Attorney Leslie Barrows
Undergraduate: Sam Houston State University
Law School: Oklahoma City University School of Law
Attorney Leslie Barrows has been interested in the criminal justice system since the start of college. After several years working through many different legal disciplines, she found that family law, criminal defense, and juvenile law were the best fit for her.
While at Sam Houston, I started my undergraduate course work in criminal justice. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges associated with the courses. I performed some intern work at a criminal defense firm and that’s actually what got me interested in attending law school. I realized something at that time: Family Matters. Family situations can get sticky on occasion, and families need attorneys who are caring and compassionate in these delicate times.
Barrows continues to be a very active member in the Fort Worth and Denton legal communities. She is very involved with juvenile law – so much so, that she has been an integral part of the Juvenile Law Seminar in Fort Worth since 2009, including serving as chair and co-chair in 2013 and 2014. She was voted Metroport Teen Court Judge of the Year in 2013.
I practice juvenile law because I really enjoy working with, and for, kids. Providing a voice for those who might not otherwise be heard is important to me. I support projects and organizations that positively influence the lives of kids, including Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas and CASA of Tarrant County.
While Leslie’s activity in juvenile law is significant, her passion for criminal defense work is undeniable. She is an active member of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Denton County Criminal Defense Bar Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Bar Association.
Defending the rights of every citizen is a constitutional principle that I take seriously. Understanding that every story has more than one side is an important part of criminal defense, when dealing with juveniles as well as adults.
All of the disciplines associated with family law – including adoption, child support modification, and divorce – are of equal importance to Barrows and the other members of the firm. Family disputes can have a long-lasting impact on those involved, including the lawyers.
Family law is difficult, there is no doubt about it. No one wants to lose, not everyone can win, and the stakes are always high. Our stance is to just win and represent our clients in a caring manner.
Barrows is a member of numerous organizations, including:
- State Bar of Texas,
- State Bar of Texas Trial College
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
- Dallas County Young Lawyer’s Association
- Denton County Bar Association
- Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
- Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association
- Tarrant County Bar Association
- Tarrant County Young Lawyer’s Association
- Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
- Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
- Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
- Certified Attorney/Guardian Ad Litem
Attorney Leslie Barrows is admitted to the following:
- State Bar of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas