Areas of Practice
• Defense Base Act
• General Civil Litigation
• Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
• War Hazards Compensation Act
• Workers’ Compensation
Ms. Layher specializes in the defense of claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act.
Ms. Layher received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2005 and graduated magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law in 2012.
During law school, Ms. Layher was an Assistant Articles Editor for the South Texas Law Review. She received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Legal Research and Writing, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Law. Ms. Layher was listed on the Dean’s List and actively participated as an officer in the Phi Delta Phi Honors Society.
Ms. Layher was admitted to the Texas Bar in November 2012. She is currently a member of the American Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyer’s Association, and Houston Bar Association.
South Texas College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, magna cum laude, 2012
Metropolitan State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2005
Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 2012
Court Admissions: United States District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas.
Memberships & Services
American Bar Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Houston Bar Association