Lance Leisure

Meet Lance Leisure

Lance Leisure

Reputable Civil Litigation Attorney in Houston

Lance Leisure is a partner in Correro & Leisure, P.C. Lance has tried cases to verdict on both the plaintiff and the defense side. Before becoming a lawyer, Lance served in the United States Army, where he worked in military intelligence from 1995 to 2001, then again in 2003.

Prior to founding Correro & Leisure, P.C. with his friend and partner Mark Correro, Lance practiced law at Blank Rome LLC, where his practice focused primarily on personal injury, mass tort, environmental and complex commercial litigation.

In 2015 and 2016, he was listed in Texas Super Lawyers® (Thomson Reuters). The annual Texas Super Lawyers® list recognizes Texas' top lawyers based on peer surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys. Only 5% of Texas' licensed attorneys are awarded every year.

Lance was previously listed in the annual Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list for the years 2010 to 2012, and 2014.

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Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Pro Bono

  • Accredited by the Veteran's Administration to represent veterans and their family members in claims and appeals before the VA. Represented widow of WWII veteran in appeal of denial of benefits. Also volunteer at veteran’s clinic providing advice and assistance to veterans.
  • Represented unaccompanied minor fleeing violence in his homeland in asylum and immigration court proceeding.
  • Represented low-income woman and helped her obtain divorce and name change.

Education

  • University of Houston, JD, magna cum laude
  • Defense Language Institute, Certification in Arabic, with honors, awarded the prestigious Provost's Award for academic and military achievement
  • University of North Texas, BA in English

Representative Experience

• As plaintiff’s attorney, tried personal injury case in Harris County, Texas to a successful verdict. The case was hard-fought on both sides and presented a number of challenges, including language difficulties and missing and incomplete documents involving employment and medical care. In the end, the jury awarded plaintiff an amount greater than three times the amount the insurance company had offered on the day trial started.

• As defense attorney, successfully represented staffing agency company in numerous separate employment claims brought by former employees. After evidentiary hearings, each claim was dismissed. Only one of the claims went up on appeal, and that appeal was also dismissed in full.

• Obtained Temporary Restraining Order and after an evidentiary hearing, Temporary Injunction allowing client, a retail store, to remain open in its place of business despite attempts by commercial development manager to wrongfully evict.

• Successfully resolved Plaintiff’s claim through mediation in a personal injury case involving serious injuries, surgery and years of physical therapy. The case was in a difficult jurisdiction and had numerous legal obstacles, but through the use of key deposition testimony (of both defendant’s employees and plaintiff) and evidence developed in the course of discovery, a confidential resolution was reached that fairly compensated plaintiff for her injuries.

• Plaintiff’s attorney representing individual injured by defective sidewalk while jogging. A misaligned sidewalk panel created a tripping hazard, which combined with poor lighting led to a fall and a severely injured arm. After extensive discovery and depositions, defeated defendants’ motions challenging the claim and obtained a favorable settlement for the client.

• Key member of trial team in a three-week trial of a products liability wrongful death claim that resulted in an 11- 1 defense verdict for the client. Plaintiffs alleged that toxic exposure to chemicals caused a longtime factory worker to develop blood cancer. As defense counsel for one of the largest chemical distributors in the world, personally cross-examined several key witnesses, including the decedent’s brother and the sole co-worker witness. Also cross-examined the treating oncologist and Plaintiffs’ causation expert, eliciting testimony that undercut Plaintiffs’ medical claims of causation. Using a trial strategy that combined an appeal to common sense with a close examination of the science, the trial team was able to vindicate the client.

• Defense of a premises liability case representing a chemical distribution facility. Plaintiff was a truck driver who had been injured while making a delivery. At the deposition of Plaintiff’s expert, crucial testimony was obtained undercutting the claims in the case. After building that testimony into a Daubert challenge, the expert was excluded, leading to favorable settlement on the eve of trial.

• Defense of gross negligence wrongful death claim. Plaintiffs, the family of an employee who had died on the job, claimed that the injuries were caused by work activities. The claim was investigated through the depositions of multiple witnesses and medical experts, including the pathologist who had performed the autopsy. After evidence was developed showing the injury had actually occurred days prior, successfully argued a challenge to Plaintiffs’ medical causation evidence, which led to the dismissal of all claims.

• Key member of appellate team in challenge to rulings by the trial court in a wrongful death case. The appeal resulted in three discovery mandamus orders immediately before trial.

Professional Associations and Honors

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Veteran’s Association Accredited to represent veterans in appeals of their benefits claims
  • Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2010 – 2012, 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyers® 2015, 2016

Interests

A prolific traveler, voracious reader, and a passionate golfer and skier whose passion for each is exceeded by his passion and skill in the law.

Discuss your legal matter with Lance Leisure today. Call Correro & Leisure, P.C. at (832) 384-9783.

*This is intended only to provide information about the experience and ability of the attorneys, and does not guarantee that similar results can be attained in every case.

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