Personal Injury Attorney
Intro: William Leech joined Wettermark Keith in 2023 as a litigation attorney in our Chattanooga personal injury department. With years of experience advocating for clients before circuit courts, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and Tennessee Supreme Court, he has an innate talent for persuasion and a deep-rooted desire to help others. William's unique approach to legal advocacy is shaped by his deep-seated passion for history, rhetoric, and legal theory. William channels this passion into his practice - his groundbreaking strategies and innovative solutions elevate his work and ensure the best outcomes for his clients.
Background: William is well traveled, having lived in Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and even Colorado Springs, Colorado. Originally from Santa Fe, Tennessee, William began his academic journey at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Here, he cultivated a profound love for history, graduating with a BA in the subject in 2008. Prior to joining Wettermark Keith, William studied rhetoric at UT's English department, considering a career as a history professor. These experiences shaped him into a fiercely persuasive litigator and a staunch advocate for his clients. William was initially hesitant to follow in his father's footsteps as an attorney. However, his persistent interest in law and deep desire to help others finally led him to apply to the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in Memphis, Tennessee, where he graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2011.
William's "Why": William's commitment to his clients stems from a deep-rooted desire to help others, instilled in him from an early age. His father's definition of an attorney - a professional who helps people with their problems – has become William's guiding principle. Having witnessed the transformative power of representation through his father's legal career - and now his own - William holds to the conviction that everyone deserves dedicated, competent legal support.
- Tennessee State Bar
Just For Fun: When he’s not advocating for clients in the courtroom, William indulges in his love for history and literature. He enjoys reading everything from ancient legal theory to contemporary sci-fi novels, such as Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archives. An outdoors enthusiast, he frequently sets off on solitary backpacking trips to truly disconnect from the world and reconnect with nature. He dreams of one day conquering the Wind River Range high route in Wyoming.