Mark Leach joined Orbock Ruark & Dillard, PC in 2001 and has remained with the firm as a partner since 2004.  He has experience defending all types of workers’ compensation cases, including asbestos and other complex cases and appeals. He has also defended cases in North Carolina's state and federal courts in the areas of toxic torts, premises liability, trade secrets, breach of contract, and personal injury. Mr. Leach has served as a supervising attorney with the Wake Forest University School of Law Civil and Criminal Externship Clinic since 2006. He has authored manuscripts and presented on workers' compensation issues for various continuing legal education and private client seminars.


Mr. Leach received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University in 1993 and graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1996. Before joining the firm, Mr. Leach worked for five years as a general practitioner and criminal defense attorney in Winston-Salem, during which time he tried cases before juries involving charges of armed robbery, felony child abuse, kidnapping, and other matters.  While in law school, he interned with the district attorneys' offices in both Forsyth and Mecklenburg Counties.  He also worked in the legal department at Wake Forest University and as a research assistant to several professors.


Mr. Leach is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina.  He has served as a member of the North Carolina Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section Council, and as its Legislative Committee Co-Chairman.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and is the Immediate Past Chairman of its Workers' Compensation Section.

Mark is married to Heather Leach and they have two children, Emma and David. His leisure interests include playing piano and guitar.

Professional Memberships

North Carolina State Bar, Workers' Compensation Section
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Board of Directors 
Forsyth County Bar Association
21st Judicial District Bar
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