Houston native, Paul Michael Leopold, graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Marriage, Family, and Human Development and was provisionally licensed as a Certified Family Life Educator by the National Council on Family Relations prior to graduating from Texas A&M University School of Law.
Mr. Leopold joined KoonsFuller in 2015 after clerking for the Eastland Court of Appeals in Eastland, Texas. Mr. Leopold has quickly become a go-to attorney within the Firm and among colleagues outside of the firm. In 2017, Mr. Leopold received the Joseph W. McKnight Best Family Law CLE Article award, which is awarded by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas once each year for the best continuing legal education article in Texas for family law. Mr. Leopold regularly prepares articles and presentations for continuing legal education courses held around the nation.
Mr. Leopold primarily acts as appellate counsel on cases, whether KoonsFuller handled the trial or not. Mr. Leopold has handled appeals and original proceedings before the Supreme Court of Texas and before 8 different courts of appeals around the state of Texas. Mr. Leopold also regularly assists attorneys within and without the Firm with legal briefing and dispositive motions.
Although Mr. Leopold primarily acts as appellate counsel, his unique experiences and education give him the demeanor, knowledge, and ability necessary to effectively serve his clients at any stage of litigation. Outside of work, Mr. Leopold enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and rock climbing.
- Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D. (2014)
- Brigham Young University, B.S. in Marriage, Family, and Human Development (2010)
- Member, State Bar of Texas, Appellate and Family Law Sections
- Member, Texas Bar College
- Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
- Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
- Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
- Member, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
- Associate Member, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
- Alumnus, National Family Law Trial Institute
- Honoree, Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters (2020)
- Honoree, Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top Attorney,” Family Law (2019)
- The Joseph W. McKnight Best Family Law CLE Article (2017)
- 10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2017)
- Top 40 Under 40, The National Advocates (2018)
- Honoree, 360 West Magazine “Top Attorneys” (2019)
- In re J.C., — S.W.3d —, No. 02-18-00029-CV, 2019 WL 4019682 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Aug. 27, 2019, no pet. h.).
- Waldrop v. Waldrop, 552 S.W.3d 396 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2018, no pet.) (op. on en banc reconsideration).
- In re S.V., — S.W.3d —, No. 05-16-00519-CV, 2017 WL 3725981 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 30, 2017, pet. denied) (op. on rehearing).
- C.C. v. L.C., No. 02-18-00425-CV, 2019 WL 2865294 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth July 3, 2019, no pet.) (mem. op.).
- In re J.W., No. 02-18-00419-CV, 2019 WL 2223216 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth May 23, 2019, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.).
- In re M.S., No. 02-18-00379-CV, 2019 WL 1768993 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth April 22, 2019, pet. filed) (mem. op.).
- In re C.W.J., No. 11-17-00085-CV, 2019 WL 1067489 (Tex. App.—Eastland March 7, 2019, no pet.) (mem. op.).
- In re K.F., No. 02-18-00187-CV, 2018 WL 6816119 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Dec. 27, 2018, pet. denied) (mem. op.).
- In re A.C., No. 02-18-00129-CV, 2018 WL 5273931 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Oct. 24, 2018, pet. denied) (mem. op.).
- Pedone v. Harvey, No. 07-17-00394-CV, 2018 WL 3677804 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Aug. 2, 2018, no pet.) (mem. op.).
- In re Garza, No. 05-18-00816-CV, 2018 WL 3569384 (Tex. App.—Dallas July 25, 2018, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.).
- In re J.C.V., No. 05-17-00828-CV, 2017 WL 5150990 (Tex. App.—Dallas Nov. 7, 2017, no pet.) (mem. op.).
- In re E.B., No. 12-17-00214-CV, 2017 WL 4675109 (Tex. App.—Tyler Oct. 18, 2017, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.), mandamus denied, In re M.B., No. 17-0944 (Tex. June 8, 2018) (order without op.).
- In re Jennings, No. 10-17-00247-CV, 2017 WL 4542994 (Tex. App.—Waco Oct. 11, 2017, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.).
- In re B.L., No. 02-16-00360-CV, 2016 WL 6804467 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Nov. 17, 2016, orig. proceeding). (mem. op.).
- In re I.C., No. 02-15-00300-CV, 2016 WL 1394539 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth April 28, 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.).
- In re B.L., No. 02-16-00082-CV, 2016 WL 1569782 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth April 18, 2016, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.).
- Saldana v. Saldana, No. 10-15-00411-CV, 2016 WL 1238730 (Tex. App.—Waco March 24, 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.).