Leigh was born and raised in the upstate of South Carolina. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in Political Science and obtained her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law. After a few years as a staff attorney and law clerk at the Supreme Court of South Carolina, Leigh decided she wanted to practice real estate law and entered into the private sector, representing financial institutions in default matters and bankruptcies and later focusing solely on real estate transactions. After living in Greenville, SC, Leigh and her husband, Matt, moved to Charlotte, where he grew up. When not working, Leigh enjoys cooking, spending time with her husband and daughter, cheering for the Panthers, and attempting to garden.