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Robert W. Leonard Jr.

Family Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

4.6   11 reviews

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Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    18%
    Civil Unions, Family law, Divorce, Custody, Child Custody, Child Support, Property Division. Tarrant County Texas. Parker County Texas. Fort Worth. Weatherford.

  2. Child custody
    15%
    Child Custody; Modification; Enforcement; CPS cases; Parental Alienation; Grandparents Rights; Visitation; Supervised Visitation. Parker County Tarrant County. Fort Worth. Weatherford.

    27 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    15%
    High Conflict Divorce; High Asset Divorce; Property Division; Family Violence; Hidden Assets; Uncontested Divorce. Tarrant County Parker County

    27 years

  4. Probate
    15%
    Probate, Probate Litigation, WIll Contests, Administration, Heirship, Muniment of Title, Tarrant County Parker County

    27 years

  5. Estate planning
    12%
    Wills, Powers of Attorney; Living Wills; Directives to Physicians; Trusts, Designations of Guardian

  6. Adoption
    10%
    Adoption; Step-parent adoption; family adoptions; Grandparent Adoption; Foster Adoptions; CPS adoptions; Qualified for Adoption Assistance Programs. Tarrant County Parker County. Fort Worth. Weatherford.

    27 years

  7. Guardianship
    10%
    Guardianship of the Person, Adult Guardianship, Guardianship of the Estate, Certified Guardianship Programs, Board of Guardianship Services , Tarrant County. Serving Tarrant County Parker County

    27 years

  8. Appeals
    5%
    Appeals; Divorce Appeals; Family Law Appeal; Probate Appeal; Child Custody Appeal; Guardianship Appeal. Tarrant County Texas. Parker County Texas. Fort Worth. Weatherford.

    21 years

Board Certified Attorney, Bob Leonard is a leader in the practice of law in Tarrant and Parker Counties in Texas.  Bob's family law practice includes simple and complex Divorce, Chld Custody, and Adoption.  He and his team of  legal professionals also have a stong practice in the Probate Courts with contested and uncontested Guardianship, Probate Administration and Heirship cases.  In addition, with his extensive legislative and litigation experience, Bob has a proven winning record in the Appellate Court.

 A native Texan, Bob served in the Texas Legislature representing the western portion of Fort Worth for nearly a decade.  During his tenure in the House, he was Chairman of the Commitee on Public Safety.  He served in several leadership positions in the State Capitol.

 One thing Bob is particularly proud of is his work on the Abandoned Baby Bill, legislation which allows a parent to leave a baby in a protected location (for example, a fire station) with no questions asked.  This Law, originally crafted in Texas, is called the Baby Moses Law.  Similar legislation has been duplicated and enacted throughout the United States.

Bob and his entire legal team devote considerable time to community endeavors, serving on various boards and commissions.  Bob is a past President of the Board of Guardianship Services, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides guardianship services to those who cannot afford them and do not have friends or family available to help.

Since 2004, Bob Leonard, Jr. has been listed among the Top Attorneys chosen by Fort Worth Texas Magazine.  In 2013, Bob was named a Power Attorney by the Fort Worth Business Press.  

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Bob Leonard is accessible.  He offers a secure client portal so that clients have 24-7 access to their case information.
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Licensed for 47 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1975
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Robert

Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC
101 Summit Avenue, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX, 76102
Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC
1561 Jackson Trail
Azle, TX, 76020
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
amazing
Kind. Generous. Educational. Patient. Absolutely wonderful. Blessed to know him.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Business! Highly Recommend!
I had a VERY expensive divorce involving SIGNIFICANT assets. Mr. Leonard and his staff were extremely sensitive to all of the issues involved and were able to help me get the situation resolved with the least amount of animosity and expense. He is knowledgable, and everyone was quite helpful. They are true advocates for their clients.
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Posted by Charles | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience - Highly Recommend!
I had a great experience with Bob Leonard and his knowledgable team--from Bob, himself, to his paralegal, as well as his office staff. Everyone is helpful and really cares about their clients. I also loved their online system that allowed me to interact with any of them 24/7 or to see what was going on with my case. I would definitely hire them again!
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Posted by Mary | February 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgable and Caring - Best in Fort Worth
I was EXTREMELY happy with my service from Bob Leonard and his staff. They are all very knowledgable and helpful, and I loved that I could access information about my case any time of the day or night. Mr. Leonard is awesome in court and really fights hard for his clients.
Posted by Lisa | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You!!
I am very grateful for the Bob Leonard Law Group. Bob Leonard is very knowledgable in family law, real estate, business, tax laws. He let me know how my choses would effect my future dicisions. I didn't expect the warmth, comfort, encouragment I recieved the staff. They didn't just take care of my legal issues they actually cared about me.
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Posted by Peggy | April 25, 2015
Great Attorney! Best you'll find.
Bob is the very best at listening to your concerns and giving legal advice. After meeting with a couple of other lawyers, we came to him with a complicated family legal situation and hiring him was the best thing we ever did. He was thorough, follows up promptly and made us feel as if there was light at the end of the tunnel. Our family is very happy with the results and we now recommend him to friends and family.
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Posted by Daniel | April 23, 2015
great attorney
Bob did a great job on my case, he kept me informed thru out the whole case. If I ever have a legal problem I will not hesitate to call him. His whole staff was very helpful and always very frendly. Bob was available to me anytime even on weekends!
Posted by Robin | April 23, 2015
mr.Robin s.Stewart
I can't say enough about what a pleasure it is to have such an honorable attorney and staff represent so many and still take the time and effort to meet every need. Keeping you apprised to all that is going on ,doing all the necessary research to assure no stone is left unturned to get you the best possible outcome. I want to personally thank you and your staff for , in your due diligence for making my life more pleasurable and all processes easy to understand.I will highly recommended you and your staff to all my friends, thank you and God bless. Sincerely Robin.
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Posted by Cheryse | March 20, 2015
This law firm treats you like family!
I have used Bob Leonard and his team for an adoption and a child support collection. The entire office made me feel like my case was the most important one. Now they even have an online system where you can look at your documents any time and download them. And you can send them messages directly from your case. They stuck with me the whole time and helped me stay focused plus I always knew exactly what was happening. I would call them first if I ever need a lawyer again. If they can't help me I know they will find someone who can.
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Posted by Laura | February 3, 2015
I appreciate the service
I hired the Bob Leonard Law Group for my divorce, the personal attacks on me by my x spouse were horrific and slanderous. The support I received from every member of the office was like having a family circled around me. Taylor the managing attorney was on top of every attack. Bob's knowledge and advise was dead on. Sydney helped me stay focused on moving forward and helped me see the things being said were just ridiculous statements from a mad. Thank you All, I can't express how much I appreciate everything, everyone of you did.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2014
Terrible! STAY AWAY!
The worst lawyers in North Texas. We were so displeased with their service and intellect that we took the risk of firing them in the middle of our case. We could not take another day of dealing with complete incompetence and lack commitment to our case. They never kept us up to date on the work that they were doing (assume because they actually did nothing). Bob was clearly unfamiliar with current family laws. I sent him several family codes to update him on existing laws to help him prepare for our case. He spent most of the billable hours sharing stories with us of his past that had absolutely nothing to do with our case, we would try to redirect him to something relevant to our case to no avail - eventually I just completely ignored him. We were literally billed thousands of dollars for this office to do nothing. When we asked them to get a little aggressive or to try to collaborate with the other attorneys, his comment was he did not want to "not rock the boat". If we wanted an attorney to do nothing, we would have gone pro se - which would have actually been better than hiring them. Bob showed up to our first court date looking disheveled and unprepared. His representation was an embarrassment. When we finally made the decision to fire this firm, they refused to give us a copy of our file to transfer to our new attorney even though our court date was a short time away. They said they need signatures from all lawyers involved and the judge in order to give us a copy of our file. Our new lawyer indicated this was not necessary, that it was our file and we had the right to receive a copy. They finally said we could get it, after the court date passed. I assume they billed us to copy the entire file that we clearly did not need following our court date. His entire office staff is very unprofessional, rude and have no empathy for their clients. It is clearly time for Bob to retire and this office to close its doors. Trust me, save your money and stay far away from this firm. His associate is a young lawyer who is very green and did not add any value to our case either. The good news is, the new lawyer we hired is terrific - aggressive, knowledgeable and got everything we were looking for in 1/4 of the time that Bob's office had the case. Thankfully we got out of this horrible situation when we did. STAY AWAY!!
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Response from Robert Leonard March 20, 2015
I am extremely sorry this client had a bad experience with our firm. We strive to provide the best possible service to our clients, including providing access to all documents at all times through a secure client portal. Our attorneys are required to complete at least double the number of continuing education hours required by the State Bar of Texas annually. If this client would like to contact me directly, I would welcome the input; we are always interested in constructive feedback.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Indaba Investments
  • 2010 - Present
  • Principal
  • Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hanna-Leonard, PC
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Bob Leonard, Jr.
  • 1988 - 1998
  • Member
  • Texas House of Representatives
  • 1979 - 1988
  • Investment Manager/Attorney
  • Leonard Enterprises
  • 1975 - 1978
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Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • In the Interest of S.D., a child
  • Affirmed
  • In re William J. Marks
  • Affirmed
  • In the Interest of B.C. and O.C., Children
  • Affirmed
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Associations

  • Collaborative Law Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County
  • Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Transition to Practice Program
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - Present
  • Guardianship Services, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fort Worth-Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Guardianship Services Inc
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best Law Firms Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 2020 Best in Fort Worth
  • Fort Worth Award Program
  • 2020
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Power Attorney
  • Fort Worth Business Press
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2007
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2006
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2005
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Silver Frogs Spring 2015
  • Probate
  • 2015
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Discovery Tools
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Endorse Robert
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Leonard offers wise and well-considered analysis in this forum. I endorse him."
Adoption Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Leonard aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. He is thorough, detail-orientated, and works tirelessly to protect his clients rights. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bob is recognized as a leader in the Tarrant county legal community, and his reputation is well-deserved. He is respected by his fellow attorneys for his diligence on behalf of his clients and his straightforward approach to helping them get things done."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Robert is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With his extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, he is bound to invest his time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is an excellent lawyer. He is highly skilled and effective. I am very proud to call him a colleague."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is a great attorney and person."
Adoption Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bob for 15 years, and Bob is one fof those lawyers who really cares for the welfare of his clients. He thinks about them during his "off-time" and seeks out the input of other family lawyers about difficult matters. Bob is always growing and learning, and he takes extra pride in the way his practice is run and the way his clients are taken care of. If you are looking for a family lawyer, not only is Bob a great attorney who knows everyone (judges included, which is important), Bob is Board Certified, which less than 1% of all family lawyers claim in the State of Texas. Bob will take care of you and your case!"
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