My clients rely on me, as their primary counsel and partner, to be laser focused on protecting and planning for every aspect of their business, both now and in the future. I help them solve their problems and avoid problems altogether. And if they have a challenge I, myself, cannot solve, I’ll assemble and lead the right team of lawyers who can.
Jeff Leach’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of complex commercial and civil litigation, construction law and real estate. He was recently reelected to serve his fifth term in the Texas House of Representatives, representing House District 67, consisting of portions of Plano, Allen, Richardson and Dallas in Collin County. Since taking office in 2013, Jeff has served on the House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development, the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, the House Committee on Government Transparency and Operations and the House Committee on Rules & Resolutions. He has also served as Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Urban Affairs and was elected by his colleagues to serve on the Texas House Republican Caucus Policy Committee. Most recently, Jeff was assigned to chair the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence for the 87th Legislative Session, a role he also served during the 86th Legislative Session.
At Gray Reed, Jeff serves as outside general counsel for general contractors and various other construction clients, handling everything from litigation and transactions to employment issues, regulatory compliance and taxation. He also frequently steps outside of his core practice and lends a hand to the firm’s other clients in a variety of special projects, such as explaining the impact of new legislation and statutory and regulatory challenges on the horizon.
Jeff’s philosophy is to be an effective advocate by advising clients on the various options to resolve disputes and communicating directly with opposing parties and their counsel, judges, arbitrators and mediators in an effort to resolve disputes efficiently without the need for trial or arbitration. If necessary, he will leverage his education and experience to fully protect his client’s interests in adversarial proceedings, be it in the courtroom or in arbitration.