Our Team

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Matthew L. Harris, Esq.

Chief Attorney

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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.

Partner, Business Law Attorney

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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.

Partner, Business Law Attorney

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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 E. Carter, Esq.

Estate Management Attorney

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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 Estate Planning, Guardianships, Probate, & Will Drafting matters.

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William “Bill” Benda, Esq.

Civil Litigation Attorney

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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.

Civil Litigation Attorney

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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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Carolina G. Truesdale, Esq.

Family Law Attorney

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Mrs. Truesdale is a licensed Texas attorney who practices in the areas of Divorce, Child Custody, and other Family Law matters at Matthew Harris Law, PLLC. She graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in May 2021 where she discovered her passion for serving families during difficult times. Mrs. Truesdale received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Baylor University where she was on the Dean’s List and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Mrs. Truesdale is a native of Monclova, Mexico and is fluent in both French and Spanish. 

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Carolina G. Truesdale, Esq.

Family Law Attorney

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Mrs. Truesdale is a licensed Texas attorney who practices in the areas of Divorce, Child Custody, and other Family Law matters at Matthew Harris Law, PLLC. She graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in May 2021 where she discovered her passion for serving families during difficult times. Mrs. Truesdale received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Baylor University where she was on the Dean’s List and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Mrs. Truesdale is a native of Monclova, Mexico and is fluent in both French and Spanish. 

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Emily Walterscheid, PP, CLP

Chief Paralegal

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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

Estate Management Paralegal

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Blake Walterscheid is the Paralegal for the Estate Management Division at 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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Blake Walterscheid, CLP

Estate Management Paralegal

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Blake Walterscheid is the Paralegal for the Estate Management Division at 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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Nicole Price

Business Law Paralegal 

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Nicole Price is the Paralegal for the Business Law Division at Matthew Harris Law, PLLC. Nicole’s ambition and interest in the law inspired her to enroll in the Paralegal Studies Program at South Plains College, where she is currently attending. Nicole joined the Firm in 2020 as a Legal Secretary, and since then has demonstrated her acumen in business law. Nicole now works with Carrie A. Harris, Esq. in our Business Law Division to assist clients in forming new businesses, growing their existing businesses, and navigating the complicated legal landscape that comes with the territory.

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