February 10, 2011
Jack Paul Leon: October 17, 1930--February 9, 2011
I am not qualified to judge the greatest criminal defense lawyer of all time. I have not had the privilege of seeing all the great ones at work. But I have seen quite a few, and can tell you that the greatest criminal defense lawyer I ever knew and saw in action was Jack Paul Leon of San Antonio. He died yesterday after a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer. I will post an extended tribute in a few days, but for now--rest in peace Jack. In my book, you were the king.
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Jack was always classy and always the life of the party. He was the best advocate a client could have. His loyalty to clients was never in question. The results he obtained under some of the most difficult fact situations is simply amazing.
Posted by: Tio Gocha | Feb 11, 2011 2:00:13 PM
He's a legend in TX. Everybody has a Jack Paul story, none of them same.
Posted by: TX 3L | Feb 12, 2011 5:17:40 PM
He was an amazing boss.....I have nothing but great memories of him and Rosemary. Mr. Leon excelled in everything he did. He will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Eleana | Feb 18, 2011 1:18:12 PM