Mstislav Pedro Talavera-Karmanov

Mstislav Pedro Talavera-Karmanov

WaltersGilbreath, PLLC
  • Appeals & Appellate, Civil Rights, Family Law ...
  • Texas
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I graduated with dual degrees from the Arts & Sciences and the Business schools at Washington University and set out to find employment in the corporate workforce. I quickly found corporate life to be monotonous, so after a year of working in the business sector, I returned to school to study law.

In 2010 I graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and I immediately began litigating with Lone Star Legal Aid, handling cases under VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) grant work.

In these roles, I noticed that—regardless of the specific subject matter of the case—familial problems often caused, contributed to, or exacerbated the conflicts in question. If I could help spouses get out of potentially dangerous situations, I could not only help individuals to avoid or mitigate physical, mental, or financial injury, but I could also help to set them up for success post-divorce. I then set my sights on family law.

Advocating for those who have been ignored reminded me of the specific challenges many Americans face: it can be especially challenging to make your concerns heard when those around you don’t understand your language. Thanks to my upbringing, I speak Spanish, Russian, and English, and I can make my clients’ voices heard, whether or not they speak English.

Now, not only have I helped countless families as the Senior Associate of Waters Gilbreath’s Austin office, but I have a growing family of my own. My wife, Elizabeth, our toddler Dmitri, and our newborn Mikhail have helped me to understand the complexities and emotions of being a parent more than any case or legal argument ever could.

I look forward to guiding you through the legal system and making your voice heard.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24075531
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
WaltersGilbreath, PLLC
SMU Dedman School of Law
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24075531
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Walters Gilbreath, PLLC
Contact & Map
Walters Gilbreath, PLLC
316 W 12th St
Suite 110
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 598-1460
Monday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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