Whether you have been charged with a criminal offense or have been placed in immigration removal proceedings, with compassion and understanding, Leslie will take the time to really learn about you and your circumstances, allowing her the opportunity to determine all possible outcomes and what defense will best suit your needs.
Leslie has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of others through her broad criminal defense practice; handling all types of cases including; traffic cases, misdemeanors, DUls, felonies, sex cases, and probation violations. Additionally, Leslie has regularly represented clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. When Leslie has a client that has been charged with a criminal offense and is not a citizen of the U.S., she has the hybrid knowledge to advise them on all possible collateral consequences.
Prior to relocating to Arizona, Leslie grew up in the mountains of Colorado. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado where she received her B.A. in Political Science and History. After she received her undergraduate degree, she moved to Virginia Beach, VA to attend law school at Regent University. Leslie holds licenses in the states of Arizona, Colorado and Tennessee.
When Leslie is not in the office zealously advocating for her clients, you can find her giving back to the community. Leslie has regularly volunteered with community legal clinics helping those that cannot afford regular representation. She also enjoys mentoring youth and traveling internationally to provide aide for refugees and children living in some of the most impoverished areas of the world.
• Colorado State University
o Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History – 2004
• Regent University
o Juris Doctorate – 2009
• Tennessee (Inactive)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
• National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Law Section
• 5280 Fellow
• Extensive Criminal and Immigration Law Experience
• Mi Casa Legal Clinic Volunteer
• Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network Volunteer
• Colorado Lawyers Committee Legal Night Volunteer
• Save Our Youth Mentor
• One Child Volunteer in Ethiopia (Summer 2018 and 2022)
• Horizons International Volunteer in Lebanon (Summer 2015)