Meet Austin Family Law Attorney Ben Carrasco
I am a seasoned Austin family law attorney with a practice focused on family law and business litigation. While most of my current practice focuses on family law, I also have experience litigating business disputes, including breach of contract, collections disputes, business torts, fiduciary liability, DTPA actions, fraud, and real estate litigation.
I litigate all aspects of family law in my family law practice, including divorce, child custody, child support, property division, modifications, spousal support, paternity, and enforcement actions. I am experienced in every stage of the litigation process, from the inception of a lawsuit through discovery, obtaining injunctive relief, mediation, arbitration, and a jury trial.
Before I opened my practice, I began my legal career practicing complex commercial litigation, first with the Austin office of a global law firm and later with an Austin-based firm. I decided to open my firm and transition to family law for two reasons: I prefer being my own boss and enjoy family law’s “human” element. It can be a cynical and difficult area of law, but I can make a significant difference in people’s lives at the end of the day. As an Austin family law attorney, what can be more rewarding than that?
I am a proud Austin native, although I spent some time growing up in California. After receiving my undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, I spent several years in Washington, D.C., working as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. I then went on to earn my law degree from Stanford Law School, where I served as an associate editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review and was recognized for excellence in legal writing.
J.D., Stanford Law School, 2007
- Associate Editor, Stanford Law, and Policy Review
- Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. award for excellence in legal writing
B.A., Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, 2001
- Texas, 2008
- United States District Courts for the Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas.
Memberships & Activities
- Austin Bar Association, Civil Litigation, and Family Law Sections
- Austin Young Lawyer’s Association
- Leadership Austin