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 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 Estate Planning, Guardianships, Divorces, & Child Custody matters.

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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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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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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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Nicole Price

Legal Secretary 

   

Nicole Price is a Legal Secretary for Matthew Harris Law, PLLC, which means she is most likely the first voice you will hear when you call us, and she is the first face you will see when you come into the office! Nicole’s ambition and interest in Family Law aspired her to join the Firm in 2020. She is currently in the process of obtaining her degree for Paralegal Studies and is working toward obtaining her certification as a Paralegal. Nicole’s compassion and experience provide her with the unique ability to assist potential clients who call our office seeking legal assistance.

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