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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 40%
  2. Energy: 20%
  3. Wills: 15%
  4. Administrative Law: 15%
  5. Estate Planning: 10%



Hourly ($200-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amanda Michelle Bergstrom

    I endorse this lawyer. Charles is very professional and enjoyable to work with and does an excellent and thorough job representing his clients and their interests!


    Amanda Bergstrom Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Ross Miller

    I endorse this lawyer. Since going into private practice in 1991, Charles has shown himself to be an exemplary attorney who stands above the rest in representing his clients during the difficult times of loss of a loved one.


    Michael Miller Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

7200 N Mo Pac Expy Ste 160
Austin, TX, 78731


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalSmaistrla Law Firm1991 - Present
Administrative Law JudgePublic Utility Commission of Texas1984 - 1991
Law Clerk to Judge Jack RobertsU.S. District Court (W.D. Tex.)1983 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Austin Bar Ass'n, Solo-Small Firm SectionTreasurer2013 - Present
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of AustinBoard Member2013 - Present
Austin University Area Rotary ClubPast President / Past Treasurer1999 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1983 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationN/A1983 - Present
Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning SectionN/AN/A
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionN/AN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Law ReviewAn Analysis of Tying Arrangements: Invalidating the Leveraging Hypothesis1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1983
Texas A&M UniversityEconomicsPhD - Doctorate1975