More Than 110 Years Of Combined Experience And Advocacy

When you are faced with a difficult legal issue involving family law, estate planning or criminal charges, having an experienced attorney on your side to staunchly protect your rights isn't an option — it's a necessity.

At the law firm of Prater & Ridley Attorneys At Law — based in Temple, Texas — we have been providing high-quality representation and aggressive advocacy in the areas of family law, criminal law, and probate and estate administration to individuals and families throughout Central Texas since 1993.

Our History

More than 40 years ago, our founding attorneys, Carol E. Prater and Patrick J. Ridley, graduated from the Baylor University School of Law before gaining valuable experience in the Central Texas legal community. Today, their decades of work and the excellent working relationships they have established are great assets to our firm and our clients.

We are highly familiar with the communities we serve and understand the needs of the people who live in them.

Co-founding attorney Carol E. Prater is a board certified family law specialist* in the state of Texas and practices exclusively in the area of family law. Known as a skilled litigator and an unyielding presence on behalf of her clients' interests, attorney Prater provides the effective family law representation her clients need.

Highly regarded and respected among his peers in the Central Texas region, our other co-founding attorney, Patrick J. Ridley, served for 16 years in elected office as County Attorney for Bell County. His unique background and perspective on Texas law benefit his current practice in family law, criminal law, probate and civil litigation.

Senior associate attorney Elisabeth Connor Llamas is equally qualified and brings more than 20 years of experience to our family law practice.

The attorneys at our firm complement each others' style and bring a difficult challenge to any opposing counsel.

The Best Interests Of Our Clients Always Come First

At Prater & Ridley Attorneys At Law, we are dedicated to maintaining high ethical standards and excellent client service. We keep our clients' goals in mind at all times and keep them informed on the status of their cases and any new developments.

To keep services affordable, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and the most efficient methods of practice. Regardless of the legal matters you are facing, you need a lawyer who understands and has experience with the laws. Learn more about the representation we can provide by scheduling an initial consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 254-773-9081.

*Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization