Dabney Welsh Pettus


Dabney Welsh Pettus has been with Welder Leshin LLP since its inception in 2003.

Her practice is focused on civil defense litigation with an emphasis on Maritime, Energy, Probate Law, and Eminent Domain Law.

As a Corpus Christi native, Dabney also brings local knowledge and insight into her practice.


B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1997
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2001

Admitted to Bar

State Bar of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas

Practice Areas

Maritime, Energy, Probate Law, and Eminent Domain Law.

Professional Activities

AV Rating – Martindale Hubbell
Fellow – Texas Bar Foundation
Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor Member)
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Thomson Reuters Rising Star 2012-2014
Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association (President, 2006)
Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association (President, 2005)
Corpus Christi Bar Association
Texas Association of Defense Council
Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council

Civic Activities

Foster Angels of South Texas Foundation, Board Member
Leadership Corpus Christi – Class XXXIII
YWCA, Board Member
Rotary Club of Corpus Christi


No designation has been made by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for a Certificate of Special Competence in this area.