Attorney profile

Lesley Wardwell Hempfling

Ms. Lesley Wardwell Hempfling received her Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas in 1997. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from South Texas College of Law in December 2000. After graduating from law school, Ms. Hempfling worked in the commercial litigation section of Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston, Texas. In 2003, she returned to Austin and continued her practice in defense litigation. As a defense litigator, Ms. Hempfling handled a wide array of matters on behalf of corporate and individual clients. In 2011, Ms. Hempfling opened her own office, turning her focus to helping individuals, families and businesses plan for the future and resolve conflicts. The Law Office of Lesley Hempfling concentrates on probate, litigation, mediation and estate planning.


South Texas College of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2000
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Government, 1997

Bar Admissions & Certifications

State Bar of Texas, Admitted 2001
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Admitted 2003
United States District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division, Admitted 2003
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Admitted 2006
Certified Attorney Ad Litem for Probate and Guardianship Matters

Awards & Honors

College of the State Bar, Member
Texas Rising Star, 2004, Thomson Reuters Service

Professional & Civic Memberships

Austin Bar Association
St. Austin's Catholic School, Advisory Board (2013-2014)
Catholic Business Network of Texas
Austin Professional Women's Alliance
The Austin Assembly
Travis County Women Lawyers' Association
American Bar Association


Co-Author, Criminal Prosecutions of Trade Secret Theft: The Emergence of The Economic Espionage Act, The Houston Lawyer, July/August 2000
Co-Author, Beware of Trade Secret Thieves, Texas Lawyer, October 25, 1999

Personal Interests

Running: Boston Marathon, Leadville Trail 100 Finisher and Grand Canyon R2R2R
Outdoor activities
Spending time with her husband, Bobby, and her four children