Leigh Murray Winstead

Clinical Professor; Deputy Director, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic; Assistant Professor

Professional Information

Contact Information

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  • Phone: 703-993-8210
  • Office: Room 404, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Address:
    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Leigh Murray Winstead is a Clinical Professor and the Deputy Director for the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic where she oversees all civil litigation matters in the clinic and manages the daily operations of the clinic. She is also an Assistant Professor.  Prior to joining George Mason, Ms. Winstead was an associate at Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. practicing in the civil litigation and intellectual property practice groups. Ms. Winstead’s diverse practice encompassed, among other things, commercial contract disputes and intellectual property litigation in state and federal court. While in private practice, Ms. Winstead was named among Virginia’s Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine for Legal Services/Pro Bono in 2013 and 2015.

Professor Winstead has authored and co-authored several published articles including Sirius Mistake: The FCC’s Failure to Stop a Merger to Monopoly in Satellite Radio, 59 AM. U. L. REV. 83 (2009) and Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle: Leveraging Private Enforcement to Improve Internet Privacy, 37 WILLIAM MITCH. L. REV. 1671 (2011).

Professor Winstead earned her BA from The Pennsylvania State University and her JD from American University, Washington College of Law where she was a member of the American University Law Review. Ms. Winstead is a member of the Virginia Bar.