Thomas S. Leatherbury, Esq.
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Tom Leatherbury is a partner and practice group leader of the firmwide
Appellate practice at Vinson & Elkins in Dallas. He has over 40 years of experience
in state and federal appeals and trials. During that time, he has worked on
commercial, tort, intellectual property and health care cases, as well as class
actions. Tom has made 37 appellate and countless trial court arguments, and has
tried or handled the appellate-related portions of close to 20 jury trials.
He serves as the Director of the First Amendment Clinic at SMU Dedman School
of Law where he is also an Adjunct Professor of Law. Tom is a Fellow of the American
Bar Foundation, the Texas Bar Foundation, and the Dallas Bar Foundation.
Tom received his BA summa cum laude from Yale College and his JD from Yale Law School. He clerked for the Honorable Robert M. Hill, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas