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The Carlson Law Firm is proud to announce that two of our attorneys won recognition from the Bell County Bar Association. Steve Walden was named the 2020 Attorney of the Year by the Bell County Bar Association, and Cassandra Golder was named the 2020 Young Lawyer of the Year. 

Recognitions through the Bell County Bar Association are through nominations done by peers, with the nominee either being a member of the Board or a participant in sponsorships. Members of the association vote through the nominations who to award. Other recognitions that the Bell County Bar Association makes include recognizing paralegals, non-profit organizations, and public sectors within Bell County. 

Steve Walden is a board certified Killeen family law attorney and criminal lawyer.Steve Walden – Attorney of the Year

Steve Walden was named attorney of the year in Bell County Bar Association. As a criminal defense attorney, Walden has built a reputation of getting favorable outcomes for his clients in Bell County criminal courts. In addition, Walden is board certified in family law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to family law, Steve’s practice areas include Military Defense and Criminal Defense. Walden is certified to practice law in Texas, Georgia, and Florida. 

Cassandra GolderCassandra Golder – Young Attorney of the Year

Cassandra Golder was named young attorney of the year. Golder is a Killeen-based family law attorney dedicated to helping families through the family law court system. She represents families in Bell County, Coryell County, and Lampasas County. In addition to helping families transition through the divorce and custody arrangements, Golder assists families in expanding their families through the services of adoption, gestational agreements, and other means of assisted reproduction. Golder is currently the president of Bell County Association, after previously serving the Association through other roles. 

Congratulations to Steve and Cassandra!

About the Bell County Bar Association

The mission of the Bell County Bar Association is to maintain and advance the honor of the legal profession and perpetuate that just sense of duty rightfully owing by every attorney to his or her clients, to the courts, and his or her country. For more information on The Bell County Bar Association, visit

About Us

The Carlson Law Firm operates out of 14 offices throughout Texas and one location in Los Angeles, successfully representing clients for over 40 years. 

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