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Karl W. Leo

Founder and President

Karl founded the firm in 1987 after serving as Law Clerk to Chief Justice C.C. Torbert, Jr., of the Alabama Supreme Court and practiced law from 1984 to 1987 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Although his law practice is substantially focused on ABC, HHC and their affiliates, he advises the firm’s clients on matters regarding corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and other business legal matters.

Along with owning his own firm, Karl is involved in many other business, such as Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Director of ABC Supply Co., Inc., and Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Hendricks Holding Company, Inc. He is also chairman of the Board of Gem Pharmaceuticals, LLC (a biotechnology company), Vice-President and Director of The Westmoreland Company, Inc. (a commercial real estate developer).

Karl participated as a Panel Member at the CLM (Claims and Litigation Management Alliance) 2012 Annual Conference in San Diego. His Panel’s topic was “Beyond the Numbers: The Art of Litigation Management and CLient Retention”.


  • AV-Preeminent Rated Attorney from Martindale-Hubbell


  • Member of the Board of Visitors of Duke University School of Law
  • Serves as member of the Executive Planning Committee of the Whitesburg Christian Academy Capital Campaign
  • Member of the Commercial and Construction Industry Panels of American Arbitration Association