Lesley Smith March

Chief of the Victim Services Unit - Office of Attorney General


 Lesley Smith March received her B.A. (English) 1980 from the University of Oklahoma and was awarded her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1983.  She practiced law with her father, Bob A. Smith and was a partner in the firm of Smith and Smith from 1983 until March of 1998.  She is a member of the McClain County Bar Association, Past President of the McClain County Bar Association, a member of the Logan County Bar Association, a member of the Oklahoma Family Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association and a member of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of the Court.  She has served on the Board of Directors for Oklahoma Indian Legal Services as well as the Sequoyah Girls Home in Chickasha, Oklahoma.  She also served on the Board of Directors for the Chickasha Women’s Service and Family Resource Center for 12 years and served as Board President 2010-2011. March currently serves on the advisory board for the Oklahoma City Family Justice Center.  She is board member for the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and an advisory for the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Advisory Council.   From March of 1998 through December, 2010, Ms. March was employed as an Assistant District Attorney in Grady County, District 6.  Former District Attorney, Robert E. “Gene” Christian, with the hiring of Ms. March, implemented a program of evidence based prosecution in cases of Domestic Violence.  Ms. March also prosecuted a majority of the Grady County cases involving the sexual assault of children.  She tried numerous cases involving rape, robbery, drug offenses and murder.   In January 2011, March became an Assistant District Attorney in Logan County where she continued to prosecute domestic violence, sexual assault, murder and drug cases.  She also served on the Logan County Drug Court team.In September of 2011, March became the Chief of the Victim Services Unit of the Office of the Attorney General.  She has presented nationally for the National Association of Attorneys General, (N.A.A.G.) and the National Organization Victim Assistance, (N.O.V.A.) concerning crime victims’ issues.  She currently instructs at CLEET on the Evidenced Based Domestic Violence and Stalking curriculum. Ms. March was a recipient of the 2001 Governor’s Commendation for her outstanding service to victims of crime. She received the Outstanding Prosecutor in District 6 Award in 2007 and 2010. In 2013, March was awarded the O.S. B.I. Director’s Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed to someone other than an O.S. B. I. employee.  Also, in 2013, March and the Victim Services Unit of the Oklahoma Office of Attorney General received the Vision Award from No Boundaries International in recognition of their groundbreaking vision in assisting victims of Human Trafficking in Oklahoma. Lesley resides in Moore, Oklahoma with her husband, Thomas and their daughter Kyndal.