Not a one trick pony.
Not a jack of all trades.
Quality and creative
on dispute resolution.
Solving problems by resolving disputes
Tom Carnes is a lawyer serving the Texas Hill Country from his office just outside Fredericksburg, Texas. Tom’s practice is devoted to dispute resolution — as both an advocate representing businesses and individuals, a collaborative family lawyer in the area of collaborative divorce, and as a neutral third-party mediator. This dispute resolution practice is focused on two primary types of disputes: (1) disputes between businesses or between businesses and their various employee, customer, and regulatory constituencies, and (2) disputes between individuals within familial relationships. His family practice includes both traditional family law disputes resolved through the court system and the alternative practice of collaborative divorce. Stated most simply, Tom resolves to help resolve business and family disputes. Stated another way, Tom is a business trial lawyer and a family lawyer. His mediation practice is also limited to these two general areas of law.
Tom’s practice areas are broad. Both business litigation and family law encompass a lot of legal territory. And there is synergy between these two practice areas; practicing in one provides insight and illuminates the other. So, Tom is not in any respect a one trick pony.
At the same time, Tom chooses not to practice in many other areas. Outside of the realm of existing disputes, he generally does not work on business or real estate transactions, wills, or other contractual and planning engagements. He does not practice criminal law, or personal injury, products liability, insurance law, or tax law. He does not try to be all things to all people. He is not a jack of all trades.
Instead, Tom sticks to what he knows, and legal issues within or analogous to those he has been addressing since he became a lawyer in 1992. He seeks to deliver high quality representation to people who find themselves in business and family disputes; nothing more, and nothing less.