Russell Shrauner is a Lubbock-based personal injury attorney dedicated to helping victims of auto, oilfield trucking, and toxic tort injuries recover the damages owed to them. He began his journey at The Carlson Law Firm as a law clerk but is now a full-time attorney.

Russell grew up two hours away from Lubbock in Midland, Texas. He knew as a child that he had a higher calling to help the voiceless. As a member of the West Texas community, he takes pride in helping his fellow citizens. A former worker in the oilfields of West Texas, Russell knows first hand the kind of dangers that exist for hardworking oilfield employees. He decided to go to law school to create an opportunity for himself to help the people of West Texas when they’re in need.

Russell is a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law; and received his B.A. in Philosophy from Texas A&M University. He was sworn into the Texas Bar in April 2018.

Seeing his clients recover from their injuries and get their lives back makes every minute of the hours spent studying and now practicing law rewarding for Russell. His clients are satisfied with his personal injury knowledge and professionalism. If you want an attorney who cares, will pursue your case professionally, and aggressively if the need arises then contact Russell today. Clients are impressed with Russell’s ability to tell their stories with passion and empathy in mediation or in a courtroom.

When he’s not representing clients, Russell participates in BBQ and cooking competitions. He won the Texas Tech Chili Cook-Off as a 2L. Cooking isn’t his only talent, Russell is also an expert catamaran builder.

A quote Russell lives by, “Your sword can be a sermon or the power of the pen… Make them hear you.” –”Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime

Robbye attended Texas State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude, then went on to South Texas College of Law. She is a proud member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association as well as the Williamson and Bell County Bar Associations. Robbye is also part of the Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity. She loves helping people overcome their legal obstacles, which is why her primary practice is Personal Injury.

Alexander McSwain joined The Carlson Law Firm team in February 2018. He holds an undergraduate degree from Auburn University in History and Philosophy and graduated from Cumberland School of Law in 2015 as a Merit Scholar and on the Dean’s List. Alexander is licensed in both Alabama and Texas.

Alexander practices civil law cases. In addition to maritime law and mass torts, he has experience in working on cancer exposure claims. Alexander came to The Carlson Law Firm to pursue his passion for helping people in difficult situations move forward with their lives. He considers using his skills to assist new clients is one of his greatest joys in practicing law.

Alexander is a Member of the State Bar of Texas Insurance Section.

When he’s not assisting clients, he enjoys sailing and volunteering at ultra-marathons with his wife Heather. He was raised Okaloosa County, Florida. He currently resides in Belton, Texas.

Lee is driven to protect and defend individual rights and to promote rational and humane public policies. He received his J.D. and masters from Texas Southern University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His interests outside of law include hiking, traveling, and studying world history. Lee genuinely enjoys working with people which is why he is an excellent addition to our team at The Carlson Law Firm and is committed to providing every client with personalized and extraordinary legal representation.

Luis Munoz holds a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he served as a member of the St. Mary’s Law Journal. While in law school, Luis competed in several moot court competitions, and won the Ralph G. Langley Best Brief Award and the St. Mary’s Law Journal Staff Writer Excellence Award. Luis has served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Phylis Speedlin at the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals and for the Honorable J. Scott Hacker at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Luis holds a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in economics and political science from the University of Rochester.

After graduating from college, Luis joined Teach for America, the acclaimed national service corps dedicated to closing the educational achievement gap within minority communities to ensure that kids attending under-resourced schools get an excellent education. He taught fifth grade in Miami’s Little Haiti.

Luis has also worked as an investigative journalist with the Univision national news network. Luis is a native of Del Rio, Texas.

Dani Bolong is the family law or criminal law attorney you want on your side. Before coming to The Carlson Law Firm, she worked in a boutique law firm in Southern California. She is committed to helping families in the Killeen area navigate the complexities of family law, as well as helping clients in tough criminal situations.

Dani grew up in a small coastal town in the Philippines where her grandfather was a judge. Though her grandfather passed away at a young age, he remained influential on Dani’s lifelong aspirations. The legal books he left behind fascinated Dani as a child. As she grew up, she began to realize the essential role lawyers have in society—the ability to dramatically change the course of people’s lives. Because of this, she had dreams of using the law as a tool to serve the marginalized sectors of her country. 

She passionately and tirelessly represents her clients to get the best resolution possible. Clients looking for legal representation for divorce, adoption, gestational carrier agreements, embryo and egg donation agreements or criminal cases can trust that Dani will strive for excellence.

Dani is a 2015 Master of Laws graduate from Harvard Law School. Additionally, she earned her Juris Doctor from Ateneo de Manila University (2011). She received Cum Laude honors when she graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management at Ateneo de Manila University (2007). Dani served as the youngest Associate Solicitor III (2013-2015) in the Office of the Solicitor General in the Philippines. Additionally, she worked for one of the biggest law firms in the Philippines, Puno & Puno Law Firm. Dani is licensed to practice law in New York, California, Texas and the Philippines.

She moved to the Killeen area with her husband, an airman in the U.S. Air Force. Dani has fallen in love with her local community. She hopes to spend the rest of her life in Texas with her husband.

After teaching at a disciplinary school for three years, Laura realized she enjoyed helping people work through their worries and legal concerns, which spurred her decision to attend law school. Laura attended the University of Texas School of Law and is licensed to practice in Texas. She enjoys applying her skills as a writer to help her clients share their stories in the legal system, in order to protect their rights.

When Laura is not busy practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, cooking and crocheting.

Cassandra Gibson is a Killeen-based family law attorney dedicated to helping families move through the legal process with ease. She joined The Carlson Law Firm after practicing family law in McLennan County.

A seventh generation Texan, Cassandra was born and raised in Bell County. She set her sights on becoming an attorney when she was a child. Cassandra takes pride in helping families going through difficult times navigate the complexities of family law. She represents families in the state, district and county courts. As a reasonable and realistic family law attorney, Cassandra considers all sides of an argument to deliver the best possible legal representation for her clients. In addition to helping families transition through divorce and custody arrangements, Cassandra helps families expand by assisting with adoption and gestational agreements.

She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Law School (2015) and earned her B.S. in Liberal Studies from Texas A&M Central Texas in 2010. Cassandra was admitted to the Texas State Bar in November 2015. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Bell County Bar Association and held the Secretary (2017-2018) position in the Bell County Young Lawyers Association. Cassandra is the 2018-2019 Vice President/President-Elect for the Bell County Young Lawyers Association. 

Cassandra takes immense pride in finding creative and workable solutions to family issues for each of her clients. She understands that family life significantly impacts people’s daily lives. She believes that practicing family law is the best way for her to serve the community she adores. Cassandra takes her time to know the details and facts of her cases. She works hard to help her clients understand the entire legal process and empowers them to make decisions. Additionally, she values and includes her clients’ input when building case strategies. She is always available to answer questions and explain the how’s and why’s so that her clients never feel in the dark about their cases.

Her commitment to practicing law comes from her desire to serve her community and help others. She is currently engaged to be married and has a 100-pound lap dog. Forever the DIY-er, Cassandra can lay tile, redo floors, hang drywall, design and build furniture. She enjoys lifting weights because it requires dedication, focus and determination—three components necessary for practicing law.

A college course on human rights is what first peaked Jesse’s interest in becoming an attorney. He was in search of a career that would be both challenging and rewarding when he decided that law would be an excellent fit.

After graduating from University of North Texas, Jesse continued on to South Texas College Of Law where he completed his Juris Doctorate. Now a Personal Injury attorney, Jesse is passionate about helping those who might not otherwise have voice. He is extremely dedicated to obtaining positive results for injured parties.

Prior to becoming an attorney, the Houston native spent two years teaching English in the Korean countryside. Nowadays, when he isn’t practicing law, Jesse is an avid swimmer.

 

Initially, Stacy pursued journalism with the hopes of becoming a war correspondent (much to her father’s dismay). On a whim, she enrolled in a Constitutional Law course. After months of relentless and impassioned debates, Stacy’s professor encouraged her to consider a career in the legal field and the rest is history. Stacy is passionate about advocating for injured clients and has fallen in love with her work. She cannot imagine doing anything else.

Stacy likes to swim and take her Basset Hound (La Grange) for long walks. She also enjoys cooking and gardening.