Leslie C. MacLean

Leslie C. MacLean: Attorney with Waters Kraus & Paul
  • Partner at Waters Kraus & Paul (34 Attorneys)
  • 3141 Hood Street, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75219
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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.

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


•Women’s History Month Attorney Spotlight: Leslie MacLean
•Two New Equity Partners Announced
•Waters Kraus & Paul Partner Talks Lien Negotiations at Medicare Mandatory Reporting Requirements Seminar

Other Appointments

•Legislative Assistant, Texas Legislature, 1989-1991
•Committee Clerk, Texas Senate State Affairs Committee, 1991-1992

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214.357.6244  Phone
214.357.7252  Fax
University Attended:
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, B.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
University of Houston Law Center, Texas, J.D., 1995
Year of First Admission:
2002, U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas; 1995, Texas; 2011, Pennsylvania

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

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