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Carole S. Callaghan

Estate planning Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 7 years
    Texas - TX 18 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Carole

Learn Carole’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    60%
    Experience representing clients in all areas of estate planning.

    9 years

  2. Probate
    40%
    Experience with all areas of probate including heirship proceedings, probating wills, affidavits of heirship, small estates, etc.

    9 years

Carole Callaghan is an estate planning and probate attorney located in the Austin area.  Carole’s education and experience make her an excellent representative for each of her clients.  However, her passion is her family, and it was this passion this that led her to start Carole Callaghan Law.  Carole uses wisdom, compassion and empath to helps her clients as they experience life’s changes.  Contact Carole with any questions you may have about your estate planning and probate needs.

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Location

Carole Callaghan Law
4408 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX, 78759

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Reviews

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Posted by Melissa | November 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I highly recommend Carole Callaghan for estate planning and probate. She provided excellent service when we were making our estate plan and answered all of our many questions with patience and understanding. Carole has helped many people I know with their estate plans and probate, and they have also been happy with her performance. She thought of issues that never occurred to us and helped save the beneficiaries of our estate future time, money, and aggravation by dealing with them upfront.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2013
Prompt, professional, and saved me money and trouble!
Carole assisted me with a problem with a landlord retaining my security deposit and seeking an additional almost $600 above and beyond the security deposit for "repairs" to my previous apartment. My landlord threatened my credit rating if I didn't pay the additional money within 10 days of receiving the notice. The landlord didn't provide a list of damages, just a list of costs to repair things in the apartment. Carole sent my previous landlord a super strong demand letter. The landlord almost immediately dropped the request for additional money and agreed to "settle" my account by zeroing it out--keeping the security deposit, but not charging any additional money. Carole would have gone further for me, including filing suit to seek the return of the security deposit, if I had asked her to. But I'm a college student and just didn't have the time to follow through. My main concern was protecting my credit rating. Carole was incredibly responsive to me and handled this problem for me professionally and promptly. I know this may not sound like a big deal, but I'm about to enter the job market and employers these days often check credit ratings. Without Carole's assistance, my credit rating may have been damaged because I couldn't have afforded to pay the extra $600 my landlord was demanding. Thanks to Carole's help, I don't have to worry about that and can just focus on graduating! Hook 'em Horns and THANKS CAROLE!
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Posted by Lance | June 25, 2012
Great Job!
Carole did a great job advising me from the start and patiently walked me through my ignorance of the divorce process. She was always responsive to my calls and e-mails. I really felt she went the extra mile.
Posted by Jeff | May 14, 2012
My first choice is employment matters
Carole has a way with making it clear. She is my "go to" for questions for my family and my business. She first started with us in reviewing a contract when I was an employee and is helping my every step of the way as I become an employer. I am looking forward to growing with Carole as she helps me with my business legal needs.
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Response from Carole Callaghan May 16, 2012
Thanks, Jeff! I look forward to working with you as you grow your business too!

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Carole Callaghan Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Butcher & Callaghan, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Gallegos, & Green, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Assistant Attorney Genereal
  • Office of the Attorney General of Texas
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Briefing Attorney
  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • University Of Houston
  • J.D.
  • 2005
  • St. Edward's University
  • MBA
  • 2002
  • Louisiana State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Larry Wayne Wooten v. Rick Thaler, Director, TDCJ
  • The state has no constitutional duty to disclose incriminating evidence prior to making a plea offer.
  • Michael Rosales v. Rick Thaler, Director, TDCJ
  • Because Rosales had no federal litigation pending, the District Court did not have jurisdiction to hear his case, and could not appoint counsel.

Associations

  • Spicewood Elementary PTA
  • Community Outreach Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Keller Williams Lunch & Learn
  • Married With Children and Other Modern Families - Intestate Distribution in Texas
  • 2013
  • NAAGTRI Federal Habeas Annual Convention
  • Limitations in federal habeas petitions
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Carole
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very effective lawyer whose solo practitioner status allows her to focus on client goals. Works efficiently to get clients most bang for their buck. Aggressive when thats what is needed."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I really enjoy working with Carole and am thankful have her advice and suggestions. She works so hard for her clients and I am pleased to refer friends to her."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Callaghan consistently brings keen insight to all her work. Her diverse and deep knowledge base enables her to develop and execute effective strategies in a wide variety of legal settings. She is an accomplished trial and appellate advocate."
Business Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carole is an exceptional attorney and did first-rate work while at the Office of the Attorney General. She's a talented oral advocate, a gifted writer, and a skilled litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Austin Estate planning Lawyer Carole S. Callaghan
Carole S. Callaghan
Estate planning Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 18 years