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Joseph Murray Leak

Business Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Joey Leak

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas

Joey Leak has a diverse litigation and business practice, representing clients ranging from individuals and local companies to regional and national firms. His transactional practice includes general corporate and real estate matters, as well as private equity fund formation and offerings.

An experienced litigator, Joey is also able to assist his clients in a broad range of commercial matters, including those involving breach of contract, fraud, embezzlement, property disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, partnership disputes, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.


Babb Reed & Leak PLLC
1003 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX, 78701

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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2015
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Business advice session
Although Joey wasn't able to provide the answer to my question because of its unique nature, he was very courteous and directed me to the right person.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2015
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Business advice session
He informed me quickly that I needed another type of lawyer and I thank him for it.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Excellent experience, i was very surprised by how much valuable information Joseph was able to provide. He was very professional very fast and accurate and well worth the money. Very satisfied!
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Had fast information
Posted by Rachel Kechejian | January 13, 2016
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Excellent advice on legal and business matter
I have been able to work with Joey Leak a number of times, and he recently consulted with me on a legal and business matter. His knowledge and expertise helped me understand my rights and plan the best strategy . Just as important, Joey communicated with me in plain-English, which helped me to understand complex legal and business issues. I found Joey to be smart, quick to foresee my biggest challenges, and willing to come-up with creative solutions to solve problems. His advice made me more confident in my business, and I will call him the next time I need help.
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Posted by Nick | October 15, 2015
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Lawyer with Integrity
Joey Leak handled a litigation matter for me involving intellectual property. Within one week of hiring Mr. Leak the matter was settled with a fair and amicable agreement. In my dealings with Mr. Leak he's always came across as a trustworthy and honest. He's very professional and prompt. I felt the whole time he had my best interests in mind. To describe Joey in laymen's terms, he's a highly trained, intelligent Bulldog. If you want a lawyer who's going to go get them with integrity, he's your guy.
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Posted by Luke | August 3, 2015
Everything you want from your Attorney.
Joey has provided counsel and review of our business needs since inception. We've never waited more than a few hours for Joey's attention to any issue. Joey is prompt, direct, professional, and will present options including ways to avoid unnecessary legal fees. We are very pleased with the protection and results Joey has provided Travista Homes.
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Posted by Eric | June 23, 2015
From my first meeting with Joey I knew I had made the right decision
When I encountered a real estate dispute, Joey was very knowledgeable and handled the case in a professional manner, ultimately achieving a great result for me. He was responsive to my calls and emails, kept me informed, and helped me to understand the issues involved and how to bring the case to a successful resolution in a short amount of time. I highly recommend Joey to anyone looking for excellent, professional legal representation.
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Posted by Mack | May 20, 2015
Favorable Recommendation and Client Review
I was the Plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against another party for alleged breach of a real estate contract and fraud. The lawsuit was filed on my behalf by Joey Leak and he served as my legal counsel through the entire process. The dispute was ultimately resolved and settled through mediation and by mutual agreement of both parties, prior to going to a jury trial. The merits of my case were thoroughly researched by Mr. Leak and he provided excellent advice regarding the pros and cons of this legal matter. He was very thorough in the preparation of all legal documents pertinent to my case. Throughout the process, he kept me informed about any and all information requested and received from the Defendant and his legal counsel. After receipt of such information, Mr. Leak followed up with an analysis of this information and would advise me as to how and what impact it might have on the outcome of my case. Mr. Leak put forth every effort to insure that I was well prepared for my deposition, and he was extremely prepared and very thorough with his questions when taking the deposition of the defendant. Mr. Leak was very effective with his representation and presentation of the facts of my case to the mediator. Throughout the mediation process, he provided me with good sound legal advice regarding the pros and cons of each of the proposed settlement terms considered during mediation, and made every effort to insure that I was informed and aware of the various possible outcomes should this case go to court and be decided by a jury. I consider Mr. Leak to be highly knowledgeable with the facts of the law, to be completely trustworthy, honest, and ethical. I have the utmost respect for him as an individual and as an attorney. I am extremely pleased with the ultimate outcome and resolution of my case, and am convinced that the favorable outcome is not only because of the facts of this case, but also because of the excellent legal representation he provided. I would not hesitate to engage Mr. Leak to again provide legal representation for me if there is ever a need in the future. Depending on the complexity of the issues and disputes, legal representation and services of an attorney can be very expensive. I can honestly state that Mr. Leak was sensitive to the costs associated with the filing of this lawsuit, and he made every effort throughout my case to control the expenses, but never to the extent where he thought it might jeopardize a positive outcome. I am extremely pleased with the manner if which he represented me with my legal matter, and am pleased to highly recommend him to others requiring legal representation. settled. served as legal counsel in a
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Posted by Jon Cole | May 18, 2015
Lawyer that lawyers hire
I have been professionally acquainted with Mr. Leak for years. When a member of my family was named as a defendant in a complex business litigation matter, Mr. Leak was the attorney that I referred. His attention to detail, litigation prowess, and ability to grasp complex transactional matters is a rare hybrid in today's lawyer-centric business law community. Could not ask for more professional, diligent, and details-oriented representation.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Babb, Reed & Leak, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Joseph Leak Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Fleckman & McGlynn, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons
  • 2009 - 2011
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  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Joseph
Business Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joey Leak is a well-respected transactional and litigation attorney. I have found Joey's expertise essential in business dealings. His straightforward communication and eagerness to help are a complement to his professionalism. I would recommend Joey to any business or individual needing assistance with transactional or litigation matters."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Leak has been a great resource and asset to those I have directed his way. He is dedicated to the best and most sensible outcome of each matter and listens to the needs of his clients to help them navigate the waters of the legal system."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Leak and I served as counsel for Co-Defendants in a lawsuit, and I was impressed with his advocacy skills and demeanor. Despite our conflicting interests at the time, after the case resolved we walked away as friends - and I think that says a lot about his professionalism."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Joey Leak as an attorney. He's one of the best trial attorneys in town and is an invaluable resource in front of a judge or jury. He sets the standard for professionalism and will work well with any client regarding any type of dispute."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Friend
"I fully endorse Joseph M. Leak. I am a licensed attorney in the greater Los Angeles area and my firm has referred numerous Texas-based clients to Joseph for his litigation services. He is an outstanding attorney who is both zealous and insightful in his representation. Joseph is also incredibly knowledgeable of the various litigation matters he handles. I highly recommend Joseph M. Leak."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Joey Leak. Like most successful lawyers, Joey is smart and capable, but it is his dedication and investment in the matters he handles that brings unique benefit to his clients. Joey is a true professional who provides effective and efficient representation in order to meet his clients' goals."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is a wonderful advocate for his clients. He is an extremely skilled litigator, and will fight to get the results that clients are looking for. If you need superior representation for any business or real estate matters that will involve litigation in central Texas, Joseph is the guy you want on your side."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joey is an ethical, zealous advocate for his clients."
Business Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Leak is a talented, and detail-oriented business attorney who I have reached out to on several matters - related to my practice and business, as well as advice on personal matters."
Litigation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is a great lawyer who is extremely dedicated to his clients. As a strategic and skilled litigator, he has obtained great results for clients in the courtroom and through intensive pretrial preparation. Whether you have a small business dispute or all-in litigation, Joseph has you covered."
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Austin Business Lawyer Joseph Murray Leak
Joseph Murray Leak
Business Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 14 years
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