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Leah Williamson Coulter

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials

About Me

Leah is an experienced family law attorney handling cases of varying complexity.  Since each case is unique, Leah tailors a legal strategy that meets the needs of each client and their specific circumstance.  As she understands that generally her clients are going through tumultuous times, Leah believes in giving each client personal attention and remains personally involved in all aspects of your case. 

 

Leah, a litigator at heart, has participated in numerous successful jury trials and now puts those litigation skills to use primarily in family law disputes.  She has assisted many parties to a positive resolution of their disputes at all stages of litigation, including informal settlement negotiations, mediation, and final hearings.

 

Leah is a native Texan, born in Waxahachie, Texas.  She graduated from Lancaster Elsie Robertson High School in 1994.  After high school, she attended Kilgore College and Hardin Simmons University.  She graduated from Hardin Simmons University in 1998 earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science with minors in history and legal studies. At both Kilgore College and Hardin Simmons University, Leah was inducted into various academic honor societies and received numerous scholarships for leadership and academic performance. She frequently participated in the Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Association, were she was repeatedly recognized as an outstanding advocate. Leah then attended Baylor Law School and received her law degree in 2004. While at Baylor Law School, she again distinguished herself as an outstanding advocate. She was a member of the Order of Barristers and the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society. During law school, Leah was selected to clerk for a United States magistrate judge in Waco.

Leah lives in Allen, Texas with her family and dogs. When not practicing law, Leah enjoys reading, travel, spending time with family and friends, but most importanly, being a mom.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Family: 10%
    11 years, 350 cases
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%
  5. Child Support: 5%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • William E. Sollows

    I endorse this lawyer. Leah is a pleasure to deal with while maintaining her zealous representation of her clients. She is refreshingly interested more in resolution than in needless conflict.

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    William Sollows Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Robert Stephen McAngus

    Leah is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend her!

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    Robert McAngus Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Law Office of Leah W. Coulter, PLLC

1650 W. Virginia Street.
Suite 104
McKinney, TX, 75069

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200408/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
2013 Super Lawyer, Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLeah W. Coulter PLLC2012 - Present
AttorneyCriss & Kraft LLP2007 - Present
AssociateChamblee & Ryan, PC2005 - 2007
AssociateFraley & Fraley, LLP2004 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Collaborative Law Institute of TexasMember2013 - Present
Plano Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Collin County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Attorneys Serving the CommunityMember2010 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2004 - Present
Dallas County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2009

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In Re Interest of D.B.Won case so that son remained with mom.
In the Matter of the Marriage of R.E. and R.M.Won custody at bench trial for father.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2004