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.
Danielle grew up in a small coastal town in the Philippines with dreams of using the law as a tool to serve the marginalized sectors of her country. She wanted to become a ‘professerver’, which is both a professor and a government servant. After graduating from Ateneo de Manila University with her J.D., Danielle worked full-time as a Solicitor in the Office of the Solicitor General and part-time as a lecturer of Public International Law. After personal circumstances brought Danielle to the U.S., she obtained her Master of Laws from Harvard Law School. Danielle has fallen in love with her local community and hopes to spend the rest of her life in Texas with her husband, an airman in the U.S. Air Force.
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’s commitment to practicing law comes from her desire to serve her community and help others. She understands that family life significantly impacts people’s daily lives, so she believes that practicing family law is the best way for her to serve a community she adores. Cassandra takes immense pride in finding creative and workable solutions to family issue for each and every one of her clients.
Cassandra was born and raised in Bell County and is a proud, 7th generation Texan.
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.
Oscar Wilde once said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Ryan comes from a long line of attorneys and judges who are all honorable, competent and focused on serving others. They embody the true calling of being a attorney. Ryan knew very early on that he wanted to be just like them one day. After attending law school at Baylor University and becoming an attorney, Ryan now understands the satisfaction they must have felt when a client’s life had been improved because of the service they provided. When Ryan isn’t busy at the office, he likes to spend his time with his wife and three children. He also enjoys reading, serving his community and playing golf.
Ryan is licensed to practice in Texas, including the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas.
When asked why he became an attorney, Jody will tell you this: John Adams once said, “A government of laws, and not of men.” I’ve always been fascinated by the ultimate determination of guilt and/or liability as these laws are applied to any given situation. Law is the ever-present undercurrent that adjudges the actions of all who are subject to them. We are a free country because of these laws. We revoke individual freedom because of these laws. We walk around with unseen ‘rights’ attached to us and afforded us by the U.S. Constitution simply because we are U.S. Citizens. I want to be active in how laws are applied, developed, interpreted and understood. What better way than to become an attorney.
J.T. was born in Greenville, South Carolina. J.T.’s father was in the ministry, which led to the family moving often. J.T. has lived in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, and Texas.
J.T. began handling personal injury cases more than 30 years ago as a claims adjuster for a major insurance company. It’s because of this work J.T. is now familiar with how insurance companies evaluate cases and how they evaluate their competition: lawyers.
Having previously earned a B.S. from Bob Jones University in 1984, J.T. later graduated from Regent University School of Law in 1995 with his J.D.
For the past several years, the focus of J.T.’s practice has been nursing home neglect and abuse cases. Pursuing these types of cases requires experience, knowledge, professionalism and drive – all of which J.T. has plenty of. Proving institutional abuse is often a difficult task because in some cases, victims are too afraid or physically unable to speak for themselves. J.T. has quickly become a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
J.T. is an active member of various professional associations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers’ Association, The Capital Area Trial Lawyer Association, the American Association for Justice and he is currently serving on the Workgroup on Forensic Science Disclosure.
Although most of his time is devoted to his profession, J.T. is a devoted family man. He and his wife have been blessed with two wonderful children, a grandchild and 30 years of marriage.
“Thank you for all your help and work you have done for my family on behalf of my father. I miss him every day still, but I am happy there was some justice for the neglect he endured.”
– Linda Burns, Client
“I could not have gotten anyone that handled this case better than JT. JT had utmost concern for the person that unnecessarily suffered.”
-Darlene Stamp, Client