Thomas P. Carnes

Thomas P. Carnes

Resolving disputes for businesses and individuals since 1992.
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  • Texas
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Tom Carnes is a civil trial lawyer and mediator in Fredericksburg, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

Tom's practice in business litigation includes a broad range of matters, ranging from contracts, to real estate litigation, to construction disputes, to competitive hiring and trade secret litigation. His family law practice includes, but is not limited to, collaborative divorce matters. His traditional family law practice includes all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, modification, and enforcement.

Tom also serves as a neutral third-party mediator in a broad range of business and family law matters.

Tom is from Denton, Texas. He graduated from the University of North Texas with BBA and MBA degrees, and The University of Houston Law Center with a JD, magna cum laude.

Tom lives with his wife Beverly on their ranch outside of Fredericksburg, Texas, where they raise heritage breeds of sheep and together run Agarita Creek, A Texas Hill Country Ranch Retreat, a hospitality business. The Carnes are active in Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, where Tom is the mentor for the Education for Ministry program, sponsored by the School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee).

University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctor (1992)
Honors: Graduated magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons
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University of North Texas
MBA (1988)
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University of North Texas
BBA (1983)
Honors: Jack Johnson Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Economics
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Professional Experience
Thomas P. Carnes, Attorney & Mediator
- Current
Carnes Ely, LLC
Thomas P. Carnes, Attorney
Locke Liddell & Sapp
Seiler Cohn & Stebbins
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Professional Associations
Collaborative Divorce Texas
- Current
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College of the State Bar of Texas
- Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 00783795
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Education Law
    Elder Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Juvenile Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Websites & Blogs
Collaborative Divorce Texas Professional Page
Contact & Map
968 Braeutigam Rd
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Telephone: (830) 997-7790
Fax: (830) 997-2390
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Evenings and weekends by appointment only.