Omar Leal is a member of the firm’s Estate Planning and Probate Group. His practice focuses on estate planning, asset protection planning, probate, guardianship, and trust administration. He regularly assists and advises clients concerning marital property agreements, wealth preservation issues, including estate and gift tax planning, asset protection, incapacity planning and business succession. His work also includes assisting clients with procedural and substantive issues in uncontested and contested estate, trust, and guardianship matters, including community and separate property issues.
Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 2006
B.B.A. in Finance, Texas A&M University, 1996 — Summa Cum Laude
J.D., University of Texas, 1999 — Chief Notes Editor, The Review of Litigation
Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Maintaining Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
Past-President, Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council
Past-President, Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates
Thompson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers 2014-2015
Thompson Reuters’ Rising Star 2004-2005, 2007-2014
Presenter, State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course, State Bar of Texas Estate Planning & Probate 101 Course, State Bar of Texas Building Blocks of Wills, Estates and Probate Course, Corpus Christi Bar Association Probate Law Seminar, the Texas Guardianship Association Annual Conference, and the Texas Association of Legal Professionals Annual Meeting and Educational Conference.
Former Chairperson for the District 11 Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Committee
Young Lawyer of the Year Award, Corpus Christi Bar Association (2008)
Corpus Christi’s Top 40 under 40 (Young Professionals Honor)
Secretary and Director, Coastal Bend Community Foundation
Past Secretary and Director, Corpus Christi Education Foundation
Volunteer Attorney, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
Volunteer Presenter for the People’s Law School Estate Planning Course
Omar and his wife, Erica, live in Corpus Christi.