Shawn Lovorn, Managing Partner
Shawn Lovorn received a B.S. in Biochemistry from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Following his undergraduate degree, he obtained his Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. During law school, he clerked for the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Charles W. Seymore of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. Additionally, he served as a staff writer and article editor for St. Mary’s Law Journal. Mr. Lovorn has also coauthored a paper with Associate Dean Vincent R. Johnson entitled, “Misrepresentation by Lawyers About Credentials or Experience,” which was published in the Oklahoma Law Review.
After law school, Mr. Lovorn clerked for the Honorable Sandee Bryan Marion at the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, TX. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2005 and started the Lovorn Law Firm, PLLC. As a litigator, he handles all types of criminal defense matters and family law. In 2015, Mr. Lovorn and Mr. Ogle joined forces to create Lovorn & Ogle, PLLC. With over 40 years of combined experience, Lovorn & Ogle, PLLC is the firm to help you with any of your legal needs.
Mr. Lovorn enjoys spending time with his family in Boerne. He is heavily involved in his two children’s school and spends his free time coaching his daughter’s soccer team, playing basketball and drinking good whiskey.
Community Involvement & Accolades:
- Selected as Best of the Best Attorney by the readers of Boerne Star
- Best of the Best Law Firm – Lovorn Law Firm
- Best of the Best Law Firm - Lovorn & Ogle
- Communicare Health Centers - Board Member
- Ambleside School - Board Member
- Top 10 of Boerne’s Best Under 40 – Boerne Business Monthly (May 2009)
- Past Kendall County Bar Association Director and President
- Hill Country Dispute Resolution Center – Past Director
Bob Ogle, Managing Partner
Bob Ogle graduated from the University of Texas Business School in 1980. After working as a landman in the oil and gas industry for five years he followed his dream of attending law school at St. Mary’s School of Law. He served on the Law Journal and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1988. Mr. Ogle opened his law office in Boerne, Texas on April 1, 1989. Since then, he has represented clients in thousands of cases involving family law, probate, estate planning, business law and general litigation. He is proud to call his clients his friends, and is appreciative of the clientele that has supported a long and rewarding legal career.
In September of 2015, Mr. Ogle and his good friend and partner Shawn Lovorn opened Lovorn & Ogle, PLLC, as a way to better attend to the needs of the community, as a full-service law firm. The firm has grown beyond his wildest expectations. Mr. Ogle considers it a privilege to work as a lawyer in a community where he and Patricia, his wife of 33 years, raised their two children and made their life together. His spare time consists of scuba diving, traveling and reading. He may even finish that novel he started long ago.
Community Involvement & Accolades:
- Five times selected Boerne's Best Attorney by the readers of the Boerne Star
- Past President and founding member of the Kendall County Bar Association
- Past President of the Boerne Chamber of Commerce
- Past President of the Boerne Independent School District Board of Trustees
- Former Member of the City of Boerne Planning and Zoning Committee
- Former Member of the Quality of Life Bond Committee for the City of Boerne
- Proud Member of JOCs Men's Group
Tom Railsback, Board Certified Family Law Attorney
Tom Railsback attended SMU’s Dedman School of Law and was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1970. During his 50+ years as an attorney, he has been a USAF JAG, serving a tour in Vietnam; become Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law in 1982; been elected to membership in the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists; and, been selected for admission to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
In addition to litigating family law cases of all kinds and complexity throughout the state of Texas, he is trained in collaborative law and mediation; has served as a family law mediator; and, lectured, written, and spoken on family law topics for continuing education programs.
After spending most of his professional career in Dallas, Tom and his lovely Wife made Boerne home in 2016. He joined the team at Lovorn & Ogle in 2018.
Community Involvement & Accolades:
- Chair, Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1998
- Board Certified, Family Law, TBLS, 1982 - present
- Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 1982 - present
- Texas Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 1993-2014
- College of the State Bar of Texas 1989-2005
- AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
- Super Lawyer, Thomas-Reuters, 2006-present
- Top Attorneys in Texas, Texas Monthly, 2020
Rose Latham, Associate Attorney
Rose Latham grew up in San Antonio, Texas and completed her undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University. Thereafter, she went on to receive her juris doctorate at St. Mary's University School of Law. During her time at St. Mary's she worked as a Staff Writer for the St. Mary's Law Journal and as a Teaching Assistant in the following areas: Legal Research and Writing, Federal Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law. After graduating law school, Rose clerked with the Honorable Judge Barbara Hervey at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. At the end of her clerkship, she began working as a prosecutor in Cameron County then moved to Comal County in 2011, where she continued working as a prosecutor in the Civil Division for a decade.
Rose lives in New Braunfels with her husband and children. She loves traveling, good food, working out, crafting, and spending time with her family and close friends.
Community Involvement & Accolades:
- Comal County Bar Association
- Secretary, Comal County Child Welfare Board
- United Way of Comal County Board Member
- Member of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
- Member of the New Braunfels Jaycees
- Leadership New Braunfels c/o 2021
- Member of the New Braunfels Women's Alliance
Casey Lee, Associate Attorney
Casey Lee represents clients in complex family law matters, including domestic violence, divorce, child custody, and child support cases. Casey earned her law degree in 2015 from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC. Upon graduation, she served for two years as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Fern Flanagan Saddler, the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia’s Domestic Violence Division. While in law school, Casey was the Senior Student Articles Editor of the legal periodical, The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy. At graduation, she received the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Clinical Student Award.
Casey is a proud alumna of College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. After graduating from college in 2010, she joined Teach For America and spent two years teaching second grade and then kindergarten in a low-income community in Dallas, Texas. Casey’s time in Teach For America is what inspired her to dedicate her career to the practice of family law. Casey is a third generation Texan and is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Casey serves on the Board of Directors for the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association and Foundation, and she is the current Community Service Chair and the Swearing-In Ceremony Committee Chair for the Bexar County Women’s Bar. Casey was also a member of the 2019 Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation LEAD Academy Class. In 2021, Casey was honored with the Bexar County Women’s Bar Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for her contributions to the legal profession and her contributions to the community in the form of charitable and volunteer work.
Casey serves on the Board of the Family Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association. In 2021, she was named a Rising Star Lawyer by Scene in S.A. Magazine. Each year since 2019, Casey has been named one of the Best San Antonio Lawyers by Scene in S.A. Magazine. For the past two years, she has been named one of San Antonio’s Top Family Law Attorneys by San Antonio Magazine. Casey volunteers her time to many community service projects, programs, and events, including but not limited to the San Antonio Bar Association’s Ask a Lawyer Program and the San Antonio Legal Service Association’s Wills Clinic. She also serves as the Alumni Class Chair for her college.
Christine Rudy, Attorney and Mediator
Christine Rudy is an attorney licensed in Texas and California. She began her post high school education in Colorado (where her family still resides). Christine received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Denver with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in law studies. After college, Christine attended law school and received her J.D. from Western State College of Law in Orange County, California. After receiving her California law license in 2014, she moved to San Antonio in January 2015. Thereafter, Christine became licensed in Texas in November 2015. Christine has practiced family law, almost exclusively, since she was licensed in Texas.
Christine regularly visits her family and friends in Colorado. She loves the outdoors, nature and, most significantly, yoga. In December 2018, Christine received her 200-hour yoga teaching certification through a course with Ashtanga yoga as its foundation. Christine began guiding yoga classes and continues to regularly practice and teach yoga. Yoga and mindfulness play a huge role in Christine’s approach to family law cases.
At the same time Christine finished her yoga teacher training, she realized she was ready to start her own family law practice, with an emphasis on encouraging balance and wellness to her clients going through financially and emotionally taxing litigation. After several years of running her own practice, Christine decided another career transition was due. While grateful for the solo practitioner experience, Christine decided holistic approach to family law might be more aligned by serving the role of mediator in these matters. Though Christine considered transitioning solo practice to a mediation practice, she could not turn down the amazing opportunity to work with the unparalleled attorneys and legal support at Lovorn & Ogle, PLLC. Christine joined the firm in March 2022. In April 2022, with the gracious support of Lovorn & Ogle, Christine completed both her 40-hour basic mediation training and 30-hour advanced family law mediation training through courses approved by the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable. Christine is excited to bring a unique perspective to family law mediations in Kendall County and surrounding counties.
Christine has a home in San Antonio she shares with a sassy blue merle chihuahua named Nala. When not teaching yoga or fitness classes, Christine loves nature, taking roadtrips, enjoy good food and laughing a ton. Christine regularly visits her immediate family and longtime friends in Colorado.
Christine believes that each challenge in life presents an opportunity for growth. She understands the emotional, devastating and often traumatic impact family law cases have on a family. Each family law case presents unique circumstances and interpersonal relationships. Christine’s goal is to flesh out the true root of each family law conflict to craft practical, creative resolutions to move families away from the chaos of litigation and towards a healthier, happier future.