“Delta Theta Phi has a long, rich history of helping to mold the worldwide practice of law by fostering an atmosphere that encourages the highest ethical professional standards,” says Dr. Leone. “I am extremely proud to have been entrusted to maintain and advance these ideals.”
Dr. Leone will serve a two-year term as leader of the 115-year-old international fraternity, whose membership has included an array of esteemed civic leaders and jurists, including former U.S. Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, Calvin Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt, President and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Taft, and Supreme Court Associate Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes and Sandra Day O’Connor.
“Dr. Leone is a highly respected member of the legal profession, and we are very proud that his career-long association with Delta Theta Phi has led him to this leadership role,” says The Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier. “The organization could not have found a leader with more passion and admiration for the law.”
Widely recognized for his work in selecting juries and establishing trial themes, Dr. Leone is the in-house trial psychologist at The Lanier Law Firm. During his career, he has served as a trial psychologist in such high-profile cases as the Oklahoma City bombing trial, the McDonald’s hot coffee case, the Susan Smith child drowning case and the trial for the murder of Tejano singer Selena.
Dr. Leone earned his undergraduate psychology degree and research design graduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his clinical psychology degree from U.S. International University. He earned his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, where he helped establish the school’s Delta Theta Phi chapter.
With offices in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, personal injury, asbestos exposure, business litigation, product liability, maritime law, and sports and entertainment law.
For more information on Dr. Robert Leone and The Lanier Law Firm, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200.