FORT WORTH - Lisa Herrick, a highly-regarded board certified juvenile lawyer, has joined Varghese Summersett as a partner in the firm’s criminal division.

Herrick specializes in juvenile law and will oversee criminal cases involving minors and young adults. She is board certified in juvenile law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - a designation held by only 65 attorneys in the state of Texas and three in Tarrant County.

“We are thrilled to have Lisa on our team,” said Benson Varghese, founder and managing partner of Varghese Summersett. “Lisa’s expertise in juvenile law puts her in an elite class of lawyers in Texas, and she will be a tremendous asset to our young clients who find themselves caught up in the criminal justice system.

“I have known Lisa for more than a decade and have seen her work ethic and commitment to excellence. She will work tirelessly to help teens and young adults get their lives back on track. She is also a tremendous asset in any criminal case involving an accuser who is a minor.”

Prior to going into private practice as a defense attorney, Herrick served as a prosecutor in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office for eight years. While at the DA’s Office, she was assigned to the juvenile division, which handles cases involving youth under age 17. There, she developed a passion for juvenile law.

“I have handled every type of juvenile case you can think of, ranging from shoplifting to capital murder,” Herrick said. “Juvenile law is very different from adult criminal law. I have worked very hard to develop the skills and expertise necessary to be a proficient juvenile lawyer.

Herrick, who received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, said she is ready to put her expertise to work for the clients of Varghese Summersett.

“I have always had a heart for kids - especially kids who are in trouble and need help,” Herrick said. “They need an attorney who cares about them and will protect their future - not just in the courtroom but in the long run. That’s the kind of lawyer I am.”

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About Varghese Summersett

Varghese Summersett is one of the largest and fastest-growing criminal defense and family law practices in North Texas. The firm’s criminal division, Varghese Summersett PLLC, has offices in downtown Fort Worth and Dallas and is made up of 11 criminal defense lawyers.  All of the senior criminal attorneys are former prosecutors and five are board-certified in criminal law, the highest designation an attorney can reach. The firm’s family division, Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, is located at the firm’s principal office in downtown Fort Worth and specializes in divorce, child support, and other emotionally-charged family law matters.

Varghese Summersett has been named one of the fastest growing businesses in the United States by Inc. 500 magazine. Earlier this month, the firm was recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Fort Worth by Fort Worth Inc. magazine.

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