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Leigh Love

also known as Shannon Leigh Love

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LEIGH LOVE HAS OVER 16 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. SHE HAS HANDLED OVER A THOUSAND FELONY CASES AND HAS SUCESSFULLY TRIED CRIMINAL CASES RANGING FROM MISDEMEANORS TO MURDER.  


 


SHE PREVIOUSLY WORKED AS A FELONY PROSECUTOR AT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA.  SHE ALSO WORKED AS A PROSECUTOR IN TEXAS AT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN FORT BEND COUNTY.   HAVING THE EXPERIENCE AS A FORMER PROSECTOTR GIVES HER CLIENTS AN ADVANTAGE AND INSIGHT THEY WOULD NOT OTHERWISE HAVE. CURRENLTY, SHE IS A PARTNER AT THE LOVE DUCOTE LAW FIRM, LLC., WHERE SHE ENJOYS REPRESENTING AND HELPING HER CLIENTS IN ALL AREAS OF CRIMINAL LAW.


 


LEIGH WAS THE 2014 PRESIDENT OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY'S ASSOCIATION AND IS CURRENTLY ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  SHE WAS NAMED ONE OF HOUSTON'S TOP CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS FOR 2014.  SHE ALSO RECEIVED THE ATTICUS FINCH AWARD (NAMED AFTER THE WELL-RESPECTED ATTORNEY IN "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD").  SHE IS CONSISTETNLY GIVEN AWARDS FOR CLIENT'S CHOICE FOR THE BEST ATTORNEY IN THE AREAS OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE, JUVENILE LAW AND DWI.  SHE HAS ALSO REPEATEDLY WON THE TOP CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AWARD, THE TOP ATTORNEY FOR JUVENILE LAW, AND THE TOP ATTORNEY FOR DWI LAW. ADDITONALLY, SHE IS CURRENLTY LISTED IN YELP'S  TOP TEN CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN FORT BEND.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Juvenile: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Appeals: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Lisa Marie Gonzalez

    Leigh is a well rounded criminal defense attorney. She handles all types of cases, DWI, Aggravated Assaults, Sex Cases, Drug Cases, Family Violence Cases and Appeals. In addition to her hard work for clients in and out of the courtroom she is also active in the local defense attorney association, serving on the board for the past few years, and is currently the president of the association for 2014. Leigh is strong and fearless in fighting for her clients and in standing for justice.

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    Lisa Gonzalez Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Dawn Zell Wright

    Leigh is an excellent attorney. She has a broad knowledge base and she keeps her clients fully informed. In addition, Leigh is a strong litigator, which in turn enables her to be a very effective negotiator.

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    Dawn Wright Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

The Love DuCote Law Firm

4610 Sweetwater Boulevard
Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX, 77479

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200708/17/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Criminal Defense Lawyer in HoustonHoustonia Magazine2014
Atticus Finch AwardFort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney's Association2014
Top Criminal Defense Attorney AwardAvvo2014
Clients' Choice Award for Criminal Defense Lawyer 2014Avvo2014
Top Juvenile Attorney AwardAvvo2013
Top Criminal Defense Attorney Award for 2013Avvo2013
Clients' Choice Award for Criminal Defense Lawyer 2013Avvo2013
State Bar College AwardState Bar of Texas2013
State Bar College AwardState Bar of Texas2012
State Bar College AwardState Bar of Texas2011
Top Ten Women to Watch in 2011 in Fort Bend CountyFort Bend Business Journal2011
Certified ArbitratorBetter Business Bureau2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Love Ducote Law Firm2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Leigh Love2010 - 2013
AttorneyFort Bend County District Attorney Office2007 - 2010
Senior Assistant District AttorneyFulton County District Attorney's Office, Atlanta Judicial District2002 - 2006
AttorneyMacon Judicial Circuit2001 - 2002
ArbitratorBetter Business Bureau2000 - 2002
AttorneyLaw Firm Of Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele1998 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyer's AssociationBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Harris County Criminal Defense Attorney's AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of TexasJuvenile Section Member2012 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
State Bar of TexasCriminal Law Section Member2008 - Present
Court of Appeals GeorgiaAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
Supreme Court of GeorgiaAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
Superior Court of GeorgiaAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationPresident2014 - 2015
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationSecretary2013 - 2014
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2011 - 2012
College of the State Bar of TexasAttorney Member2010 - 2012
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member2002 - 2006
Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionAttorney Member1999 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas vs. VCDISMISSED
State of Texas vs. CBDISMISSED
State of Texas vs. ARFIRST-DEGREE FELONY REDUCED
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of the SouthSpanish and Latin American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Oxford UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal educationHow to Attack the State's Search Warrant2015
CLE Seminar, Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney's AssociationA Practical Guide to Discovery in a New Era2014
CLE Seminar, Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationOverview of Child Sex Cases2013