Rae Leifeste has over 33 years of litigation experience which includes 29 years in private practice and 4 years as a State District Judge in Tom Green County, Texas as a General Jurisdiction judge.
TRIAL EXPERIENCE AS ATTORNEY & JUDGE
• Civil Law—Medical malpractice, products liability, other personal injury cases, construction, real estate, oil & gas, DTPA, business disputes and dissolutions, receiverships, will contests, trust reformation and termination, fiduciary malfeasance & misfeasance, lending and collections, labor disputes and employment discrimination, insurance claims, condemnation, water & utilities • Family Law—Divorce, Custody, Support, Termination, Protective Orders, Adoptions, Judge assigned to Child Protective Service Cases • Criminal Law—All levels from Capitol Murder to State Jail Felonies and all Misdemeanors • Appellate Law—Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Beaumont, Eastland Courts of Appeal, Texas Supreme Court
• Texas Tech University Bachelor of Arts with Honors 1977 • University of Houston Law School Doctor of Jurisprudence 1980 • A. A. White Dispute Resolution Center—Mediation Training 2004
LEGAL ACTIVITIES—(Past & Present)
• Teaching Assistant University of Houston Law School • Associate Professor at Howard College—Teaching Civil Trial in paralegal Program • Author published Is a Final Settlement Really Final?, in REVIEW OF LITIGATION in 1992 by Texas Law Review • Speaker & Author—State Bar CLE, Current Texas Law • Speaker—St. Mary’s Law School CLE Ethics Seminar • Tom Green County Bar Association, Past President and Board Member • State Bar of Texas