For more than two decades, Leslie E. Echols Pitts has been dedicated to the counseling, representing and educating of insurance companies, professionals and practitioners, both domestically and abroad.  Specializing in the interpretation, construction and application of all lines of insurance policies, Ms. Pitts brings seasoned and practical advice to the handling of first- and third-party insurance claims, multi-carrier disputes, complex coverage analyses, state and federal insurance litigation, and appeals. 

Professional Affiliations


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

State Bar of Texas, Member

Dallas Bar Association, Member

News & Insights


Personal Lines Issues: Homeowners and Autos
19th Annual Law Institute Seminar 2014, Speaker

Texas Liability Insurance Update
NAWI Meeting 2012, Speaker

Insurability of Punitive Damages Update–“Yes, No, Sometimes”

Resolving “Choice of Law” Dilemmas in Texas
MDJW Texas Insurance Update 2011, Speaker

 Texas Insurance Law Update

FHMBK 9th Texas Legal Update 2010, Speaker

Texas Tort Law Update
7th Annual Texas Tort Law Update 2008, Speaker

Coverage Issues in Faulty Workmanship and Construction Defect Claims Motor Carrier Risk in Texas
2009 Client Symposium, Moderator and Speaker

Texas Insurance Law Update
NAWI Meeting 2009, Speaker

Construction Defect and Additional Insureds
NAWI Meeting 2007, Speaker

Insurer’s Drafting Guide to Reserving Rights and Denying Coverage
Texas Update for the Claims Professional 2006, Speaker

Motor Carries and Hurricanes – Coverage For the Injuries to Those in Their Way
Texas Update for the Claims Professional 2005, Speaker

The “Extrinsic Evidence” Rule
FHMBK Texas Legal Update 2004


Face Value:  The Construction Defect Crisis – Fact of Fiction
Poll & Spa News 2005



Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D.

Texas Tech University, B.A. 


  • Texas Courts
  • United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., 2011—present
  • Fanning, Harper, Martinson, Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., 1996—2011
  • Broude, Smith & Jennings, P.C., 1992—1996
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