Leigh Campbell Porter, Attorney, Tyler, Texas

Leigh Porter's practice includes general civil litigation, employment law, representation of educational institutions, governmental entities, and various businesses.

As a litigator, Ms. Porter has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts. Her practice concentrates on general civil, commercial, employment and insurance defense cases. She regularly defends companies and individuals in wrongful death, personal injury, employment, oil field accidents, construction defects, premises liability, real estate, commercial, contractual, and transportation liability issues.

Ms. Porter also represents a number of companies and individuals in litigation involving various commercial, contractual, employment, and real estate matters. Ms. Porter also serves as general counsel for a number of local companies in employment matters and contractual disputes.

As a representative for institutions of higher education, Ms. Porter provides transactional and compliance counseling in a variety of matters, including contracts, bidding laws, leases, inter-local agreements, open records and open meetings as well as representing these entities in litigation. Ms. Porter also advises these entities regarding employment, student, civil rights, and privacy matters.

Ms. Porter serves as general counsel for several local and regional community colleges, junior colleges, and businesses.


  • Westmont College, B.A., Philosophy and Economics, magna cum laude, 1994.
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997; Baylor Law Review; Order of Barristers; National Mock Trial Team, National Semifinalist, 1997.

Professional Experience

  • Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius, P.C., 2001-present. Managing Shareholder.
  • Smith County Assistant District Attorney, Tyler, Texas, 2000-2001; assigned as Attorney to the County Judge and County Commissioner's Court.
  • Strasburger & Price, L.L.P, Dallas, Texas, 1997-2000.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Bar Admissions: State Bar of Texas, 1997; U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.
  • Bar Associations: Smith County Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2014-2018); Smith County Young Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 2003-2004)
  • Board of Directors, Texas Association of Community College Attorneys

Community Involvement & Personal Interests

  • First Presbyterian Church of Tyler
  • Running and hiking

Leigh Campbell Porter

Managing Shareholder

Admitted: 1997
One American Center
909 ESE Loop 323, Suite 400
Tyler, TX 75701


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Certified Paralegal
Direct Line: 903-509-5000
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