Criminal Defense Attorney
- Colorado State University
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History – 2004
- Regent University
- Juris Doctorate – 2009
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Law Section
- 5280 Fellow
- Mi Casa Legal Clinic Volunteer
- Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network Volunteer
- Colorado Lawyers Committee Legal Night Volunteer
- Extensive Criminal and Immigration Law Experience
- Save Our Youth Mentor
- One Child Volunteer in Ethiopia (Summer 2018)
- Horizons International Volunteer in Lebanon (Summer 2015)
Being charged with a criminal offense is a scary and confusing time for most people, but that is where Leslie Pugh’s compassion and understanding come in. She will take the time to really learn about you and your circumstances, allowing her the opportunity to determine all possible outcomes and what approach to defense will best suit your needs. Leslie has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of others through her broad criminal defense practice handling all types of cases including; traffic cases, misdemeanors, DUIs, felonies, sex cases, and probation violations.
“I contacted Ms. Pugh for legal consultation for my DUI case. She listened to my story and I could tell she truly understood how difficult my situation was. She provided great legal advice that helped me navigate my often confusing and stressful legal options.”
Prior to making criminal defense her full-time focus, Leslie also practiced immigration law, regularly representing clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. When Leslie has a client that has been charged with a criminal offense and is not a citizen of the U.S., she has the hybrid knowledge to advise them on all possible collateral consequences.
Prior to relocating to Arizona, Leslie grew up in the mountains of Colorado. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado where she received her B.A. in Political Science and History. After she received her undergraduate degree, she moved to Virginia Beach, VA to attend law school at Regent University. Leslie holds licenses in the states of Arizona, Colorado and Tennessee.
When Leslie is not in the office zealously advocating for her clients, you can find her giving back to the community. Leslie has regularly volunteered with community legal clinics helping those that cannot afford regular representation. She also enjoys mentoring youth and traveling internationally to provide aide for refugees and children living in some of the most impoverished areas of the world.