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Leslie K Smith

Leslie K Smith

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Juvenile, Administrative Law

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    11 years
  2. Juvenile: 30%
    7 years
  3. Administrative Law: 10%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Frank Mascagni

    I endorse this lawyer. Leslie worked at the Louisville Metro Public Defenders Office for approximately 10 years. I asked her assistance in drafting a brief to be filed with the Kentucky Supreme Court in October 2013. She did a great job! I requested her assistance in two responses to the prosecutor's motion to admit KRE 404(b) prior bad acts evidence in a criminal case and again she did a great job. She is very experienced in criminal law and an excellent researcher and writer!


    Frank Mascagni Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christian K. Lassen

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

701 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY, 40202


KYAuthorized to practice law200403/24/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Juvenile Justice AwardKentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
John S. Greenbaum Public Service AwardUniversity of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law2003
Judge Lawrence P. Grauman Memorial ScholarshipUniversity of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law2002
Best Senior Honors Thesis in College of Arts & SciencesUniversity of Louisville, College of Arts & Sciences2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLeslie K Smith, Attorney at Law2013 - Present
Staff AttorneyLouisville Metro Public Defender2004 - 2013

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kentucky Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
• Commonwealth v. Young (Jury Trial)Not Guilty (both counts)
• T.P. v. Williams (Writ of Habeas Corpus)Writ granted (child released from Louisville Metro Youth Detention Center)
• B.M. v. Williams (Writ of Habeas Corpus)Writ granted in part as to improper incarceration for contempt and denied in part as to commitment to Cabinet (client released from Louisville Metro Youth Detention Center)

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of LouisvillePolitical Science, summa cum laudeBA - Bachelor of Arts2001