Tiffany Leal’s practice focuses on representing clients in all aspects of construction and employment law, including the drafting and negotiation of transactional matters and dispute resolution.
Tiffany represented Comal County as the Chief Civil Prosecutor for the Criminal District Attorney’s Office for almost 12 years. She oversaw the civil legal division, which encompasses Juvenile Prosecution, Child Protective Services cases, and all civil law, including employment law, asset forfeitures, contract law, mental health law, bond forfeitures, public information act and open meetings act, and civil litigation. For years, she was on the County’s Facilities Committee and oversaw capital projects, including the design, procurement, and construction of a new $76 million jail facility; design and procurement of a $32 million courthouse building renovation; and the construction of the Dry Comal Creek Flood Retarding Structure. One project she is extremely proud to have worked on was the 2015 restoration of the Historic Comal County Courthouse to its original 1898 form. Throughout these projects she has reviewed, written, and co-defended in federal litigation multi-million dollar construction contracts.
Tiffany has successfully tried jury and bench trials in a variety of legal matters, including civil litigation, felony criminal cases, juvenile law, and family law, and on special issues such as criminal incompetency and asset forfeiture.
On a Personal Note
Tiffany was born and raised in San Antonio, where she attended UTSA. There she served as editor of the Paisano Independent Student Newspaper and attended UTSA’s pre-law academy. After graduating from UTSA, she received her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. She has two amazing children, one in college and one in preschool. She enjoys New York Times crossword puzzles and comic book movies. Tiffany was a founding member of Comal Cops For Kids Foundation and has sat on the board as Treasurer since 2009. In this time, through the Annual Gruene Turkey Trot, she has helped to raise over $140,000 for grants for non-profit entities that help law enforcement better serve abused and neglected children.
- “Developing a Capital Project,” Tiffany Leal, Texas District & County Attorneys Association Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update, September 2019
- “Subdivisions,” Tiffany Leal and Rebecca Lundberg, Texas District & County Attorneys Association Civil Law Seminar, May 2019
- “Issues in Competency,” Tiffany Leal, Texas District & County Attorneys Association Civil Law Seminar, May 2018
- “The New Age of Cyberbullying,” Tiffany Leal and Jennifer Tharp, Texas District & County Attorneys Association Crimes Against Children Seminar, April 2018
- “The New Age of Cyberbullying,” Tiffany Leal, Texas District & County Attorneys Association Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update, September 2017
- “Regulating Land Use,” Tiffany Leal and Rebecca Lundberg, Texas District & County Attorneys Association Civil Law Seminar, May 2017
- “Disasters & Emergency Relief,” Tiffany Leal and W. Nim Kidd, Texas District & County Attorneys Association Civil Law Seminar, May 2016
- “Civil Environmental Enforcement,” Tiffany Leal and Terry O’Rourke, Texas District & County Attorneys Association Civil Law Seminar, May 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Texas, Government Law Section
- State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
- Comal County Bar Association, Member
- Comal Cops for Kids Foundation, Inc., Founding Member & Treasurer, 2009-present
- Texas District & County Attorney Attorneys Association, Civil Committee Member, 2016-2019
- Comal County Facilities Committee, Committee Member, 2014-2019
- Comal County Sheriff’s Office Hostage Negotiator Team, Legal Advisor, 2009-2016
- Leadership New Braunfels, Alumnus, 2014
Bar & Court Admissions
- Texas Bar
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
B.A., English, University of Texas at San Antonio