I love being a lawyer.
Family law can be a difficult area of practice. Clients call you upset, worried and sometimes, just freaking out. You are who they turn to when there is a problem with their family. I understand how difficult and sensitive those situations can be. Not only am I there for my clients to counsel them in hard times, but I'm also there to stand up for them and fight for them and their family.
I love Northwest Arkansas.
There is no better place to practice law than Northwest Arkansas. I live in Fayetteville with my husband, Aaron. We love that this corner of our state has everything from beautiful hiking and world-class fishing to top-notch restaurants and museums, not to mention our beloved Arkansas Razorbacks. We simply couldn't love our hometown more.
I am originally from Little Rock.
I graduated with honors from Mount Saint Mary Academy, then went on to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri where I also graduated cum laude with majors in political science and philosophy and a pre-law minor. I married my husband while attending law school at the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock. I was an active law student, graduating with honors and as the recipient of the Pulaski County Bar Association President’s Award.
While in law school, I clerked for Little Rock District Court Judge Alice Lightle, and I produced an extensive published work called the Arkansas Circuit Court Judges’ Benchbooks. I practiced at Wells Law Firm in Little Rock; Howerton Law Firm in Fayetteville, and Webb Law Office in Springdale before launching Leslie Copeland Law.
I am a leader.
I am currently the Vice President of the Washington County Bar Association, having been Secretary/Treasurer before that. I also lead a Women Lawyers group that meets quarterly. I am a member of the Arkansas Bar Association's House of Delegates, the leadership and legislative body of the state bar association. I also am an ad junct professor at Northwest Arkansas Community College, where I teach in the paralegal program. Last but not least, I teach other lawyers about social media and technology through continuing education classes.
I am dedicated to practicing law in a new and better way, with you, the client, at the center of everything I do.
Come see why we're different, and become part of the Leslie Copeland Law family. I look forward to meeting you!