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Leigh Love

Criminal defense Attorney at Sugar Land, TX

5.0   41 reviews

also known as Shannon Leigh Love


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About Leigh

Learn Leigh’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Leigh Love has successfully handled over one thousand criminal cases.

  2. Juvenile law
    25%

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%

  4. Appeals
    5%

LEIGH LOVE HAS OVER 20 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. SHE WAS ALSO LISTED IN YELP'S  TOP TEN CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN FORT BEND.

Licensed for 23 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/23/2022
State GA
Status Inactive Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 02/03/2023

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

Contact Leigh

The Love DuCote Law Firm
4610 Sweetwater Boulevard
Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX, 77479

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Need help from above, call Leigh Love
Must say hands down to Love & Ducote, not for just the standard professionalism but the repeat effort of investigation for every & any new discovery. prices were fair & reasonable also, all around a great job, thank you.
Posted by Chris | May 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TRULY EXCEPTIONAL!
Exceptional legal representation. I have worked with attorneys in the past, and these two attorneys (Ms. Love and Mr. Ducote) are by far the best attorneys you could ever ask for. I really mean that. They are the best. Thank you so much. I am forever grateful to them because they saved my life!
Posted by Sharo | May 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Love DuCote Greatness
The attorney at Love DuCote Law Firm Leigh Love, I was very satisfied with your firms handling of my husbands case. Whenever I called with uncertianities they were quick to give me the assurances that everything was being taken care of. Everyone was so patient and professional with us during our ordeal. The stressful time we were going through was made much easier with all of you guiding us through the process, and we would definitely recommend your firm to everyone. Thank you so much for your help with our situation, you handled everything with compassion and professionalism, just what people need in stressful situations. Thank you again, for your time and your staff's time,in resolving the case efficiently and professionally. GOD BLESS YOU!! Rudolph & Sharon Sugar Land Texas
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars hands down!
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Ended up with a better outcome than expected for 2 cases I had her help with.
Posted by Rick | December 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney highly qualified I've ever used, Guaranteed.
My son was in serious trouble in Fort Bend on a possessions charge. Leigh took our case and with her knowledge of the system in this county. She was able to navigate through all of the road blocks to give us an outcome that was too good to be true. (Before you hire talk to Leigh) Many Thanks.
Posted by Cedric | September 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
BEST LAWYER EVER WHO IS COCHRAN
I been on a case for two years and from the start she has been more than helpful my charges kept dropping everytime I went to court and today my charges got reduced to basically to nothing I just have to pay fees and it's all thanks to her she's da best
Posted by Anayantzin | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A loyal lawyer
In a difficult time you never know how things can turn against you ... I tried to protect my daughter from a terrible situation and I ended up with two charges. I had two lawyers before I sighted this strong woman defending someone else on trial... Is when I decided I needed some one like her ... Some one who made me feel that she had my back. After my family and I finally contacted Mrs. Love, she started working on my case with out hesitate in contacting me when needed, it was a totally different experience after the other two attorneys that we hired before and that we could never reach Mrs. Leigh love was always on time and always accessible to all my questions and gave me the peace of mind I needed to feel my self protected and backed up when I needed her the most. And she fought until she got me cleared from two charges: Agravated assault with deadly weapon, and criminal mischief. Both charges were dismissed and what looked impossible before, she made it possible. Thank you So much ! My family and I will always appreciate what you did.
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Posted by Misty | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SMART AND HARDWORKING
Leigh Love represented my son in a misdemeanor and a felony case. She did an amazing job! I was quite shocked at the outcome which was obviously great. She was definitely worth every penny and then some. She gave my son a second chance at a normal life, forever grateful.
Posted by Pastor Cameron | May 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed!
I was charged unjustly with a misdemeanor. Ms. Love represented me in a way that was exceptional, professional and exemplified having a passion for making the wrong, right. As a Pastor and Real Estate Agent I high recommend her as the right choice to handle your legal needs.
Posted by Erik Cortez | May 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Leigh Love is a wonderful Lawyer she was mine in one of my cases that she got dismissed. She will work hard for you and not stop till you get what u want or deserve.
Posted by Pablo Mendez | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
3 POM charges dismissed
I hired Mrs. Love to help with 3 seperate misdemeanors all of which were poss of marijuana. She was very understanding and helped me with a payment plan for her to take all 3 cases. In the end Mrs. Love did more than I could have hoped for. My case might have been special but all 3 were dismissed After a year of deferred adjudication (probation), still as I said the best outcome I could have hoped for. Highly recommended lawyer, very professional, and very smart. Hopefully I wont need to hire her again but if the day comes she is the first call I would make.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
My wife and I hired Leigh to handle a case for our child regarding two 2nd degree felonies. Without going into the details we believe our child to be innocent. Leigh provided a cost to us for 1 charge, however, when the 2nd charge was presented later she honored her original estimate taking the 2nd charge for no additional cost. Our child was given a second chance and does not have any felonies with a future we control and not the state. I would recommend Leight as she knows what she is doing.
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Posted by Susy | October 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superstar Attorney For Sure! !!!!!!!!!!
I had to find A good lawyer to help me for an embarrassing situation l caused. I hope God forgives ME! I wanted to kill myself! I let greed corrupt my mind and heart. I let others use me...however l feel God directed me to Leigh! There are NO word's to describe JUST how Magnificent SHE is! Leigh is ALL in ALL! The whole package! Leigh,l really LOVE YOU! Many blessings to YOU and ALL YOU hold close to your heart's heart! (Jeremy TOO) .May you have your heart's desires ALWAYS! Thanks for your exceptional EXPERTISE! I will be in touch soon. Anyone who reads this,and wants a great lawyer who rocks,get in touch with Leigh LOVE (Jeremy Ducote) You positively WON'T regret IT! Thank You Leigh and Jeremy. Thanks for helping me.A,life lesson learned. Its an honor and privilege to know you...
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Posted by Patricia | May 31, 2015
Would recommend this Lawyer to family and friends!!!
I was truly blessed when I came across Ms. Love. My case was dismissed because of the dedication and hard work of my lawyer. Id recommend her to anyone that is in need of representation.
Posted by John | May 21, 2015
LOOK NO FURTHER
This is your lawyer right here. The most sweetest motivated educated lawyer I have ever met.not only a lawyer but she actually cares an treats her clients as friends.this woman will fight for you an go above an beyond your expectations. I highly recommend her. I have multiple charges I have been convicted an most lawyers don't even want to bother with me because of my past an how my record looks. Mrs.love is the lawyer she has saved me from jail time on multiple occasions.i promise you. You will not be dissatisfied no words can fully explained the miracles she has made happen in my life.do yourself a favor an hire her. Her
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Posted by Tony | May 9, 2015
Miracle Worker and Great Attorney
Leigh Love is a miracle worker as she was able to get 2 felonies dismissed for me since I really was innocent. A great attorney and I would recommend her any day.
Posted by Sarosh | March 31, 2015
My Miracle Worker
best attorney hands down. She's a miracle worker, there is nothing that's impossible for her to try solve. Has helped me so much with my cases just as she has dismiss some. If it wasn't for her I don't know how I would had got through with all my cases. Ms. Leigh Love!
Posted by pablo | February 25, 2015
Amazing Lawyer!
Mrs. Love helped me so much, and got results for me that i know i could not have gotten elsewhere. I am so thankful for her help and i would definitely recommend her to any and everybody who is looking for a great lawyer. She is here to help you, and she is very pleasant about it as well. 10 out of 10 definitely
Posted by Michael | February 5, 2015
Best Lawyer in the Houston area. HANDS DOWN
Mrs. Love did everything she said she would do, kept me inform and was very helpful, understanding and professional. I honestly do not think that there is a better lawyer in Houston area, I would HIGHLY recommend her....
Posted by Arthur | November 23, 2014
Freedom Fighter
Best attorney I have ever encountered. Very resourceful and a hardworker. I am able to be with my family due to her dedication to defend my case. I would defenitley recommend her to anyone needing a good quality lawyer to represent them. Good Job!!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Love Ducote Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Leigh Love
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Fort Bend County District Attorney Office
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Senior Assistant District Attorney
  • Fulton County District Attorney's Office, Atlanta Judicial District
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Macon Judicial Circuit
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Arbitrator
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Law Firm Of Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • Mercer University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of the South, Sewanee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Oxford University
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • STATE vs. CM
  • Case reduced
  • STATE vs. NG
  • DISMISSED
  • STATE vs. AC
  • DISMISSED
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Associations

  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Juvenile Section Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Criminal Law Section Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Court of Appeals Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2002 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2002 - Present
  • Superior Court of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1999 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2012
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award for Criminal Defense Lawyer 2014
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Atticus Finch Award
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • 2014
  • Top Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • State Bar College Award
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award for Criminal Defense Lawyer 2013
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney Award for 2013
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Juvenile Attorney Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • State Bar College Award
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2012
  • Top Ten Women to Watch in 2011 in Fort Bend County
  • Fort Bend Business Journal
  • 2011
  • State Bar College Award
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2011
  • Certified Arbitrator
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal education
  • How to Attack the State's Search Warrant
  • 2015
  • CLE Seminar, Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • A Practical Guide to Discovery in a New Era
  • 2014
  • CLE Seminar, Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Overview of Child Sex Cases
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Love is a caring and very effective attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have observed Shannon in trial. She is an excellent trial lawyer and she fights for her clients. Shannon is not just a great trial lawyer , she is a great human being."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Love is an exceptionally able trial lawyer who is never afraid to go toe to toe with the State. She works tirelessly for her clients and has an excellent grasp of how to work evidence and criminal procedure to her advantage. I strongly endorse this outstanding criminal defense attorney."
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Criminal defense
DUI and DWI

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Sugar Land Criminal defense Lawyer Leigh Love
Leigh Love
Criminal defense Attorney
Sugar Land, TX
Licensed for 23 years
Free Consultation