About Leiden & Leiden
Leiden & Leiden is proud to be regarded as one of Augusta’s best bankruptcy law firms. Terrance P. Leiden started the firm in 1973, at its present location at 330 Telfair Street in downtown Augusta. Since that time, the primary focus of the firm has been to assist consumers throughout the CSRA and surrounding counties, including Columbia County, Richmond County, Burke County, Jefferson County, McDuffie County, Wilkes County, Glascock County, Lincoln County, Warren County, Taliaferro County, Jenkins County, Emmanuel County, and Screven County. The firm became Leiden and Leiden, P.C., in 2000, when Zane Leiden became a partner in the firm. With two attorneys and a four person support staff (most of whom have been with the firm for over 12 years), Leiden and Leiden strives to provide competent, courteous and considerate representation of our bankruptcy clients. Our compassion, experience, and dedication to our clients recently earned us the award of Metro’s Best Attorney.
Our Augusta office, still located at 330 Telfair Street, is convenient to the Bankruptcy Court. Consultations are also available on Saturdays by appointment. If you or someone you know is currently experiencing financial difficulty, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. Whether you have questions about a possible Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a foreclosure or wage garnishments, our expert attorneys are ready to assist you with your needs. At Leiden and Leiden, we still believe that face to face interaction with clients is the best way to establish an attorney-client relationship. From the very beginning, you will meet with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. There is no charge for the initial bankruptcy consultation with our office. Our office at 330 Telfair Street is wheelchair accessible, for clients who require assistance.
Terry Leiden was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1940. He attended Benedictine High School and John Carroll University, where he played football and participated in drama. He played for the 1959 John Carroll Football team that won the President’s Athletic Championship after completing the first undefeated season in the school’s history. After receiving his BA from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1962, he attended Northwestern University for graduate studies in Sociology.
Terry entered active duty with the United States Army in 1963 as a second lieutenant, and served one year in Korea. Upon his return to the states after his tour of duty in Korea, he was assigned to the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he completed Airborne training. Following the completion of his Airborne training, he participated in the Dominican Republic Incursion, and then served two campaigns in Viet Nam. He met and married Sara Stinchcomb while stationed at Fort Gordon as an Assistant Transportation Officer. He was discharged from the United States Army with the rank of Captain in 1967.
Terry returned to Cleveland to attend law school at Case Western Reserve University, and then returned to Augusta after working two years as an associate for a Cleveland insurance defense firm. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1972; the United States Court of Appeals in 1975; and the Supreme Court of the United States in 1992. In addition to his private practice, he also served as Juvenile Judge for Richmond County in 1978 and 1979.
He is a past president and life member of the Downtown Sertoma Club, as well as a life member of the Vietnam Veteran’s Association. Terry is a published author, having penned “Get Back in the Game”, a fictional story about prostate cancer survivors, in 2008. His short story, “The Cummings-McDuffie Duels” was awarded first place for drama by the Sand Hills Writer’s Competition in 2004. Terry remains active in softball, frequently playing in local, regional and even national tournaments. He was inducted to the Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2005.
Zane Leiden was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1968. He attended high school at Aquinas High School in Augusta, Georgia, where he lettered in baseball and football. Zane graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina with a BA in business administration in 1990. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University in 1993. While in law school, he was the only member of his class to be elected to serve on the Student Bar Association for three consecutive years. He also was a member of the Moot Court Board, serving as Associate Chief Justice during his third year. As a member of the Wake Forest Moot Court Board, he participated in the Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, in Brooklyn, New York, where the Wake Forest team advanced to the quarterfinals. He has been admitted to the State Bar of Georgia since 1993, and to the State Bar of South Carolina since 1994. He is a member of the Augusta Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the bankruptcy section of the State Bar of Georgia. He has been recognized statewide as one of the Elite Bankruptcy Attorneys by Georgia Trend Magazine, and recently was voted Metro’s Best Attorney.
Zane frequently blogs on relevant and timely consumer law issues. When not practicing law, Zane shares his father’s interest in softball, and enjoys local league play. He is also an avid kayak and mountain bike enthusiast. Over the last few years, Zane has also committed efforts to the rescue of retired racing greyhounds, through adoption and fostering.