Leonard C. Leicht

Co-Chair, Trucking & Transportation Practice Group
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    Leonard concentrates his practice in defending significant commercial motor vehicle, personal injury, employment, civil rights and professional liability matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in the state and federal courts and is recognized by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Leonard has held this designation since 2004. 

    Highly experienced in trucking law, Leonard handles all aspects of trucking litigation matters, from Carmack claims to the most complicated and significant bodily injury claims. In addition to his New Jersey based practice, Leonard has also handled trucking cases in state and federal courts in other jurisdictions, pro hac vice, and also provides specialized non-litigation legal services to his trucking and transportation clientele in labor and contractual matters. 

    Leonard represents multiple trucking and transportation clients directly, and often at the request of their insurance carriers. He has represented trucking clientele before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. National Labor Relations Board. 

    In addition, Leonard has handled precedent-setting appellate matters before New Jersey Appellate Division, and also represented the defendant  in Johnson v. Braddy Trucking before the New Jersey Supreme Court.  He has also successfully argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

    Leonard regularly represents clients in administrative, disciplinary and labor hearings. He also often serves  as a mediator and arbitrator at the request of his colleagues.

    Named among The Best Lawyers in America© for Transportation Law, Leonard has also been recognized as a Top 100 Super Lawyer in New Jersey five times.
     

     

    Significant Representative Matters

    Spigai v. Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., No. A-4242-16T4, 2019 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 81 (App. Div. Jan. 11, 2019)

    Department of Cmty. Affairs v. Hansen House, LLC, 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2190 (App. Div. 2017)

    Somers v. Home Props. Regency Club, LLC, 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2375 (App. Div. 2011), certif. denied, 209 N.J. 98 (2012)

    Dique v. NJ State Police, 603 F.3d 181 (3d Cir. 2010)

    Nevins v. Muldoon, 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1413 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 197 N.J. 13 (2008)

    Curley v. Klem, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8606 (D.N.J. 2006), aff’d, 499 F.3d 199 (3d. Cir. 2007)

    Johnson v. Braddy Trucking, 376 N.J. Super. 215, 890 A.2d 944 (App. Div. 2005), aff’d, 186 N.J. 40, 869 A.2d 964 (2006)

    Classes/ Seminars Taught

    Rules of the Trucking Industry: Staying on Track!, Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA) Annual Conference - Virtual, June 24th, 2021

    Do Not Be a Victim - Lessons Learned from the Pilot Flying J Rebate Scheme – Transportation and Logistics Council Annual Meeting, 2014

    Distinguishing Between Lease and Sub-Hauler Agreements – How to Minimize Carrier Liability – Transportation and Logistics Council Annual Meeting, 2012

    Admissions
    New Jersey
    U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
    U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
    Supreme Court of the United States
    Education
    Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ (J.D., 1986)
    Rutgers University (B.A., 1983)
    Honors & awards

    The Martindale-Hubbell rated attorney list is issued by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    The Best Lawyers in America©, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Transportation Law
    2008-present

    The Best Lawyers list is issued by Woodward & White. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    New Jersey Super Lawyer List
    2005-2022 (Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2009-2010 and 2012-2014)

    The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Associations & memberships
    Essex County Bar Association
    New Jersey State Bar Association
    New Jersey Defense Association
    Transportation and Logistics Council
    Transportation Lawyers Association
    Trucking Industry Defense Association
    Year joined
    2019
    Certification/ Specialties

    Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, 2004