Tiffany N. Leal

Tiffany Leal’s practice focuses on representing clients in all aspects of construction and government 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 contract law,  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 defended multi-million dollar construction contracts. In her current practice, Tiffany continues to draft and review procurement packages and construction contracts for governmental entities.

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. Since joining the firm, Tiffany has litigated and arbitrated construction cases.

On a Personal Note

Tiffany was born and raised in San Antonio, where she attended UTSA. 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. She is an avid, competitive bass angler and enjoys New York Times crossword puzzles. Tiffany was a founding member of the Comal Cops For Kids Foundation and previously served as Treasurer since 2009. Through the Annual Gruene Turkey Trot, she helped to raise over $450,000 for grants to non-profit entities that support law enforcement to better serve abused and neglected children.

Seminars/Published Works

  • “2023 Construction Litigation Update for Government Lawyers,” Tiffany Leal, TexasBarCLE, Advanced Government Law, August 2023
  • “Construction Law Update,” Tiffany Leal, TexasBarCLE, Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course, March 2023
  • “Construction Law Update,” Tiffany Leal, TexasBarCLE, Advanced Government Law, July 2022
  • “Alternative Construction Procurement Methods,” Tx Public Purchasing Association, November 2021
  • “Construction Contracting & Legislative Update,” Austin Bar Construction Section, September 2021
  • “Considerations for Force Majeure Clauses for COVID-19 & Beyond,” Tiffany Leal, ACEA Symposium, August 2020
  • “Developing a Capital Project,” Tiffany Leal, TDCAA Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update, September 2019
  • “Subdivisions,” Tiffany Leal and Rebecca Lundberg, TDCAA Civil Law Seminar, May 2019
  • “Issues in Competency,” Tiffany Leal, TDCAA Civil Law Seminar, May 2018
  • “The New Age of Cyberbullying,” Tiffany Leal and Jennifer Tharp, TDCAA Crimes Against Children Seminar, April 2018
  • “The New Age of Cyberbullying,” Tiffany Leal, TDCAA Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update, September 2017
  • “Regulating Land Use,” Tiffany Leal and Rebecca Lundberg, TDCAA Civil Law Seminar, May 2017
  • “Disasters & Emergency Relief,” Tiffany Leal and W. Nim Kidd, TDCAA Civil Law Seminar, May 2016
  • “Civil Environmental Enforcement,” Tiffany Leal and Terry O’Rourke, TDCAA Civil Law Seminar, May 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Government Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association, Member
  • Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • ACEA, Symposium Committee Member, 2019-present
  • ACEA, Membership Committee Member, 2019-present
  • Comal Cops for Kids Foundation, Inc., Founding Member & Treasurer, 2009-2022
  • 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


Tiffany is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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