Patrick Leahy’s practice involves a variety of environmental litigation matters at the administrative, state, and federal levels, permitting, regulatory compliance, and transactional support matters. His litigation experience includes discovery, motion practice, and drafting of pre-filed testimony. He has also tried five pro bono jury trials that resulted in favorable outcomes.
Mr. Leahy’s experience includes advice concerning crisis management, administrative disputes involving the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, judicial review of administrative agency actions, contested enforcement cases before the State Office of Administrative Hearings, infrastructure permitting and contaminated site issues.
Following graduation from law school, Mr. Leahy served as term clerk to the Honorable Andrew W. Austin, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Mr. Leahy currently serves on the board of the Teach for America Austin Alumni Association.
He was a member of the 2015 class of Leadership Austin’s Emerge program for young professionals. Before law school, Mr. Leahy taught high school social studies at PSJA Memorial High School in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, through Teach for America.
During college, he spent two summers in Washington, D.C., interning at a tax policy think tank, and on Capitol Hill for United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
- J.D., The University of Texas School of Law 2014
- B.A., Loyola University of Chicago 2008
Admission & Affiliations :
- State Bar of Texas
- United States District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas
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