UT Law graduate brings federal court expertise to innovative Texas law firm
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas law firm Weisbart Springer Hayes, LLP, is announcing the addition of attorney Nicole LeFave, who joins the firm with a unique understanding of the federal practice from behind the bench based on her prior work for two federal judges in Texas.
Ms. LeFave is a 2012 honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.
Prior to joining Weisbart Springer Hayes, Ms. LeFave served as a law clerk to Judge Gregg J. Costa in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Galveston. Judge Costa now sits on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Following her work with Judge Costa, Ms. LeFave clerked for Magistrate Judge Mark P. Lane in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in Austin.
“We are thrilled to have Nicole as a member of our team,” says attorney Geoffrey D. Weisbart, a founding member of Weisbart Springer Hayes. “She is one of the smartest and most accomplished young attorneys I’ve met, and the skills she learned in her federal court work will benefit our firm and all of our clients.”
During her clerkships, Ms. LeFave learned firsthand the many intricacies of federal court practice based on her work in cases involving employment disputes, civil rights claims, patent infringement allegations, complex commercial disputes, and a variety of criminal matters.
As a law student, Ms. LeFave earned extensive recognition for her trial advocacy and brief writing, including Best Brief honors in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition and UT Law’s Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court Competition. She also gained valuable experience as a student attorney representing domestic violence victims in family law cases.