Leslie G. Hope

Leslie Martin Hope

Dallas, Texas

Leslie Hope grew up in Dallas, Texas. She received a bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University in 1987. In 1992, she graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Juris Doctor. She has been licensed to practice in Texas since 1992. She is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts in Texas, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Hope is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in family law and is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. She has handled cases all over Texas involving custody, complex property issues, appeals and adoptions.

She currently serves as a board director of the Family Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. She is also a member of the Annette Stewart Inn of Court, an organization promoting ethics in the legal profession. She has also sat as a visiting associate judge in Dallas County. She is a member of the Collin County Bar Association.

Ms. Hope is also a member of Park Cities Rotary Club, a service organization, where she serves on various committees.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1997


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - May, 1992
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Political Science


  • “Legislative Update,” Leslie G. Martin & Brad LaMorgese, Family Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association, May 9, 2007
  • “Rules of the Road: Maintaining High Ethical Standards,” Leslie G. Martin & Thomas E. Keane
  • National Business Institute, “A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings,” Dallas, Texas, November 3, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Annette Stewart Inn of Court, Member, 2006 - 2008
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board Member, 2006 - 2008
  • Park Cities Rotary Club, Secretary, 2007 - 2008
  • Park Cities Rotary Club, Board of Directors, 2008 - 2009
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section


  • Alpha Delta Phi