Leonard J. Meyer Partner

Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1991

Since 1981 Mr. Meyer has continuously practiced law in Houston, Texas specializing in civil trial law, but he has extended his broad and diversified practice to most other areas of law as well as client needs required. In his civil trial law practice he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in almost every type of forum including state and federal courts, as well as arbitration, regulatory and administrative proceedings. Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in civil trial law since 1991, his trial practice has covered almost every kind of dispute and issue, including but by not limited to business disputes, professional disputes representing doctors, lawyers, therapists, engineers, real estate inspectors and other types of professionals, new and used home construction disputes, lien disputes and bond issues, will contests, fiduciary breach claims, securities industry disputes including public customer complaints and broker representation in employment and regulatory matters, commercial contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, professional consumer complaints, dog bite injury cases, personal and commercial collections, personal and commercial insurance claims, and professional malpractice.

Mr. Meyer’s broad practice has also included transactional work, including but not limited to advice regarding and preparation of contracts and related documents for business acquisitions and sales, employment and independent contractor relationships, residential and commercial construction, medical and dental practices, and residential real property acquisition, lease and sales.

Mr. Meyer was raised on a working ranch, and in his youth became employed in a variety of different businesses including commercial hay baling, installing water meters for a public water company, roofing, teaching and providing counseling services in a high-profile mental health facility, accounting services for Shell Oil, and assistant auditing services for an IRS regional center audit division. Prior to becoming licensed to practice law he was also employed as a private investigator for a number of high profile civil and criminal defense lawyers in both San Marcos, Austin, San Antonio and Houston including Richard “Racehorse” Haynes.


  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (former member of many years)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar


  • Prevailed at jury trial on behalf of former executive officer of large oil company against former employer for breach of separation agreement, and successfully defended against counterclaims for breaches of fiduciary duty, recovering a multi-million-dollar verdict for client
  • Prevailed at jury trial on behalf of a commercial trucking company after one day of trial, by successful settlement
  • Prevailed at trial on behalf of a multi-million-dollar judgment creditor in seeking an affirmative finding as to title of real property; judgment notwithstanding verdict entered by judge but currently on appeal.
  • Won arbitration award for commercial lender/investor against borrower for non-payment, recovering a multi-million-dollar sum
  • Prevailed at jury trial on behalf of the children of a highly successful real estate developer, on undue influence and diminished capacity findings, successfully setting aside two wills and several joint right of survivorship agreements, resulting in a recovery for clients of more than $30 million in assets, the largest verdict in a Wills, Trusts and Estates case that year, according to Verdict Search.
  • Won arbitration award on behalf of customer of national brokerage firm for unsuitable investments recommended by brokerage firm, recovering approximately $1 million
  • Awarded summary judgment against two commercial insurance carriers on significant business interruption flood claim, recovering through settlement virtually all losses in a high six figure amount
  • Prevailed at jury trial against custom home builder for construction defects, recovering multi-million-dollar award and ultimately a successful judgment in involuntary bankruptcy proceeding against builder to collect award, largest verdict in Construction Law (Top Texas Verdicts 2012)
  • Won arbitration defense decision on behalf of builder successfully defending against frivolous claims by homeowner of significant water leaks in multi-million-dollar custom home and requests for rescission of purchase
  • Awarded summary judgment on behalf of investor against public company for conversion and refusal to register stock in name of investor assignee
  • Successfully defended against summary judgment motion by foundation repair company seeking dismissal of client 12-year-old warranty claim
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of $3 million claim against client
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal of multi-hundred-thousand-dollar negligence and DTPA claims against real estate used home inspector

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1981

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court – Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court – Norther District of Texas
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • All Texas State Courts


  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1981
  • Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University), B.B.A., major Accounting, minor Psychology, 1978
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, Master of Biblical and Theological Study degree candidate, anticipated completion May, 2025
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