Leonard Morales, Esq.

Attorney Profile

I am first and most importantly a trial attorney; this means I fight cases in State, Federal and Military Courts every day. I won't turn down your case because it's distasteful or complex. Too many lawyers turn people away because the case might be "hard to win" or "won't be easy to settle." I will take your case if I believe that I can help you.

It is not my practice to take on as many cases as I can – too many other lawyers do that. It is also not my practice to deal each case out as quickly as possible. Each case is unique and your interests, the facts and circumstances surrounding the case, and the realistic possibilities all require their own time to develop. My goal is to provide the best representation possible, tailored to your needs and objectives. I cannot guarantee any particular outcome (and nothing on this website should be construed as a guarantee of any certain result in any case), but I do promise you my best counsel and efforts.

Don't plea bargain away your future! Any lawyer can cut a deal, but only an experienced trial lawyer with a proven success rate can get you justice.

I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. My wife, Michelle and I have made our home in El Paso and we have three wonderful children. My wife is also an attorney and a Municipal Court Judge.

I am a graduate of Ysleta High School, the New Mexico Military Institute, and the University of Houston. I received my law degree from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

After high school I joined the U.S. Army eventually earning my commission as a Reserve Army Officer through the New Mexico Military Institute. While serving with the Army Reserve I have continued to work and go to school.

After law school, I went onto active duty with the U.S. Army in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG). I left active duty in 2003 while staying in the Army Reserve. I retired from the Army in 2014 after 25 years of service (a mixture of active duty and Reserve service). During my Army career I had the opportunity to prosecute and defend soldiers in cases worldwide. My career included deployments to Europe with the 1st Armored Division, and the Middle East, with the 1st Infantry Division.

I opened the Law Office of Leonard Morales in 2003. In the years, since then I have forged a reputation as skilled and formidable trial lawyer. I have tried all manner of cases from Capital Murder to Federal RICO. From Court Martial for Murder to Sexual Assaults. No case is too big or too small. I will represent you if I believe I can help.

I am a solo practitioner and my primary office is located in El Paso, Texas. I am willing to travel to other states and even internationally when called upon.

I am licensed and qualified to practice law by:

  • Supreme Court of Texas (State Bar No. 24010247)
  • The Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • The Federal District Courts for the State of Colorado
  • The Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • The Court of Criminal Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • The United States Supreme Court

My track record of success and accomplishments speak for themselves:

  • El Paso Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer 2012
  • Membership in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2014
  • Superb 10.0 Avvo Rating
  • Avvo Top Contributor in 2014 for Criminal Defense
  • Invitation to Membership by the National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center

When choosing an attorney, you have to be comfortable and confident with whomever you choose. I hope I am the right choice for you. Please contact my office for a consultation.

Sincerely,
Leonard Morales