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Tom Leatherbury Appointed to Texas Access to Justice Commission


Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Leatherbury has been appointed to the Texas Access to Justice Commission for a three-year term.

The Texas Access to Justice Commission serves as the statewide umbrella organization for all efforts to expand access and reduce barriers to justice in civil legal matters.

Leatherbury, a leader of V&E’s firm-wide Appellate practice, has led a wide range of state and federal appeals and trials. Throughout his career, he has worked on commercial, tort, intellectual property and health care cases, as well as class actions.

Leatherbury has made 37 appellate and countless trial court arguments, and has tried or handled the appellate-related portions of close to 20 jury trials.

He is also deeply committed to training young lawyers in Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses and to an extensive range of pro bono work, from family to immigration to constitutional law.

Outside of the office, Leatherbury serves as director of the new First Amendment Clinic at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, as well as dedicates time to various local and national organizations.

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