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.
Herbert S. Bristow (“Herb”)
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.
Craig D. Cherry
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.
David E. Cherry
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…
Kristin Cameron McDonald
Kristin McDonald joined Haley & Olson in June 2012. Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University and her Juris Doctorate from Baylor University School of Law. During law school, Kristin interned in the chambers of the Honorable Don R. Willett at the Supreme Court of Texas and the chambers of Justice Reed O’Connor at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She was also a member of the Baylor Law Review, where she served as an associate editor and a technical editor. Kristin made the Dean’s List at Baylor Law School in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Michael W. Dixon (“Mike”)
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).
Brandon R. Oates
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.
Charles D. Olson (“Charlie”)
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.
Daniel A. Palmer (“Danny”)
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,
Leslie A. Palmer, Jr. (“Les”)
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.
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.
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.
Joshua J. White (“Josh”)
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.