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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 Roadman represents individuals and entities from many industries in white collar criminal investigations and trials by federal and state courts as well as federal and state agencies.

Leigh represents 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. Additionally, Leigh represents 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. Leigh has extensive experience in representing individuals and entities in related civil administrative and enforcement proceedings, commercial litigation and civil audits, appeals and litigation. He defends clients owing tax debts who face liens, levies and other enforcement activities by federal and state tax agencies

Representative Experience

  • 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 numerous taxpayers in civil tax audits and collection matters by federal and state tax agencies.
2004 - 2021: Named among Best Lawyers in America - Criminal Defense: White-Collar by Best Lawyers
2010 – 2021: Martindale Hubbell AV preeminent ranked – White Collar Crime
2004- 2021: Leading Lawyers Network - White Collar Criminal Defense and Tax Law
2009 – present: Illinois Super Lawyers - White Collar Criminal Defense.
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.