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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2005||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Best Law Firm Family Law Tier 1 Austin||US News||2014|
|Board Certified - Family Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2013|
|Pro Bono Achievement Award||St. Mary's University||2005|
|Attorney Partner||Vaught Law Firm P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Vaught Law Firm, P.C.||2012 - 2013|
|Attorney||Law Office of Leigh de la Reza||2008 - 2012|
|Attorney||Texas Juvenile Probation Commission||2006 - 2008|
|Attorney||Travis County Juvenile Public Defenders Office||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar College||N/A||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section||member||2008 - Present|
|Williamson County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Bell County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|03-12-00239-CV||Court of Appeals granted our mandamus.|
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|Marriage Dissolution 101||Catching the Tiger by the Tail: Preparing the Client and Managing Expecations||2015|
|Family Law Technology Course||Tweet My Facebook Until We're LinkedIn||2014|
|State Bar Marriage Dissolution||Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Fold Them: Settlement Agreements, Rule 11 Agreements, Informal Settlement Agreements and Mediated Settlement Agreements||2013|
|38th Annual Advanced Family Law Course||Summary Judgments in Divorce||2012|
|Juvenile Law Nuts and Bolts||Intercounty Transfer||2010|
|The San Antonio Defender||Conditions of Probation||2008|
|State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law Section||2007 Special Legislative Issue||2007|
|Annual Post-Legislative Conference||Lesgislation Impacting Sex Offenders and Victimes||2007|
|State Bar Juvenile Law Section||Juvenile Death Penalty||2005|
|St. Mary's University||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||law||2005|
|2015 Marriage Dissolution||Catching the Tiger by the Tail: Client Preparation and Management||2015|
|Family Law Technology 360: Everything You Need to Know for Your 21st Century Practice||Tweet My Facebook Until We're LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Promote Your Practice||2014|
|2014 Marriage Dissolution Institute||Go on, take the money and run. How to get the most out of reimbursement claims.||2014|
|Texas Juvenile Nuts and Bolts||Intercounty Transfer||2010|
|Legislative Update||Adam Walsh Act||2008|
Posted by anonymous
A friend of the family recommended Vaught Law Firm – particularly Leigh de la Reza to me a few months ago. Like someone else mentioned, I was encouraged by their prompt response and information given by the staff. I was also encouraged at the consultation with Leigh.
Here is my issue…I told Leigh upfront that I did not have much in resources and the person who referred her to me mentioned that she might be able to work pro bono. I made sure to ask as everyone knows, custody battles can be very costly, especially to a lower middle class mother of two. She mentioned at the end of the consultation that she would ask their office manager if she was able to work pro bono and get back to me.
I never heard from her or her office manager for several months – which was okay since my situation was still at the “is this what I need to do” phase. However, recently I decided to go through with the case and called her office to see what the process entailed, if they had other payment options, or if the pro bono was even an option. At the time I was told I could put down a $7500 retainer fee or go contract with about $2500 upfront (this was from their office manager, I never actually spoke to Leigh again) or use one of their associates at a lower rate. I asked what the timing, process, payment schedule, ect of all this would entail and the office manager said she would speak with Leigh.
After a week of waiting, still no communication. At this point I was beginning to suspect that they did not want to work with me, but I tried one more time and ended up talking to the office manager again. This time she said I was a financial risk and that going contract was not an option. I told her I was fine putting down the $2500 and she said my case was too complicated and costly and again I was a financial risk but she would talk to Leigh again.
Obviously I still haven’t heard a word back. I don’t mind them thinking I’m a financial risk. What I don’t appreciate is not being told upfront that they did not want to work with me and instead leading me on thinking that this whole time I would have someone to help me and my children in this stressful emotional time.
How can people in family law, especially when dealing with the well-being of children, think it’s okay to lead people like myself on, when they are going through enough stress in this kind of situation? If you have lots of money – I’m sure they must be great. If you indicate at all that you don’t, don’t let them give you the run around. Go find someone who truly can empathize with your situation and either tell you up front they can’t/won’t take your case and not waste your time or give you hope. Instead go find someone who is willing to stand up for you and your family and will be upfront about their intentions. After all, when parents/couples are going through a situation like this, wouldn’t it be nice to not have yet one more thing to worry/stress about?
Posted by Trina
Leigh de la Reza and her whole firm were the best choice I could have made. I had a very difficult (2 year) divorce case. I was truly amazed at the professionalism. Every detail over 2 long year was neatly organized and she made sure all was portrayed to the judge. I have already referred Leigh to two of my closest friends in need. I trust Leigh and will continue to use her for all my legal needs.
Posted by anonymous
I am pleased to say that with the counsel of Leigh Vance De La Reza we were able to resolve a 15 years long child support case.
Leigh registered my case in the proper county, filed contempt and enforcement and filed for retroactive child support --for the 13 years the bio-father evaded his legal obligation.
Based on the legal guidance Leigh provided, the quantity of evidence collected over the years and information obtained in discovery, we won a retroactive judgement in court and the case is fully resolved with a stringent court order in place to receive monthly retroactive child support payments plus legal fees.
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