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Leah Williamson Coulter

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mckinney, TX

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Leah

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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.

Location

Law Office of Leah W. Coulter, PLLC
1650 W. Virginia Street.
Suite 206
Mckinney, TX, 75069

Reviews

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Posted by William | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Difficult and sensitive issue.
We just finished a case and used Leah as our attorney. She is thoughtful, helpful and a great listener. She walked us through our process and we proceeded without difficulty. She is competent, direct and concise in her dealings with our case. I would hire her again without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2012
My experience with Leah Coulter
Leah Coulter helped me through one of the most difficult periods of my life - my divorce. At our first meeting she was compassionate and kind, gently explaining the process step-by-step. She assured me that she would take care of everything, and she did, keeping me informed every step of the way. I met with another lawyer who made the process seem much more confusing, at a time in my life when I felt so confused about everything already. Leah could not have been more professional and worked hard to stay within my budget keeping the correspondence to what was essential to save money. I am so grateful for all she did for me.
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Posted by Jeremy | August 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
7 Stars
I have been working with Leah for the last 2 years, she is absolutely amazing. She knows what she is doing and is very transparent and helpful through the whole court process.
Posted by Marlo | July 26, 2012
The most wonderful lawyer!
Leah was my rock through a very emotional and stressful custody battle. She is compassionate, sincere, honest and very knowledgeable. Leah was dedicated to my case and kept me informed at all times. I always felt valued and important. I would highly recommend Leah! She is an amazing person to have on your legal team. I would defiantly use her again.
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Posted by Eugene | July 19, 2012
Highly recommend
Leah did a great job in my 2-year long battle, She was great in coaching me at the court hearings, she had great intel on judges and adapted the delivery to their style (we went through 3), she definitely knew her material for presenting the case. Leah was great in managing the communications with me and proactive in anticipation of my needs.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 17, 2012
Amazing Attorney!
Leah helped me through a rough divorce and was very knowledgable, sympathetic, yet honest. She would tell me what I can and can't do even though at times it wasn't what I wanted to hear. She listened to my requests and worked to the best of her abilities to make those requests happen. I would highly recommend her should you need an attorney that is honest (there are very few out there).
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Posted by Jack | July 17, 2012
Excellent
I engaged Leah Coulter for a divorce proceeding. She listened to me and did exactly what I wanted done. She provided excellent advice in the areas where I had questions or needed guidance on the law or what to expect from a judge or the other attorney. Leah was to the point, empathetic, knowledgeable, personsonable, realistic and able to make accurate and quality assetssments as new issues arose She interacted well with opposing attorney's and handled my divorce very professionally and efficiently without extending the process or excessive billing. I would highly recommend Leah for family law or other areas of the law where she practices.
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Posted by Jennifer H | February 20, 2013
Not as knowledgeable as she leads on to be.
My husband and I worked with Leah on a child custody case that involved two different states. Prior to retaining her she assured us she had worked on cases similar to our and that she knew how to handle the case. It took over an entire year and almost three times what she estimated the entire process would cost. We went to court once to have our case dropped and completely redone because she had done everything wrong and did not file the correct paperwork. She continued to tell us that the issues were those of the court loosing paperwork. She then charged us MANY HOURS to fix her mistakes and redo everything the correct way. We even had to hire a lawyer in another state to handle the out of state cases. She assured us should could handle everything, but could not. The second lawyer chanrged us $500.00 and she charged us over $8,000.00 for an uncontested custody case. She also did not tell us some bills were taken out of our retainer. These bills were suprisingly the months she had to redo all of her work. We did not find out she charged us to redo everyting until the case was done and we were expecting our retainer reund.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Leah W. Coulter PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Criss & Kraft LLP
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Chamblee & Ryan, PC
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Fraley & Fraley, LLP
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Baylor University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

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

Associations

  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Plano Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • 2015 Super Lawyer, Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Super Lawyer, Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse Leah
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Leah is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend her!"
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leah thinks outside the box and thinks on her feet. More importantly, she is passionate about her work and her clients. This is exactly what you need in a family law attorney, and I would wholeheartedly recommend Leah to handle any family matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Ms. Coulter as a colleague and advocate for her clients. It was a pleasure to work with Ms. Coulter. Ms. Coulter is knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate to the needs of her clients. Her knowledge and professionalism allowed us to come to an amicable resolution in what began as a potentially high conflict divorce."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Leah since we attended law school together at Baylor. She is smart, diligent, and firm in the prosecution of her cases. However, she is compassionate with individuals. I would not hesitate to trust Leah with my own legal needs."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I opposed Ms. Coulter in a child support/child possesssion case and I was very impressedby the way she handled the case and her client. She represented her client very well, while at the same time not taking any unnecessary action that would have increased the cost of the litigation. She was accessible and pleasant even when discussing conflict between our respective clients. In short, she is a bright, effective attorney who puts her clients first."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Leah for several years and feel that she is a great attorney. She is very reliable, trustworthy and knowledgeable in her field of expertise. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Coulter is a highly skilled, professional, compassionate lawyer who serves her clients well. I highly endorse her."
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