in Lake Charles, Louisiana and
attended high school at the American
School of Aberdeen in Scotland. Kyle
obtained his Bachelor of Science
degree in Microbiology at Texas A&M
University in 1981; his Master of
Business Administration at St.
Edwards University, Austin, TX in
1986; and his Juris Doctor at
Southern Methodist University School
of Law, Dallas, TX in 1989. While at
Southern Methodist University, Kyle
was a member of the legal honor
fraternity Phi Delta Phi, served as
the Magister (President), and was
Leading Articles Editor for The
International Lawyer. Kyle was
commissioned as a Second Lieutenant,
Chemical Corps, in the United States
Army Reserves and was honorably
discharged as a Captain in 1991. He
became a member of the Texas State
Bar in 1989, and is admitted to
practice before the U.S. District
Courts in the Northern and Eastern
Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court
of Appeals 5th Circuit, and the U.S.
Supreme Court. Kyle is a member of
the Collin, Dallas and Denton County
Bar Associations, Texas Bar
Association, Pro Bono College of
Texas, College of the State Bar of
Texas, and Collaborative Law
Institute of Texas. He is a Master
in the Annette Stewart Inn of the
American Inns of Court, and is a
Fellow of both the Texas Bar
Foundation and the Collaborative Law
College of Texas. Kyle practices
Family Law, which includes Divorce,
Modification, Child Support,
Adoption, Mediation & Collaborative
Law, Custody & Visitation, and
Alternative Dispute Resolution. He
is President of Collaborative Law
Dallas. Kyle has been selected to
“The Best Lawyers in America” as
published by U.S. News and World
Report and as a Super Lawyer as
published in Texas Monthly. Kyle and
his wife, Marijo, have a son Aaron,
daughter-in-law Rachel, and a
daughter Lauren. Kyle and Marijo are
also proud grandparents of Regan.
Kyle enjoys hunting, scuba diving,
DEWEY B. LEGGETT was born
in Goldsboro, North Carolina,
October 14, 1965. He graduated from
Hooker (OK) High School in 1983 and
from Oklahoma Christian University
(B.S., summa cum laude) at age 20 in
1986. In 1989, Dewey received his
J.D. with honors from the University
of Oklahoma, and began his legal
career with Johnson, Bromberg &
Leeds in Dallas, Texas (which later
merged with the national firm of
Arter & Hadden). Subsequently, Dewey
became a shareholder in the firm of
David, Goodman & Madole in Dallas.
In 2002, after 8 years with David,
Goodman & Madole, Dewey joined with
Steve Clemons and formed Leggett &
Clemons, PLLC, the forerunner of
BLCB. Dewey focuses his practice on
commercial real estate law,
commercial lending, and general
business matters. He has spoken at
various events, been published in
national and regional magazines and
newsletters, and testified as an
expert in real estate disputes.
Dewey is a member of the State Bar
of Texas and is admitted to practice
before the United States District
Courts for the Northern and Eastern
Districts of Texas. He and his wife
Gina (formerly Coppedge), originally
of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, have a
daughter, Lindy, and a son, Luke,
who attend school in the Lovejoy
I.S.D., where Dewey is heavily
involved in booster clubs and
related activities. Dewey, a former
member of the Board of Trustees of
Oklahoma Christian University,
enjoys bird hunting with his
Brittanys, working on his old
Camaros, and once was a formidable
competitor on several bass fishing
STEVE H. CLEMONS was born in Waco, Texas, November 23, 1966. He graduated from Midway High School (Waco) in 1985, and Baylor University in 1989 with a B.B.A. in Business/Accounting. In 1992, Steve received his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, beginning his legal career with Epstein, Becker & Green in Dallas, Texas, practicing in the employment law arena. In 1993, Steve moved to Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox (VHKK), and began practicing law in the business/corporate section. Steve spent almost 5 years at VHKK, and during such time also worked in the local government section, co-authoring and presenting seminars on issues affecting local governments. In 1998, Steve was recruited to the firm of David, Goodman & Madole (DG&M), where he spent 4 years in the business/corporate and estate planning section, as well as working extensively in the area involving corporate sponsorships of sports and special events. In 2002, Steve left as a shareholder at DG&M and helped form Leggett & Clemons, PLLC. Steve’s areas of practice include corporate and business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and estate planning. Steve is active in Baylor Alumni groups and is a past president of the Collin County Alumni Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Steve is admitted to the Texas Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas.
Steve has three children: a son Will, a daughter Maycie, and a son Sam;
all of whom attend Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, Texas. Steve enjoys traveling, photography and spending time with his family.
WHITNEY A. BOWLING was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 30, 1974. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas in 1992. Whitney attended Texas A&M University, graduating cum laude with Foundation Honors in 1996. In 1999, she graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin and was admitted to the bar. Whitney began working with Dewey Leggett and Steve Clemons while an associate with David, Goodman & Madole in Dallas, Texas, and joined them when they founded Leggett & Clemons, PLLC in March, 2002. Whitney’s areas of practice consist of real estate and construction transactions, including development, leasing, acquisition, disposition, mortgage lending, refinance, and wind and solar energy leasing. Whitney is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Real Estate and Construction Law Sections), Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. She is also a member of Commercial Real Estate Women of Dallas (CREW) and served on the board of the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas. Whitney and her husband Jason have two daughters, Hailey and Kate. Whitney enjoys photography, cooking, and chasing after her children.
JEFFERY H. SHORE was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Syracuse University in 1978 and his Juris Doctor at Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, TX in 1981, the same year he married Debra Pritsker of Dallas. He became a member of the Texas State Bar in 1981, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts in the Northern District of Texas. Jeff is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is rated “AV” by his peers which is the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Jeff has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” in Family Law by Texas lawyers as published in Texas Monthly. He is a member of the Texas Bar Association, Dallas and Denton County Bar Associations, and Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. Jeff is Vice-President of Collaborative Law Dallas. He is a Master in the Annette Stewart Inn of the American Inns of Court.
Jeff is a highly skilled and experienced trial lawyer and negotiator. He works with his clients to determine the approach that will work best to meet their needs. His primary practice is Family Law, which includes divorce, custody & visitation, child support, property valuation and division, modification, adoption, mediation & collaborative law, and marital property agreements. He also handles business disputes, including contract disputes, real estate and construction litigation, consumer fraud, and partnership disputes. Jeff is also an experienced mediator. He completed Basic Mediation Training at the Attorney-Mediators Institute in 1994 and Family Law Mediation Training with the Association of Family Mediators in 1995. He has successfully mediated numerous family and business disputes, and provides many pro bono mediations for Denton County each year.
Jeff and his wife, Debra, have two grown children, Jessica and Brandon. He is proud that they both graduated college with honors, are working and “off the payroll”. Jeff enjoys golf, playing piano and guitar, and traveling.
JEFFREY L. CROUCH was born in Dallas, Texas, July 17, 1964. He graduated from Eastwood High School (El Paso) in 1982, and the University of Texas at Austin in 1987 with a double B.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate and Urban Land Development. In 1993, Jeff received his J.D. cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law, was an Editor and author for the Texas Tech Law Review, and was a member of the National Order of Barristers. Jeff began his legal career with Strasburger & Price in Dallas, Texas in the business litigation section. In 1997, Jeff moved his practice to Donohoe, Jameson & Carroll, and then to Jenkens & Gilchrist in 2000. Jeff spent almost seven years at Jenkens, during which time he worked on a wide variety of commercial litigation matters. Jeff’s areas of practice include all aspects of commercial litigation, including antitrust, banking, collections and consumer issues, contractual disputes, insurance, intellectual property, licensing, products liability, professional liability, securities, technology, and real estate. Jeff is member of the Texas Bar and the Dallas, Frisco and Collin County bar associations, and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Jeff is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas as well as before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff and his wife Tracy live in Frisco, Texas with their three children, Lauren, Schuyler and Averi.
RYAN W. CRANDALL was born in Denton, Texas on August 5, 1975; and he was admitted to bar in 2004. Ryan graduated from the University of North Texas in 2000 (B.B.A. Business, with honors) and Texas Tech University Law School in 2004 (J.D., magna cum laude). While in law school, Ryan was a regular writer and contributor to the Texas Bank Lawyer, a publication focused on legal issues involving commercial lending in the State of Texas. Prior to joining Leggett and Clemons, Ryan was a co-founder and equity partner of Amicus Financial Advisors, LLP, a financial planning and estate planning firm. Also prior to joining Leggett and Clemons, Ryan was involved in the construction, development and management of both residential and commercial properties. Ryan’s areas of expertise include real estate transactions, business and corporate law, and estate planning. Ryan’s real estate experience is broad and includes the representation of several local development companies focused on residential, retail and healthcare development as well as residential and commercial foreclosures, lender representation, representation of homeowners and condominium owners associations, and transactions involving the acquisition, financing, refinancing, development, leasing and disposition of commercial property. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section) and the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA). Ryan and his wife, Laura, currently have four children -- Jacob, Garrett, Audrey, and Rachel. In his free time, Ryan enjoys the outdoors, including ranching, hunting and spending time with family.
ALEXANDER M. SZETO was born in Mansfield, Ohio on January 4, 1978. Alexander grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, where he graduated from Blue Valley Northwest High School in 1996. Alexander received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2000 and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas in 2003. Prior to joining Leggett & Clemons, PLLC in July 2009, Alexander was a Corporate and Securities Associate with Andrews Kurth LLP in Dallas, Texas, practicing general corporate, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and securities law. He provides a broad range of services to businesses, executives, investors and entrepreneurs, including company formation and planning, corporate governance and administrative services, contract review, drafting and negotiation, assistance with government compliance, licenses and permits, and risk assessment on various legal matters. Alexander’s practice also includes representation in a variety of securities law matters, including private and public securities offerings, compliance with federal and state securities laws, and broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation. Alexander is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Asian American Bar Association. He has published several articles on corporate and securities law issues and presented speeches at a number of legal seminars and CLEs. Alexander enjoys playing soccer, going to movies, trying new restaurants, wine tasting and skiing.