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I grew up in Lewisville, Texas and was a graduate of Lewisville High School.  I went on to graduate from the University of North Texas with a degree in Criminal Justice and have currently returned to North Texas to work on my Master’s degree in that same field.  I was recently named as a Rising Star in Family Law by Texas Monthly magazine and have practiced as both a former prosecutor as well as a private attorney.  I currently represent individuals in all family matters including divorce, child custody cases, CPS cases and adoption as well as criminal matters including felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile cases.

“Growing up I always wanted to help people and had a knack for standing up for the "little guy".  My parents said I would have argued with a fence post if it would've talked back. I always dreamed of working in a courtroom and helping others through the process. Now, I do it every day and I love every minute of it.”

I have been practicing law in the DFW area exclusively since she graduated from law school.  I firmly believe people deserve to have solid representation whatever the case may be.  Whether it's criminal defense, family law issues, or CPS cases individuals deserve to have someone on their side in court.  

I joined the Hayes, Berry, White and Vanzant because the staff and lawyers are smart, aggressive, and understanding when it comes to guiding people through the judicial process.  This firm has been a pillar in the community and the members are committed to their client’s.  As a member of the firm I am committed to making my client's experience as great as possible and getting the best possible outcome for my clients. 



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Child Custody: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brian Knox Tackett

    I have known Leah as a collegue for years. Leah is an exceptional attorney. I have no hesitation in referring cases to her.


    Brian Tackett Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bradley Michelsen

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Bradley Michelsen Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP

DENTON, TX, 76201


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star 2012Texas Monthly Magazine- Super Lawyers2012
Rising Star-2011Texas Monthly Magazine- Super Lawyers2011
Order of BarristersTexas Wesleyan University School of Law2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Denton County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of North TexasCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UNT-PDILegal Aspects of Private Investigation2012
UNT-PDILegal Aspects of Private Investigation2011