Leigh Gill

Leigh Gill

Leigh is a Portland technology law attorney who guides clients through software licensing, digital rights licensing, artistic rights licensing, and intellectual property.

Practice Areas

  • Business Practices, Formation, and Governance
  • Technology Law
  • Licensing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Computer and Internet Law
  • Legal Project Management
  • Employee Life-cycle Planning
  • Human Resources and Employer Advice
  • Growth Strategies for Companies


Leigh’s technology law and business practice are grown from his business and software experience to include contracts and licenses, intellectual property, taxation, hiring and employment, and general business advising. Having been on the inside of three companies as they went through dramatic growth, Leigh seeks to apply lessons learned as well as his experiences to growing companies facing similar trajectories.

Leigh attended law school as an evening student while working as a software consultant to fortune 500 companies. Working first in financial services then in software, he learned how to collaborate for effective decision making. Leigh focuses on providing real time, effective, and informed legal advice to companies and founders at inflection points.

Leigh brings real world experience – including having worked as an account manager, business analyst, project manager, and consultant – to the practice of law. Ideas are powerful and it is by enabling a business to share those ideas to the world, while keeping some control over them and planning for the future, that innovation occurs.

  • Mentor, Portland Startup Weekend (2013 – present)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division, Member Services
  • American Bar Association – IP Young Lawyer’s Action Group, Publications Subchair
  • Charter Member, TiE Oregon (2013-2014)
  • Board Member, SE Portland Little League
  • Small Business Legal Clinic, Pro Bono Champion 2013
  • Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Pro Bono Attorney

  • “So Your Client Wants to Raise Money on the Internet: Crowdfunding Developments,” Oregon State Bar Computer and Internet Law Section (March 2014)
  • Time to Face the Music: Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and Federal Copyright Laws, Landslide Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association IP Law Section (June 2014)
  • Manifest Disregard After Hall Street: Back from the Dead–The Surprising Resilience of a Non-Statutory Ground for Vacatur, 15 Lewis & Clark Law Review 265 (2011)
  • Social Networking, Oregon Business Lawyer, 2010

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • Lewis & Clark Law School – J.D., cum laude, Intellectual Property Certificate, 2012
  • University of California, Santa Cruz – B.A. History

portland technology law attorney

Seattle | 206.492.7531
Portland | 503.802.5533