The Carlson Law Firm - North Austin


Phone: (512) 883-7725

Email: [email protected]

Address: 11606 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78753, USA

Available: 24/7

The Carlson Law Firm first opened its doors in Killeen, Texas in 1976. What started out as a couple of attorneys in a small office has grown into one of the largest and most successful law firms of its kind in the great state of Texas.

Today, The Carlson Law Firm has 14 locations to serve clients across the Lonestar State, and throughout the nation. With more than 40 attorneys and a team of over 150 dedicated legal assistants, paralegals, legal nurses, private investigators and administrative staff, our firm’s continued success is because of the collaborative efforts of our team. The size of our staff allows our firm to focus on each individual client.

Our firm’s accomplished attorneys have attained multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. We owe our nearly 45 years of success to our quality customer service and excellent legal representation.

As a premier national injury law firm, we remain committed to personalized legal representation and quality service for every client. You are not just a number at The Carlson Law Firm; you are part of our team. In addition to personal injury, we handle bankruptcy, criminal and divorce matters in select locations. Whether you were in an auto accident, injured through a dangerous drug or defective product, or need representation in a family or criminal case, our staff is dedicated to protecting our clients and resolving matters successfully, efficiently and effectively.

Clients can be confident that their rights will be fiercely protected from the first meeting to the final resolution of their case. That resolution may come from a negotiated settlement or litigation in the courtroom. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, a Carlson Law Firm personal injury lawyer will be your guide through the legal process.

We Have Office In:

  • Killeen, TX – principla office
  • Temple, TX
  • Waco, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Round Rock, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Bryan, TX
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Laredo, TX
  • Midland, TX
  • Kerrville, TX
  • Los Angeles, California

L. Todd Kelly


Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer and Carlson Law Firm’s North Austin office partner, Todd Kelly leads a litigation team that helps victims of drunk driving vehicle crashes, commercial trucking crashes, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, workplace catastrophes, sexual offenses, and birth-related medical neglect in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well as the occasional appearance in other states.

In addition to his notable work as an attorney, Todd serves as the Chairman of the MADD Central Texas Advisory Board.

Todd ‘s life has been dedicated to making America safer. He began that service as a Marine Corps combat engineer officer. He now continues in that work by protecting those truly injured people who will never get the justice that our system promises to them without holding greedy, powerful corporate entities responsible for the damage they cause. As a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Texas Trial Lawyers’ Association, and as president of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, he is a staunch defender of our 7th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury in all civil cases with a value exceeding $20.00.

A 2013 inductee into the Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame, Kelly earned two spots in the Texas Top 50 Verdicts in 2018 and led his team to another such spot in both 2019 and in 2020. AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Kelly has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer for ten years.

Nick Merz


Nick Merz is a former U.S. Marine who now practices law out of The Carlson Law Firm’s North Austin office. In 2019, Nick earned one of the Top 50 Jury Verdicts in Texas. He helps victims of sexual assault, medical malpractice, and other personal injuries. He is a member of the Capital Area Trial Lawyer Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Nick also works with human trafficking victims, seeking civil recovery from those who may have profited from or contributed to his clients’ harm.

Clients should know that Nick has a very strong desire to learn all he can about their claims, and enjoys building up cases to present the fullest picture possible regarding the injuries they have suffered to help obtain a just recovery. Nick always seeks to ensure his clients understand the process of their claims with the firm, and explain to them the progress throughout their time with the firm and what it means to them.

Nick’s primary focus at The Carlson Law Firm is representing clients who were victims of personal injury, medical malpractice, and sexual assaults. He considers one of his most notable cases a $4 million verdict award in Fort Bend County, and recently reached a $850,000 settlement on behalf of a client with a traumatic brain injury.

He is a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas State University. While at Texas Tech, Nick was a Senior Fellow in the Academy for Leadership in the Legal Profession.

Jacob Mancha


Jacob Mancha, Carlson Law Firm North Austin Office Associate, is dedicated to helping individuals overcome personal tragedy. His practice includes assaults, wrongful deaths, serious auto collisions, and medical neglect, particularly birth injuries. Jacob earned one of 2019’s Top 50 Jury Verdicts in Texas with a $4,000,000 verdict for a woman who was physically assaulted in her home.

From a young age, Jacob knew he wanted to be a lawyer. He moved to Austin from the Rio Grande Valley to attend law school at the University of Texas. While in law school, Jacob was accepted into a select joint-degree program that offers two students a year the opportunity to complete their last year of law school in England. As a result, Jacob received two law degrees as a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and the University of Nottingham—where he received an LLM in Human Rights Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas-Pan American.

He is a member of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, he was a 2018 Covington Pro Bono Service Honoree for contributing more than 100 hours of pro-bono civil litigation representation through Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas.

William Rossick


Bill Rossick is a talented litigator and certified mediator who has worked and tried cases on both sides of the docket. Recognized by his peers in 2019 as the President of Capital Area Trial Lawyers, Bill focuses on resolving disputes between litigants and representing individual plaintiffs who have incurred a serious legal injury. Practicing in Texas since 1994, Bill has also appeared in single cases on behalf of clients in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California, Colorado and New Mexico. He has worked as an attorney in an AmLaw 100 law firm (Shook, Hardy & Bacon) and was the co-lead liaison counsel for individuals in the largest ever wildfire case in Texas which destroyed over 1600 homes during 2011.

Before graduating cum laude from South Texas College of Law, including Law Review experience, Bill served five years on active duty in the U. S. Army Aviation Branch where he attained the rank of Captain.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving does not guarantee or warrantee the work product of those attorneys listed in this directory. This list is comprised of attorneys who have provided information to MADD indicating that they are capable of handling drunk and/or drugged driving lawsuits on behalf of the victim. An attorney on this list may be removed at any time at MADD’s sole discretion.