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


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
    22 years, 400 cases
  2. Debt Collection: 30%
    16 years, 500 cases
  3. Divorce: 25%
    19 years, 150 cases
  4. Family: 5%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($225-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Cary & Lippincott, PLLC

700 Lavaca St., Ste. 1030
Austin, TX, 78701-3115


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199208/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowsState Bar of Texas2006
Pro Bono AwardVolunteer Legal Services of Central Texas2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCary & Lippincott, PLLC2007 - Present
JudgeCity of Austin2004 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Erik E. Cary2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyMinter Joseph & Thornhill PC2000 - 2006
Assistant Attorney GeneralTexas Attorney General1993 - 2000
Assistant Attorney GeneralAttorney General of Texas1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2009
West Austin Neighborhood GroupPresident2004 - 2006
Austin Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2009
Board, Hyde Park Baptist Child Development Ctr.Committee Member1996 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Whacep, Inc. v. Congress Financial Corp., Not Reported in S.W.3d, 2003 WL 21087997, From the District Court of Travis County, 53Affirmed
Willingham v. Cockrell, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2002 WL 32303234, N.D.Tex., July 16, 2002, 98-CV-409-L. July 16, 2002;Affirmed
Hernandez v. Johnson, 248 F.3d 344, C.A.5 (Tex.), April 11, 2001;Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
BlogAustin Divorce Lawyer Blog2009
BlogTexas Debt Collection Law Blog2009
BlogAustin Wills & Probate Blog2009
BlogTexas Commercial Law Blog2009
State Bar of Texas, Collecting Debts & JudgmentsEthics in Collection2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collecting Debts & JudgmentsDebt Collection2008