Stephen’s vast and varied experience includes all areas of civil litigation, personal injury, contract law, family law and service as a NFL Member Contract Adviser. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from The State University of New York at Albany in 1989 and a Juris Doctor degree from Whittier College School of Law in 1992.
During law school, Stephen clerked for a Wall Street law firm and several law firms in Los Angeles.
Initially licensed in California in 1992, Stephen was an associate attorney with Berger & Stolar of Beverly Hills, Stoll, Nussbaum and Polakov of Los Angeles, Reff & Aderonmu of North Hollywood and Klein, Testan & Brundo, LLC of Tustin, CA.
He is currently licensed in Texas, California and Colorado.
In 1999, Stephen moved his family to Austin, Texas to start his own law firm where he focused his practice on asbestos litigation, business & contract law, construction litigation, Deceptive Trade Practice Act Claims and estate planning.
Since 2008, Stephen has focused his practice on family law and asset recovery and he lives in Lakeway with his wife Jessica and his three children.
Will is a senior Paralegal who supports our clients as the firm’s director of Operations, Client Communications coordinator, and office administrator. He retired from the U.S. Army in March 2014 after 24 years of service as a senior non-commissioned officer with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Will has served as a chief paralegal in Washington DC, as a senior litigation paralegal at Fort Hood, Texas, and as a family law paralegal in Germany, Hawaii and Fort Drum, New York. He has been deployed to Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cuba and has served as liaison with The Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Texas Ranger Division and many other government agencies on criminal and administrative law.
Eric is an associate attorney with the Putonti Law Firm, where he practices in assisting individuals navigate difficult situations in family law and asset recovery.
Eric is a native Austinite and attended his childhood dream school of The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a bachelor of science degree with a minor in business in 2012. Following his undergraduate career, he attended St. Mary’s University School of Law where he earned his juris doctorate in the spring of 2016.
During law school, Eric was exposed to a wide variety of fields and geographical locations having clerked for attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and abroad in China. He was a member of Hispanic Law Student Association, the Oil, Gas, and Energy Resource Law Society, the Austin Young Lawyers Association, and the Business Law Association. These organizations allowed Eric to participate in community activities, such as the San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program’s Wills Clinic and the Geekdom Pro-Bono Small Business Legal Clinic, which helped benefit low-income individuals and families with free legal advice.
During his personal time, Eric enjoys being with his family and friends, attending UT sporting events, jogging Lady Bird Lake, playing with his dog at Zilker Park, and trying out new restaurants. He and his longtime girlfriend attend the Austin Stone Community Church.
Dinah Haney is a litigation paralegal at the Putonti Law Firm. Dinah earned her bachelor degree from Texas State University and attended graduate school at Baylor University.
Dinah has been a paralegal in the Central Texas area for 19 years. She is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member of the State Bar Paralegal Division and the Capital Area Paralegal Association. Dinah has been trained and certified in mediation, parenting coordination, and collaborative law.
As an experienced family law paralegal, Dinah is able to bring expertise and knowledge to the clients of the firm. In her spare time, Dinah loves to spend time with her dog, do yoga, garden, kayak, and watch Australian rules football.
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