Having grown up admiring my mother, a graduate of UT Law and a dedicated public servant in state government, I considered being a lawyer from a very young age. In fact, I followed in my mother’s footsteps early in my legal career and served in state government. However, given my fascination with science and technology, I felt compelled to consider careers in those fields—even becoming a licensed patent attorney—before recognizing that personal injury law is where I belong.
Since 2016, I have focused my law practice on helping injured clients seek justice. I have helped numerous accident victims and their families find closure through the civil justice system. Advocating for injured people who have been unfairly harmed lifts me up and gives me pride in my work like nothing else I have done. I strive to be a force of good in the world. I joined Hendler Flores to further that mission.
Away from work, I focus my community service endeavors primarily on working with children. As a young adult, I dedicated time to volunteering at community youth centers and tutoring. Later I served six years as a Sunday School teacher at Tarrytown United Methodist Church, the church I grew up attending and where I married my husband, Richard. For the last several years, I have been a lead volunteer for Shady Hollow Cub Scout Pack 82, serving formally as Committee Secretary, Assistant Cubmaster, Den Leader, New Member Coordinator, and in numerous other less formal capacities.
In my free time, I prioritize time spent with my family. Weekends include trying to coax my children into performing STEM experiments with me, shopping around Austin with my mother and sister, and listening to my husband’s band, Panic Stricken. As a family, we enjoy traveling and dining out.
South Texas College of Law, Doctorate of Jurisprudence
Activities & Honors:
- South Texas Law Review
- Phi Delta Phi
- Order of the Lytae
- Order of the Coif
- Langdell Scholar
- American Jurisprudents Awards in Constitutional Law and Contracts II
- Mock Trial Intramural Competition Semi-Finalist
- Dean’s List
Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
B.S. in Applied Mathematical Sciences with Minors in Business Administration and Computer Science
Professional Memberships & Honors
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships & Awards:
- Travis County Women Lawyers Association
- Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
- Austin Bar Association
- State Bar College Member (2008 – 2012)
- Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2019 – 2020)
Leigh currently serves as a den leader and assistant cubmaster for the cub scouts of Shady Hollow Pack 82 and has been otherwise involved in pack governance as a past committee member. Leigh is a past Administrative Board and Nominations Committee member of Tarrytown United Methodist Church, as well as a former Sunday School teacher.