Our Team

Our Team

The attorneys and team members at Thrash, Carroll & Vanway Law Group are dedicated to offering estate planning and  legal services in Austin, Texas with honesty and integrity.

Erin M. Thrash
Attorney at Law
Erin M. Thrash
Attorney at Law
Erin is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a member of the College of the State Bar.

Erin M. Thrash

Erin is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a member of the College of the State Bar. She lives in the Lake Travis area and has practiced in this area since 1999.  Her clients come out to our offices in Lakeway from all over Austin, Spicewood, Georgetown, Marble Falls, and the Hill Country. Our practice is focused on estate planning and we assist clients with planning for taxes and other complexities associated with a  high net worth, blended families or difficult family issues and business succession with unique, custom “solution planning” using wills, trusts, charitable vehicles, business entities or family limited partnerships.

The firm also does probate and estate administrations, elder law, asset protection for high net worth individuals, LG planning, business formation and business succession planning. She is a teacher and frequent lecturer in these areas. Besides the state and district courts in which she appears, in 2007 she was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Community Involvement

Erin frequently donates her time and legal experience to charities and foundations which benefit children in need. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce, the Lakeway Police Foundation, the Estate Planning Council of Central Texas, the Estate and Probate sections of the respective Bar Associations,  and she is active in a variety of community and national activities including the Komen Foundation Race for the Cure and the American Heart Association.

Education and Personal

She earned her B.S. and J.D. at Louisiana State University. Geaux Tigers!

She has 3 children, 4 horses, a variety of dogs, cats, chickens and exotic birds. When she is not reading, gardening, riding or with her family, she loves to travel.

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Danielle Taylor
Attorney at Law
Danielle Taylor
Attorney at Law
Danielle works as a trusted adviser with local businesses and business owners in the Lake Travis area and counsels on business development and risk management.

Danielle Taylor

Danielle works as a trusted adviser with local businesses and business owners in the Lake Travis area and counsels on business development and risk management. From entity formation to personnel management, Danielle’s experience as a former commercial litigator has proven invaluable for helping businesses avoid lawsuits and minimize potential losses.

Danielle is also actively involved in the Lake Travis community. She currently sits on the City of Lakeway’s Board of Ethics and serves on various membership and engagement committees for the Hills Country Club. In her spare time, she enjoys being on the lake with her family and watching sports (with a particular affinity for rugby!).

Danielle graduated with high honors from the Baylor University School of Law, where she served as Senior Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review. 

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Mike Carroll
Attorney At Law
Mike Carroll
Attorney At Law
Born in Port Lavaca, Texas on October 30, 1957. Admitted to Texas Bar in 1982. Preparatory education, Baylor University (BBA 1980 Magna Cum Laude)

Mike Carroll

Born in Port Lavaca, Texas on October 30, 1957. Admitted to Texas Bar in 1982. Preparatory education, Baylor University (BBA 1980 Magna Cum Laude); Legal education, Baylor University School of Law (JD 1982); Associate editor of the Baylor Law Review. Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; Member of the State Bar of Texas; and the Real Estate and Probate Section of State Bar.

Practice Area:

Estate Planning and Probate

Education:

J.D.- Baylor University School of Law, Waco, TX, 1982

Law Review: Associate Editor, Baylor Law Review, 1981 – 1982

B.B.A. – Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1980

Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Employment History:

Potter, Minton, Tyler, Texas, 1982 – 1986

Ireland, Carroll & Kelley, P.C., Tyler, Texas, 1986 – 2001

Michael G. Carroll, P.C., Austin, Texas – 2001 – 2016

Thrash, Carroll & Vanway Law Group, Austin, Texas 2016 – present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

State Bar of Texas, Member Bar

Real Estate and Probate Section of State Bar

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Christopher Ha
Attorney At Law
Christopher Ha
Attorney At Law
Christopher Ha is an attorney Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law and Certified Financial Planner ® who has been helping clients with their estate planning, probate and trust administration needs since 2009.

Christopher Ha

Christopher Ha is an attorney and Certified Financial Planner ® that has been helping clients with their estate planning and trust administration needs since 2009. Chris works to make estate planning and administration as easy as possible for clients whether it involves simplifying complex documents to plain English, coordinating projects with third parties such as accountants, or finding ways of reducing income, gift, and estate tax liabilities for clients and beneficiaries. Outside of work Chris is a ballroom dancer, and has on occasion been accused of being a fair weather fan to the Longhorns and Red Raiders.

Practice Area:

Estate planning. Complex estate and trust administration, Income taxation of estates and trusts, Estate, gift, and generation skipping taxation

Education:

University of Texas at Austin, BBA – Finance, Philosophy, 2006

Texas Tech School of Law, JD, 2009

Texas Tech University, Masters – Personal Financial Planning, 2009

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Ken Vanway
Of Counsel
Ken Vanway
Of Counsel
Ken is a Board Certified attorney specializing in Estate Planning and Probate Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization).

Ken Vanway

Ken is a Board Certified attorney specializing in Estate Planning and Probate Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization). Ken has lived in Austin since 1986 and enjoys sailing, cycling, hiking, swimming and travel.
Credentials

Board Certified – Estate Planning & Probate Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas

Doctorate in Jurisprudence (J.D.) – South Texas College of Law (Houston)

CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter)

ChFc (Chartered Financial Consultant)

BBA (Finance) – Texas A&M University

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Allison Mora
Paralegal
Allison Mora
Paralegal
Allison Mora is a paralegal for Thrash, Carroll & Vanway Law Group and joined the team in June of 2014. Allison is the first point of contact with the firm and provides a wide range of support for the firm and our clients.

Allison Mora

Allison Mora is the paralegal for Thrash Law Firm and joined the team in June of 2014. Allison is the first point of contact with the firm and provides a wide range of support for our clients, attorneys and paralegals, and keeps the office running smoothly. Allison enjoys cooking, traveling as much as she can, hiking and listening to live music in her spare time.
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Meagan Coleman
Paralegal and Funding Coordinator
Meagan Coleman
Paralegal and Funding Coordinator
Meagan Coleman joined Thrash Law Firm, now Thrash, Carroll & Vanway Law Group in 2010. She is a paralegal and the funding coordinator.

Meagan Coleman

Meagan Coleman joined Thrash Law Firm in 2010 and is the firm’s estate planning/probate paralegal and funding coordinator. She works closely with clients through the probate process and assists with all areas of estate planning. Meagan is primarily responsible for client relations and communication, for assisting with document preparation, for coordinating the funding of trusts, and for various probate matters. Meagan’s passion for learning new things keeps her up-to-date on the ever changing probate court procedures.

Meagan holds an A.A. degree in Journalism and is working towards a paralegal certification. She has been an active member of the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division since 2014. In her spare time she enjoys being involved with her community, volunteering as PTA Volunteer/Membership Chair at her children’s school, spending time outdoors, gardening, attending her children’s sports activities and enjoying life with her husband and their three beautiful children.

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Hannah Fadler
Administrative Assistant
Hannah Fadler
Administrative Assistant
Hannah joined Thrash, Carroll & Vanway Law Group in 2019. She speaks with clients and handles day to day administrative tasks for the team.