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Benjamin Jacob Carrasco

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

4.9   29 reviews

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Board Certified. Stanford and Berkeley educated. If you need a pitbull with a brain, call me. 

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Licensed for 14 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/23/2022

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Law Office of Ben Carrasco, PLLC
108 Wild Basin Road S
Suite 250
Austin, TX, 78746

Reviews

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Posted by Nicole Pearson | December 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ben is the BEST! HIRE HIM!
I simply cannot adequately put into words how amazing Ben is. The short version of this review is, JUST HIRE BEN! The long version is as follows: Ben was the second attorney I hired for my divorce and he should have been the first!! Ben makes you feel like you are his only client. He is extremely responsive (a rarity in this field--trust me, I am a family law paralegal) and knowledgeable. Ben is beyond intelligent. He also acts voraciously and proactively on his client's behalf and protects their interests. He is a "bull-dog" in the Courtroom. My case had several depositions and hearings and I always felt extremely confident to have Ben representing me. He always knew what to say, his statements always backed up with facts and case law, and his intellect unmatched. I always felt like I had the upper-hand with Ben by my side. Ben does not sugar coat anything. He is honest and straightforward and will realistically manage your expectations. He under promises and over delivers. He also bills incredibly fair. He's the only lawyer I actually WANT to give me money to!! Throughout this intensely difficult and emotional process, Ben has been by my side, fighting for me and my two children. Ben truly cares about his clients. I am unduly grateful that I found Ben! Thank you for everything.
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Posted by rachel | August 9, 2021
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Excellent lawyer and genuinely good human!
Ben is an absolute lifesaver! I say so because I finally have my life back! Litigation (custody/covid/child support) was literally brought to my door this past February and drug on for 6 months. Ben was our guiding light, our rock, and our compass the entire stressful journey. He lives up to his amazing academic accolades in real life! Super smart, super passionate, and tough as nails. He is impatient with imperfection. He makes sure he is over prepared for every step of the process. He will give you his all and his all is worth every penny and then some.
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Posted by Pradeep Thakur | January 28, 2020
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The Best Divorce/Child Custody attorney in Austin, Texas!
To begin with, I strongly believe that 5 stars doesn’t do justice to the exceptional and professional service that Mr. Ben Carrasco provided during my divorce and Child custody case. He is simply the best divorce and custody attorney in Austin! The divorce process is extremely hard and stressful in every way. I knew from my previous divorce case (with the same ex wife) that the whole legal system favors moms vs dads. In most cases, it’s an uphill battle for dads. And one of the biggest challenges involved in a divorce process is finding an aggressive, honest, knowledgeable, ethical, trustworthy, competent and intelligent attorney. Before interviewing Ben, I interviewed many big names/firms, read reviews - they all said what anybody in my situation wanted to hear. After speaking and interviewing so many attorneys in town, it was crystal clear that Ben was different in many important ways. He sounded honest, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and there were no false promises or rosy pictures from his end. He was aggressive and attentive from day 1. He works very hard. He always answered my questions within minutes/hours. There was not even a single instance where my email/text has taken a day to get his reply. To my surprise he works late nights/weekends/holidays. We had our first temporary orders hearing in Feb, 2019 and I was very nervous as I had everything to lose. The stakes were really high. Temporary orders is an important part of the case because what happens there, particularly with regard to custody, can determine what happens at the final trial. I went into the hearing asking for primary custody of my kids. My wife and her lawyer were aggressive in presenting a false picture of me. I was very nervous but Ben was very calm, taking notes and paying attention to every small detail . When our turn came, opposing counsel/witness/ex-wife couldn’t stand Ben’s cross examination. He was brilliant. I was awarded temporary primary custody! A man getting primary in the state of Texas! My ex-wife was ordered to leave the home within few days. Ben was simply outstanding during this hearing. My ex-wife didn’t stop here. She fired her attorney and hired a new one with a huge number of reviews and appealed the judge’s decision. For the second hearing, her new attorney subpoenaed everyone imaginable ( friends, family, day care staff, teachers, maintenance staff, etc)...the whole community that I knew was in court room. The second hearing lasted two full days. Ben was just brilliant during this process. They had a large number of witnesses and we just had two. The witnesses were no big help in front of Ben’s cross examination skills. Ultimately, the judge gave us 50-50 visitation, a win in my book given what was thrown at me. I thought this was an end to this legal fight and that my wife would settle for 50-50. But my ex-wife had her own plans. She refused to settle, refused to respond to discovery and generally dragged out the process. Going into final trial, my ex just wanted me to have standard possession. I wanted to keep my 50-50. Final trial was on Monday and Ben’s birthday was on Sunday. He worked whole day and late night on Sunday for final trial. I was again awarded 50-50! I couldn’t have asked for better representation. My case was very complex.There were false allegations of family Violence, CPS investigations, funds sent to, international bank accounts, involvement of family members from India and what not...Ben made this stressful journey easy for me. I just didn’t find a brilliant lawyer but a very good friend too. If I have to sum up Ben Carrasco in a word, it would be ‘Exceptional!’
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Posted by SHAWN | April 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
BENJAMIN FOR THE WIN
I often joked with Ben that he was the best thing about my divorce. That turned out to be true. I found Ben while searching for "aggressive" divorce lawyers. I am pretty mild mannered so I knew I needed someone who was going to keep me focused with an aggressive mentality and approach. As a man going through a divorce in the great state of Texas, I'll admit, it's pretty terrifying. But Ben is the lawyer that you hope your soon to be ex doesn't hire, because you would never want to go up against this guy in the courtroom. In a very wild and bitter divorce case that involved every allegation under the sun directed at me, police involvement, and meddling in-laws, this man defended me with grit unlike I've ever seen. My ex-wife's (financially well-off) parents spared no expenses in paying for her part of the divorce. My ex was bent on taking my children away from me. In my hearing for temporary orders, Ben absolutely embarrassed the opposing attorney. His courtroom demeanor is impeccable. His attention to detail is otherworldly. His ability to recognize and exploit inconsistencies in the testimonies of others is amazing. I ALWAYS felt like I was walking into the courtroom with a lawyer that was ready to fight for me and believed in me. He made so much of a fool out my ex's attorney, that she fired and replaced her's on the spot immediately after the temporary orders hearing. After that, Ben guided me over the next 3 months leading up to a two day trial. In the meantime, he ensured that my rights were protected during a very peculiar/questionable 4 hour deposition that I was put through and he procured my home and my car for me in mediation. In the final hearing which was, again, a two day trial over custody and child support, Ben defended me against the testimonies of 5 different witnesses who attempted to paint a picture of me as an uninvolved father and corroborate my ex's story that I was a terrible husband who was both verbally and mentally abusive. I use the word "attempt" because Ben shredded every one of these witnesses' stories to pieces casting considerable doubt on the validity of all of their accusations. He frustrated them with his cross examination, even causing one of them to lash out in a fit of rage and another to turn beet red and sweat profusely. It was vindicating to see their stories crumble under Ben's scrutiny. In the end Ben got me, A MAN IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, PRIMARY CUSTODY of my children. He also saw that I was awarded decision making rights when it came to my children with his effective arguments he made to the judge. The level of persuasion this man can convey is unparalleled. Lastly, Ben is honest. He always told me the truth from the beginning, he always kept me up to date, and he never left me hanging through the entire process. He was efficient and fair with billing, which saved me money. I hugged this man, sobbing, outside of the courthouse because he pulled through in a way I never imagined. Ben OVER-DELIVERED in my case. I can't say enough good things about him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2018
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I highly recommend Ben
Absolutely, hands down, the best family law attorney in Austin. I cannot thank Ben enough for assisting me in a very difficult Child Custody Case. He is honest, articulate, and really cares about his clients. I feel fortunate to have had him on my side through a difficult custody battle. When I started my search, I visited websites of many attorneys and it almost seemed like an impossible task when every website seemingly look the same. But just after spending a few minutes on Ben’s website, I knew right away that I found an attorney who would be able to help me. I was really impressed by his straightforward explanation of how he does business, his credentials, and reviews from other clients. I ultimately decided on Ben after speaking with him. Ben worked very hard on my case. He takes that extra level of care when you need it most, responding to emails and phone at night and on the weekends. This was very much appreciated. In my case, my ex-wife’s attorney used dirty & unethical tactics but Ben handled it with impressive aplomb. Ben did a superb job of presenting the facts in the courtroom. The extent of Ben’s preparation in comparison to that of opposing attorney was obvious during the hearing. His courtroom performance is unparalleled. Ben is a good man and a phenomenal attorney. While I realize I was not his only client, he made me feel like I was. I was impressed by his confidence and obvious capability to handle anything that was thrown at him. Ben was responsive, timely, aggressive when needed, and throughout the whole process, I knew I was in good hands. While this was one of the toughest things I've gone through, I could not be more grateful for the results I got through Ben.
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Posted by Kirsten | October 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Do yourself a favor and just call Ben!
I’ve been meaning to write a review for a while now. The truth is that every time I come to write it, I don’t even know where to start! It’s been a long journey and Ben has done so much for my family. I am one of Ben’s longest clients and can tell you why you should hire him for any family matter. Back in 2016, I interviewed several lawyers before Ben regarding an immediate need for representation for my high-conflict separation. I was initially impressed by the videos on Ben’s website. I was also impressed by his Stanford Law education, what others had to say about him, and by his obvious passion for what he does. I ultimately decided on Ben after speaking with him. He told me what I needed to hear regarding potential outcomes of my case, and not just what I wanted to hear in order to get my money. From the beginning, Ben was responsive and ready to go. He responded to my initial inquiry on a weekend and had a TRO (temporary restraining order) signed by a judge within days. It was always this way - Ben gets things done when they need to be done and, as a client, I never felt like I didn’t come first. Just ask him about the time he answered my calls and questions from a hospital bed when he was sick - I’m not kidding! My case was sensitive and complex - involving many hearings, expert witnesses, psych evaluations, a guardian ad litem appointment, CPS, a child therapist, etc. You name it, Ben took care of it for me. He never shied away from these complexities. As an attorney who will fight aggressively when need be, Ben thrived in these situations and always fought for my best interest when dealing with the many entities at hand. He is aggressive but not dirty - this will save you time, money, and sanity, while also protecting your best interest. I could tell Ben had credibility with the judge. He was praised and clearly well-respected. He outclassed opposing counsel, won many key hearings, and his courtroom performance is unparalleled. Billing was always fair and transparent. He was extremely efficient and I know this saved me money. I want to mention that in this business, you get what you pay for. I don’t think I’ve ever been so glad to give my money to someone! Cutting corners and hiring inexperienced or undervalued counsel shows. Save yourself and hire Ben. The results he provides are priceless. In the end, the father’s rights were terminated and my husband is now in the process of adopting my daughter. This is not, nor should hardly ever need to be, the outcome most parents desire - Ben will tell you this himself as he is a very reasonable man - but it was necessary for us. Throughout this process, I learned that termination is next to impossible, but by the grace of God and a lot of hard work, Ben accomplished just that! Ben is a great man and a phenomenal attorney. He cares about what he does and is the best you’re going to find, with the client testimonials to prove it. For any family matter, do yourself a favor and hire Ben.
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Posted by Nachi | August 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
You can't go wrong with Ben!
Divorce is never easy, and mine was particularly nasty. I can unequivocally say that hiring Ben was the best decision I made throughout the process. Ben is an brilliant, honest, and efficient attorney. He takes the time to help you understand the process, and his response time to emails and phone calls is absolutely stellar. I don't want to set expectations high- but in my case it seemed like he never took a weekend off. Ben is brilliant in court. He made effective arguments on my behalf that I believe lead to a better than expected outcome for me. He even took the court granted lunch hour to do research to help bolster our case instead of grabbing a well deserved bite! Unlike some lawyers, Ben is not court averse. While he is quite happy to work with the other party to avoid lengthy litigation if it is in the best interest of his client, he is equally willing to stand up for his clients interest at trial. In my experience, the court is where Ben's knowledge and intelligence really shines through. He is highly effective in the courtroom. His practice also has a very lean and efficient billing system that does not look to find ways to inflate fees. You pay for the work he does, and it is well worth it! I cannot recommend Ben enough. His rare combination of brilliance and personal integrity make him a pleasure to work with. If you find yourself in the position of needing a divorce attorney, you can't go wrong with Ben.
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Posted by francisco Jimenez | January 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
mismanage divorce!!!
Mr. Carrasco took over a previously mismanaged divorce process that had already taken 2 years and 8 with no progress. He handled the paperwork & court appearances himself and within 5 months the Divorce Decree was wonder fully finalized.
Posted by Chad | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Mr Carrasco is an outstanding Attorney and one of the most honest Attorney's I have met. He has helped my family tremendously and changed our lives forever. Attention to detail is what he is good at and worth every penny. He will send you a receipt every month and charge you the correct time to the minute. I have never delt with an attorney with so much integrity. He is the man for the job and extremely professional. Thank you for everything and the people need more men like you sir!
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Ben Carrasco was extremely efficient, and diligent in handling my case. He communicated with me continuously. At no point was I ever not aware of exactly how things were proceeding with my case!!! His counsel was excellent at all times.
Response from Benjamin Carrasco December 6, 2016
Thanks!
Posted by Irene | July 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Superb litigator.
Wow! What a Top Notch Litigator! Due to unforeseen life circumstances which involved pursuing legal actions against employer among other high ranking officials. I was now embroiled in a divorce property case dispute. After 9 distrusted attorneys whom I terminated. Ben was highly recommended to me by new-comer in my neighborhood. After subsequently experiencing unethical,dishonest and fraudulent attorneys. I was suspicious and cautious in the reliability of another attorney. I confided in my uncle whom is a well respected retired US Congressman. He advised me to allow my intuition to guide me on hiring an attorney. Upon my initial consultation and observation with Ben. He demonstrated professionalism,confidence,dignity,superb legal intellect and a warrior spirit. Throughout my case, Ben was ON ALL OCCASIONS available and prompt to respond to emails/phone calls during times that most would consider after hours. I was at ease on disclosing private matters in confidentiality. Ben's consistent patience in explaining the status,details and developments of my case were exceptional. His diligence and meticulousness were evident with his correspondence and motions which were well-written and well-cited. Extremely satisfied with his superior negotiations/communication skills. It was apparent in court that Ben prepares for trail. Ben is a bull dog when confronting non-reasonable individuals. Ben is no push over. When the other side tried to use coercive tactics, Ben powerfully and vigorously spoke up to the court. It was evident when Ben interacted with opposing counsel that Ben steers away from the good ol' boys network which was essential to ease my speculation of wrongdoing. Ben fought to great extent for me and my child to maintain our homestead while my husband was non compliant and greedy with property division which involved several real estate homes. My daughter and I are extremely grateful for Ben's successful outcome of my case. Above all, Ben attentiveness to his clients is genuine. I highly recommend Mr. Ben Carrasco for your legal services. I can attest that Ben will aggressively represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2016
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Really...just call Ben
Being my first (and hopefully only) divorce I had no idea what I was doing. The first lawyer I hired was atrocious! He was part of the good ole’ boys club and I got billed when I called him to have him give me a report that he had done nothing in my case (several months strong!): true story. I thought for sure what people say about lawyers must be true…and then I found Ben. Ben was the 8th lawyer I interviewed and he isn’t like other lawyers and that’s a good thing. First of all, Ben is the ultimate professional: knowledgeable, honest, hard working, and straight forward. Ben doesn’t throw faces or provide drama that a client has to manage in addition to their already unfortunate situation. He also isn’t a lawyer who hides behind a fancy building with lots of support staff fielding interactions with clients: he is, however, responsive and because he doesn’t have the overhead, his rates are VERY reasonable. Don’t get me wrong, the building he is in is nice, you just don’t feel like your payments are going towards the Italian office desks or cork flooring. In the courtroom Ben was more prepared than my husband’s lawyer and his arguments were more strategic and effective. There was absolutely nothing easy or straight forward about my case and in the beginning I never thought I’d say this, but my life is better now. Really, I’m telling you: do yourself a favor and just call Ben.
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Posted by Justin | March 17, 2016
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Great service and case knowledge
My business partner and I hired Ben to handle a real estate dispute. Ben took our case (a contract dispute) and pushed everything forward and had no hesitation to take it to court. In fact, he won our summary judgement! He was very reasonably priced and extremely helpful in our case. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Lance | February 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Results
I live in Houston and was the defendant in a case filed in Travis county. I needed an attorney in Austin to represent me for what I expected to be a simple Motion to Transfer the case to Harris county. I found Ben online after reading a couple reviews. When I called Ben, I was fortunate that he had just had a cancellation for the next day, so he agreed to take my case less than 24 hours prior to the hearing. He asked all the right questions and quickly got up to speed on the facts of the case. Not only did he prepare for the Motion to Transfer, but he made sure he was ready to argue the plaintiffs Motion to Enforce, just in case the judge decided to keep the case in Travis county. That turned out to be a great decision because the judge allowed arguments and testimony for both motions before ruling on either. Ben handled himself very well in the hearing and aggressively argued my position. He is a very quick thinker and he reacted decisively and appropriately to unexpected situations. Ben did a great job for me and the judge granted my Motion to Transfer. Now I'm thinking maybe I should have kept the case in Travis county so I could keep Ben on as my attorney! I'm not happy about being sued and needing an attorney, but I'm very happy I found Ben Carrasco. Based on my experience, I highly recommend Ben.
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Posted by Daniel | January 10, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to you. My case seemed hopeless when you took it over, but you pulled a couple of rabbits from your hat and turned it all around. The past YEARS have been very trying and when I felt there was no way out to settle my affairs in family court you took my case. He was very patient and polite with me even when I was a little overwhelmed. Your attention, assertiveness, and knowledge of the ever so confusing judicial system were displayed in the way you executed my defense. Your court room manner and persistence of presenting the "actual facts" was astonishing. Your argument was strong and your experience and negotiation skills could not be challenged that day! I spent years of my life away from my son because my ex would do whatever she wanted. You are the only one that got me any results. I trust we will work together again in the future. I cannot thank you enough for reuniting me with my son. On that note, may I add that I would recommend YOU to represent the people dearest to me in the future.
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Posted by John | December 29, 2015
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Won our case on summary judgement
Ben took our real estate case (a contract dispute) and pushed everything forward with no hesitation to take it to court. He won our case on summary judgement so we didn't even have to take it to trial! Very reasonably priced and won the case....can't do any better.
Posted by Michael | November 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Solid Representation by a Great Attorney
Having an opportunity to get modifications in regards to child custody is a huge challenge for a father, especially in Texas. Ben exceeded expectations and was able to get my ex-wife to compromise what was best for our son. After using another attorney who failed to fully represent me, I searched for a great attorney who would fight for me. I spoke with at least twenty to thirty different personal attorneys during the search. Ben stood out as someone who was honest, straight forward, and would be committed. After hiring him and he took on the case, I felt very comfortable that he was ahead of the game. He quickly began taking steps to get the scales balanced. Ben filed the documents with the specificity I requested and followed up consistently. After getting the judge to agree to extend the hearing date, Ben scheduled a deposition and took to the necessary steps to prepare for the hearing. During the deposition with my ex-wife, he was assertive, professional, and was able to get her to give information that could be used in court. Between the deposition and the scheduled hearing, Ben followed up with any requests and was aggressive when he needed to be. My major concerns were to have my son back in school (no longer home schooled by his mother), being involved in his educational planning, spending more time with him, and having geographical restrictions. All of this was accomplished and Ben always made me feel like we had the upper hand during the case. One of the best things about him, is he is truly honest and will not just tell you what you want to hear. He literally told me multiple times, "you're going to spend more money that way," when it came to some of my impulse ideas. How many attorneys are going to try to save you money? My ex-wife has been one of the toughest people to deal with when it came to child custody, but I truly can relax now and that's because of a great lawyer who made it happen. If you want someone who will support you and get it done, Ben is the guy!
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Posted by Rhonda | November 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I will definitely hire Ben again!
My case was a modification to get more time with my kids. I've worked with a lot of lawyers here in Austin, TX. And I've discovered that there is definitely an "old boys club" for lawyers here. Ben operates outside of that club. To other family attorneys in Austin, he is a "dark horse." A definite advantage! Ben predicted exactly how the case would go in the initial consultation. He didn't sugar-coat. He told me the worst that could happen and the best that I could expect. Then he delivered the best that I could expect -- in mediation, without going to court. He got to know me and my case, and did all the legwork you'd expect without the cost that I've seen other lawyers charge. He paid attention to the cost of the whole endeavor for me, including getting a less expensive mediator than the one who was first proposed. I will definitely hire Ben again!
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Posted by Larry | July 9, 2015
Ben Carrasco has my sincere gratitude and highest recommendation
When I saw that my marriage was unsalvageable, I went online to find an attorney. I studied a number of websites, but I really liked what I read on Ben Carrasco's webpage for a number of reasons--his distinguished academic background, impressive work history and other clients' reviews to be sure--but mainly, I liked his straightforward explanation of how he does business. After he began representing me, what came to impress me most is Ben's work ethic. He worked hard on my case, frequently contacting me at night and on weekends to get my input, clarify facts and ensure he was accurately representing my expectations. When a foolish act on my part complicated what should have been a simple divorce, Ben took that in stride and worked even harder to help get my mess untangled. On his website, Ben talks about lawyers who are afraid of the courtroom, and he tells you he is not one of them. Believe him. He represented me in an unusual dual hearing, simultaneously taking on a county attorney for one hearing and my spouse's divorce attorney for another. The extent of his preparation in comparison to that of the opposing attorneys was obvious. Ben did a better job of getting ready for the hearings, and because he was ready, he did a superior job of presenting my side of the story logically, clearly and when necessary, forcefully. As a result, the judge's ruling clearly favored my position. Ben was always up front with me. If I suggested a course of action that made sense to me but was not necessarily a brilliant move from a legal point of view, he let me know, sometimes bluntly, but always with my best interests in mind. What I learned from my experience is that the legal system speaks a different language. What seemed fair or just or obvious from my point of view was not always what the legal system has determined to be fair or just or obvious. In other words, if you're compelled to use the legal system, you need someone who speaks the language. You need a smart, hardworking, legal-fluent advocate who will ably translate your needs and expectations into the language of the system and who will clearly explain what the system is telling you. Ben Carrasco did just that for me. I'm glad I asked him to represent me, and I feel fortunate that he agreed to take my case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2015
Ben is the guy you can trust
I brought my case to Ben last year and he's been the absolute professional throughout the entire matter. He has been reasonable and fair in his fees and has not gone out of his way to "nickel and dime you to death" as some other lawyers might. He did a great job staying on my case, and we received the most favorable outcome that could have been expected. I would recommend Ben in heartbeat to anyone who needs a family law representative.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Ben Carrasco, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Smith Robertson, LLP
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Baker Botts, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009

Education

  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of the Marriage of M****
  • Victory for client; premarital agreement ruled unenforceable.

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Austin Young Chamber of Commerce
  • N/A
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Leadership Austin Emerge Class 2012
  • Leadership Austin
  • 2012
  • Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • Stanford Law School
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a well respected attorney in Austin and gets fantastic results for his clients. He treats each case and client with the utmost respect and importance."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is tough and smart. I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Carrasco is the consummate attorney: intelligent, diligent, thorough, aggressive and trustworthy. I would hire him for my own case and fully endorse him."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a very intelligent attorney. He is well-respected in the family law arena. I endorse this lawyer for any family law case in Travis County and Central Texas."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Ben. Practicing family law can be very stressful and taxing on everyone involved, therefore it is always rewarding to have the opportunity to work with attorneys who take their job seriously but handle themselves with the utmost professionalism. If you are looking for a family law attorney who will fight for your rights with integrity, Ben is a great choice."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Benjamin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is an exciting young lawyer. I think he is going to great places in his practice, and his clients are lucky to have him as an advocate!"
Litigation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Ben closely over the last four years. Ben is a lawyer's lawyer. Smart, determined, willing and creative are all words I would use to describe Ben. When hiring Ben, you can expect top-notch legal work coupled with a results-oriented approach."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely smart and experienced. You will be happy if you hire him."
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Austin Divorce and separation Lawyer Benjamin Jacob Carrasco
Benjamin Jacob Carrasco
Divorce and separation Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 14 years