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Arpita Legha

 

  • Cofounding Partner

Contact Me:
346-327-9500

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Divorces
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts

Biography

Arpita (Baweja) Legha was born in New Delhi, India and moved to Houston, Texas in 2002. While her peers were graduating high school, Arpita received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance at the age of just 19.  Thereafter, Arpita received her Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2013, followed by a Masters in Law (LL.M.) in Tax Law in May 2014 at the University of Florida Levin School of Law. Arpita is a co-founding partner with Jason Oxner of Oxner Legha, where she practices family law.
 
Arpita started her career as an international tax planning attorney at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, one of the top 4 accounting firms in the world.  Missing the personal aspect of practicing law, Arpita quit her corporate job and became a family law attorney.  She fell in love with family law and the people she helped navigate life changing events.  Immediately prior to co-founding Oxner Legha, Arpita was the lead attorney managing a docket of over 50 family law cases.

Arpita's family law practice specifically deals with complex property divisions, high net worth divorces, child custody battles, negotiations, and mediations. Her background in business and tax provides Arpita a unique perspective into her clients' emotional and financial needs. While being compassionate for her clients, Arpita has the ability to arm her clients with the knowledge they need to make sound decisions regarding their case and foreseeable future.
Arpita, her husband, Jagroop, along with their two dogs, Romeo and Storm, are proud residents of Houston, Texas.  In her free time, Arpita loves to play the drums.
 
Attorney Legha is licensed in the State of Texas and is a member of the State Bar's Family Law Section.

Education

  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas
    • Juris Doctor - 2013
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: First in Class - Lawyer Processing (legal writing)
    • Honors: First in Class - Civil Procedure
    • Honors: First in Class - Trial Simulation
    • Honors: Academic Honors - All semesters
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2014
    • Major: Tax Law
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2010
  • Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science, Denton, Texas

    Bar Admission

    • Texas

    Professional Associations

    • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member

    Past Positions

    • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, International Tax Planning Attorney

    Pro-Bono Activities

    • Consulate General of India - Member of the Legal Panel, 01/2019 to Present
    • Daya, Inc. - Pro Bono Consulting Attorney, 01/2018 to Present