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 in Austin and earned a bachelor's degree in History. During that time, I worked as a sports writer for the Daily Texan and interned at ESPN Radio. After graduation I covered college sports and recruiting as a writer for a subsidiary of Yahoo Sports.

Ever the glutton for punishment, and having always been told I was an attorney whether I liked it or not, I eventually decided to switch gears and attend 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. Thanks to my diligent coaches and excellent teammates, 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, her hometown and a city we both always loved, when I was given the opportunity to join and learn from the talented host of trial attorneys at Wright & Greenhill, PC.

Representative Work

  • Successfully representing clients in federal court civil rights litigation.•
  • 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 my client.
  • 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.
  • Successfully defending a small business in a jury trial where a company was attempting to assert legal right over 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 and other torts in personal injury actions.

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

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

  • Hofheinz Award, 2013
  • Byron McCoy Excellence in Advocacy Award, 2013
  • Distinguished Advocate, 2012
  • Outstanding Committee Chair, Austin Young Lawyers Association, 2017 - 2018
  • Texas Bar College, 2014 - Present
  • National Order of the Barristers, 2013 - Present
  • Garland Walker Inn of Court, 2013

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
  • Federal Bar Association, 2018 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2017 - Present
  • AYLA Community Service Days Committee, Chairperson, 2017 - Present