Texas Forensic Science Commission

Leigh M. Tomlin 
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Associate General Counsel

Ms. Tomlin was the first staff member of the Texas Forensic Science Commission, hired in the summer of 2008.  She oversees all of the Commission’s administrative functions, assists the Commission's General Counsel in the Commission’s investigative research duties.  Ms. Tomlin manages the Commission’s crime laboratory accreditation and forensic analyst licensing programs, advises the Commission on the interpretation and application of Commission regulations and state laws, and serves as a liaison to crime laboratories and forensic analysts subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction.

Ms. Tomlin received a BA in Business Administration from Texas State University in 2005 and an MA in Legal Studies in 2006.  She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in May 2015 and is licensed to practice law in Texas.  Tomlin is a current member of the American Academy of Forensic Science's Jurisprudence section.

Ms. Tomlin began her career as a commercial litigation paralegal, and has extensive training in legal writing, legal research, and policy development.