Blair J. Leake

Blair J. Leake

Associate
Location:
Austin, Texas
Phone:
512-961-4389
800-787-9579
Fax:
512-476-5382
Email:

I was born in Dallas, Texas, and I still don't think my fellow Austinites have ever forgiven me for it. After graduating from Mesquite High School, I attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned a bachelor's degree in History. During that time, I worked as a sports writer for the Daily Texan, interned at ESPN Radio, and ended up starting my sports writing career after college by covering college sports and recruiting for a subsidiary of Yahoo Sports.  

Eventually, I decided to switch gears and embrace advocating for people rather than advocating for opinions on the sports page. After enrolling at the University of Houston Law Center, I quickly gravitated toward competing in just about every trial advocacy competition I could find while also interning with the Harris County District Attorney's Office. I finished law school with accolades that included the Hofheinz Award for top advocate of the year, the Byron McCoy Excellence in Advocacy Award, the Distinguished Advocate Award, and an induction into the National Order of the Barristers.

After graduating from law school, I jumped at the chance to try cases alongside my father at Leake Law Firm, PLLC, where I spent most of my time successfully representing individuals and small businesses in jury trials, bench trials, and summary judgment hearings across North Texas. After a few years, my wife, Erin, and I decided to move back to Austin, the city we both had always loved and her hometown, when I was given the opportunity to join and learn from the talented host of trial attorneys at Wright & Greenhill, PC.

Representative Work

  • Obtaining a no liability verdict for a small business owner who had been wrongfully accused of Fraud, Breach of Contract, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, while also obtaining a judgment on a counter claim for actual damages and attorney's fees for the small business owner
  • Successfully representing an individual who had been defrauded by a business that had engaged in knowing violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.   
  • Obtaining a jury verdict awarding actual and exemplary damages for a client whose inheritance had been stolen by a person who had preyed on the client's elderly parent in a trial that included claims for breach of fiduciary duty, lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, and tortious interference of inheritance rights.
  • Successfully defending a small business in a jury trial where a company was attempting to claim ownership of a portion of the small business' property via claims for Adverse Possession and Trespass to Try Title, while also obtaining an award for actual damages and attorney's fees for my client.
  • Successfully defending individuals accused of negligence in personal injury actions.

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2013
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. in History - 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Bar College, 2014 - 2016
  • National Order of the Barristers, 2013 - 2016
  • Garland Walker Inn of Court, 2013 - 2014
  • Hofheinz Award, 2013
  • Byron McCoy Excellence in Advocacy Award, 2013
  • Distinguished Advocate, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Austin Young Lawyer’s Association, Director, 2017 - 2018
  • State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Texas Bar College, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association, 2016 - Present
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Kaufman County Bar Association, President, 2015