Martin Garcia | President

Undergraduate: Texas Wesleyan University
Law School: Texas A&M University School of Law f/k/a Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association: Real Estate Section
Texas Land Title Association PAC Board Member
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS

Martin is an Attorney at Law and Escrow Officer for Simplified Title Company, which he helped found in 2019. He focuses on closing real estate transactions, marketing, and handling title matters for residential and commercial transactions.

Andrea Palmer | President-Elect

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Law School: Baylor Law School

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
State Bar of Texas Aviation Section Council (Chair)
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Tarrant County Corporate Counsel Section (Vice Chairperson)

Andrea is the Director of Coverage & Litigation with Higginbotham Insurance, where she provides in-house legal services to Higginbotham, as well as analysis and advocacy for Higginbotham’s clients on coverage, litigation, and aviation matters. Previously, Andrea spent five years representing aviation clients in state and federal litigation throughout the United States.

Rob Henry | Immediate-Past President

Undergraduate: Texas Tech
Law School: Texas Tech

Member of:
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers association

Rob Henry maintains his own private practice in Fort Worth. His practice focus is on Personal Injury/Civil Trial law. Rob was born and raised in Fort Worth and went to college at Texas Tech University where he obtained a JD/MBA. After graduation he returned home to Fort Worth.

Aulstin Gardiner | Secretary-Treasurer

Undergraduate: Texas Wesleyan University
Law School: Texas A&M School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Aulstin is an Assistant District Attorney for Tarrant County in the Department of Family and Protective Services (“CPS”) division.  He practices child welfare law on the civil side of CPS cases.

Paul Elkins | Director

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Law School: Texas A&M School of Law

Member of:

Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
Mahon Inn of Court

Paul is an associate with Eggleston King, P.C., where he practices primarily civil and commercial litigation.

Matthew Meyer | Director

Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Law School: Baylor Law School

Member of:
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Matt represents the victims of bank fraud, securities fraud, and other of business torts at Boyd Powers & Williamson in Decatur, Texas.

Kolter Jennings | Director

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Arlington
Law School: Texas A&M University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice

Kolter is an associate with Patterson Law Group. Kolter focuses his practice on Personal Injury and is a part of Patterson Law Group’s trial lawyer team.

Brian Singleterry | Director

Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma
Law School: Texas A&M School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association – Chair of the Membership Committee
Texas State Bar Litigation Section
Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
Texas Bar College

Brian practices civil litigation with Cantey Hanger, focusing on medical-malpractice defense and family law. Before joining Cantey Hanger, he worked at the District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted misdemeanors in trial court and defended convictions on appeal.

Ellen Gastil | Director

Undergraduate: Ouachita Baptist University
Law School: Texas A&M University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Probate Bar

Ellen is an Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer at Frost Bank, where she administers trusts and manages investment accounts. Previously, Ellen was in private practice focusing on civil litigation and insurance coverage.

Austin Franklin | Director

Undergraduate: Texas Christian University, B.S.
Graduate: Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business, M.B.A.
Law School: Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D.

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Texas Bar Foundation
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court

Austin Franklin is an associate in Kelly Hart & Hallman’s litigation section, where he focuses on representing corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of litigation in state and federal courts involving commercial disputes, breach of contract actions, and employment matters. Prior to joining Kelly Hart & Hallman, LLP, Austin served on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps representing the Army, military personnel, federal government employees, and federal agents. He has extensive litigation experience in federal courts and courts-martial. In addition, Austin has advised clients in matters related to consumer protection, administrative law, family law, military law, and national security representation.

Caroline Brownlie | Director

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Law School: Baylor University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Trinity Valley School Alumni Association

Caroline is an Associate at Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP. She focuses her practice on banking transactions and commercial litigation.

Garrett Bradshaw | Director

Undergraduate: Auburn University
Law School: St. Mary’s University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Bar Association: Energy Law Section
Fort Worth Association of Petroleum Landmen
National Association of Royalty Owners
All Saints’ Episcopal School Alumni Board
Stewards of the Wild

Garrett Bradshaw is an associate attorney with the Fort Worth office of Hamilton & Squibb, LLP. Garrett focuses his practice on oil, gas, and energy transactions and actively represents exploration and production companies in addition to mineral and royalty owners.

William Haslam | Director

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University
Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association

William is an Associate Attorney at the Haslam Firm, a personal injury plaintiff’s firm in Fort Worth. He primarily represents victims of motor vehicle collisions, but has handled other facets of civil litigation ranging from breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty to suits on sworn accounts.

Elizabeth Haslam | Director

Undergraduate: The University of Oklahoma
Law School: Oklahoma City University School of Law

Member of:
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Associate
The Junior League of Fort Worth
The Junior Women’s Club
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Elizabeth is an Associate Attorney with the Haslam Firm, a personal injury plaintiff’s firm in Fort Worth. She primarily represents victims of motor vehicle crashes, electrocutions, truck crashes, motorcycle crashes, and premises claims.

Spencer Nilsson | Director

Member of:
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Spencer is the founder of Nilsson Legal Group, PLLC in Fort Worth.

Karen Alday | TCYLA Student Liason

Undergrad: University of North Texas
Law School: Texas A&M University School of Law

Member of:
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
Texas A&M Student Bar Association
Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association
Texas A&M Journal of Property Law

Karen is in her second year of law school at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, TX. Before attending law school, she worked for State Senator Kelly Hancock in his Capitol Office as his Scheduler and Policy Analyst. This past summer, she gained experience at K&L Gates’ Fort Worth office working on research projects ranging from the oil & gas industry to healthcare. She also spent time interning for the Honorable Tiffany Haertling of the 442nd Judicial District Court in Denton, TX. Karen is looking forward to her externship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas this fall and clerking for Munsch, Hardt, Kopf, and Harr in Dallas, TX next summer.

Lauren Hadley | TCBA Student Liason

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Law School: Texas A&M University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Dallas Bar Association
A&M Student Bar Association Vice President
A&M Public Interest Fellowship Board Member
A&M Women Law Student Association Representative

Lauren serves as the TCBA Student Liaison for Texas A&M School of Law. Lauren facilities communication between TCBA and the A&M Law student body. She is just beginning her 2L year and is interested in workplace and administrative law.