Leslie Richardson focuses her practice on litigation and insurance defense, involving personal injury, construction defect, wrongful death, premises liability, and business disputes.

Before joining Thompson Coe, Leslie represented a variety of clients, ranging from insurance companies and their insureds to injured workers.  Also, as a former corporate claims analyst, Leslie’s experience includes management of healthcare general and professional liability claims made against physician groups and long-term care facilities.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained multiple take nothing awards as lead counsel in Texas non-subscriber work injury arbitrations on behalf of major U.S. retailers.
  • Obtained favorable arbitration award for major U.S. retailer equating to approximately 1% of the plaintiff’s final demand.
  • Obtained defense verdict in Dallas County, Texas in a premises liability suit against a homeowner.
  • Successfully compelled arbitration in multiple Texas non-subscriber cases in El Paso County, Texas.
  • Successfully negotiated favorable settlements in numerous personal injury, medical malpractice, and commercial disputes.
  • Represented employers in litigation matters involving allegations of discrimination and retaliation


  • Texas Tech University School of Law  (J.D., 2011)
    • Texas Tech Law Review, Comment Editor
  • The University of Texas at Austin  (B.A. Psychology, 2008)
    • Minor in Business

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern District of Texas

Professional and Community Activities

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association
  • Lake Highlands Junior Women's League