Leo James Welder, Jr.


Leo James Welder, Jr. is a founding partner of Welder Leshin LLP.

His practice is solely focused on Maritime and Government Law. He serves as general counsel for the Port of Corpus Christi and oversees all legal matters related to the Port’s operation and compliance.

Previously, for several decades, Jimmy practiced law focused on corporate matters and served as general counsel for numerous businesses.


B.B.A., University of Texas, 1970
J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1974

Admitted to Bar

State Bar of Texas

Practice Areas

Maritime and Government Law.

Professional Activities

AV Rating - Martindale Hubbell
Texas Business Law Foundation
Corpus Christi Bar Association

Civic Activities

Rob & Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation, Advisory Trustee
Spohn Development Foundation, Board Member


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