Dallas Baptist University, Master in Educational Leadership, 2010
The Ohio State University, Juris Doctor, 2004
Texas State University, B.S., 2001
Cheryl Powell is dedicated to helping families in the Round Rock area through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Cheryl comes to The Carlson Law Firm after a solo practice focused on family, criminal, education and employment law. However, her primary focus at The Carlson Law Firm is family law.
Once a high school English and dance/drill team teacher, Cheryl became an attorney because she believes in the art of storytelling. She believes that as an attorney, her job is to tell a client’s story in the courtroom to get the best resolution possible. As a lawyer, she is at her best when she problem solves and finds creative solutions for difficult situations.
Cheryl combines her passion for the law with her tremendous compassion to help her clients. Her clients get a knowledgeable attorney who cares about the specifics of their situation. Additionally, she has a client-first approach to handling family cases to get positive solutions. For your benefit throughout your legal journey, she will remain upfront and honest about your case. Because of her teaching background, she enjoys explaining the legal procedures and terminology to help clients better understand how courtroom decisions will impact their day-to-day lives.
Cheryl earned her Juris Doctor from Ohio State University. She has a Masters in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University and earned her Bachelors of Science from Texas State University.
She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Williamson County Bar Association and Austin Bar Association.
When she’s not telling clients’ stories in the courtroom, Cheryl enjoys reading books, swimming and “pretending” she’s crafty. She is passionate about finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and figuring out what causes it. She believes the most important thing you can do with your life is to serve others.
A quote Cheryl lives by, “There’s no lemon so sour that you can’t make something resembling lemonade.” –Dr. K, NBC’s This is Us
Memberships and Recognitions
ADMISSIONS & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Williamson County Bar Association, Director (2020-Present)
Women’s Lawyer Section/Williamson County Bar Association, Director (2019-Present)
Round Rock ISD Partners In Education, Board of Directors (2019-Present)
State Bar of Texas, Member
Austin Bar Association, Member
Austin Black Lawyers Association, Member
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Top Family Law Attorneys – Austin Monthly (2020, 2021)
Ruth Ginsberg “I Dissent” Award – Williamson County Bar Association Women’s Lawyer Section (September 2021)
Austin’s Most Influential AA Lawyer – Austin’s Most Influential African American Attorneys by Austin Black Business Journal and Magazine (2021)