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Sean Fitzpatric Leslie

also known as Sean F. Leslie, Attorney at Law, Leslie Legal Group

About me

I am a prosperous lawyer with over 20 years of practice in the courtroom and skill as a former law enforcement police officer.

In the legal profession, as in life, the Leslie Legal Group strives for excellence. Just as the athlete strives to compete successfully and win, so do we. . . in life…and in the practice of law.

At the Leslie Legal Group, we believe that the commitment to excellence is a day-to-day process that brings about definable, quantifiable and tangible results. It is our philosophy, and it is our goal to achieve excellence.

We are proud that the majority of our business has come from direct referrals from previous clients and other professionals. This fact alone speaks to our dedication to personal care and concern for our clients, as well as our absolute professionalism and ethics. You will never see our reputable name on direct solicitation advertisements or jail mail.

At the Leslie Legal Group, we take pride in our knowledge of the law and the sensitivity to each client’s legal needs and concerns. This includes strict confidentiality. We are an aggressive law firm, which means that we consistently strive to be the best at what we do in order to exceed our clients’ expectations.

To us, the commitment to excellence means striving for achievement at every turn. This dedication brings about an atmosphere of success that enables us to confidently offer the best legal service to our clients in areas that we practice. This commitment to our clients has resulted in Mr. Leslie achieving the highest rating (“AV,” Very High to Preeminent) available from Martindale-Hubbell, the most reputable independent legal rating source in the Country.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 24%
    26 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 24%
    26 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 24%
    26 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 23%
    26 years
  5. Dog Bite: 5%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Mark Chambers

    I have work with Sean Leslie on multiple high profile cases in San Diego Superior Court. Whether the case involves economic fraud or a crime of violence he represents his clients in a dedicated and determined manner, which leads to outstanding results. Mark A. Chambers Attorney at Law


    Mark Chambers Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Aniko R. Hoover

    I endorse this lawyer. Sean is a great lawyer and a real asset to the AVVO family!


    Aniko Hoover DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1808 Aston Ave #240
Carlsbad, CA, 92008


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top LawyerSan Diego Magazine2013
Top LawyerSan Diego Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV PreeminentLawyers.com2011
Highest Possible Rating in Ethical StandardsLexisNexis2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Certificate of AppreciationSuperior Court of the State of California2002
Advanced Trial AdvocacyUSD School of Law1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLeslie Legal Group2012 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Sean F. Leslie1997 - Present
PartnerSwitzer and Leslie1993 - 1997
Deputy Public DefenderRiverside County Public Defender's Office1991 - 1993
Associate AttorneyBonne, Jones, Bridges, Mueller & O'keefe1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/A2011 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A1997 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
San Diego North County Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A1991 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1999 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. ColbertSuccessfully avoided death penalty ruling
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Criminal Attorneys BlogLocal Mira Costa College student arrested at Oceanside campus2014
San Diego Criminal Attorneys BlogSan Diego Prosecutor Arrested for DUI2014
Leslie Legal Group BlogCellphone Related Car Accidents Far Worse Than They Seem2013
Leslie Legal Group BlogBankruptcy - What Leads Americans To File?2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
San Diego State UniversityCriminal Justice AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1985