Helen Liggett

Of Counsel

Helen Liggett is an experienced trial attorney who has served the Lubbock community for over twenty-five years. Helen’s clients have come to rely on her for her compassion, dependability and experience. At Liggett Law Group, Helen consults on trial issues.

Helen attended Texas A&M University on full scholarship where she graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, before obtaining her law degree on full scholarship at Southern Methodist University School of Law. During her time at law school, Helen interned in Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles for the law firms: Andrews & Kurth; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; and, Fulbright & Jaworski, where she performed legal research and wrote on numerous legal issues.

After law school, Helen worked as an associate attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where she spent her time on commercial litigation issues. Helen then joined the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney where she prosecuted misdemeanor crimes.

After prosecuting for Lubbock County for 1.5 years, Helen was one of two founding lawyers of the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Lubbock, San Angelo, and Abilene Divisions of the Northern District of Texas. Helen still holds the record for most trial wins in that office. She has represented defendants in trial and on appeal in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Helen is a member of the Texas Bar Foundation, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Lubbock County Criminal Defense Association, and Mensa. Additionally, Helen serves as a Lay Eucharist Minister at St. Paul’s on the Plains Episcopal Church, is on the reading staff at the West Texas Literary Review, and is on the board of Ballet Lubbock serving on the executive committee as the secretary.

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • Juris Doctor
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

Professional Associations

  • The Texas Bar Foundation
  • The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Lubbock County Criminal Defense Association and Mensa

Community Involvement

  • Reading Staff at the West Texas Literary Review
  • Ballet Lubbock, Board Member and Executive Committee Member
  • Lay Eucharist Minister at St. Paul’s on the Plains Episcopal Church

"Very polite and helpful!"

Ronald Vick