The Carlson Law Firm isn’t just here to help with legal issues but in all aspects of life. Throughout the year, each one of our 15 offices across Texas has the opportunity to go out into their communities and help an organization within their community. For us, helping out our community is more than handing out a check. We are the law firm that cares and would like to touch as many lives as possible with whatever we can.
With being a nationally recognized law firm, we are here to remind you all that we are here to help and serve our community. Check out to see what Carlson Cares was up to this past year all across Texas.
To start the year, our principal office in Killeen helped The Food Care Center to help pack grocery bags and restock food shelves with non-perishable items. As a whole, 200 bags were stocked with food essentials items for families in Central Texas to take.
You can learn more about The Food Care Center by visiting www.foodcare.org
Later on that month, our Midland office took on the job to help out their community by joining Keep Midland Beautiful. On Saturday, March 27 attorney Russell Shrauner, alongside other team members went out into the community and picked up trash along Loop 250.
The main reason why the Loop seems to be messy most of the time is due to the abundance of businesses and apartment complexes along the way.
Keep Midland Beautiful is a non-profit that works closely with Midland with the goal to educate and inspire the community to promote a beautiful Midland. To learn more about Keep Midland Beautiful, you can visit www.keepmidlandbeautiful.org.
On April 19, our Temple office had the opportunity to cook and provide meals to the patrons of Feed my Sheep. Feed My Sheep is a christ-centered non-profit organization that was formed to provide basic needs to the less fortunate individuals of the Bell County area.
In May, our Laredo office took on the opportunity to speak to the younger generation to share why they chose to pursue the legal field. Alongside Junior Achievement, legal assistant Griselda Herrera shared her early experiences that have shaped her to choose to work at The Carlson Law Firm. To check out Griselda’s video, click here.
Junior Achievement of South Texas is a program used to inspire and prepare young people to dream big and reach their potential. To learn more about Junior Achievement, visit www.jast.org.
On Tuesday, May 25, our Bryan office volunteered at Bridge Ministries! They used their glorious strength to unload trucks and stock their food pantry for anyone in their community that is combating food insecurity. To learn more about Bridge Ministries, visit thebridgeministries.org.
Round Rock, TX
On Wednesday, May 26, our Rock Round office hosted a fun night for families of Bluebonnet Elementary. We were able to give away summer reading kits and fun books to over 400 students. Along with books, each family went home with a delicious pizza.
On Wednesday, June 30, our Bryan office volunteered at the United Way of the Brazos Valley to help assemble 425 baby bundles. The bundles will later be handed out in the labor and delivery units at local hospitals to help their Early Literacy Program.
On Thursday, July 15, our San Antonio offices volunteered at the San Antonio Food Bank sorting and packing non-perishable foods. After packing and sorting, the team prepared the items for distribution. They checked for expiration dates, opened packages and spoilage, labeled cans, and packed bags of foods and household items.
“No child, individual, and family should ever have to worry about where their next meal will come from,” The Carlson Law Firm partner Edna Elizondo said. “We support the work that the Food Bank is doing for our communities and making sure that families are fed in Southwest Texas.”
South Austin and Waco, TX
Two of our offices decided to give back to their communities by supplying school supplies to the school-aged children in their community.
On August 12, Carlson Cares in South Austin handed out backpacks full of school supplies to the summer campers at the Dittmar Center to get them ready for the upcoming year.
August 14 Carlson Cares in Waco, along with the Law Office of Carlos Diaz and Budget Auto Insurance, hosted a Back-2-School Bash. We were able to help the community by giving away 140 backpacks full of school supplies to help the students get ready for the school year!
“We’re hoping to host another backpack giveaway next year,” attorney Dominic Braus from the Waco office said. “We’d like to see this event get larger as we help more people each year. Our goal is to always let the community know that we’re more than just an injury law firm, The Carlson Law Firm is here to help when you need it most.”
Although our doors hadn’t opened, our Baytown office was ready to serve their community after Tropical Storm Nicholas damaged property and left residents without electricity. Baytown residents that were in need received items such as diapers, water, canned goods, toilet paper, and much more.
“For me, the East Houston-Baytown area is my home and I care deeply about our community,” attorney Nick Homan said. “The Carlson Law Firm has a long history of helping Texans with their legal needs, but having an office in the area means that we can really show you what our firm stands for, and that is compassionate legal assistance and a commitment to serving our community.”
On Saturday, October 2, we celebrated 45 years of business by inviting the community out to our Birthday Blowout. Our Killeen office raffled off $1,000 to Kalahari Resorts, played games, and enjoyed fried Oreo’s. All the proceeds went to Central Bell Fire & Rescue, which is the volunteer fire department that provides emergency services response to the City of Nolanville and surrounding central bell county area.
“After retiring from the military, Central Texas became my home,” Carlson said. “Like so many in the Killeen, Temple, and Belton area, my wife, who is also a veteran, and I chose to plant roots and raise our family here. It means a lot to us that we’re able to celebrate this milestone and put together an event like this to raise money for these volunteer firefighters.”
Temple and Round Rock, TX
On October 23 and 29, our Temple and Round Rock offices hosted Trunk-or-Treat for their cities. Our staff members were able to give kids candy and socks.
On Tuesday, November 16, our Waco office served Thanksgiving Dinner to the kids at the children’s center in Mission Waco and provided to-go plates to the parents when they picked up their kids. Along with serving Thanksgiving Dinner, we donated a $500 check to help provide supplies needed for the event.⠀
On Saturday, November 20, in celebration of Thanksgiving, our Bryan office was able to give out 114 baskets full of everything needed for a Thanksgiving dinner to those in need for the fourth year in a row! Each basket contained a $25 dollar HEB gift card, a box of stuffing mix, a package of mashed potatoes, two canned vegetables, dinner rolls, gravy mix, pie crust, and a can of pie filling.⠀
What has become our favorite time of the year, Carlson’s Christmas Miracle was bigger and brighter this year. This year, the elves at The Carlson Law Firm took on the challenge to make Christmas happen for 12 families across Texas. We had the privilege to meet 12 families and help them with basic necessities and gifts that were asked for, including coats, shoes, laptops, and much more.
“It’s a complete blessing for myself and the law firm to be able to go out and spread Christmas cheer,” managing partner Craig Carlson said. “ That’s what our firm is all about. It’s about helping people, not just in legal problems, but with problems with life and going out and helping out our communities.
On Friday, December 9, our Lubbock office hosted their second annual Santa Carlson’s Toys-To-Go. Each child had the opportunity to take a picture with Santa Clause and the Grinch. With the help of donor contributions, the firm was able to give away over 500 toys to the deserving kids of Lubbock.
“ This time of year, it is important to do good towards other people,” attorney Valerie Malone said. “ And so that is why we are so grateful that we get to do this event for our community.”
Watch our Santa Carlson’s Toys-To-Go recap here.