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Erik E. Cary

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Austin, TX

4.1   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Erik

Learn Erik’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    Mr. Cary handles general civil litigation matters from complex business torts to commercial real estate litigation. He has handled temporary restraining orders, temporary injunctions and has sought other injunctive relief in the State and Federal courts of Texas. Mr. Cary is also experienced in the handling of civil appeals in all of the State Appellate Courts of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    30 years, 400 cases

  2. Debt collection
    Mr. Cary handles everything from mundane collection cases to complex commercial litigation. He is experienced with various prejudgment remedies, including Sequestration, Garnishment, and Attachment. He is experienced with various postjudgment collection remedies and the process of asset searches and levies upon assets.

    24 years, 500 cases

  3. Divorce and separation

    27 years, 150 cases

  4. Family
    As a Former Assistant Attorney General in the Child Support Division, Mr. Cary has assisted thousands of parents needing the establishment (Paternity and SAPCR cases) and enforcement of child support.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

Erik enjoys hunting and fishing when he's not spending it working on his house.  Erik also enjoys welding and other construction related activities.


Cary & Lippincott, PLLC
700 Lavaca St., Ste. 1030
Austin, TX, 78701-3115

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4.1 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2009
Erik Cary Great Lawyer
Mr. Cary took care of my divorce in a professional manner - he explained everything to me, served my wife with papers quickly and took care of the hearing and paperwork as quickly and painlessly as he said he would. Also, his staff was helpful and answered my questions when he was not available to take my call and he called me back quickly - that's very important, as another lawyer I had never called me back until I called her multiple times.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2009
Smart Attorney
Although I did not understand the direction of the case at first, Erik's plan was well thought out and he took into consideration the best possible outcome in my lawsuit. The process was long but Erik explained the details of each step as well as my options based on the responses from the opposing council and the Court.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2009
Experienced, Helpful Attorney
Mr. Cary is a professional, experienced and hard working attorney. He provided expert counsel to me during my divorce and helped complete my case in a timely fashion. He will strive to help you get through your legal matter with as much ease as possible.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2009
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Erik Cary was always someone I felt I could talk to and he handled himself in a professional manner the entire time I worked with him. I felt like he had my best interest at heart. He dealt with a very sensitive time in my life with great compassion and concern.
Posted by Miranda | August 28, 2009
Great service and trust worthy advice
I greatly appreciated Erik's stable and nurturing personality during my distressfully nightmarish legal ordeal. I had a serious legal issue with a close family member involving property and children. I was able to transfer this burden to Erik and his capable staff and they guided us to a very welcome and agreeable conclusion. I highly recommend Erik Cary.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2009
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Mr Cary helped me with my divorce and custody issues. He helped me get through everything quickly and as pain free as possible. Mr Cary also helped me with another legal matter a year later. He did a great job for me.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2009
Incompetent and over-charges
Although Mr. Cary claims many years of experience with family law, he in fact was unprepared for trial, got another lawyer involved without my prior approval, failed to file court papers in a timely manner and ran up my bills doing unauthorized work. All of this resulted in my having to pay an excessive amount of child support (33% instead of 20% as per state guideline), my legal position was destroyed due to his procratination, and I lost custody of my child! If you don't want to live this nightmare, stay away from him.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cary & Lippincott, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Judge
  • City of Austin
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Erik E. Cary
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Minter Joseph & Thornhill PC
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Texas Attorney General
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Attorney General of Texas
  • 1992 - 1993
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  • St. Mary's University
  • law
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jones v. Johnson, 171 F.3d 270, C.A.5 (Tex.), March 29, 1999;
  • Affirmed; Judgment for Defendant
  • Clark v. Scott, 70 F.3d 386, C.A.5 (Tex.), December 08, 1995.
  • Judgment for Defendant, Affirmed
  • Martinez v. Johnson, 104 F.3d 769, 36 Fed.R.Serv.3d 954, C.A.5 (Tex.), February 03, 1997;
  • Judgment for Defendant, Affirmed
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • West Austin Neighborhood Group
  • President
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2009
  • Board, Hyde Park Baptist Child Development Ctr.
  • Committee Member
  • 1996 - 1999
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Honors and Awards

  • Fellows
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • 2005


  • State Bar of Texas, Collecting Debts & Judgments
  • Ethics in Collection
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Collecting Debts & Judgments
  • Debt Collection
  • 2008

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Austin Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Erik E. Cary
Erik E. Cary
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 32 years