Leslie  MacLean

Waters Kraus & Paul - Dallas
Waters Kraus & Paul - Dallas
3141 Hood Street, Suite 700
DallasTX 75219
(214) 357-6244


Since beginning her practice in 1995, Leslie MacLean has focused on complex civil litigation representing plaintiffs in the areas of product liability and toxic torts. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Leslie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Before attending law school, Leslie worked in the Texas Legislature as a legislative assistant and as the committee clerk to the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee. She has taught continuing education courses for lawyers and paralegals and is a former associate editor of the Appellate Lawyer. Leslie is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Public Justice Foundation, the Texas State Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, where she served as a board member, and a member of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1995 and the State Bar of Pennsylvania in 2011. Leslie joined Waters Kraus & Paul in 2001 and became a partner in 2005. She is a former board chair of Planned Parenthood of North Texas, and a former board member of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, where she co-chaired the Nominations Committee and served on the Governance Committee. She is also an Annie’s List Board member and a member of the Dallas Annie’s List Steering Committee. She has served as luncheon co-chair for the Dallas Annie’s List and Planned Parenthood Luncheons. Leslie is also a former chair of the Planned Parenthood of North Texas Political Action Committee and is involved with the North Texas Food Bank Backpack for Kids Program.


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Areas of Practice

Asbestos Litigation

Toxic Tort

Products Liability

Pro Bono & Community Service

Annie’s List

Dallas Steering Committee, 2007-Present

Board Member, 2014-Present

Planned Parenthood of North Texas

Board Chair, 2012

Board Member, 2006-2012

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas

Board Member, 2012-2014

Planned Parenthood of North Texas Political Action Committee

Chair, 2010-2011

Volunteer, North Texas Food Bank Backpack for Kids Program

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1995

Pennsylvania, 2011

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2002


University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, J.D., 1995

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, B.A., 1986

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Association for Justice

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Former Board Member

Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

Public Justice Foundation

Texas State Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Associate Editor, Appellate Lawyer, 1996-1997

Other Appointments

Legislative Assistant, Texas Legislature, 1989-1991

Committee Clerk, Texas Senate State Affairs Committee, 1991-1992

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