Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Girling enjoyed a substantial career in the mortgage industry. Shortly after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute, Mr. Girling started his career in the lending industry by working for a small community bank. Later, and after several years at a large credit union, Citigroup recruited Mr. Girling. Mr. Girling would spend a total of 9 years at Citigroup.
His career at Citigroup started is CitiFinancial’s branch system. He worked his way from an entry level position to Branch Manager. After about a year in his first substantial management role, he accepted a position at CitiFinancial’s headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Girling’s roles at CitiFinancial’s headquarters involved a couple mortgage-related IT positions. Several years later he accepted a role with Citigroup’s title company, Chesapeake Appraisal and Settlement Services. This role would prove to be the first of several mortgage compliance positions. In his final role at Citigroup, the scope of Mr. Girling’s compliance management responsibility included Citigroup’s title company, several large Dallas-based mortgage servicing operations for CitiMortgage, and Citicorp Trust Bank FSB’s regional operations center in Atlanta, Georgia.
About two years prior to starting Girling Law, PLLC, Mr. Girling ran Friedman’s Jeweler’s legal compliance department, which included three departments that performed legal and operational compliance oversight for over 350 retail locations.
Mr. Schuster has 30 years of Corporate experience starting in engineering both in the field and lab, then moving to business roles such as project manager, product manager, strategic pricing, as well as lead negotiator on several hundred contracts between Fortune 500 corporations.
Mr. Schuster has five years experience of experience as a lawyer in landlord/tenant, criminal, estate planning, contested probate, and family law. His courtroom experience has taken him to Justice of the Peace courts, County Courts, and District Courts all over the Dallas Fort worth area.
Mr. Schuster graduated from Southern Methodist University with a double major, one in Accounting and one in Marketing. From there, he got an MBA from the University of Dallas, and finished with a JD at Texas A&M University School of Law. At law school, he was a member of the Arbitration, Mediation, and Negotiation Competitive Traveling Teams and a member of the Board of Trial Advocates.
Mr. Schuster has two kids involved in Golf Tournaments, cello concerts, choir concerts, and a long list of other teenage activities.
Mr. Schuster assists the Legal Aid organization serving North Texas as much as possible. Mr. Schuster is also on the Board of Habitat for Humanity.
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