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When Experience, Skill And Results Matter To You

Turn to a team of trusted trial lawyers who will fight for your rights and best interests.

Serving Clients Throughout Bell County And Central Texas

For more than 20 years, Prater, Ridley & Llamas - Attorneys at Law has been providing family law, criminal defense, and probate and estate administration services for clients throughout Bell County and nearby communities across Central Texas. Both graduates of Baylor University School of Law, our founding partners each have more than 40 years of litigation experience and lead a team of highly trained legal staff at our Temple, Texas, law firm.

Our firm has earned decades of recognition in the Central Texas legal community, resulting in excellent working relationships with opposing attorneys, prosecutors and judges. Our knowledge of procedures and expectations in local court jurisdictions throughout the region gives our clients the advantage of efficiency and the benefit of cost-effectiveness, as we focus on positive outcomes.

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Our Areas of Service

Family
Law

Military Family
Law

Expunctions
& Non
Disclosures

Probate &
Estate
Administration

High-Asset
Divorce

Criminal
Defense

Aggressive Protection For Your Family And Parental Rights

Attorney Carol E. Prater practices exclusively in the area of family law. She is a skilled and experienced negotiator who is not afraid to vigorously protect your rights and the best interests of your children and family. Ms. Prater is highly accomplished and highly regarded in the legal community for her fierce representation in family law cases involving:

Our clients can also benefit from the more than 20 years of experience attorney Elisabeth Connor Llamas brings to our family law practice. She handles:

  • High-asset divorce issues
  • Property division disputes
  • Alimony requests
  • Military divorce issues
  • Child custody disputes
  • Visitation issues
  • Child support requests and enforcement
  • Custody and support modifications

Meet Our Attorney

Carol E. Prater

Carol E. Prater

PARTNER

Patrick J. Ridley

Patrick J. Ridley

PARTNER

Elisabeth C. Llamas

Elisabeth C. Llamas

PARTNER

Carol E. Prater

Carol E. Prater

PARTNER

Patrick J. Ridley

Patrick J. Ridley

PARTNER

Elisabeth C. Llamas

Elisabeth C. Llamas

PARTNER

Providing high-quality legal counsel in Central Texas since 1993.

Fierce Criminal Defense To Protect Your Rights

Led by attorney Patrick J. Ridley, our criminal law group provides highly skilled and aggressive criminal defense for clients charged with:

Mr. Ridley is held in high regard for his post-conviction services, including expunctions and non-disclosures, as well as his tenacity in the courtroom. He has served as the president of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association and earned a life membership as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Experience And Knowledge, With A Focus On Exceeding Your Expectations

There are numerous benefits to hiring a lawyer from our firm:

  • First and foremost a trial law firm
  • Thoroughly prepare and present your case clearly
  • Considerable experience, resources and technology
  • Sophisticated representation focused on achieving the best possible outcome
  • Responsive communications and set up of clear expectations
  • Competitive fees and transparent billing policies
  • Acceptance of major credit cards for your convenience

Our general office hours in Temple are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available by special arrangement. Call us at 254-773-9081 to discuss your legal concerns. You may also use our convenient email contact form to request a consultation with an attorney.

Mr. Ridley also has experience in the area of family law and handles adoption cases in Central Texas.

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