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Herb Bristow has been a lawyer with Haley & Olson since 1981.

His primary areas of practice include mediation and litigation. He also has experience in real estate law, banking, corporate law, and other areas related to business planning.

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. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas.


  • Baylor University (B.B.A.) 1978
  • Baylor University Law School (J.D.) 1981
  • Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland (M.Sc., International Finance & Banking) 1982


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, Treasurer (2006-2007)
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Central Texas Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates, Past President
  • American Inns of Court
  • Waco Business League, Member
  • Leadership Waco Class, Past Member
  • Waco Rotary Club – Chairman, Rotary Foundation Scholarship Committee


  • Northwest Waco Optimist Club, Member
  • Woodway Family Center, Board of Directors
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Coordinating Council Member
  • Waco Business League, Board of Directors
  • Boy Scouts of America (Troup 497 Committee Chairman, Assistant Scout MasterFriends of Scouting, Chairman)
  • “Regulation of U.S. Banking Industries and the Implications of Deregulation” (1982)