Leigh K. Freeman
University of Colorado, B.A. in Political Science, 2000
University of Denver College of Law, J.D. 2003
Ms. Freeman joined the firm in November 2009, after relocating to the Woodlands from Denver, where she began her legal career at the firm of Allen & Vellone, P.C.
Licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado, she is a commercial litigator and handles all types of civil disputes with an emphasis on complex commercial cases. She represents both large and small businesses, as well as individuals.
Ms. Freeman has handles cases involving breach of contract, executive employment agreements, shareholder agreements, breach of non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder/member oppression, fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, franchise and real estate disputes, among others. Many of her cases involve issues surrounding the breakup of privately owned businesses, or “business divorces.” After more than a decade in civil litigation, she has developed a wealth of knowledge that allows her to objectively evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a client’s case. She believes that it is imperative to assess and continually re-assess the client’s monetary and non-monetary goals, considering the client’s budget and other constraints. She then implements her knowledge and experience to offer clients strategical advice on all aspects of the litigation process to assist clients in leveraging their position for the best possible outcome.
Ms. Freeman’s proficiency for advocacy has been developed and proven in a multitude of venues through her work on a wide breadth of cases. She has first and second chaired numerous civil trials in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration. Ms. Freeman successfully arbitrated a complex franchise dispute involving eleven franchise owners and obtained a favorable award. She recently second-chaired a case involving the break-up of a very successful and well known family-owned business, resulting in a settlement during trial. She has also successfully negotiated numerous pre-trial settlements, including through mediation.
She graduated from the University of Denver College of Law after serving as a Staff Editor of the University of Denver Law Review. While in law school, she received numerous awards and honors, including winning the Hoffman Trial Advocacy Competition, and the Natural Resources Appellate Competition. Ms. Freeman was also a member of the College of Law’s American Bar Association Trial Team, which competed against other teams nationally. In addition to successfully completing her academic course load and excelling in other activities, she was a legal intern for the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, assisting in labor and employment cases. Ms. Freeman received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. As an undergraduate, she was the Co-Caption and National Qualifying Attorney of the University’s Mock Trial Team.