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Leane Capps Medford

Leane Capps Medford

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Aviation

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About Me

Leane Capps Medford has significant trial and appellate experience handling complex litigation in cases involving a wide variety of matters including intelectual property, employment law, aviation, insurance, reinsurance, indemnity, fraud, business torts and contractual disputes. Her expertise also involves significant experience with defending companies in state and federal multi-district litigation involving significant claims. She has earned a reputation as a pioneer in the use of technology to prepare cases for trial  and the effective use of electronic briefs in trial and appellate courts. Ms. Medford is a frequent speaker and writer at both the national and state level in her areas of expertise. Her aggressive and innovative approaches to complex litigation have resulted in recognition as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly Magazine from 2007 to 2011, in 2009 she was named as one of the “Top 50 Women attorneys” in Texas, and in 2011 received the honor of being named as one of the “Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers” and “Top 100 Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas Super Lawyers”.  She has also been named one of the “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” for commercial litigation and appeals in Dallas by D Magazine .   Ms. Medford is significantly involved in the American and Texas Bar Associations and holds leadership positions in both organizations. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Appeals: 40%
  3. Aviation: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Barbara L. Wohlrabe

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    Barbara Wohlrabe Litigation Attorney
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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199605/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas "Super Lawyer"Texas Monthly Magazine2011
Texas "Super Lawyer"Texas Monthly Magazine2010
Texas "Super Lawyer"Texas Monthly Magazine2009
Texas "Super Lawyer"Texas Monthly Magazine2008
Texas "Super Lawyer"Texas Monthly Magazine2007
Board certified in Civil Appellate LawTexas Board of Legal SpecializationN/A
AV® RatedMartindale HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberElrod, PLLC2007 - 2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
United States District Courts, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of TexasN/AN/A
United States District Court, District of ColoradoN/AN/A
United States Supreme CourtN/AN/A
United States District Courts, Eastern and Middle District of TennesseeN/AN/A
United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Tenth and Eleventh CircuitsN/AN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Dallas Bar AssociationSpeaker and Author, "Recent Changes to the Texas Pattern Jury Instructions: What Every Trial and Appellate Lawyer Needs to Know,"2011
Newsletter of the Aviation and Space Law Committee of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar AssociationAuthor, "Don't Make Assumptions About Coverage for Punitive Damages"2010
Southern Methodist University Air Law SymposiumSpeaker and Author, "Are Punitive Damages Insurable? Arguments for Insurers and Insureds"2009
American Bar AssociationAuthor, "After the Texas Supreme Court's Fairfield Opinion, it is still Unclear Whether Coverage for Exemplary Damages is Against Texas Public Policy. What is Clear is that the Court's Opinion will Launch in even more Coverage Litigation"2008
Houston Bar AssociationSpeaker and Author, "A modern approach to appellate advocacy: using the latest technology to annotate transcripts, organize appellate records and effectively use e-briefs in trial and appellate courts"2008
American Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation Section Circuit NewsAuthor, "Analysis of Florida Dept of Revenue v. Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc."2008
University of Texas Conference on State and Federal AppealsSpeaker and Author, "Taming the Monster Appellate Record"2007
Vol. 6 Issue 1 of Appellate Issues, Newsletter of the Council of Appellate Lawyers of the Judicial Division of the American Bar AssociationAuthor, "Preventive Medicine for your Case: See your Appellate Lawyer long before Trial"2006
Annual Meeting of the Aviation and Space Law Committee of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar AssociationSpeaker and Author, "The “Dreaded” Economic Loss Rule and its Application to Aviation Hull Claims"2006
71 J. Air. L. & Comm. 449Lead Author, "ADMISSIBLE OR INADMISSIBLE? GETTING IN--OR KEEPING OUT--GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS IN AVIATION CASES"2006
Vol. 5, Issue 2 of Appellate Issues, Newsletter of the Council of Appellate Lawyers of the Judicial Division of the American Bar AssociationAuthor, "Availability of En Banc Consideration and Rehearing in the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and State Courts"2006
American Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-Author, "Courts Discuss Expert Testimony"2005
American Bar AssociationCo-Author, "Expert Testimony"2004
Vol. 20, No. 8 Am. Bankr. Inst. J. at 26Author, "Anastasoff v. United States: The Continuing Controversy Over the Precedential Effect of Unpublished Opinions"2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Dallas Bar AssociationRecent Changes to the Texas Pattern Jury Instructions: What Every Trial and Appellate Lawyer Needs to Know2011
Southern Methodist UniversitySpeaker and Author, "Are Punitive Damages Insurable? Arguments for Insurers and Insureds"2009
Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy and Commercial Law SectionSpeaker, "Recovering Attorneys' Fees: The Latest Cases and Trends"2009
SiminarSpeaker, "Attorneys' Fees Update"2008
Houston Bar AssociationSpeaker and Author, "A modern approach to appellate advocacy: using the latest technology to annotate transcripts, organize appellate records and effectively use e-briefs in trial and appellate courts"2008
University of Texas Conference on State and Federal AppealsSpeaker and Author, "Taming the Monster Appellate Record"2007
Dallas Bar AssociationSpeaker, “Developments Affecting the Preparation of the Jury Charge for Texas State Courts (or you cannot always rely on the Pattern Jury Charge)"2007
Annual Meeting of the Aviation and Space Law CommitteeSpeaker and Author, "The “Dreaded” Economic Loss Rule and its Application to Aviation Hull Claims"2006