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Emily Williamson

About

Emily has been a team member at Keith & Lorfing since February of 2022. She started out as an intern, but quickly developed a passion for the legal field, our clients, and the work that we do as a team. During her time with Keith & Lorfing, Emily has worked as a receptionist, junior legal assistant, and now serves as a legal assistant and the primary Discovery Manager for all state and federal criminal cases. Emily finished up her undergraduate and graduate studies at Hardin-Simmons University in 2023 and decided to stay on as part of the team after graduation. With two degrees in Criminal Justice, a variety of internship experiences in the legal field, and over two years of experience with the firm, Emily strives to ensure that cases are handled efficiently and attorneys have all of the information that they need to make the client experience with Keith & Lorfing one worth telling all of West Texas about.

When Emily isn't on the job for the firm, she enjoys spending time with her family and serving her community. Currently, Emily is also responsible for teaching Criminal Justice courses at Hardin-Simmons University on the side. Whenever you see Emily, whether that's in the office or out serving her West Texas community, you're sure to see a smile on her face!

Get to Know Emily:

  • Favorite hobby: Playing piano and guitar
  • Favorite book: As of right now, my favorite book is Finlay Donovan is Killing It, but my favorite book is constantly changing based on what my current read is!
  • Biggest pet peeve: People driving slow in the left lane on the highway
  • Favorite person: My favorite person is my soon-to-be fiancé, A.J.
  • Biggest role models: My biggest role models are my parents. They have led by example in what it looks like to put family first, chase dreams, and serve others.
  • Favorite travel destination in West Texas and why? My favorite travel destination in West Texas is actually Abilene. I have moved back to the panhandle, but coming back to Abilene always feels like coming home.
  • What makes you happy? Spending time with my dog, Milo
  • What does West Texas Tough mean to you? Being West Texas Tough means being resilient in the face of hard times and choosing to thrive no matter what circumstances I may find myself in.
  • Best kept secret in West Texas The best kept secret in West Texas is absolutely beef jerky from Jackson Brothers Meat Locker in Post, Texas!
  • Cat or dog person? Dog person
  • How long have you been in West Texas? I am West Texas born and raised!
  • Spirit Animal My spirit animal is probably a golden retriever - I love to help out and be a friend to all!

Favorite thing about working at Keith & Lorfing My favorite thing about working at Keith & Lorfing is our incredible team. Since day one, we have had a group of incredible attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff who make our work efficient and fun. I love every day that I get to spend in the office! It's truly a job that doesn't feel like work.

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The Keith & Lorfing Difference

  • Over 500 Jury Trial Experience
  • Voted Best Lawyers in Abilene for 2023
  • Over 75 Years of Combined Experience
  • Multiple Attorneys on Staff Previously Served as State & Federal Prosecutors
  • Personalized Approach to Handling Cases
  • Multiple Offices Throughout West Texas
We Embody the Spirit, Grit, and Work Ethic of the West Free Consultation - Affordable Services
Everything we do – every decision we make, every client we choose to work with, every case we file – is driven by our desire to level the playing field for working-class Texans.  Each of our attorneys comes from humble beginnings and knows the value of hard work.  Our fathers and grandfathers were mechanics, laborers, firefighters, and enlisted military – and we haven’t forgotten where we come from.   We’ve intentionally chosen not to represent corporations or the 1 percenters.  Instead, we advocate for people like us – hard-working, family-oriented West Texans who simply want to give their kids a better life than they had.   Sometimes that means standing up to the State of Texas when they are trying to strong-arm a plea offer.  Other times, it means fighting for just compensation against a multi-million dollar insurance company.   Regardless of the adversary, know our mission remains the same – to level the playing field for people like me and you.

The Best in the West

Don’t Let Our West Texas Roots Fool You - Our Attorneys Are Some of the Most Experienced in America.

With over 500 jury trials and over 75 years of experience, our team of attorneys have the experience and expertise you need to win and to win big. We employ multiple former federal and state prosecutors. Our attorneys have clerked at the highest courts in Texas, graduated from some of the best Universities, and handled the biggest cases. Our attorneys could have easily worked at the largest law firms in New York, San Francisco, or Washington D.C. but chose to come back to West Texas –to their home – to protect and fight for our West Texas communities.

Don't Take Our Word For It

Your Connection To Your Case 3 Things You'll Get With Keith & Lorfing

  • 1. A Lawyer Will Answer Your Calls & Emails
  • 2. You’ll Be Informed About Your Case Every Step of the Way
  • 3. You’ll Be Treated With Compassion & Respect

Straight From The Horse’s Mouth

    "Mr. Lorfing was absolutely great!"
    He responded immediately and help with my issue with professionalism and in an extremely quick manner.
    - Ashley H.
    "Russell's experience, skill, and compassion are unmatched."
    If you don't hire Russell, I think you are making a huge mistake.
    - Catherine E.
    "His help also provided me with the confidence I needed to stand tall."
    Mr. Lorfing not only responded to my case when he could have moved on, but his help also provided me with the confidence I needed to stand tall.
    - Jaren C.
    "If I have a legal issue in the Big Country, he is my first call."
    Russell's experience as a prosecutor and defense counsel in both civil and criminal law has made him an excellent attorney.
    - Javier
    "A lawyer who demonstrated high morals and professionalism in the representation of his clients."
    I found him to be well prepared for every hearing, big or small; a competent and skilled litigator, comfortable in the courtroom.
    - Scott F., Former United States Magistrate Judge
    "I have the utmost respect for this man."
    Not only is he very knowledgeable about the law, but he also was very sincere and understanding about my emotional state.
    - Angela
    "Honest, Aggressive and Trustworthy. Straight shooter and very willing to fight up-hill battles."
    Russ is hardworking and committed to each client. He is aggressive and comes in well prepared.
    - Phil T.
    "I would highly recommend you contact Russell if you find yourself in hot water."
    They got me out of a tight jam with pure professionalism and tact.
    - Brian H.
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We Don’t Back Down From a Fight

Not everyone has the luxury of starting life out on third base. If you’re anything like us, you’ve had to fight and claw your way to the top. If we’ve learned anything in this life, it’s that anything worth having, is worthing fighting for. Which is why we never back down from a fight. We handle some of the biggest cases in West Texas. And when the going gets tough, we show our competition just what it means to be West Texas Tough.

  • Case Dismissed Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
  • Reinstated Motion to Revoke
  • Case Closed Child Abuse
  • Case Dismissed Client Fully Exonerated
  • Case Dismissed Federal Child Exploitation Charges
  • Deferred Probation Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon