Our Team

Matthew L. Harris, Esq.

Chief Attorney

    

Mr. Harris served eight years in the United States Air Force in a Special Operations occupation as a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) member. He is a decorated Iraq War Veteran who knows what it means to fight for something he believes in. Since beginning his law career as a Reserve Police Officer in 2004, Mr. Harris has gained immeasurable experience in Divorce, Child Support/Child Custody, Adoptions, and general Civil Litigation. Mr. Harris is passionate about his clients’ rights and will be a zealous advocate of yours. As a respected member of the legal community, you can trust him to keep your best interests at heart and treat you with the utmost professionalism.

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Carrie A. Harris, Esq.

Associate Attorney

    

Mrs. Harris is a Texas Tech alumna, completing both her Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate of Jurisprudence degrees at the university. Mrs. Harris has honed her Business Counseling Skills in order to represent and support her clients. She regularly advises small business owners, and represents larger businesses of the South Plains in order to give her clients peace of mind. She assists her clients with everything from the formation of the business, the drafting of the company bylaws, and the requisite annual meetings. Additionally, Mrs. Harris assists her clients with rapid growth through her proficiency of mergers and acquisitions of other companies.

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Carrie A. Harris, Esq.

Associate Attorney

    

Mrs. Harris is a Texas Tech alumna, completing both her Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate of Jurisprudence degrees at the university. Mrs. Harris has honed her Business Counseling Skills in order to represent and support her clients. She regularly advises small business owners, and represents larger businesses of the South Plains in order to give her clients peace of mind. She assists her clients with everything from the formation of the business, the drafting of the company bylaws, and the requisite annual meetings. Additionally, Mrs. Harris assists her clients with rapid growth through her proficiency of mergers and acquisitions of other companies.

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Amanda W. Kraynok, Esq.

Associate Attorney

    

Mrs. Kraynok graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in May 2017 where she served as the Editor in Chief of the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal. Her work there solidified her passion for assisting clients with Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianships. Prior to law school, Ms. Kraynok received her Bachelors Degree from Angelo State University where she was also spent four years playing softball as a scholarship athlete. After graduating from Angelo State, she taught for a very brief period before heading to law school and held two teaching certifications in the State of Texas. Ms. Kraynok is a native of Round Rock, Texas and is very happily married.

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William “Bill” Benda, Esq.

Associate Attorney

   

Mr. Benda is a Texas Tech alumnus, completing his Bachelor of Arts degree with summa cum laude honors and Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree with cum laude honors. He is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. Mr. Benda is a native of Arlington, Texas, and an avid Texas Rangers fan. During his years of practice, Mr. Benda has acquired experience in representing and assisting clients in Business Counseling, Civil Litigation, and Family Law. You can trust Mr. Benda to utilize his years of experience in diligently pursuing your case.

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William “Bill” Benda, Esq.

Associate Attorney

   

Mr. Benda is a Texas Tech alumnus, completing his Bachelor of Arts degree with summa cum laude honors and Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree with cum laude honors. He is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. Mr. Benda is a native of Arlington, Texas, and an avid Texas Rangers fan. During his years of practice, Mr. Benda has acquired experience in representing and assisting clients in Business Counseling, Civil Litigation, and Family Law. You can trust Mr. Benda to utilize his years of experience in diligently pursuing your case.

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Amanda E. Carter, Esq.

Associate Attorney

    

Ms. Carter was raised in Houston, Texas before obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. She received her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Texas Tech University School of Law. Ms. Carter first joined Matthew Harris Law as a rising 2L summer law clerk in 2016 before rejoining the firm in 2018 as an attorney. Ms. Carter has a passion for assisting individuals and families with special needs. Ms. Carter is an up and coming attorney in the Lubbock legal community and currently represents clients in divorces, child custody matters, and cases involving Child Protective Services.

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Emily Walterscheid, PP, CLP

Chief Paralegal

   

Emily Walterscheid is the Chief Paralegal for Matthew Harris Law, PLLC. Mrs. Walterscheid is a West Texas Native and a graduate of Shallowater High School. She began her law career in 2007 as a legal assistant and joined Matthew Harris Law, PLLC, in January 2012. Mrs. Walterscheid is certified as a Certified Legal Professional (CLP) and as a Professional Paralegal (PP) through the National Association of Legal Secretaries. Mrs. Walterscheid graduated in May 2017 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from American Public University. Mrs. Walterscheid is often praised for her professionalism, and for her kindness in treating clients like family.

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Emily Walterscheid, PP, CLP

Chief Paralegal

   

Emily Walterscheid is the Chief Paralegal for Matthew Harris Law, PLLC. Mrs. Walterscheid is a West Texas Native and a graduate of Shallowater High School. She began her law career in 2007 as a legal assistant and joined Matthew Harris Law, PLLC, in January 2012. Mrs. Walterscheid is certified as a Certified Legal Professional (CLP) and as a Professional Paralegal (PP) through the National Association of Legal Secretaries. Mrs. Walterscheid graduated in May 2017 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from American Public University. Mrs. Walterscheid is often praised for her professionalism, and for her kindness in treating clients like family.

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Blake Walterscheid, CLP

Legal Secretary

   

Blake Walterscheid is the Legal Secretary for Matthew Harris Law, PLLC. Mr. Walterscheid began his law career as a Security Forces Specialist in the U.S. Air Force where he served a 6 year enlistment. After his service in the military, he continued a career in law enforcement as a security guard for Texas Tech University Health Science Center and even as a loss prevention officer for Academy Sports + Outdoors. Mr. Walterscheid joined Matthew Harris Law, PLLC, in November 2016. Mr. Walterscheid is certified as a Certified Legal Professional (CLP). Mr. Walterscheid is often praised for his professionalism and attention to detail.

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Victoria Foster

Legal Secretary 

   

Ms. Foster is a Legal Secretary for Matthew Harris Law, PLLC, so her voice is most likely to be the first one you hear when you call us and she will be the one to greet you when you walk in the door. While in high school, she was a tenacious athlete and played multiple positions on her high school softball team. Ms. Foster is well known for her patience and understanding when speaking with clients on the phone to help them to find the right attorney. She is a proud member of the Lubbock Legal Professionals Association and you can expect to see great things from her in the future.

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Victoria Foster

Legal Secretary 

   

Ms. Foster is a Legal Secretary for Matthew Harris Law, PLLC, so her voice is most likely to be the first one you hear when you call us and she will be the one to greet you when you walk in the door. While in high school, she was a tenacious athlete and played multiple positions on her high school softball team. Ms. Foster is well known for her patience and understanding when speaking with clients on the phone to help them to find the right attorney. She is a proud member of the Lubbock Legal Professionals Association and you can expect to see great things from her in the future.

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