Leigh began her legal career representing clients in contested probate and guardianship matters in the Texas hill country. After gaining experience in the court room, she moved to Austin and began to focus on more complex estate planning and transactional work, and helping people and families plan for their security and future.
Whether the estate and financial issues are complicated or the personalities and relationships of the family members present the challenge, Leigh enjoys working with people from all situations and walks of life. Her degree in speech language pathology fostered a love of working with children who have a variety of abilities, so she particularly appreciates working with families to plan for their children with special needs.
Leigh gives back by participating in a pro bono guardianship service run by The Arc of Texas. She also volunteers through Austin Young Lawyers Association to help coordinate the Women’s Resource Fair, a wonderful event each spring during which women in Travis County can receive medical and legal services, resume and job related skills, clothing, child care, and other resources. She is an Advisor to the Philanthropy Chairman for Kappa Kappa Gamma and is always looking for more ways to contribute to the Austin community.
Leigh and her husband John are raising their family in the Northwest Hills neighborhood of Austin and are members of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Leigh is an avid traveler, ensuring that her family sees as much of the world as possible, in addition to frequent visits with friends and family in her hometown of Bay City, Texas, and John’s hometown of Columbus, Georgia.
- University of Houston Law Center, JD
- University of Texas at Austin, BA in Government with Honors
- University of Texas at Austin, BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders with Honors
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
- The College of the State Bar of Texas
- Austin Bar Association
- Austin Young Lawyers Association
- Phi Beta Kappa