Associate

Haleigh has broad commercial litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants at every stage of lawsuits involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and business divorce. She joined Crawford, Wishnew and Lang PLLC after clerking for the Honorable Justice Douglas Lang of the Fifth District Court of Appeals of Texas and beginning her practice at an American Lawyer top-50 firm. Haleigh has distinguished herself as an associate by her maturity in the courtroom. During her first year of private practice, Haleigh deposed fact and expert witnesses, briefed and argued motions at every stage of litigation, argued evidentiary hearings in state and federal court, and briefed appeals and prepared oral argument.

 

The most important component of Haleigh’s practice is service to others. She is an attentive and zealous advocate for her clients, as well as a servant of the local and state bar. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, a member of several committees of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and as a member of the 2018 State Bar of Texas Leadership Class. Haleigh also volunteers her time to coach SMU law students in moot court programs that compete nationally.

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During her time as a law student competitor, Haleigh won regional and national moot court competitions. In her final year of law school, Haleigh was recognized as a top-three advocate nationally by the American Bar Association, was named the Outstanding Graduating Advocate of SMU Dedman School of Law’s graduating class, and was inducted into the prestigious National Order of the Barristers.

 

The advocacy skills Haleigh developed in law school have played a fundamental role in Haleigh’s ability to earn recognition and results early in her career. She is known for her ability to communicate effectively with courts in writing and in argument.

 

Prior to attending law school, Haleigh studied Spanish and Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, and worked in D.C. for Cincinnati Congressman Steve Chabot of the First District of Ohio.