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Leland C. De La Garza

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Hallett & Perrin, P.C.
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 2400
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214-953-0053
Fax: 214-922-4142
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003, 2009 - 2012, 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Employment Litigation: Defense, Environmental Litigation, Securities Litigation
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Leland C. De La Garza is the chairman of the litigation department at Dallas, Texas-based firm Hallett & Perrin, P.C. He has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he has been admitted to practice in Texas since 1984. Mr. De La Garza is also admitted to practice in Tennessee, and he is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, Mr. De La Garza has handled a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels. The types of cases that he has worked on for defendants as well as plaintiffs include copyright and patent infringement, probate disputes, real estate, fiduciary duty breaches, disputes among partners and shareholders, and trade secrets misappropriation. Mr. De La Garza’s client base is made up of businesses in several different industry segments, including insurance companies, banks and other financial institutions, construction, oil and gas exploration, oilfield services, staffing, and manufacturing. His excellent track record in the courtroom and at the negotiating table has earned him several honors and awards, including an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. De La Garza attended Southern Methodist University and graduated magna cum laude in 1981. He remained on campus for his legal education at what is now known as the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and he participated in mock trial competitions before receiving his Juris Doctor in 1984.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Environmental Litigation
  • 10%Securities Litigation


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003, 2009 - 2012, 2020 - 2022

About Leland C. De La Garza

First Admitted: 1984, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, chairman 2008 - 2018, member 2005 - 2020, chairman of Dallas UPL Subcommittee 1999 - 2005, Trial Skills Section, Dallas Bar Association, founder and chairman 2002, council member 2002 - 2003, Texas and Dallas Bar Associations, member, 1984 to present


  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Banking & Finance Litigation - 2019-2021, Recognized in the 25th Edition
  • Eagle Scout and Member, Order of the Arrow
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers Recipient 2017-2020, D Magazine
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2003, 2009-2012, 2020, Selected for inclusion in Texas

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Drummer for American Petty, Tom Petty tribute band
  • Eagle Scout, BSA, 1975

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Trustee of Board of Trustees, Texas Child Protection Connection (formerly Texas Loves Children), non-profit, 2007 - present

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Educational Background

  • Southern Methodist University, BBA in Business Finance and BS in Political Science, 1981

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil And Gas
  • Private Equity And Hedge Funds
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Office Location for Leland C. De La Garza

1445 Ross Avenue
Suite 2400
Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: 214-953-0053

Fax: 214-922-4142

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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