THE ATTORNEYSTwo attorneys, each
with their respective talents

ATTORNEYCarolyn McDaniel

Experience Is Essential
The Law Firm of Carolyn McDaniel has successfully defended the rights of people in Sugar Land and Richmond, Texas, and the surrounding areas for more than 30 years. Choose us and get quality services. Call us today!


Carolyn worked in research for NASA for Sky Lab and HL&P early in her career. After taking a break to raise children, she completed law school in 1988 as a single mother and worked for several small law firms. She relocated to Fort Bend County and began her private practice in 1992. She has been involved in political races and even ran for State Senate, District Attorney and County Attorney.

She is a member of the Fort Bend Bar Association, Criminal Bar and Family Bar. Carolyn also works on CPS Cases and Criminal Court appointed cases. She was a founding member of the Specialty DWI Court, which was one of the first in State of Texas. She also gets appointments to Guardianship, Child Custody and Juvenile cases.

Volunteering with the Fort Bend County Fair has been an important part of Carolyn’s life and is a founding member of the Wine Committee.  Other volunteer experience includes the Fort Bend Master Gardeners and Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on the Art Committee.

Carolyn owns and operates a 55 acre cattle ranch stocked primarily with longhorn cattle. She is self sufficient by growing her own vegetables and raising chickens for fresh yard eggs.


WHAT WE DODefining success together

While we run separate offices, we work together and often in tandem to provide a total service to our clients in our respective areas of law.

ATTORNEYFrederick P. “Rick" Forlano

Adelphi University, BA
University of Houston College of Law, JD, Law Review

Shell Oil Company, IT Consultant
USAF, Major (ret.)
Finger Burg, Cohen & Forlano, partner
Law Offices of Frederick P. Forlano
Special Commissioner in Condemnation, Fort Bend County

Professional Associations
Texas Bar Association
Law Practice Management Committee of the State Bar Texas (committee member)
General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Texas (councel member)
American Bar Association (former)
Houston Bar Association (former)
Fort Bend County Bar Association
Fort Bend Family Bar Association
Fort Bend Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Texas Bar College
Sugar Land Exchange Club (former)
Fort Bend Seniors Meals On Wheels, Board Secretary
Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas, Board President
Wilhelm Scholé, Board Member
Burney Road MUD, Board President
Meadows HOA, Board President
Fort Bend County Fair, Life Member
Fort Bend Republican Club, President
Fort Bend Republican Party, General Counsel
County Campaign Chairman, US Senator Tower

The Law Firms Of
Carolyn McDaniel & Rick Forlano

911 Richmond Parkway, Richmond, TX 77469

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