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Leslie Youssef

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Phone: 614-884-4800
Toll Free: 800-296-8479
Fax: 614-884-4801


Dallas, Texas

Leslie H. Youssef is of counsel with the firm of Slowik & Robinson. She specializes in a variety of immigration matters, including employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas, consular issues, and domestic partner visas. She is a member of AILA's Texas Chapter.

Before joining Slowik & Robinson, Ms. Youssef worked as in-house immigration counsel for a publicly-traded, international fashion retailer. During her three years in that position, Ms. Youssef learned a great deal about immigration issues from the employer's perspective and became an expert in obtaining visas for creative professionals. Prior to that, Ms. Youssef worked as an associate in a large law firm, where she started an immigration practice in the firm's Columbus office. For the past three years, Ms. Youssef has been living with her family in Dallas, TX. She continues to serve the firm's clients as well as develop business in the Dallas area.

Ms. Youssef graduated from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she served in many leadership roles, including Symposium Editor of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Secretary of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and President of the Law School Democrats. Ms. Youssef also received numerous academic awards, including the FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship in Arabic during her second and third years.

In 2009, Ms. Youssef was named as an Ohio Rising Star Super Lawyer, an honor awarded to the top two percent of licensed attorneys in Ohio who are under the age of 40 and have been practicing ten years or less.

Education

J.D., Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 2004
Honors: FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship
Honors: The Clinical Programs West Outstanding Achievement Award
Honors: Journal on Dispute Resolution Past Editor's Award
Honors: West Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award

B.A., The Ohio State University
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Major: International Studies and Spanish

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Professional Associations and Memberships

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member

Published Works

The Art of Resolving Complex Health Care Disputes, 19 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 1145-1156, 2004

Honors and Awards

Ohio Rising Star Super Lawyer for 2009

Past Employment Positions

U.S. Attorney's Office - Eastern District of New York, Summer Associate

Ohio House of Representatives, Legislative Aide

Ohio Legislative Service Commission, LSC Intern

Interfaith Refugee Services of Ohio, Sponsorship Developer

Pro Bono Activities

Member of Refugee Outreach Committee, St. Jude Catholic Church, Allen, TX

Languages
  • Spanish
  • Arabic