Wittliff | Cutter Partner Leah Bhimani Buratti received the Austin Bar Foundation’s David H. Walter Community Excellence award at the Foundation’s 19th annual gala on April 22.

The gala is held annually to raise funds for the Austin Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The mission of the Austin Bar Foundation is to support and expand the provision of legal-related charitable and educational programs and services in Central Texas by organizing and marshaling the resources and abilities of the Austin Bar Association and its members.

The David H. Walter Community Excellence Award recognizes an Austin Bar Association member who has recently made a significant impact in the community and, at the same time, raised the profile of the profession.

Since 2014, Leah has served on the Board of Directors of American Gateways, a non-profit providing legal services to asylum seekers. Providing pro bono legal services to asylum seekers is a longstanding and meaningful aspect of Leah’s practice. Leah is also a member of the Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property Inn of Court and the Travis County Women Lawyers Association.