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Andrea Palmer | President

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 (Immediate Past-Chair)
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Tarrant County Corporate Counsel Section (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 represented aviation clients in state and federal litigation throughout the United States.

Martin Garcia | Immediate Past-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.

Brian Singleterry | President-Elect

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.

Elizabeth Haslam | Secretary-Treasurer

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.

Aulstin Gardiner | Director

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.

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.

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, 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.

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
Graduate: St. Mary’s University Greehey College of Business, M.B.A.

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 is an oil and gas attorney and co-founder of Kings Branch Resources, LLC. Garrett specializes in helping land, mineral and royalty owners understand the value of their assets and ensure their property rights are enforced.

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.

Collin Ashworth | Director

Member of:

Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Collin is an Assistant Criminal District Attorney with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office .

Harrison Smith | Director

Undergraduate: Baylor University
Law School: Howard University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Bar Association, Diversity Committee Chair
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
L. Clifford Davis Legal Association
Christian Legal Society
The NET FW, Inc., Advisory Board
TCU Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Advisory Board

Harrison is an attorney with Anthony | Kennedy, PLLC, a boutique law firm focused on serving the unique needs of nonprofit organizations, religious institutions, and social enterprises. Previously, Harrison served as an in-house attorney at a local company and as a litigation associate attorney at a large law firm on the east coast.

Ola Campbell | Director

Undergraduate:
Law School:

Member of:

Spencer Mainka | Director

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

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Labor & Employment Section (Secretary/Treasurer)
State Bar of Texas LGBT Law Section

Spencer Mainka is an Associate Attorney at Pham Harrison, LLP where she practices employment law. Her focus is on litigation and counseling employers through various issues that arise in the employment relationship.

Jeffrey Tillman | Director

Undergraduate: Texas Tech University
Law School: Texas Tech University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Texas Bar College

Jeffrey is as associate attorney at Brackett & Ellis where he focuses on civil litigation. Jeffrey represents clients in insurance defense, commercial litigation, landlord tenant, and a host of other litigation matters.

John Easter | Director

Undergraduate: Millikin University
Law School: Texas Tech School of Law

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

John is an Associate Attorney at Padfield & Stout LLP and assists with the firms growing civil litigation practice, focusing primarily on commercial litigation.

Victoria LaFleur | TCYLA Student Liason

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

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Texas A&M 2020-21 Mock Trial Team
Texas A&M Student Ambassador

Victoria is a second-year, first-generation law student at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. During undergrad, Victoria worked as a file clerk at Provost Umphrey Law Firm and The Ferguson Law Firm. This past summer, Victoria served as a summer law clerk with Ironclad Title and Robichaux, Mize, Wadsack, Richardson & Watson performing title reviews and drafting orders, petitions, and purchase agreements. This fall, Victoria is looking forward to serving as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing I and working at Texas A&M’s Tax Dispute Resolution Clinic.

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 interested in workplace and administrative law.