Thomas P. Carnes
(830) 997-7790 968 Braeutigam Road
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Thomas P. Carnes, A Civil Trial Lawyer Serving the Texas Hill Country
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History and Philosophy

In early 2002, following ten years of large firm experience, Tom Carnes embarked on the task of creating a different kind of law firm. First as a solo practitioner in Houston, then as a partner in the firm he created with John Ely, Carnes Ely LLP,

and then as a solo again in the Texas Hill Country, each of Tom Carnes’ forays into law practice has had the same guiding principles: to deliver high quality legal services on a par with Texas’ largest and most prestigious firms, to do so efficiently in a small firm package, and to do so completely transparently to the client. These are the guiding principles that Tom Carnes continues to adhere to today, in embarking on his latest venture and adventure in the Texas Hill Country.

So what does that mean to the client? Well, for one, it does not mean the lowest cost legal services. The guiding principle is not to deliver the lowest cost legal services. Rather, it is to deliver the highest caliber legal services at a reasonable cost. The firm has a history of taking on the most complex types of legal challenges, and dealing with them successfully. This kind of performance, of course, cost money. So, while Tom Carnes continues to endeavor to deliver his brand of legal services efficiently, it has always been true that one can hire a cheaper, and serviceable, lawyer.

Transparency means open communication, in the billing and between bills. It means returning calls in minutes or hours instead of days. It means copying clients on every single document impacting their legal matters. It means hiding nothing; including being completely honest about any mistakes. It means that clients, as well as the firm, are engaged in their legal matters.

If all of this sounds interesting to you, put Tom and the firm to the test. If you are like the vast majority of the firm’s past clients, you will be glad that you did.

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