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John Edward Leslie

Litigation Attorney at Arlington, TX

4.8   16 reviews

also known as John Leslie, John E. Leslie

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 40 years
    Wisconsin - WI 43 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1983
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1980
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

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I am a former "big-firm" Dallas and Fort Worth attorney. Some years ago, I decided that business clients shouldn't be forced to pay Dallas-sized rates to get the help they needed, so I opened a "solo" office close to my Arlington home to work for folks like you. I've got 35 years of experience in advising clients on business matters, MBA/JD from the University of Notre Dame, and have been listed in "Who's Who in American Law".

* I practice "solo" so I can lower your costs and give you the personal service that you deserve.
* I believe in realistic and cost-effective solutions.
* I answer my own phone and am here to help you.

There is no charge for an initial phone, email or office consultation.

John E. Leslie

B.A.. Carroll University, magna cum laude 1976
M.B.A. University of Notre Dame, with honors 1980
J..D., Notre Dame Law School, 1980



John Leslie | PLLC
1805 West Park Row Drive
Suite C
Arlington, TX, 76013

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4.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Greg | April 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Was very professional and organized
He answered all questions thourely and adequately in a very timely manner. His professionalism and research was went above and beyond what I expected. He was a true advocate for me in every way!
Posted by Sonny Hernandez | October 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Leslie truly shines and helped me through a very difficult situation !
Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for this man . He is not in it for the money and honestly cares for what is right and just . I would highly recommend John should you ever find yourself in litigation . You owe it to yourself to give him a call and get his no nonsense opinion on your case . I've experienced lawyers who charge a lot more in fees and make false promises. John Leslie is the opposite. He charges a reasonable fee, and provided me a very good outcome!
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Posted by Tashana | September 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
If you have an attorney dispute, John Leslie is the Attorney for You! I contacted Attorney Leslie, following a series of incidents,  i hired him and within a few days the problem was completely resolved
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Found John online and he was thorough and worked with me. We went over different options and did as we agreed. I would reccomend and use John Leslie to my family members.
Posted by Norman | August 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
I am corporate counsel for a firm in Philadelphia. Suddenly, we were confronted with a significant issue in Texas. John did an excellent job representing our interest in an important matter which demanded immediate action. We were victorious and very satisfied with John's counsel.
Posted by Jacob and Lynn Torbatian | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and Ethical
Our business and family was involved in a very complex litigation case that spanned over three years. There were no less that 6 other attorneys that were on and off the case on behalf of other partied involved and John stepped up and moved the case along in some instances where the other attorneys were taking ensuring that appropriate actions were being taken. He is also the only attorney in the messy matter that seemed to care about our business and outcome mare than the amount of money that they were charging. He was so reasonable and with any other attorney we would likely be bankrupt at this point. So beyond being a very decent man, he was an ethical attorney well versed and experienced that worked and fought hard to win our litigation case. I would highly recommend John Leslie.
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Posted by Richard | August 2, 2017
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Good Smart Lawyer... Good Man
I feel that I was quite lucky to have found Mr. Leslie. He understood how my case had effected me and my life and he took the time to explain how, using the laws and the courts, he would take care of the terrible situation that I found myself in. He immediately took action. Mr. Leslie was kind enough to work with me with the costs and fees that were needed so that I could afford to pursue my case. He is smart, kind, and reasonable. I highly recommend Mr. Leslie.
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Posted by James | August 2, 2017
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Lawyer review
I've hired Mr. Leslie for several legal matters, business startup, commercial real estate, and bankruptcy. He's always very knowledgeable on legal and financial matters. He's also excellent at legal strategy. His fees are always reasonable and fair.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Business & Personal Bankruptcy case
John did a GREAT job for me both in my business and personal cases---he took the time to explain everything with me---the business case was very extensive and with multiple businesses.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney, Fair Pricing
John did a great job of working within the confines of the system to get the plaintiffs to back down and dismiss me from a bogus case. Any other lawyer would have caved in and I would have been part of a knock down, dragged out fight called "due process."
Posted by Bobby | July 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This Man Cares
John will take on your Legal battle like it is his own. He is an Attorney that makes a difference and seeks to bring his clients results in an efficient and cost effective approach.
Posted by Gary | July 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John E. Leslie
I have relied on John's legal and business expertise for many years. His most recent work involved insuring that I was properly protected in the sale of a business. He has also provided sound advice on a very complicated insurance matter. I have always found John to be extremely intelligent, diligent and efficient. I give John my highest recommendation and will not hesitate to utilize his services in the future.
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Posted by Charlie | November 28, 2014
Keep it simple and do it right.
My own (non-law) practice gives huge improvement to operators and owners of privately held middle-market businesses. We find that keeping things simple, provided the real meat is there, produces markedly better results than the usual pretty but muddled assistance given by most advisers. We sometimes need excellent and to-the-point legal help and John is among a very few who can combine simplicity with complete and essential and lasting help. We go back to him regularly.
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Posted by Sandra | July 30, 2013
Attorney John E. Leslie
Mr. Leslie was very personable and showed great attention to detail, whereas he saw things done improperly right off the bat from a judgment letter sent to me. It was such a blessing to have Mr. Leslie accept my case and get a favorable outcome on my behalf. Today I told a friend to call Mr. Leslie regarding a credit problem and will continue to recommend him to anyone in need of his legal expertise.
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Posted by Rose | October 15, 2012
John Leslie & Civil Issues
John was both professional and friendly. His knowledge of the issues we were dealing with was amazing. He spent the necessary time to research our issue and then he worked diligently to get it resolved. An issue we have spent years trying to solve with other attorneys. John Leslie didn't try to see how much money he could make...Rather, he was more concerned with taking care of the problem and getting us to the place we needed to be. His fees were fair and he got the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2015
Steer clear of John Edward Leslie - Unprofessional, fails to Perform, return name it!
My experience was similar to Charlie's. When I retained Mr. Leslie, I checked him out as best I could. I saw a few negative reviews, but decided to use his services because the reviews I read were several years old. When I retained Mr. Leslie, I had same issues that others had previously noted: not performing services, not returning calls, excuses, unprofessional, etc. Mr. Leslie is very unprofessional. There are way too many attorneys as it is. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this one!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • John Leslie, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • McManemin & Smith, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Partner
  • Massingill, Bennett, Hodges, Leslie & Griffith
  • 1991 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Bell Boyd & Lloyd
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Shareholder
  • Leonard, Marsh, Hurt, Terry & Blinn
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Partner
  • Reynolds, Shannon, Miller, Blinn, White & Cook
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Associate
  • Reynolds, Shannon, Miller, Blinn, White & Cook
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Associate
  • Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC Attorneys At Law
  • 1982 - 1985
  • Tax staff member
  • Touche Ross & Co.
  • 1980 - 1982
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  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Mendoza Graduate School of Business, University of Notre Dame
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration, with honors
  • 1980
  • Carroll College Waukesha, WI
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, mgana cum laude
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Danny L. Ochs, as the Ind. Admin. of the Estate of Leonard Ochs v. Gordon “Grant” Curtis - Harris County, Texas
  • Case dismissed against client
  • Placid Oil Company v. C.C. Abbitt Farms LLC and J&J Commodities LLC
  • Settlement


  • First United Methodist Church. Arlington, Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arlington Warrior Ice Hockey, Inc.
  • President
  • 2006 - 2006
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Arlington Warrior Ice Hockey, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Rainbow Days
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Recovery Resource Council
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Recovery Resource Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 1991 - 1997
  • State Bar of Texas, Corporation, Business and Banking Law Section
  • Member
  • 1985 - 2004
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, FDIC Committee
  • Secretary
  • 1984 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Arlington
  • Leadership Arlington
  • 1986
  • Outstanding Junior Award
  • Carroll College
  • 1975


  • State Bar of Texas Corporation, Banking and Business Law
  • Quarterly Bulletin of the State Bar of Texas Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law
  • 1994
  • National Business Institute
  • Protection of Secured Interests in Bankruptcy in Texas
  • 1992
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • Texas Mortgage Foreclosures
  • 1991
  • State Bar of Texas
  • First Tuesday: Foreclosure. Bankruptcy and Lender Liability for Lawyers and Legal Assistants
  • 1987
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Advising Officers, Directors and Partners of Troubled Businesses
  • 1987
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • Texas Mortgage Foreclosures
  • 1986
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Texas Bank Lawyer
  • 1986
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • Texas Mortgage Foreclosures
  • 1985
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse John
Litigation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with John on a couple of complex litigation matters in Dallas, and I recommend him without hesitation. In fact, I am looking for opportunities to work with him on other matters. He is a straight arrow in a profession of... not so straight arrows. John has the skill to handle complex litigation, but it doesn't go to his head."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Arlington Litigation Lawyer John Edward Leslie
John Edward Leslie
Litigation Attorney
Arlington, TX
Licensed for 43 years
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