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Leslie Starr Barrows

Family Attorney at Southlake, TX

4.6   34 reviews

also known as Leslie Barrows

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Leslie

Learn Leslie’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Family
    90%
    Contested/Uncontested Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support Enforcement and/or Modification, Grandparent Rights, CPS Adoptions, CPS Intervention, Mediation, and Same Sex issues as well.

    20 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    10%
    Prepare Wills and Power of Attorney for loved ones.

    20 years

HIRE THE RIGHT FAMILY LAW LAWYER THE FIRST TIME. WE CAN HELP GRANDPARENTS GAIN CONSERVATORSHIP OF THEIR GRANDCHILDREN. WE ALSO HELP SAME SEX COUPLES. CALL THE BARROWS FIRM.

The Barrows Firm provides outstanding legal representation to our clients.  Whether you are facing a bench trial, a jury trial or administrative proceeding, the attorneys of the Barrows Firm will defend your legal rights and stand beside you every step of the way.

 

From adoptions to contested divorce jury trials to juvenile defense – Leslie Starr Barrows is known for being a zealous advocate who represents her clients with their best interests in mind by your side for the entirety of the matter.  

 

Practice areas include:  Pre-Marital Planning, Adoptions (CPS or Step-parent), High-Conflict Divorces, Child Custody/Support Modifications, Enforcements/Contempt, Criminal Defense (Federal and State), Expunctions, Juvenile Defense, Juvenile Sealings, and Will Preparation.

 

With a decade of legal experience, we provide the highest quality representation in while maintaining the ‘close client’ relationships.  Our goal is to develop long-term client relationships  which sets this firm apart from others.  Over the last few years, she has successfully grown her practice by following this principle:  Humble beginnings, hard work and understanding that every story has more than one side, make our customer service approach hard to beat.

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2020,2016,2013
Client's Choice
2020 2016 2013
Top Contributor 2014,2013
Top Contributor
2014 2013

Photos and videos

Barrows Firm volunteering for National Adoption Day 2014.
Leslie Barrows elected to the Tarrant County Bar Association Board of Directors 2014-2015.
Voted Best of 2013 by Southlake Style readers.
Voted Top Attorneys by Fort Worth Magazine readers in 2014. Leslie was voted top attorney in family and criminal law.  Bria was voted top attorney in family law.

Location

Barrows Firm, PC
520 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 140
Southlake, TX, 76092

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jennifer | March 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She’s a wonderful attorney
I can’t say enough positive things about Leslie and her entire team. They are warm, engaged, communicate regularly and respond quickly. Divorce is something no one wants to experience. It’s an overwhelming and emotional season of life and it felt really nice to have someone advocate for me. Leslie knows the her stuff, But what makes her special is her ability to connect with clients. I’m really thankful I had her by my side through this time.
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Response from Leslie Barrows April 23, 2020
It has been a pleasure working with you. So glad you and your family are happy.
Posted by Brian | March 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing service!
Leslie and her staff have always been helpful, even with the smallest question. They have really helped me navigate the legal issues concerning all of the family law matters my family and I have encountered. They have made this process very simple and seamless, taking a lot of the stress out of the situation. I would always recommend Leslie and her team for any family law related matter.
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Response from Leslie Barrows April 23, 2020
SOOOO happy for you and your family.
Posted by Ronnisha | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CPS
Thank you for not giving up on me from the very start you stayed respectful and patient with my recovery and didn't judge me not one time... that means a hell of alot to me a positive review is the least I can do for you but I pray God blesses you with so much more you ROCK! Again thank you from deep down within Ms. Leslie Barrows. With love from my 5 little angels and I.
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Posted by Loretta | August 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate
Leslie was great, went above and beyond to assist me in the settling of my husband’s estate. Thanks to Ashley and the friendly office staff. Awesome, can’t thank you enough for your hard work during the most difficult time in my life.
Posted by Evelin | May 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody case
My husband's insurance allowed for us to have free legal consultations, so we must have met with about a dozen attorneys before finding Leslie Barrows. Every attorney we met with for our child custody case told us we could not get sole custody because it would be 50/50, regardless of how much thorough documentation we had to prove that it was not in the best interest of my step son. Leslie, and her team fought so hard for us! This was a case that was transferred from Michigan to begin with, so they helped us get proper jurisdiction in Texas. It was an incredibly stressful time in our lives, but the Barrows firm worked with us every step of the way. They took the time to explain everything to us, and reassured us when we were anxious about the process. They treated us like people, not just another number. I cannot thank them enough. As of today, bio mom has officially terminated her rights and we will be proceeding with a step parent adoption. I am in awe of everything Ms. Barrows has worked to accomplish for us. She has worked tirelessly to get us to this point. Everything we were told we couldn’t do, she has accomplished. The best part for me is what my son told me once the termination was official. He sighed a breath of relief and said he is so happy he never has to worry about bio mom coming into his life and making it a mess again. It’s not what she did just for us. She gave peace to our son and that means the world to us. Thank you again, Leslie. Truly. You’re a God send.
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Posted by Brad | March 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just a flawless experience from start to finish!
I had a tough battle to fight in my divorce. I was literally the little guy going up against heavy hitters. Leslie properly represented me, responded to all call backs, and was super professional (even when my ex decided to represent herself in court and attack Leslie and myself). I've passed out tons of recommendations for her in person and will happily continue doing so. Thanks for being a part of the HAPPIEST DAY OF MY EXISTENCE!
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Response from Leslie Barrows April 23, 2020
We appreciate your patience with the process. It was amazing working with you.
Posted by Monique | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true blessing to my little family
My case was an interesting one. I was adopting my nephew and I thought at first I was going to be able to navigate the adoption on my own. I finally realize that wasn't the case and I found the Barrows Firm via a legal plan through my employer, I did some research and found out that the firm is part of National Adoption Day and that made me decide to use the firm, adoption is near and dear to my heart. The whole staff was fantastic to work with, they kept me apprised of everything that was going on with my case. They have truly made a life-long dream of being a mother come true for me. I would recommend the firm to anyone who asked me. Thank you!
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Posted by Aaron | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Case
I was going through a very rough time in my life and honestly didn't know what to do, but Attorney Barrows stepped in and put my mind at ease. I can honestly say that she was heaven sent because I live in Houston, Texas and yet she worked with me regarding my case in Fort Worth. Her team is exceptional as well!! I would definitely recommend Attorney Barrows!!
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Response from Leslie Barrows February 6, 2018
So glad we could help you.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Paradigm of an Attorney with Unparalleled Care and Dedication
After working with pretentious attorneys on several occasions, hiring Leslie Barrows was a great relief. Leslie handled my juvenile record expunction and relieved my prior attorney handling my DWI case. I have never worked with an attorney that truly cared for a client and was more willing to speak with a client at any hour of the day. She handled the cases with efficiency and ceaseless effort to achieve the best result. In the court room, she presented the cases with the utmost professionalism and devotion. The commitment to my well-being was accentuated when a criminal court judge said, "you are lucky to have an attorney who cares so much for you." I highly recommend Leslie to any person seeking legal council.
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Response from Leslie Barrows March 20, 2018
It was great working with you and I am so proud of your accomplishments. Watching you grow and learn from poor choices makes me very happy.
Posted by Susie | September 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
After my divorce I needed to update my estate planning documents. The Barrows Firm attorneys and staff helped me again. I refer all of my family and friends to this firm.
Response from Leslie Barrows February 16, 2017
Great!
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Juvenile Criminal Charges
The Barrows Firm was truly a blessing for me and my son. I was had a court date that was very crucial is time sensitive and reached out to my Legal Plan with my employer for an immediate attorney representation. My legal plan gave me a list of attorneys, but I decided to contact the Barrow Firm. Because my son is a minor, and my goal was to keep his record clean... it was imperative I would fine an good attorney to represent him quickly as possible. Since the day I spoke with Caitlyn up until the exact day of court, this firm was supportive, and informative as much as possible. At the time of court, I was informed of the pros and cons of the case., our experience with Justin (Attorney) was awesome. He explained to me the choices and the difference in pleas and intention of dismissal. I hired the firm with one motive only asking for case dismissal. Under the terms of the court, this is exactly what the attorney requested and I received from the judge. I am grateful that the firm took my child's fine and criminal charges at such a short time frame prior to court and made my life so much easier with being there for us. I am happy to say I will use their services again, if I should ever need them. This firm is "alright" in my book. Thank you Barrows Firm for everything!!
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Posted by Dusty | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!!
I came to Leslie's office after I had finally exhausted all of my own efforts. I had been fighting the Attorney Generals office for three years trying to push them to hold my daughters father accountable for years of back child support and unpaid medical. His debt totaled over $30k. I thought I was saving money by not hiring an attorney turns out I couldn't afford to not hire Leslie. She appointment Lyndsey Newell to my case and things finally starting turning around. I needed her expertise to navigate the system on my and my daughters behalf. Enough was enough and The entire team at The Barrows Firm helped us get several large payments and collect attorneys fees from her father. Now he's being held countable for what he owes. I highly recommend you hire this team. Don't wait! Let them to help you! Trust me, you can't afford not to!
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Posted by Karla Portillo | May 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FOREVER GRATEFUL.
Leslie helped me with a difficult cross state custody battle. I was desperate after a summer agreement with my daughters father went bad and he kept my daughter from me, i came across the barrows firm, and she helped me get my daughter back with in a week. she was fast and efficient, and thanks to her i now have sole custody of my daughter and no fear of her dad ever trying to take her from me again. I am so thankful to Leslie. I really recommend them to anybody going thru a custody battle, they work with you and keep u updated with any progress made to your case.
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Response from Leslie Barrows May 19, 2016
Thank you Karla - we loved working with you!
Posted by Brandon | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer services EVER!
I'm a 23 year old single father and was fighting the mother of my son for custody. They worked with me to help make the situation less stressful, and reassured me the whole time I would be able to see my son when they're done. Two court visits later, I'm reunited with my son as promised! Cliff, Caitlynn, and everyone else were friendly, kept me updated on everything I needed and court dates/times. I wouldn't recommend seeing any other firm but this one if you're in a custody dispute or anything else. CALL them!!!
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Response from Leslie Barrows May 17, 2016
Thank you Brandon!
Posted by Adam | April 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience!
I'm so thankful for how Leslie and her team represented me during my difficult divorce! Leslie had great advice and was honest with my options. I felt she worked quickly and professionally. I was surprised to find a lawyer with compassion and who I felt cared for me as a person.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2015
Highly recommend! Helped me through a bad time!
I was going through a difficult divorce and Leslie helped me get through the legal process quickly. She was honest and her office staff was attentive to my needs. She truly cares about my family.
Posted by stephanie | September 2, 2014
words can't say enough!!!
Leslie helped our family through a very difficult and complex cross state custody battle. Throughout the ten month ordeal Leslie kept me updated despite the long distance and helped my babies come home!!! She's professional and gets the job done!!
Response from Leslie Barrows September 10, 2014
Aww, so sweet, just like your adorable kiddos
Posted by Bekka | September 29, 2013
Would defiantly use her again!
Leslie is awesome! She helped me with my divorce and child custody battle. She fought for what I wanted and was always keeping me informed and did things in a timely manner. She is such down to earth and very easy to talk to! She was excited to see my daughter and wanted what was best for her. Being a young single mom they always were very helpful by letting us arrange a payment plan. I would recommend Leslie and her team to anybody! It's nice to have someone on your side that listens and fights for you especially when it comes to your kid! I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer plus she was very reasonably priced.
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Response from Leslie Barrows February 23, 2015
So glad you are doing so well
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2013
CALIFORNA
Ahh man I don't know what to say other than Ms. Barrows got me my kid and I can take him back to LA. She was amazing and she was there for me every step of the way. My baby mama was no good but wouldn't give mee my little boy and then at trial she told the judge and all the lawyers how I would be the best dad my little boy could have and we won! My baby boy WON!
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2013
MUI fantástico
Leslie was fantastic. I got everything I wanted including no geographic restriction. I can go back home with my children!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Barrows Firm, P.C.
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Sam Houston State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Juvenile Felony Sex Assault Case Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Felony Dismissed!
  • Case Dismissed
  • Child Custody Modification
  • Sole Custody
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Associations

  • Johnson Elementary PTO
  • Sponsorship for Jogging for Johnson
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair of Bench Bar Conference
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fort Worth Chamber
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • AFCC
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Komen Greater Fort Worth
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Northeast Tarrant County Bar
  • President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Southlake Chamber of Commerce
  • Ambassador
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Elder Law Handbook Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Chair Juvenile Seminar
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • TCBA
  • National Adoption Day Committee
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Southlake Women's Club
  • Former Board of Directors for Art in the Square
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Chair National Adoption Day
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Technology Section
  • 2011 - 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • Membership Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Chair - Solo/Small Firm Section
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney 2015
  • Society Life
  • 2015
  • Dedication Recognition
  • Metroport Teen Court
  • 2015
  • Women in Business
  • Southlake Style
  • 2015
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • Fort Worth Top Attorney in Family Law
  • 2015
  • Fort Worth Top Attorney Family & Criminal
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best of the Best 2014 in Southlake
  • Southlake Style
  • 2014
  • Best of the Best in Southlake
  • Society Life
  • 2014
  • Law Review
  • Society Life
  • 2014
  • Judge of the Year 2013
  • Metroport Teen Court
  • 2013
  • Women in Business
  • Society Life
  • 2013
  • Women in Business
  • Southlake Style
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best of the Best 2013 in Southlake
  • Southlake Style
  • 2013
  • Law Review
  • Society Life
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Marketing
  • 2015
  • Court Coordinator's Seminar
  • CPS Duty to Report
  • 2015
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Marketing for New Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Lessons Learned about Juvenile Law
  • 2014
  • Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Fighting the Machine CPS
  • 2014
  • Juvenile Seminar 2013
  • Baby Lawyer Procedures
  • 2013
  • The Conservatory
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (43)
Endorse Leslie
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Leslie through the Tarrant County Bar Association on numerous occasions. She tackles projects with a vigor that she pursues with her cases and clients. Her reputation in the legal community is above reproach."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Leslie Barrows for several years. She always gives her clients her full attention. She takes her job seriously and is always prepared. If I needed an attorney, I would hire her and am always glad to give her a referral."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From my experience and observation, Leslie is an excellent lawyer that provides her clients with the highest quality legal services."
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leslie and I were opposing counsel in a family law case. She was tough, but was always courteous and professional. I endorse her without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leslie is a true advocate for her clients. She is also very involved in the Tarrant County legal community."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Leslie is one of the best family law lawyers in DFW."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Leslie fights hard for her clients and is well respected in our legal community."
Child abuse Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with and against Leslie in criminal cases, juvenile cases, probate (mental health) and family (CPS) cases for 10 years now. She is highly respected by her peers and judges because she is well versed in criminal, juvenile, probate and family law. She is an experienced TRIAL lawyer, which is not a given with criminal and family attorneys. Some attorneys avoid trial, insecure in their litigation skills. Those attorneys may negotiate away things that are important to a client. Leslie does not fear trials. In my many dealings with Leslie, she has been well prepared and diligently fought for every client. I am very impressed with how she has developed an expertise in so many areas of law. I highly recommend Leslie Barrows. She is a great lawyer who truly cares about every client."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leslie is one of the best attorneys in Fort Worth. She is always well prepared and sharp. She has represented her clients extremely well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leslie's case preparation and knowledge of the law is unrivaled. She is a very well respected by the judges and attorneys alike. Not only do I endorse this lawyer, I would retain her for a personal matter without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Leslie is a true advocate for her clients. She knows that people facing legal problems are going through some of the toughest times of their lives, and she gives encouragement and guidance throughout the legal process. Leslie is well-known and well-respected throughout the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Leslie on multiple cases. She has always been knowledgeable, prepared, and professional."
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Friend
"It is rare to find an attorney with Leslie's level of experience in both family and criminal, as unfortunately, these two oftentimes overlap. A client that hires Leslie should sleep better knowing she has their back. Listen to her advice and take it."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Southlake Family Lawyer Leslie Starr Barrows
Leslie Starr Barrows
Family Attorney
Southlake, TX
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available