John C. Carsey

John Carsey Austin, Texas
Phone: (512) 476-4873
Fax: (512) 479-8315
Email: (Assistant Pamela Berry)

Born in Houston, Texas, John attended the University of Texas, where he was a member of the basketball team which won two Southwest Conference championship titles and the 1978 National Invitational Tournament. He received his B.A. (American Studies) in 1980. Following his graduation, John played basketball professionally in Europe before returning to enter Baylor University School of Law, from which he graduated in 1984.

John was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1984 and joined MBF&C. Since joining the firm, John has concentrated on civil litigation, family law and criminal defense. With his background in college and professional sports, he has successfully represented a number of well known athletes and coaches in various matters. He also has an expansive list of Fortune 500 companies who turn to him for representation in critical matters. John also currently serves as Managing Partner of the firm.

John enjoys sports of every kind, cooking and travel.

Year Joined Organization:

  • 1984

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, 1984
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1980
    Bachelor of Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Travis County Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, 1984 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1984 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Fellow – Texas Bar Foundation


  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Texas Silver Spurs

Law Awards

Awards given to our attorneys for excellence.

Michael Burnett -

  • Recognized in 2008 and 2005 as a "Rising Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly.
  • A.V. Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Jeffrey David Miller -

  • Recognized in 2008 as a "Rising Star Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine.
  • Elected in 2008 as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Association.