Administration Management

Michael Sciancalepore

Michael T. Sciancalepore

Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

As a 5-year alumni of The Moody Law Firm, Mr. Sciancalepore was recruited back from within the industry after 8-years of recognized executive management service and accomplishments. As the principal financial and administrative management executive of the firm, Mr. Sciancalepore provides overall direction to the firm and participates in establishing and coordinating the firm's strategic plan, as well as its organizational business goals as a member of the firm's leadership team. He holds a Masters in Business Management, Finance and Organizational Management from LaSalle University; two undergraduate degrees (Business and Liberal Arts); has served previously as Firm Administrator and CFO of a prominent defense law firm, and served in senior executive management positions with other business entities, to include Chief Financial Officer for a national portfolio finance company. As a career military veteran who garnered many honors and awards, he as a "mustang" rose through the enlisted ranks rapidly to ultimately become a supply officer in the U. S. Navy, where he closed his 28-year military career as a Commanding Officer, successfully leading military and civilian divisional, departmental and command organizations and infrastructures. He is active in numerous community organizations and is a Past-President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Mr. Sciancalepore was also nominated and ultimately selected as a "Finalist" in the Virginia 2010 "CFO of the Year Award" competition by Virginia Business Magazine.

Honors & Awards

1969 - 1997 Numerous Personal Military Career Awards & Honors
1982 Catherine T. McDonald Navy Operational Leadership Award
1987 Outstanding Young Man in America
1985 & 2003 All-World Softball Selections - ASA & ISSA
2010 Virginia "CFO of Year" Finalist - Virginia Business Magazine


Member, National Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
Past-President and Member, Hampton Roads Chapter of Legal Administrators (HRALA)

Courtney M. Moody

Director, Mass Tort

Ms. Moody is the Director of the law firm’s Mass Tort Division and a tenured Paralegal with more than 20 years with The Moody Law Firm. She oversees an experienced and proven Team of legal professionals whose primary responsibilities include providing dedicated and compassionate legal services to our pharmaceutical and medical device clients in civil actions involving plaintiffs against one or more corporate defendants in state or federal courts. Under her leadership, her team also specializes in providing initial administrative and screening services of all Mass tort clients to determine eligibility for litigation and continues providing dedicated support of each client’s needs throughout the entire legal process. Ms. Moody holds a Paralegal Certificate from the American Institute for Paralegal Studies and degrees from Tidewater Community College and Barton College.


Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Member, Tidewater Paralegal Association
Member, Tidewater Association of Legal Assistants

Leigh E. Noah​

Director, Human Resources​

In Ms. Noah’s capacity as the firm’s Director, Human Resources, she is directly responsible for recruiting, staff training and development, employee relations, benefits analysis and administration, compensation, compliance, personnel policy development, and aligning always changing HR initiatives with the firm’s strategic objectives. She is a proven professional with more than 36 years of experience in law firm practices, including over 25 years of service with The Moody Law Firm, where she started out working and eventually leading teams in virtually every area of the Mass Tort practice area. Besides her unwavering commitment to balance the needs of our employees with the high intensity of the positions they support on a daily basis, Ms. Noah’s proactive and calming ways have directly contributed to ensuring personnel resource continuity and optimization throughout the firm.


Member, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

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Kimberly A. Champion​

Accounting Manager​

Ms. Champion manages the Accounting Section of the firm, which is directly responsible for the financial reporting, billing, fiduciary accounting, and accounts payable. She also serves as the firm’s operational liaison to our financial service partners, including banks, vendors and funds transfer agents. Ms. Champion is a proven and valued source of institutional knowledge, which she garnered from her nearly 16 years of diverse accounting experience working in law firm practices that supported both time & billing and contingency accounting infrastructures.

Ray S. Sawyer​

Information Technology Manager​

Mr. Sawyer is responsible for the firm’s information technology resources, including network administration, hardware specification and procurement, software management, and equipment repair and replacement functionality. His department also manages the firm’s telecommunications equipment, copiers, printers, safety and security systems, and audio-visual support requirements. Although Mr. Sawyer has led the firm’s IT department for the past 3 years, he brings a diverse and proven information technology background to the firm that is supported well by his Comptia A+, Network +, Security +, Microsoft (MCSA) and Project Management (PM) Certifications. Mr. Sawyer also supervises the firm’s General Services Department, where his responsibilities include document production and scanning; procurement and inventory of office supplies; and all mail, package, express delivery and courier services.