Lawyers

Browse lawyers at Haley & Olson below:

Lute Barber

Phone: 254-776-3336        Download vCard 

—Associate

Lute Barber joined Haley & Olson in October 2013. Lute earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. During law school, Lute interned in the chambers of the Honorable Frances H. Stacy at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He was also the Chief Notes and Comments Editor for the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal.  While at Rice, Lute played offensive tackle for the football team and twice received the Rice Scholar-Athlete award for Football.

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Herbert S. Bristow (“Herb”)

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Shareholder

Herb Bristow has been an attorney with Haley & Olson since 1981. Herb has an active practice primarily in the areas of litigation and mediation, but also practices in the banking, real estate, corporate and other business planning areas. Herb was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1981 and to the Federal Bar in 1983. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals and before the United States Supreme Court.

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Craig D. Cherry

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Shareholder

Craig has a nationwide practice focusing on business/commercial litigation, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation, product liability litigation, commercial trucking litigation, and construction litigation.

He has served as lead counsel in state and federal courts for both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil litigation matters across the United States. In 2005, he served as co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the first jury trial to go to verdict in the United States involving a motorcoach bus manufacturer.

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David E. Cherry

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Of Counsel

David has been a practicing lawyer since 1969, is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and is of-counsel to the firm.  David is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has tried numerous cases to judgment.  David is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of Texas, the Supreme Court of the United States…

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Michael W. Dixon (“Mike”)

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Associate

Mike has been an attorney with Haley & Olson since August, 1988. Mike practices primarily in the areas of civil rights litigation, local government law and contracting and labor relations (such as employee policy manuals).

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Brandon R. Oates

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Associate

Brandon has extensive experience handling construction defect cases, both in Texas and nationwide. He also has experience handling insurance coverage disputes and bad faith insurance litigation involving workers’ compensation, and personal and commercial insurance policies.

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Charles D. Olson (“Charlie”)

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Shareholder

Charlie Olson practices primarily in the area of business, personal injury and governmental litigation. Charlie taught in the trial advocacy program at the Baylor University School of Law serving as an adjunct professor of Practice Court.

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Daniel A. Palmer (“Danny”)

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Shareholder

Danny joined Haley & Olson in May, 1986. Danny is a shareholder and director of the firm and is a Board Certified Tax Attorney by the Louisiana State Bar Association Specialization Board. Danny’s areas of concentration are in the fields of estate planning, probate, mergers and acquisitions, franchising,

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Leslie A. Palmer, Jr. (“Les”)

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Shareholder

Les joined Haley & Olson in August, 1988. Before moving to Waco, Les practiced in Bryan/College Station, Texas with Dillon & Giesenschlag, P.C. and as a partner in Moore & Palmer, P.C.

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Blake Rasner

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Shareholder

Blake has been an attorney with Haley & Olson since January 1, 1985. Blake practices primarily in the general banking, collection, “work-out” and bankruptcy areas as well as general commercial and real estate law areas.

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Shad Robinson

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Shareholder

Shad joined Haley & Olson in September 2000. Prior to joining Haley & Olson, he served a one-year tenure as a law clerk to the Honorable Leif M. Clark, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Texas, San Antonio.

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Joshua J. White (“Josh”)

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Shareholder

About sixty percent of my practice is banking-related or business-related.  About forty percent of my practice is construction-related.  About 50% of my practice involves litigation in the Central Texas area.

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Rick Vander Woude

Phone: 254-776-3336

—Of Counsel

Rick joined Haley & Olson in July 2008.

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