Leon Hampton Jr. is a member of Beasley Allen Law Firm’s Consumer Fraud Section, where he is currently working on class action, employment and whistleblower claims.
Under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act, a whistleblower is entitled to receive up to 30 percent of any money the government recovers. This is both an incentive and a reward for the tremendous sacrifices – both personal and professional – whistleblowers often make by reporting the truth.
Leon is a member of the Alabama State Bar, Montgomery County Bar Association, Hugh Maddox’s Inn of Court and a board member of the Alabama Lawyer’s Association. He currently serves on the Alabama State Bar’s 2017-2018 Election Procedures Review Task Force. In 2017, Leon was awarded the board member of the year for the Alabama Lawyer’s Association.
In 2010, Leon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Alabama A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. Leon earned his Juris Doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 2013. While attending Cumberland, he was selected to participate in advanced trial advocacy; he was also included on the Dean’s List and was a member of the Judge James E. Horton American Inn of Court. In addition, he was the Winner and Best Oral Advocate of the Judge James O. Haley Federal Trial Competition, and Winner and Best Oral Advocate in the first-year Moot Court Competition. He was also an executive board member of the Black Law Student Association.
Leon is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Montgomery Alumni Chapter, where he serves as the chapter’s parliamentarian and constitution committee chairperson.
While in law school, Leon served as a law clerk for Beasley Allen and the Attorney General’s Office. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Clyde Jones of the 10th Judicial Circuit. Before joining Beasley Allen full time, Leon worked for four years as a prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, where he advanced to the Violent Crimes Unit. There he served as a lead counsel on homicide cases.
Leon is married to Dr. Tonquita Hampton, a physical therapist at Jackson Hospital, and they have one daughter, Kori Skye. They attend True Divine Baptist Church, where they serve together as young adult directors.