Leandra leverages her prior experience in the public and private sectors to develop effective legal arguments and equitable resolutions while deftly navigating the continuous dialogue between business and government interests.
Before joining B&D, Leandra served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Tort Litigation Division of the Texas Office of the Attorney General where she defended state agencies in personal injury, property damage, and wrongful termination lawsuits involving the Tort Claims Act. She also defended the State Office of Risk Management and other state agencies in workers’ compensation contested case hearings and appeals. Prior to that, Leandra worked as a real estate litigation associate at a boutique law firm in Austin representing commercial real estate and multifamily residential developers litigating real estate leases.
Leandra’s litigation experience includes first-chair representation of clients in front of the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearing, justice courts across Texas, county court at laws, district courts, and the First and Fourteenth Texas Court of Appeals.
During law school, Leandra volunteered as a Legal Intern at Texas Advocacy Project, a charitable organization that empowers survivors of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through free legal services and access to the justice system.