Leila Mustafa


Leila Mustafa is an attorney at Waters & Kraus in the firm’s Dallas office. Leila’s practice concentrates on asbestos litigation, product liability, and toxic tort matters. She has a particular interest in helping victims of mesothelioma seek justice through the legal system. Leila is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she studied journalism and psychology. She was awarded her Juris Doctor degree from SMU Dedman School of Law also in Dallas, Texas. Leila is a member of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Dallas Association for Young Lawyers, the Dallas Bar Association, and the National Arab American Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Texas.

Leila Mustafa

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Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • ESL Tutor, International Rescue Committee, 2011
  • Volunteer, Catholic Charities Dallas, Immigration Legal Services, 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2020


  • SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J.D., 2017
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, B.A., 2013

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • National Arab American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Philip H. Solomon Award in Foreign Languages: Arabic, Southern Methodist University, Spring 2012

Publications & Speeches

  • Presenter, Faith-Based Legal Advocacy for the Common Good, Religious Freedom Institute, April 2019
  • Presenter (various topics), Muslim Legal Fund of America’s Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conferences, 2017-2018

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