Ms. Messerer graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2017.  She received the Don G. McCormick Writing Prize for a brief she submitted in her Elements of Legal Argumentation II class in Spring 2016 and earned CALI awards in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Elements of Legal Argumentation II and Environmental Law Drafting.

         Leigh has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 16 years.  She is married and has two teenage children, three dogs and two cats.  She enjoys reading, indoor cycling, and yoga.