Absolutely, hands down, the best family lawyer 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 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. Thank you so much 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
Ben was a staunch ally, candid, committed to serving my best interests and kept me informed throughout the divorce proceedings, handling things promptly and representing me with steady conviction. I saw him in action both in the courtroom for a temporary orders hearing as well as in mediation, and he was articulate and moreover sincere.Ben is smart, and does not pad his bills with gratuitous fees. He works hard — often responding to emails of mine late at night, or taking calls when I really had a few urgent considerations and needed to communicate with him pronto. He is a good man, and a good attorney.
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.
The time to trial was short, a matter of weeks, which made the challenge even greater. That notwithstanding, Ben was exceptional in comprehending and organizing our case and its presentation to the court…Ben performed better in court than attorneys with 20 years of experience and believe me, I know, having used those guys in the past and having paid their high fees, win or lose.
I’m a seasoned tech executive with over 20 years of experience in my field. During my career, I’ve worked with many attorneys on a wide variety of issues This is my first experience using an attorney in personal matters. Ben has far exceeded my expectations on how an attorney works with clients. My expectations are that an attorney will be: knowledgeable, professional, responsive, trustworthy, experienced, and respectful. Ben is all those things, and more. Ben handled my divorce case expertly. He provided the information I needed to make necessary decisions without delay. He worked closely with me on strategy, giving his opinion on matters without being pushy or demanding — something other attorneys could benefit from emulating.Ben also helped keep me focused on the issues at hand. Divorce cases are clearly emotionally charged. Ben listened to my occasional emotional outbursts and refocused me on the critical issues. This was a pleasant, and useful, surprise! I really appreciated Ben’s ability to apply pressure to opposing counsel as well. During part of my case there was some unreasonable foot dragging. Ben applied appropriate and effective pressure to move things along.As of this writing, his rate is $250/hour. That’s quite a bargain from where I’m sitting based on his level of service. What makes this rate so competitive is how Ben manages his time. He bills just for what he does. I experienced no “padding” of the billable hours and everything he charged for was crystal clear to me. My ex-wife’s attorney charges a similar hourly rate but her fees far exceeded mine in this case. This is a testament to how efficient Ben is with his time.My time is extremely important to me. I don’t have the patience for wasting it on frivolous meetings or useless endeavors. Ben and I conducted most of our business online via. email. This was tremendously valuable to me. He responded rapidly both on and off business hours. Ben clearly has a passion for his work and it shows in how he treats his clients.What I got from my relationship with Ben in this case was a partner. Fantastically valuable. I’d give the highest recommendation for Ben to anyone without hesitation
Mr. Carrasco was my fourth lawyer handling my case. I found in him the one who I really needed after the first three lawyers failed to deliver in ten years what Mr. Carrasco was able to achieve in just a few months. First, I was quite pleased with his communication style. He didn’t just listen, but asked relevant questions and kept me to the point. From the beginning he was passionate and took ownership of the case even when at times I found myself with little time to interact with him. His exhaustive research and preparation showed during the trial. His closing argument was simply brilliant and inspiring. The outcome of the case was even better than I expected, yet from the start I was already pleased by his services for the way he communicated with me. In summary Mr. Carrasco exceeded the already high expectations that I had for a professional of his caliber.
Both times, thus far in court, Ben’s presentation was confident, precise, and backed by facts. In my experience with lawyers, I can easily call this guy a ‘heavy hitter.’ His primary concern has been, and continues to be, the welfare of the children. If you’re looking for an attorney that is going to give you fluff, or blow sunshine up your skirt, Mr. Carrasco is most likely NOT the attorney for you. He deals in facts, hard evidence, and logic. His honesty and professionalism doesn’t afford him the luxury of giving you false expectations or hopes. You’ll always know what needs to be done, what is expected, and which angles to approach. Truthfully, I’m still in the middle of my battle, and the case isn’t concluded yet, but even if I were to lose my case, I can tell you with the utmost confidence that I am genuinely impressed with Ben’s performance, attitude, and his flexibility.
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 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.
Ben is a remarkable attorney who is experienced, strategic in his approach and reachable and responsive at all times. Ben is simply a great person that is compassionate, honest, and has your back at all times. He is cost-effective as well and transparent by setting expectations well in advance. Ben helped me finalize my divorce after I decided to let go of my previous attorney who didn’t get the job done. Finding a good divorce attorney isn’t easy and I wish I would have found Ben when I started my divorce. It would have saved me lots of money and months. After seven months of making little progress with my prior attorney, I thoroughly researched multiple attorneys since my case became highly contested and no end seemed to be near but then, I found Ben. Ben took swift action right after we agreed to work together and he got me into mediation quickly and I got a divorce with an outcome that was just and right and met my expectations. I immediately trusted Ben after seeing how quickly he took action with outcomes that directly benefited me and moved towards finalizing my divorce.