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Leslie Sarah Arzt

Divorce and separation Attorney at York, PA

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2007
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About Leslie

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Leslie is committed to addressing  each of her client's family law needs in a timely manner. She prides herself on being responsive to her clients’ questions and concerns and advising them of all options available. Staying open-minded and creating out-of-the-box solutions is the key to assisting her clients to resolve their family law issues. 


Being a native of York County, Leslie is familiar with the legal community.  She attended Central York High School and York College, where she graduated summa cum laude  in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in psychology.  In 2007 she received a Juris Doctorate from the Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After working as a legal intern at a local York County law firm from 2005 through 2007, then becoming an associate attorney at two local law firms from 2007 and 2011, Leslie opened her own practice in 2011. 


Leslie is admitted to practice law before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the York County Bar Association. Leslie is a member of the Family Law Section of the York County Bar Association, serving as the secretary in 2010 through 2012. Leslie also received training to become a Mediator and a Collaborative Professional in 2009. As a result, she is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania. 


Leslie served as a custody conciliator in York County from April 2013 through March 2015. In March 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court implemented a rule prohibiting attorneys from practicing family law in the county in which they also serve as a conciliator and/or mediator.  As a result of the new rule, Leslie was unable to continue serving as a custody conciliator in York County.  As a custody conciliator, Leslie assisted parties in reaching agreements with regard to their custody schedule.  If the parties were unable to reach an agreement, Leslie submitted suggested temporary orders to the Family Law Bench for implementation pending trial.  In this role, Leslie has gained extensive knowledge of the York County custody process.  Leslie is able to implement the skills gained as a custody conciliator to assist her clients faced with custody matters. 


Community Involvement:

-         Completed Board Leadership Training offered by Leadership York and the York County Bar Association in 2008

-         Served on the York Hospital Auxiliary Board as a Board Member (2008 – 2012)

      o  Assisting with the Book Nook Committee (2009 - 2013

-         Served on the Jewish Family Services Board as a Board Member (2008 – 2011)

-         Volunteer at the Lancaster Mediation Center

-         Certified Legal Intern at the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic while attending Widener University School of Law (2007)


Additional Trainings:

-         Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills and Mediation Skills training (2009)

-         Divorce and Custody Mediation training (2009)

-        Parenting Coordination training  (2009)

-        Basic Interdisciplinary Training in Family Collaborative Practice (2010)


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Leslie Sarah Arzt
2002 South Queen Street
York, PA, 17403


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Posted by Shannon | March 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further!
My ex decided that they were going to pursue the division of marital assets (my life's work) after just 5 years in a toxic marriage. I had significantly more at risk as that I am 10 years older than my ex, and make 2 1/2+ times their income. At my 1st meeting with Leslie, I had presented her with a letter that I had drafted to my ex as a proposal to pay her $25,000 - Leslie enlightened me that in my case, due to the fact that my pension, was a pre-marital asset, and my ex's was not - She may in fact owe ME money! She SAVED me from myself and continued to support me throughout the proceedings. She is the BEST attorney that I have ever worked with, and I have worked with atty's my entire career over 27 years. Reasonable, very responsive, compassionate, and knowledgeable!
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Posted by Bryan R. | November 1, 2022
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The Best in York County
I found myself in the middle of a terribly difficult and messy divorce that was astounding to many of my friends that were seasoned attorneys. It involved significant assets, custody matters and a lot of other complicated and dynamic problems. I brought the case to Attorney Arzt and she masterfully represented me, with compassion. She fought hard for my interests. She was unbelievably responsive and I cannot overstate how important that is. Her invoicing was fair and reasonable. Her paralegal staff is knowledgeable, friendly and accessible. Her partner, Attorney Loper, who handles custody matters, was equally exceptional and I will rate her separately. Due to the entire situation, my outcome was never going to be favorable. Notwithstanding that fact, hiring Attorney Arzt was the best decision I ever made as she protected my interests and procured the best possible outcome from a situation that seemed, at times, hopeless. Thank you, Attorney Arzt. I would recommend her to anyone seeking family law representation in York County. Her firm's name is very well known and respected amongst the legal and judicial circles of York County and she will fight hard for you and your family.
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Posted by Don | October 5, 2022
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Leslie and her legal firm was recommended to me, and I am so appreciative of that! Leslie and her staff are so professional, talented and their follow up is fantastic. I always felt her commitment to me and the divorce process! Thank you, Leslie...
Posted by Amy | March 12, 2018
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Excellent Divorce Attorney
I am so lucky to have had Leslie's legal guidance throughout the process of my divorce. She is kind, professional and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Leslie to anyone seeking legal representation.
Posted by Teresa | August 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer one could imagine
Leslie is my attorney at present and has been representing me for almost 2 years now. She is very caring of her clients and helps anyway possible. She is very caring, devoted and look's out for her client's best interest. I am very lucky to have Leslie on my side. Thank you Leslie.
Posted by Nile | May 12, 2017
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A Father who was tired of the threats and the headache. I did a consultation first than came back in a few weeks later. It was a 50/50 case she gave me the proper steps to start the process was on time and actually cared. It turn out to be one of the best moves i made thanks
Posted by Peggy | May 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hired for divorce.
Leslie was very personable and compassionate with my case. She got things done in a timely manner, even working on her days off. Thank you Leslie for everything
Posted by Frank | March 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Leslie S. Arzt
I highly recommend and endorse Leslie S. Arzt as a Family Law expert. Her knowledge of the Military points system for pensions and the division of assets was outstanding. She saved me a considerable amount of money. Leslie always took the time to make sure I was well informed and understood my options. I particularly appreciated being able to email her with questions which she promptly replied to. She is simply the best!
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Posted by Dan | January 28, 2017
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Divorce and Custody
Leslie and her team were right by my side through my whole ordeal. From being extremely prompt in answering all of my questions to filing paperwork in a timely manner. Very personable and friendly. I'm sure I will contact Leslie in the future for any needs I may have. She made my divorce as painless as it could possibly be. Also had custody agreement done as well and I couldn't be happier with how much they actually took the children's best interests into account. All in all extremely pleased with Leslie's services.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 18, 2017
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Leslie was fantastic. She listened to my situation with compassion and level headedness, approached the situation with professionalism and fairness, and helped to resolve the situation to my complete satisfaction. She is fair, knowledgeable, and accessible. She responded to my communications quickly.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2014
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| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful first impression
Posted by David | January 9, 2013
Outstanding Attorney
Leslie takes the time to make sure you as a client are well informed. Her expertise in family law is excellent. Highly recommend.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-280 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Family Law Practice of Leslie S. Arzt, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Korey Leslie
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern then Associate Attorney
  • Anstine & Sparler
  • 2005 - 2010


  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • York College of PA
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004


  • York County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Select Lawyer
  • Susquehanna Style
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • York County Bar Association
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Leslie
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leslie Arzt has my utmost respect and endorsement. She is always professional and thoroughly prepared. In addition, she has the respect of her peers, which says a lot in this industry."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Leslie. Leslie is an experienced family law attorney. When I have had cases with Leslie, she has always taken an upfront and honest approach. Leslie offers her clients straightforward advice and strives to achieve their goals."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Arzt is conscientious, ethical and hard working. Her legal knowledge is equal to or greater than many of her peers who have practicing longer in the family law arena. Her clients are well served by her considerable skills."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leslie is extremely conscientious which helps her effectively represent her clients. She knows the law very well and considers all options to help her clients reach the best possible outcomes. As a fellow attorney, Leslie is an attorney I trust to consult with if there is a challenging legal question."

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York Divorce and separation Lawyer Leslie Sarah Arzt
Leslie Sarah Arzt
Divorce and separation Attorney
York, PA
Licensed for 16 years