The Law Offices of Rae Leifeste

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.


•    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


•    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