From The Journal Record
Published: April 30, 2010
Click to see full story – Leadership in Law profile: Fred A. Leibrock
Fred A. Leibrock is an experienced trial attorney who has first-chaired dozens of jury trials. He is a shareholder and director in Phillips Murrah’s Litigation Department. He primarily represents both privately held and public companies in a wide range of complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on multi-jurisdiction litigation. His trial experience is diverse and includes the defense and prosecution of cases involving real estate, insurance, election law, fraud, professional malpractice, personal injury, anti-competitive activity, racketeering, employment, lender liability and product liability.
In addition, Leibrock serves as a mediator and an arbitrator, receiving his training at the Center for Dispute Resolution in Boulder, Colo.
Leibrock said he always had some interest in the law, but it wasn’t until his junior year at Texas Christian University that he knew he wanted to become a lawyer. The reason – Tarrant County District Judge Tom Wabash’s constitutional law class.
“He approached the course with great vigor and taught us much about the intellectual, historical, political and practical application aspects of the law. Shortly after the semester commenced, I was hooked,” he said.
Leibrock earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from TCU in 1987. He graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law with honors in 1990. While in law school, he served as staff editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review.
Prior to joining Phillips Murrah in 1999, Leibrock was a partner at Noland, Upton & Leibrock. Born and raised in Mexico City, Leibrock is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
Leibrock has participated as a barrister in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court and as a pupil in the William J. Holloway American Inn of Court. He is named in Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma County Bar Association.
Leibrock’s philosophy is to “live by the Golden Rule and pay attention to the effects that your actions have on the life of others.”
As part of that, he is a child advocate and frequently represents abused children. He has served as an officer and director of the Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Center in Oklahoma City and received the Center’s Distinguished Service Award in 2008. He serves as the center’s general counsel. Leibrock is a volunteer for child advocacy organizations, including Oklahoma Lawyers for Children. He also is a member and president of the school board of Oakdale Public Schools.
J.D. with honors, Oklahoma City University, 1990
B.A., Texas Christian University, 1987
Primary practice areas:
Litigation and trial practice
Admitted to practice in:
U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern districts of Texas, 2008
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western districts of Oklahoma, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
Carmen, 13; Atticus, 11; and Keegan, 8
Spending time with family, attending kids’ activities, riding road bikes