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Carley retiring from Armbrust & Brown

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by Jo Clifton

One of the problem-solvers behind the scenes in the land use section of Armbrust & Brown, Lynn Ann Carley, has announced that she intends to take an early retirement at the end of April in order to be a full-time mom. She and her husband are the parents of an 8-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son. Carley, who has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, began her career as a transportation planner with WHM Transportation. While conducting traffic studies for Wal-Mart, she said, she met Richard Suttle, who was working as Wal-Mart’s attorney. At that point in her career 12 years ago, Carley said she was looking for more challenges and approached Suttle for a job. She told the Austin Monitor, “I like to think my main job is problem-solving in development projects. I’m going to miss it, for sure. But my family needs me and I need to be there for them.” Carley said she and her husband have planned a six-week trip for this summer that includes Alaska, Vancouver, British Columbia and the West Coast as well as Hawaii, where she said she hopes to learn to be a good surfer. Meanwhile, attorneys David Armbrust and Suttle will pick up the slack along with their assistants, Amanda Morrow (who has also been with the firm for 12 years) and Eric DeYoung. But Suttle said the firm is actively looking for smart, energetic people who are interested in working on land use issues.

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