Mason Leal is a litigation attorney working with Simmons Smith Brown PLLC in an of counsel capacity. Mason represents clients across Texas in a variety of litigation matters. His principal practice includes tort and commercial litigation, including disputes regarding employment, contracts, insurance coverage, and personal injury. Mason also has experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution, appellate, and post-judgment proceedings.
Some examples of Mason’s prior cases are:
- Obtaining a favorable settlement for a client in a personal injury matter
- Defending a franchisee in a lease dispute against its landlord
- Obtaining a favorable judgment for a client involved in a dispute regarding the transfer and ownership of land.
- Defending a trucking company in a dispute regarding fees owed for freight hauling, including drafting successful appellate brief.
- Representing a business owner in arbitration regarding his previous employer’s attempt to enforce an employment contract’s non-compete provision.
- Representing a client in a wrongful death case against a trucking company and a construction company
- Defending a client in a dispute with its landlord regarding an agricultural lease.
Mason was born in Austin, Texas in 1992 and was raised in multiple regions of Texas, including the Rio Grande Valley, the Panhandle, West Texas, and Central Texas. In 2010, he graduated from Westwood High School in Austin and went on to attend the University of Texas at Dallas where he received his Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management in 2014.
After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mason spent two years in the town of Atoyac de Álvarez in Guerrero, Mexico, where he served at his grandfather’s medical mission. While in Mexico, Mason drilled water wells for nearby communities in need of potable water and translated for American doctors and dentists during their seasonal medical campaigns. Mason’s grandfather still operates his medical mission and provides access to water and medical care to tens of thousands of people in need.
Mason attended the Texas Tech School of Law and received his J.D. in 2019. During law school, he was a member of the Board of Barristers, the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, and was president of the Hispanic Law Students Association. Mason was published in the Administrative Law Journal’s twentieth volume.
Mason’s favorite quote comes from the only undefeated heavyweight boxing champion, Rocky Marciano: “Why waltz with a guy for ten rounds when you can knock him out in one?”
- University of Texas at Dallas, B.S., Supply Chain Management, 2014
- Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2019
Primary Practice Areas
- State Bar of Texas