Caroline A. McClimon is an associate attorney, graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2008. In 2021 and 2020, she was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, and in 2020 as one of the Top Texas Women Attorneys, published in both Super Lawyers Magazine and Texas Monthly Magazine. She is a member of the Family Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas and Austin Bar Association. In April 2019, Ms. McClimon was appointed as Associate Judge to the City of Bastrop and currently serves in that position, in addition to practicing law. She was also elected President of the Bastrop County Bar Association.

Since relocating to Central Texas where her husband was born and raised, Ms. McClimon began to focus her practice on family law, estate planning, and probate matters. Ms. McClimon has almost 10 years-experience in the courtroom and maintains a strong professional reputation for her litigation and courtroom skills.

Ms. McClimon’s philosophy on the practice of Family Law, whether a divorce or child custody matter, is that creative and practical solutions give clients the best results for their unique situation. To be an effective and zealous advocate, she does not apply a “one-size fits all” approach to their case; instead, Caroline seeks to understand each client’s particular circumstances, whether it involves complex property division or high-conflict custody disputes with significant issues such as family violence, child support enforcement actions, modifications of previous orders, grandparent rights, termination, and paternity issues.


University of Oklahoma College of Law – J.D.
Oklahoma Law Review, Associate Editor
Southern Methodist University – B.A., Political Science


State Bar of Texas, 2009

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Professional Activities & Associations

State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section, member
Bastrop County Bar Association – President 2021, 2016 – 2018; Vice President 2019 – 2020
Texas State Bar Association, 2009 – present
Austin Bar Association – Family Law Section, member
Pro Bono College, 2016 – 2019

Honors & Awards

Associate Judge, City of Bastrop, 2019 – present
Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, as published in Super Lawyers Magazine and Texas Monthly Magazine, 2020
Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, as published in Super Lawyers Magazine and Texas Monthly Magazine, 2019 – 2020
Top Texas Women Attorneys, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2020
American Jurisprudence (Am. Jur.) Award for Agricultural Environmental Law, 2008

Civic & Community Involvement

Cen-Tex Family Services Inc., Board Member, 2019 – present
City of Smithville Planning & Zoning Commission, Commissioner, 2014 – 2018
Smithville Little Dribblers, Coach, 2019
Smithville Little League, Coach, 2019
Smithville Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer, 2016 – 2018
Smithville Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2015 – 2018
Smithville Noon Lions Club, Board Member, 2017 – 2018