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Cheryl Powell is a family law attorney for The Carlson Law Firm serving Williamson County and Travis County.There’s a shining spot in the heart of Texas and it’s The Carlson Law Firm’s Round Rock associate, Cheryl Powell

Powell was recently named an Austin Black Business Journal Most Influential Lawyer. This significant award speaks to the hard work and dedication that Powell’s Carlson Law Firm colleagues know firsthand. 

Presented annually, the Most Influential and Up & Coming Lawyer Award recognizes Black professionals in the legal field who have achieved professional excellence and have actively paved the way to success for others.

“It’s really an honor to be named among these incredible lawyers,” Powell said. “I work incredibly hard for my clients to get them favorable resolutions and outcomes. So to know that my work is visible and being recognized like this, especially among other Black professionals, makes me that much more proud of the work I do.”

Powell is dedicated to helping families in the greater Austin area through some of the most difficult times in their lives. She came to The Carlson Law Firm after running a solo practice focused on family, criminal, education and employment law. Her work at The Carlson Law Firm primarily focuses on Family Law, where she combines her passion for the law with her tremendous compassion to help her clients.

Powell will be among 10 of Austin’s best attorneys who will be celebrated at a grand celebration in their honor Saturday, November 20, 2021 at J.W. Marriott, downtown Austin at 6 p.m. 

“These individuals demonstrate brilliance in a variety of professional settings. They have reached the pinnacle of their careers and still they strive for more”, said Black Business Journal Publisher, Anita C Roberts.

“I Dissent” Award by the Women Lawyers of Williamson County Bar Association

In addition to recognition from Austin’s Black Business Journal, Powell’s excellence was also recognized by her peers in early September when she was honored with the Ruth Bader Ginsberg “I Dissent” Award by the Women Lawyers’ Section of the Williamson County Bar Association where she served as Director for two years. 

“Serving as your Director for the past two years has been a rewarding and humbling experience,” Powell said in a Facebook post. “I’m thankful for the collaborations and connections I have made. I’m looking forward to serving another term and increasing awareness for civil rights, gender equality and justice in our court system.”

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