I greatly enjoy working in Wimberley where I have the privilege to get to know my clients, often greeting them with a hug. I have a strong moral code and a reputation for bluntness. I try to bring honor to my profession by living with integrity and being faithful to the ethical standards of the State Bar. I don't do unnecessary work, nor do I use my position to punish others. My role is to resolve conflict, not to create it.
I consider my vocation as an opportunity to serve. I have written a monthly column in the Hometown News & Views to educate the public as to their rights and obligations. I have sponsored and spoken at local seminars, libraries, clubs and events to teach individuals how to avoid disputes and care for their families.
I am a former foster parent, and adoptive parent. I have 3 daughters, and 2 grandsons. My kids and grand-kids all came to work with me as infants and toddlers. Our office is less formal than other law firms, but we want it to be welcoming - not intimidating. I appreciate that many people come to me in a time of crisis or exciting possibilities. In such circumstances, I strive to offer information, advice and counseling to assist my clients through life's transitions, and provide advocacy when needed to protect their best interests.
Carrie's Work in the Community
Member of the Rotary Club of Wimberley since 2003
Past-President (2) and Board Member of the Rotary Club of Wimberley, 2006-2019
Assistant Governor of Rotary International District 5840, 2017 - present
President of the Wimberley Village Library Foundation, 2017 - present
Treasurer of the Katherine Anne Porter School, 2006-2009
Volunteer for the Davis Moon Project in Ethiopia, 2018-present
Co-Chair of St. Stephen's Episcopal School's Parent Teacher Organization, 2012-2013
Chair of Adult Religious Education for the Friends Meeting of Austin (Quakers), 2010-2015
Member of the Friends Meeting of Austin (Quakers) since 2006
Texas Public Schools in Freeport, Houston, and Lake Travis
International Baccalaureate High School Program
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Houston
Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law
Carrie's Legal Work History
City of Austin Law Department, Prosecutor's Office, 1994-1996