkett Miller Council and Foundation for the Study of the Presidency; and is a trustee of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. Leigh served on active duty with the United States Navy from 1951-54 and retired as a Captain USNR.

Founder, One Virginia 2021 Redistricting Effort (2013 – present)

Board Member, Rule of Law Initiative, 2010-present; Governmental Affairs Committee, 2006-2009; Law and National Security Committee, 2007-2009; Africa Committee, International Law Section, 2007-present; Chair, 2011-2012, Africa Law Initiative Council, 2005-2006; Commission on Law and Aging, 2002-2004; Board of Governors, 1999-2002; Chair, Senior Lawyers Division 1997-1998; Chair, Unrelated Business Income, 1966-1969; Chair, 1969-1971; Special Advisor, 1971-1972, Tax Section - Exempt Organizations Committee; Vice Chair, 1962-1964; Chair, Taxation of Trust Income, 1965-1968; Vice Chair, Charitable Trusts and Foundations, 1972-1975; Charitable Institutions Committee, 1983, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section - Estate & Tax Planning Committee, American Bar Association

Board Member, The Montpelier Foundation, 2010-present

Member; Organizing Committee, Senior Lawyers, 2008-present; Chair, 1994-1996; Member, 1984-1998, Section on Legal Practice, Medicine & Law Committee, International Bar Association 

Board Member, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 2009-present

Advisory Committee Member, International Senior Lawyers Project, 2007-present

Trustee Advisor, Piedmont Housing Alliance, 2004-present

Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1998-2003

Director, Jefferson Area Board for the Aging, 2003-present

Director and Executive Committee Member, 1995-present; Chair, 2005-2007, Thomas Jefferson Regional Economic Development Partnership

Trustee, Virginia Morris Kincaid Foundation, 1995-present

Trustee, Claude Moore Foundation, 1987-present

Chair, Citizens Committee for City-County Cooperation (5 Cs), 1980-present

Member, 1957-present; Member, Committee on Professional Responsibility, 1989-1990; Chair, Boyd-Graves Conference on Civil Procedure, 1985-1988; Chair, Civil Litigation Committee, 1985-1988; Chair, Special Committee on Law Reform; Committee on Court Procedure, 1975-1981, Virginia Bar Association

Member, 1957-present; Multi Disciplinary Practice Committee, 2000-2002; Professionalism Committee, 1997-1998; Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline, 1989-1993; State Bar Council, 1988-1991; Chair, Advisory Committee on Rules to Judicial Council of Supreme Court, 1986-1991; Bench-Bar Committee, 1989-1990; Board of Governors, 1987-present; Chair, 1990-1991, Senior Lawyers Section; Board of Governors, 1984-1987; Chair, 1985-1986, Health Law Section; Board of Governors, 1982-1985; Chair, 1984-1985, Administrative Law Section; Board of Governors, 1982-1990; Chair, 1989-1990, Litigation Section; Board of Governors, 1981-1988; Chair, 1983-1984, International Law Section; Study Committee on Reducing Litigation Costs and Delays, 1982-1986; Committee on Professional Responsibility, 1980-1981; Board of Governors, Section on Patents, Trademark and Copyright Law, 1979-1980; Disciplinary Board, 1980-1986; Member, 1976-1979; Chair, 1979-1980, 7th District Disciplinary Committee; Chair, Committee on State and Federal Rules of Procedure, 1979-1980; Board of Governors, Committee on Taxation, 1966-1970, Virginia State Bar

Member, 1957-present; President, 1979-80; Member, 1993-present; Chair, 1993, Professional Responsibility Committee; Chair, Relations with the News Media Committee, 1977-78; Chair, Grievance Committee, 1977-78, Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association

Numerous Positions, University of Virginia, 1956-present; Chair, Osher Institute of Life Long Learning (2000-2012) Board of Visitors, 1990-1994

Member, 4th Circuit Judicial Conference 

Fellow, Virginia Bar Foundation

Member, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Board member, 1994-1997, 2009-2011; Long Range Planning Committee, 2009-2011, Farmington Country Club

Member, 2005-2010; Chair Business and Industry Sub Panel, 2006-present, Virginia Secure Commonwealth Panel

Member, Virginia Business Higher Education Council, 2007-2010

Director, Virginia Forward, 2008-2009

Chair, 2007-2009; Member, 2005; Chair, 2007-2009, Workforce Investment Board, Piedmont Workforce Network

Director, WVPT Public Television, 1999-2008

Director, Critical Strategies Foundation, 2006-2008

Member, Chair, Metropolitan Planning Advisory Committee, 2004-2006; Chair, Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, 2004; Member, 1994-2000; Chair, 1998-2001, Housing Committee; Citizens Advisory Panel on Revision of Comprehensive Plan, 1977; Member, Citizens Advisory Committee on Tourism, 1977-1978, Albemarle County, Virginia

Virginia Commission on National and Community Service, 2001-2004

Trustee, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation (Monticello), 1994-2002

Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel, 1991-2000

Charlottesville Advisory Board Member, Crestar Bank, 1973-1999

Chair, 1997-1998; Director, 1992-1998, Virginia Health Care Foundation

Board Member, Elk Hill Farm, Inc., 1991-1997

Director, Virginia Health Care Partners Inc., 1995-1997

Board Member and Chair, Charlottesville Free Clinic, 1992-1997

Member, 1985-1997; Chair, Health Law Committee, 1990-1996, Inter-American Bar Association

Board Member and President, Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, 1967-1996

Advisory Board Member, Christmas in April, Inc., 1992-1994

Trustee, Gwathmey-Jeffries Trust, 1991-1994

Board Member, North American Wildlife Foundation, 1986-1994

Board Member, 1986-1993; Vice President, 1991-1993, Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge

Member, 1975-1992; Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure, 1982-1986, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Member, Virginia State Health Planning Board, 1989-1992

Board Member, 1983-1992; President, 1988-1990, Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, 1982-1992

Director, Virginians for Progress, 1992

Board Member, Thomas Jefferson Cultural Center, Inc., 1988-1989

Board Member, Virginia Museum of Natural History, 1987-1989

Advisory Board, "Ash Lawn" (James Monroe's home), 1981-1985

Board of Governors, Virginia Health Care General Counsels Association, 1981-1985

Member, Governor's Special Advisory Committee for Quality Education, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1983-1985

Board Member, 1980-1984; Chair, 1983-1984, Greater Charlottesville Area Development Corporation

Board Member, Virginia Tax Conference, 1973-1984

Board Member and Legal Advisor, 1976-1981; President, 1980; ex-officio Board Member, 1999-2007, Charlottesville- Albemarle Chamber of Commerce

Board Member, Junior Achievement of Central Va. Inc., 1982-1985

Advisory Member, Tax Committee, American Council of Education, 1970-1976

Board Member, 1973-1976; President, 1974-1975, Camp Holiday Trails, Inc. (Camp for medically handicapped children)

Board Member, 1971-1974; Vice President, 1973-1974, St. Anne's - Belfield School

President, 1968-1971; Secretary, 1962-1968, Charlottesville Council, Navy League of the United States

Board Member, Mental Health Association, 1968-1970

Board Member, 1962-1970; Chair, 1967-1969, Salvation Army 

Board Member, United Givers Fund, 1963-1969

Board Member, Belfield School, 1962-1969

Board Member, 1963-1968; President, 1965-1968, Child & Family Service

Board Member, 1961-1968; Chair, 1963-1965, American National Red Cross, Charlottesville chapter

President, Central Virginia Estate Planning Council, 1965-1966

Board Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys, 1964-1966

Member, Advisory Committee to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws on the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act, 1964-1965



Leigh Middleditch