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Ben De Leon

Term: 2014 —2017

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Ben De Leon became President of De Leon & Washburn on July 1, 2012, the firm’s 35th Anniversary. Ben has practiced with the firm since 2005. His practice focuses on the areas of administrative law, corporate law, real estate law, general civil litigation, labor and employment, appellate law and insurance law. Ben strives to find the most effective and efficient solutions for his clients, whether the client is a pro-bono individual or a large company. Ben is not afraid to fight for his clients: he practices law in a way that provides the utmost service to his clients, while treating each individual involved with integrity and honesty.

Ben’s service-minded nature extends beyond his legal practice to his passion for improving his community. Since he was a UT law student, where he received a Texas Law Fellowship for work in public interest and served as a student attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, Ben has used his skills as an attorney to help others.  A native Austinite, Ben is fluent in Spanish, and has represented Spanish-speaking clients pro bono through Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas since 2005. Through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, Ben was a Big Brother to his Little Brother, Anthony, for nearly 7 years. Ben was named the 2009 National Big Brother of the Year by BBBS of America, out of more than 250,000 mentors nationwide.

Ben is married to Shannon Lee De Leon; they are the proud parents of daughters, Anna and Winslow, and son, Henry.