Scott DeShazoScott DeShazo
(512) 617-5561
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Scott DeShazo was raised in Austin. He is an experienced trial lawyer and is recognized by Texas Monthly as a Rising Star in the practice of law. Scott earned his JD from Texas Tech University School of Law, and has a Master of Theological Studies degree from Vanderbilt University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University. Prior to founding DeShazo & Nesbitt, Scott was a partner in the Austin firm Herman, Howry & Breen LLP. He also has experience in the Texas Attorney General’s office. Scott is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Scott and his wife, Shawna, have three young boys.

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Tom NesbittTom Nesbitt
(512) 617-5562
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Tom Nesbitt is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Tom is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and Texas Monthly recognized him as a Super Lawyer in the practice of Labor & Employment law. Tom earned his JD with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Baylor University in Waco, his hometown. Prior to founding DeShazo & Nesbitt, Tom was with the Austin office of Fulbright & Jaworski. Tom is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children.

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Rachel L. NoffkeRachel L. Noffke
(512) 485-4373
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Rachel Noffke is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented both individuals and corporations in all phases of business litigation, including pre-trial discovery, trial, appeal and settlement. She takes time to counsel her clients about the pros and cons of litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Rachel analyzes and extensively researches evolving legal issues in the contract, employment and legal malpractice arenas. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Rachel’s family includes her husband Randy and four children.

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Laura GoodsonLaura J. Goodson
(512) 485-4380
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Laura Goodson is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Laura received her JD with honors from The University of Texas School of Law. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts in history from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and a Masters of Arts in history from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining DeShazo & Nesbitt in 2014. Laura enjoyed 10 years practicing in the Labor and Employment and Trial sections of the Houston office of Gardere, Wynne, Sewell. Ms. Goodson was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She grew up in both Calgary and in Corpus Christi, Texas, holding dual citizenship and dual allegiances during Olympic hockey games.

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