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Leon Friedberg

Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, Business Services, Business Transactions, Litigation, Real Estate & Construction


For many years, Leon Friedberg has acted as counsel to closely held businesses. His work concentrates on bankruptcy and insolvency law, civil trials and disputes, landlord/tenant and real estate law, federal and state appellate practice, commercial law, and mediations and arbitrations. He has represented debtors, creditors’ committees, and individual creditors in Chapter 11 cases, as well as parties in Chapters 7, 12, and 13 cases. Leon has litigated jury and bench trials at all state court and federal levels. He has also represented parties in Ohio courts of appeal and the Ohio Supreme Court, several states’ bankruptcy courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. 

Leon joined Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP in August 1999. He is licensed to practice in the courts of Ohio and Florida, several federal appellate and district courts, bankruptcy courts, and the United States Supreme Court. In his experience, he has worked as a solo practitioner and a partner in a large regional law firm. 

Professional Accolades 


Leon received his undergraduate degree (B.M.) from DePauw University and his master’s degree from Miami University. He received his law degree (J.D.) from Capital University. 


Leon is a member of the bar of Ohio, the Florida Bar, and the Columbus Bar Association. 


Leon has received the Martindale-Hubbell® rating of AV Preeminent®. He has been selected for listing in Who’s Who in American Law 10th ed. 7th edition and Madison Who’s Who 2008 edition. Leon was selected to the super lawyer list by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine 2007.


Leon is a frequent lecturer and author on various topics, including bankruptcy procedures, real estate liens, Ohio’s notary public laws, environmental law, commercial leases, and landlord/tenant laws.  


Leon enjoys tennis and orchestral and chamber music. He has performed as a cellist in several Central Ohio orchestras, including as a member of the Capital University Orchestra. 

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