Leslie C. MacLean


Since beginning her practice in 1995, Leslie MacLean has focused on complex civil litigation representing plaintiffs in the areas of product liability, mass torts, and toxic torts. Leslie helps victims of mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, and those who have been injured by Roundup use, as well as clients who have been harmed by medical devices, including IVC filters, hernia mesh, transvaginal mesh, and Zostavax. 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 & Siegel in 2001 and became a partner in 2005. She is involved with the North Texas Food Bank Backpack for Kids Program.

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Roundup Litigation
  • IVC Filter Litigation
  • Hernia Mesh Litigation
  • Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Mass Torts
  • Products Liability
  • Zostavax

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Annie’s List
    • Dallas Steering Committee, 2007-2019
    • 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
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2022


  • 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

What are my chances?

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