Leigh Bradford graduated from University of North Texas in 1996 and Baylor University School of Law in 2000. At Baylor, Leigh excelled in oral advocacy as a member of the Baylor Mock Trial Team and successfully participated in Moot Court Competitions.
Throughout her legal career, Leigh has focused on civil litigation. She has had a broad motions practice including, pretrial, trial and post trial motions. Practicing in federal and state court, her background in civil litigation has given her extensive experience in trial support and preparation including trial briefing, depositions, evidence motions and motions in limine. Additionally, she also has a strong background successfully drafting summary judgement motions. Her civil litigation experience has also provided considerable experience in federal removal/remand practice and motions to exclude expert witnesses. In recent years, Leigh’s appellate practice has grown and includes successfully briefing Adams v. Staxxring, Inc., No. 05-10-01142-CV, 2011 2011 WL 2641698 (Tex. App. – Dallas July 7, 2011, no pet.) which resulted in the denial of a motion to compel arbitration due to substantial invocation of the judicial process. A writer at heart, Leigh enjoys complex briefing and devotes the majority of her time to civil appeals and litigation support.
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Reversing trial court’s dismissal of a medical malpractice case, concluding that trial court abused its discretion in doing so and that the Chapter 74 expert report sufficiently demonstrated a causal relationship between the physician’s negligence and the death of Mr. Mitchell.
Successfully defeated petition for review in a medical malpractice case in Navarro v. Washington, 10-13-00248-CV, 2014 WL 1882763 (Tex. App.—Waco May 8, 2014, pet. denied) (mem. op.), which upheld the sufficiency of the patient’s expert doctors’ reports under Chapter 74.
Rejecting the self-critical analysis privilege and requiring the production of relevant reports in a products liability case.
Denying arbitration due to substantial invocation of the judicial process.