Roger Leishman, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Attorney General.
Leishman has served as an assistant attorney general since July 2015. Prior to representing Western Washington University on behalf of the Office of Attorney General, he was a partner at the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. During his 20-year career in private practice in Seattle, Leishman handled a wide variety of legal matters, including appeals, employment, contracts, real estate, healthcare, civil rights, intellectual property, construction, and family law. He was also Director of the LGBT Rights Project of the ACLU of Illinois for five years, and has served on the boards of the Washington State Bar Association, ACLU of Washington, Washington Initiative for Diversity, Seattle Men’s Chorus, Equality Federation, and the Washington Supreme Court Discipline Advisory Roundtable.
A graduate of Yale Law School and Brigham Young University, Leishman lives in Bellingham with his son and two daughters.