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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 wealth preservation issues, including estate and gift tax planning, asset protection, incapacity planning and business succession. His work includes substantive contested estate, trust, and guardianship matters, including community and separate property issues. He also prepares and advises clients regarding marital property agreements.

EDUCATION
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

PROFESSIONAL
Past President, Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2004-2005, 2007-2014
Best Lawyers in America: Trusts and Estates
Past-President, Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association
AV Rated
Corpus Christi Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award (2008)
Corpus Christi’s Top 40 under 40 (Young Professionals Honor)
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Maintaining Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
Former Chairperson for the District 11 Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Committee
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.

COMMUNITY
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

PERSONAL
Omar and his wife, Erica, live in Corpus Christi.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 802 North Carancahua Street, Suite 1900
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, Texas Bar

Affiliations

  • Coastal Bend Community Foundation - Secretary and Director
  • College of the State Bar of Texas - Maintaining Member
  • Corpus Christi Education Foundation - Past Secretary and Director
  • Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council - Past President
  • Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association - Past President
  • District 11 Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Committee - Former Chairperson
  • People’s Law School Estate Planning Course - Volunteer Presenter
  • State Bar of Texas - Presenter - Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course, Estate Planning & Probate 101 Course, Building Blocks of Wills, Estates and Probate Course, Corpus Christi Bar Association Probate Law Seminar
  • State Bar of Texas - Presenter - The Texas Guardianship Association Annual Conference, and the Texas Association of Legal Professionals Annual Meeting and Educational Conference
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid - Volunteer Attorney
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) - Fellow

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Trusts and Estates

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Trusts and Estates, Corpus Christi (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Trusts and Estates

Awards:

  • Corpus Christi‚Äôs Top 40 under 40 (Young Professionals Honor)
  • Young Lawyer of the Year Award, Corpus Christi Bar Association (2008)
  • Rising Star 2004-2005, 2007-2014
  • AV Preeminent 4.8/5.0 Peer Review Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates
  • Texas Super Lawyers 2014-2015

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