NAAG Roles

Faculty, Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

John Leovy joined the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland in 2014 as the Chief Counsel of its Tobacco Enforcement Unit, where he litigates against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, and dozens of other cigarette companies over hundreds of millions of dollars in multi-state arbitrations spawned by the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. Before that, he tried dozens of cases as a trial attorney and supervisor for the Torts Division of the City of Chicago Department of Law, served as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk, and tried two music copyright cases against Andrew Lloyd Webber as an associate attorney with the boutique Chicago litigation firm Cherry & Flynn. While in law school, John performed with the Second City National Touring Company and wrote for its business theater. He holds a J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. John has served as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the Loyola University of Chicago Law School and taught trial advocacy and pre-trial litigation at the University of Baltimore Law School, where he incorporates principles of classical rhetoric into his curricula.