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Leslie Jane Boykin

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    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.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Besides DWI and Violent Crimes, we also handle Drug cases, Probation Revocations, Sexual Offenses, Theft and Expunctions/Non-Disclosures.

    19 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    From breath to blood testing, or no testing at all, we handle every level and type of DWI case in Texas.

    19 years

  3. Drug Crime
    Possession cases often have to do with Search and Seizure law, but also have a chemistry component, and do involve scientific testing, which I am familiar with.

    19 years

  4. Expungement
    Let me help you clean your record up - either through an Expunction/erasure of the history of your arrest, or through sealing your record with a Non-Disclosure.

  5. Violent crime
    Assaults, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, and Family Violence-related Charges often are based solely on allegations of the Complaining Witness. I work with investigators who can help greatly with these types of cases.

    19 years

  6. Federal crime
    I've been admitted to the United States District Court - Texas Western District, since 2013.

I grew up in a small East Texas town, near the Big Thicket.  People were poor, and the economy was always tough.  Services such as mental health providers, counseling, and educational classes were few and far between.  I saw then, as a young girl, that people were never going to change their ways of living if they never knew HOW to change, or WHY they should.  My mother worked for 40 years in special education, and raised my sister and I with a healthy respect for people with disabilities, and a tremendous appreciation for the gifts we were given.  All of these circumstances, as well as my desire to help others who are lost in the maze of the criminal justice system, culminated in my ambition to be a criminal defense lawyer at the age of 11.

I followed my dream, through its many twists and turns, and stuck with it - even when the obstacles seemed insurmountable.  I know that I can inspire my clients to do the same, and the emotional reward for both of us is something that cannot be quantified. 

I am also an avid live-music supporter, and country/swing dancer.  This often lends to healthy discussions with my musician friends, about how justice is administered in our society.  Fortunately, I can say that not many of them get into trouble, so it's mainly a hobby for me.

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Law Office of Leslie J. Boykin
609 West 9th Street
Austin, TX, 78701

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Posted by Walquiria | March 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I Recommend This Lawyer. Great Job!!!!
Leslie helped us with our case, keeping things from going to trial. From discovery to communicating with the prosecutor and keeping me abreast of my options, we feel like we received the best outcome for our case with her advice.
Posted by Anastasia | February 23, 2012
Great lawyer!
I got my first DWI and wasn't sure what to expect. I got referred to her by her previous client who's DWI was dismissed twice. Leslie got my DWI charge dismissed!!! I walked out with a ticket and DWI arrest on my record that will be expunged after 6 months with the condition that I won't get any tickets during this period of time. I walked out free! I would definitely recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2012
Great Job!
Leslie got my DUI reduced to a Class C misdemeanor. She is professional, friendly and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2011
i would first off like to exclaim my sincere gratitude & deepest appreciation for Leslie Boykin. my life was blessed by her for the very first time when i was arrested for family violence, which was dismissed. THEN AGAIN, when i was arrested for the same thing, this time i was placed on a deffered for a year. of which has past two years ago. THEN LASTLY! for my last arrest...failure to register as a sex offender. at the time of my arrest i was served via warrant, had been in my house cleaning so this wrecked my emotional world. i was incarcerated for 6 days, while my lover had been trying to get my bail the clerks kept saying they didnt have me on file, whilst this was happening, Leslie had obtained my files two days after my arrest and came to my rescue and bailed me out herself! at the next court session i bursted into tears thanking her. although i am on probation now and i feel as though NO ONE could have done any better. NO ONE would have cared. NO ONE would have listened to me so empathetically, as this extraordinary lawyer Leslie Boykin. To this very day, if any of my friends ask/mention need for a lawyer i always mention her name and number. If your reading this trying to decide to choose her, i would say do it. she will listen to your entire story, your feelings, your opinions, and even take suggestions on the legal case. i hope you are doing well leslie.
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Posted by Larry | June 5, 2011
Couldn't have been represented any better.
Ms. Boykin got me better than I expected and I wish I had the where with all to compensate her services with at least her regular fee, as a court appointed attorney she did I beleive, better than any lawyer I could have hired! Thankyou for a job well done!
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2010
Best lawyer around
Leslie Boykin is a young and extremely knowledgeable attorney. Not only did she take time to answer every single one of my questions as well as the rest of her clients whom I watched her interact with she personalized everything and did not treat me as a dollar bill that she would receive later. I felt that Ms. Boykin did everything in her power to get my charges reduced and dismissed and because of the personal relationship that she creates with her clients I felt that she was just as happy as I was with the final outcome of my cases. I am not sure how Leslie gets any sleep at night because every client that I have spoken to of hers has claimed that she goes out of her way to get them released from jail after office hours as well as numerous other things. I highly recommend Leslie Boykin to everyone that needs counsel for criminal cases. She will do everything in her power through her negotiating skills and persistance to get you the best "deal".
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2009
I would recommend that you call Ms. Boykin
I was in jail for a driving while license suspended charge and she was appointed to me by the courts. I received a letter from her while I was in jail to make me aware of the fact that she would be representing me. After my other case was resolved by a lawyer who was paid, she came out to Del Valle jail to have me sign the papers to finalize my driving charge. This was above and beyond the expectations I had of a court appointed attorney since it was about 7 pm. The following day I was in court to see the judge and released the same day. I feel she will have a good practice here when more people find out about her. I am truly grateful to Ms. Boykin for her extra effort on my behalf. I had an experience with another court appointed attorney who had the audacity to ask for $2000 after being appointed by the courts. He said that I would get "better" representation if I paid. Ms Boykin, I wish you all the best. Thank you very much, Floyd Ray
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Defense Attorney
  • Hays County Courts (District and County Court at Law)
  • 2005 - Present
  • Defense Attorney
  • Travis County Criminal Courts (District and County Courts at Law)
  • 2004 - Present


  • South Texas College Of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Sam Houston State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Inns of Court chapter
  • Barrister
  • 2016 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Austin Parks Foundation - Off Leash Area Advisory Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Mentor Award
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer
  • Austin Monthly Magazine
  • 2020
  • Certificate of Completion-Texas Criminal Trial College
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 2003
  • Dean's List
  • Sam Houston State University
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Inns of Court chapter
  • Judicial Selection
  • 2021
  • American Inns of Court chapter
  • New Texas Laws - DWI
  • 2019
  • American Inns of Court chapter
  • The Future of the Brackenridge Tract
  • 2018
  • American Inns of Court chapter
  • Mental Health - Neurocriminology
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I've seen Leslie achieve great results for clients in the courtroom first-hand. Her reputation among fellow attorneys in the Austin legal community is strong for a reason, and it's without hesitation that I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Leslie at an advanced training course through the National College of DUI Defense. She has a great personality and tenacity required to be a successful trial lawyer. Her commitment to excellence in her field is evident by her participation in local and national advanced training organizations. For these reasons, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Leslie for several years. She is a genuinely nice person and a great lawyer. Hard-working, diligent, and sharp. I endorse her wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Leslie. She is an extremely hard worker and has built a solid practice from the ground up. It is not an easy thing to do. She has done it I'm sure by representing her clients well and maintaining a high quality for excellence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I attended law school with her. She has always been very passionate about the law and seeking justice."
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Criminal defense
Austin Criminal defense Lawyer Leslie Jane Boykin
Leslie Jane Boykin
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 19 years
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