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. Ms. Porter 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.

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

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.


  • 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 & VanDeventer, 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 (2021 to present); Nominating Committee (2022 to present).

Community Involvement & Personal Interests

  • SPCA Volunteer
  • Running
  • Hiking

Leigh Campbell Porter

Managing Shareholder

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


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