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Leigh D. Roadman



130 E. Randolph St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
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J.D., with Honors, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, 1981
Illinois Licensed and Registered CPA
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of Illinois
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
Super lawyers 2015

Leigh D. Roadman


Leigh D. Roadman is a Member in the Litigation Practice Group in Clark Hill’s Chicago office. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense. He has represented individuals and entities in federal and state white collar criminal investigations and trials involving multiple industries, including medical professionals, pharmaceutical company executives, healthcare company owners and executives, food company owners and executives, and owners and financial executives of a wide variety of businesses that have come under scrutiny by the IRS, the FBI, HHS, SEC, FDA, USDA, FDIC, EPA, DOL, and state agencies as well. Leigh has extensive experience in representing individuals and entities in related civil administrative and enforcement proceedings, commercial litigation and civil audits, appeals and litigation.

For the past eleven years Leigh has been a Martindale Hubbell AV preeminent practitioner in the area of white collar crime because his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. From 2004 to now, members of Leading Lawyers Network have also recognized Leigh’s work in the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense and Tax Law. Since 2009, Leigh has also been recognized by both Illinois Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in White Collar Criminal Defense.

Notable Cases:

Represented business executive charged with gambling, structuring and money laundering violations.

Represented executive charged with multiple violations of the Internal Revenue Code related to multiple corporate and personal income tax returns.

Represented executive charged with environmental crimes.

Represented sales executives of pharmaceutical companies charged with multiple violations of the Medicare Anti-Kickback laws.

Represented physician charged with multiple violations of the Medicare Anti-Kickback laws.

Represented corporate officer alleged to be personally liable for non-payment of corporation's employment taxes.

Represented commodity future traders charged with multiple violations of the federal mail and wire fraud statutes.

Named among Best Lawyers in America - Criminal Defense: White-Collar by Best Lawyers (2021)
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Adjunct Professor - Federal Tax Practice and Procedure (2015), Adjunct Professor - Tax Crimes and Penalties (2009-2014)
John Marshall Law School, Adjunct Professor - Tax Practice and Procedure (1993-1999)
Chicago Bar Association, Chairman, Tax Practice and Procedure Committee (2001), Member, Federal Defender Panel (1991-Present)

Mason Floyd, Leigh Roadman, and Matt Ruza, with significant support from Lori Stephens, recently obtained complete dismissal of an action against two clients, former owners of an EB-5 Regional Center, in the Southern District of Ohio. Under the EB-5 program, established by Congress, immigrants who invest $500,000 of capital into an approved project, receive conditional permanent resident status in the United States. After two years, if the immigrants have satisfied the program’s conditions, they will obtain their green cards. Plaintiffs, ten Chinese nationals, alleged that Defendants procured their investments through fraud, misrepresentation and deception and sought not less than $5,000,000. The Complaint alleged ten counts against Defendants. The Court dismissed plaintiffs’ federal securities laws claims with prejudice and denied their request to replead. The Court also declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the remaining counts and entered judgment in favor of Defendants.