Carole S. Callaghan graduated with honors from the University of Houston Law Center. During law school, Carole won the Blakely Butler Moot Court competition, taking home best brief and best speaker as well. She also interned for the Honorable David Hittner of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
After law school, Carole served as Judge Cathy Cochran’s Briefing Attorney on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest criminal court in Texas. She continued her state service as an Assistant Attorney General, representing the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and successfully briefing and arguing several cases before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also briefed several cases to the U.S. Supreme Court and defended numerous criminal convictions in the lower federal courts, including the 1995 conviction of Yolanda Saldivar for the infamous murder of Latina superstar, Selena.
In 2010, Carole joined the firm of Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Gallegos & Green, P.C. As a member of the Walsh, Anderson litigation team, Carole defended numerous school districts against employment discrimination, sexual assault and harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, injunctive actions, negligence, and First Amendment claims. She also represented clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in debt claims, complex construction litigation, mediations, and arbitrations. In 2011, Carole and her colleague established the law firm of Butcher & Callaghan, P.C. The Firm emphasized quality representation of businesses and individuals in the areas of business law, employment law, family law, estate planning, and probate.
Carole brings a strong business and science background to her work, having earned her B.S. in Physics from Louisiana State University and her M.B.A. from St. Edwards University, with honors. Her education and considerable negotiation skills 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 in 2013 to start Carole Callaghan Law, where she could narrow her field of practice to estate planning and probate. Carole regularly helps her clients as they experience life changes. Whether it’s a joyous occasion, such as a wedding, civil union, or the addition of a child to the family, or a more difficult situation such as divorce or the loss of a loved one, Carole helps her clients with wisdom, compassio
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