Skip to main content

About me

Carlos Salinas graduated from Georgetown University in 1998 and the University of Texas School of Law in 2003.  He began his legal practice in California, developing a broad range of skills in family law matters while nurturing his particular interest in representing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. His work has included marital dissolutions, pre- and post-marital agreements, child custody, child support, minors’ counsel, complex property distribution, and cases involving domestic violence. He returned to Texas in 2008, where he expanded his broad family law practice to include applications under the Hague Convention for the return of children abducted by family members across international borders. He holds a mediation certification from the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, but also has extensive courtroom experience in contested litigation. With this wide range of experience, he believes in creating a customized approach for each client that reflects the unique situation of each family and resolves legal problems by prioritizing the client’s individual needs and goals.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Lisa Ann Londergan

    Carlos is an amazing attorney who is passionate about protecting his clients both emotionally and financially. His extemporaneous abilities in the courtroom are fantastic. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


    Lisa Londergan Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Carlos. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Thompson Salinas Rickers & McDermott, LLP

8140 N. Mopac Expressway
Westpark 4, Suite 250
Austin, TX, 78731


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200807/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerThompson Salinas Rickers & McDermott, LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyTexas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc.2008 - Present
AssociateKnapp & Viola, PC2007 - 2008
AttorneyCORA2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationCommission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Member2014 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Williamson County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Family Law Task Force, State Bar of Texas, Poverty Law SectionChair2012 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
UT Law CLEThe New and Improved Protective Orders of Texas2011
UT Law CLEThe Frugal Lawyer2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawN/ALaw2003
Georgetown UniversityInternational BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Task ForceFamily Law Legislative Updates2013
Advanced Family LawPro Bono Opportunities for Family Law Attorneys2013
2013 Poverty Law ConferenceInternational Parental Abduction: How to Handle a Case under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction2013
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault 30th Annual ConferenceBest Practices in Protective Order Litigation2012
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault 30th Annual ConferenceCivil Remedies for Survivors of Sexual Assault2012
Interpreters and Civil Protection Order LitigationTraining on Use and Integration of Interpreters in Civil Protection Order Representation of Victims of Domestic, Sexual & Stalking Violence2012
2012 Crime Victim Law ConferenceDomestic Violence: Intersections of Civil and Criminal Law2012
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault 29th Annual ConferenceSexual Assault Protective Orders2011
National Civil Law Custody InstituteCustody Litigation2011
Family Law on the Front LinesTexas Protective Orders2011
ABA-NITA National Advanced Custody Institute:Litigation Using Expert Witnesses2011
ABA-NITA Fundamentals of Domestic Violence & Basic Trial SkillsFundamentals of Domestic Violence & Basic Trial Skills2011
Family Law on the Front LinesThe Frugal Lawyer: Techniques for managing your client’s litigation budget without breaking the bank or sacrificing results2010
Progress Using the Law to Address Domestic ViolenceInnovations in Legal Representation2008