Welcome to New Director of Alumni Relations

Christine P. Leatherberry

Director of Alumni Relations

We are pleased to announce that Christine P. Leatherberry ’06 has joined SMU Dedman School of Law as the Director of Alumni Relations

In this role, Christine will work to connect our alumni with the school and each other through networking gatherings, social events, opportunities for continuing legal education, mentoring and volunteer activities. She will also lead law school reunions and our alumni chapters throughout Texas and beyond.

Christine was named one of the Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Attorneys in Texas for the past two years. In 2019, she was named to the Top 100 Up-and-Coming Attorneys in Texas. For the past five years, she was honored by Thomson Reuters on the exclusive list of Texas Rising Stars. She is also listed among the finest lawyers in the area by Best Lawyers in America. This month, D Magazine named Christine on the annual list of Best Lawyers Under 40 for 2020.

Christine is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was a partner at Connatser Family Law before joining SMU Dedman School of Law.

Christine earned her Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin with high honors in 2003 and her Juris Doctor from SMU Dedman School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2006.

In Fall 2001, she interned in the White House for First Lady Laura Bush in the Projects Office supporting reading and early childhood cognitive development initiatives. In conjunction with that internship, she was awarded a fellowship in The University of Texas System Bill Archer Fellowship Program and later helped form the Archer Fellow Alumni Association.

Christine is a Barrister in the William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court and served on the Inn’s Leadership Committee. In 2016, she helped create and chair the “Moms in Law” special interest group of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and Dallas Bar Association.

Christine’s office is in Storey Hall (130B). She can be reached at 214-768-3634 or cleatherberry@smu.edu. Please feel free to reach out to Christine with your suggestions about how we can better engage and support our alumni!

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