Cara Leahy White


Contact Info

Areas of Practice

  • Personnel and Employment
  • Municipal Law
  • Election Law


  • B.B.A. Texas A&M University
  • J.D. South Texas College of Law



    • Suma cum laude and The Order of Lytae
    • Law Review: Assistant Articles Editor

Cara is a summa cum laude graduate of South Texas College of Law and currently serves as City Attorney to the City of Azle, the City of Maypearl, the City of Springtown, the City of Dalworthington Gardens and the Town of Edgecliff Village. In addition to Municipal Law, she focuses her practice on Personnel and Employment Law, providing advice and counsel to human resource professionals and front-line managers on all personnel matters, particularly disciplinary matters. She also drafts and reviews personnel policies and regularly provides training on all employment matters including sexual harassment prevention and supervisory training.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Labor & Employment and Women Attorney Section
  • Texas Municipal Human Resources Association
  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • Texas City Attorneys Association

Awards, Publications & Presentations

  • “Lifestyle Rights of Employees: Social Networking, Cell Phones, Cigarettes, and Off-duty Alcohol Use.” Presented to Texas Council of Community Mental Health & Mental Retardation Centers, April 2010
  • “Preventing Sexual Harassment” City of Southlake Employee Training (August 2010).
  • “Preventing Unlawful Discrimination and FMLA Rights and Responsibilities” City of Mansfield Supervisory Training (March 2011).
  • “Preventing Unlawful Age Discrimination” City of North Richland Hills Supervisory Training (May 2012).
  • “Preventing Sexual Harassment” City of Haslet Employee Training (June 2012).
  • “FMLA Rights and Responsibilities” Texas Christian University Supervisory Training (February 2013).
  • “Preventing Discrimination and Harassment” City of Benbrook Employee Training (April 2013).
  • “Avoiding Litigation While Interviewing” Texas Christian University Supervisory Training (August 2013).
  • “Avoiding Disasters & Managing Expectations: A Legal Perspective” Presented to the North Texas Municipal Clerks Association Annual Meeting (November 2013).