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Julian DeBerry
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About

Julian takes tremendous pride in being part of the Keith & Lorfing family. He has served as a Legal Assistant since 2023 and specializes in client relations, ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of service and support. Currently pursuing my studies at Hardin-Simmons University, Julian is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Studies, with aspirations of attending law school in the near future.

Having resided in the West Texas area for over three and a half years, Julian has developed a deep appreciation for its community spirit and camaraderie. What he cherishes most about working with our firm is the invaluable opportunity to glean wisdom from seasoned attorneys. Our firm's commitment to genuine care for our clients and unwavering respect for all individuals resonates deeply with me.

Outside of his professional pursuits, you'll often find Julian relishing moments with his loved ones, engaging in spirited discussions with friends, or immersing himself in the excitement of football season. Volunteering and contributing to the betterment of his community brings him immense joy as does embodying the resilient spirit of our 'West Texas Tough” mantra.

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Our Passion Projects

  • Freedom Fighters

    Our representation goes beyond the courtroom. We help our clients become better fathers and better husbands through self-improvement.

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  • A Tad From Dad

    We help you stay involved in your children’s lives while you're incarcerated. Through small gifts and memorializing your best life advice, we are here for you so you can be there for them.

  • Learn Federal Sentencing

    Federal sentencing guidelines is a whole other world. Let us do our part to decode the complexity of the federal sentencing guidelines…one enhancement at a time.

  • File a 2255 Motion

    Learn about federal habeas corpus, including 2255 and 2241 petitions. If you or a love one has already been sentenced, this website will explain your post-conviction options.

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.
    "Delivered an incredible victory!"
    The relief was extraordinary! We will never be able to express our gratitude enough.
    - Herbert P.
    "You to me are family, not just my lawyer."
    You are the truth.
    - Jacqueline T.
    "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
    "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.
    "If you need legal help, there’s not a better lawyer in Abilene"
    Russell was able to get me cleared of my charges through his expansive knowledge of both sides of the prosecuting and defensive sides of the law.
    - Avvo User
    "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
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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 Felony Endangerment to a Child
  • Case Closed Child Abuse
  • Federal Sentence Reduction – GRANTED White Collar Crime
  • Reinstated Motion to Revoke
  • Case Dismissed Sexual Abuse of a Child
  • Released on Bond Federal Client Released on Bond