Tom Leatherbury Inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Vinson & Elkins
partner Tom Leatherbury has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy
of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL).
The AAAL was
founded in 1990 to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers and promote the
improvement of appellate advocacy and the administration of appellate courts.
Fellowship in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates with a
minimum of 15 years of practice in appellate law with proven success and
respect in the appellate courts where he or she practices. Inductees are
nominated by current AAAL Fellows, thoroughly vetted by the legal and judicial
communities in a confidential process and elected by the organization’s Board
co-head of V&E’s firm-wide Appellate practice, has led a wide range of
state and federal appeals and trials. His experience includes commercial, tort,
intellectual property and healthcare litigation, as well as class actions and
representation of publishers and broadcasters in all aspects of media
A 2018 recipient of the Dallas Bar Foundation’s Justinian
Award, Leatherbury is currently ranked in First Amendment Litigation and
Appellate Litigation by Chambers USA and in First Amendment Litigation
Law, Commercial Litigation, Appellate Law and Bet-the-Company Litigation in Best
Lawyers in America.