Mr. Moster is the Founder of the Moster Law Firm d/b/a Moster Craft, P.C. and serves as its Managing Partner. He also chairs the Firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property practice areas located at the Claydesta Center in Midland, Texas (pictured below), in addition to our offices in Austin and Dallas. The IP practice is also known as the “Turing Technology Group” named after the Founder of Intellectual Property, Alan Turing (1912 to 1954). The Turing Technology Group represents emerging technology companies with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and the creation of high-level systems which demonstrate advanced cognitive abilities. Our attorneys handle an array of IP issues including patent law and electrical/mechanical engineering, among other matters. Mr. Moster and other attorneys at the Firm are also conversant in computer languages from a programming and developmental standpoint. He has represented top computer scientists in the field involved in commercial applications and endeavors related to National Security.
Mr. Moster’s experience over 36 years as an AV-rated lawyer is multifaceted. He commenced his practice as a business and litigation attorney for the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Reagan and Bush administrations focusing on industrial projects in excess of $1 Billion. He has represented Oil & Gas companies in diversified areas from production to distribution to related services, among other areas.
Mr. Moster also practices in the areas of commercial litigation, Oil and Gas Law, appellate practice, and entertainment law. He is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. (1977) and holds a law degree from Temple University School of Law of Philadelphia, PA. (1984). Additionally, he earned his master’s degree in political science from San Diego State University (1979).
Mr. Moster joined the Washington, D.C. law firm of Deckelbaum & Ogens in 1990 after leaving the U.S. Department of Commerce and became a Partner at that Firm which concentrated in the areas of commercial litigation and business law. He co-founded the Austin-based law firm of Moster Wynne in 1996 before opening The Moster Law Firm which has offices in Midland-Odessa, Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene, Wichita Falls, Austin, Dallas, and Houston. He has been conferred the “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest level of achievement granted to attorneys nationwide for legal excellence and the highest ethical standards of practice (5 of 5 possible scores).
Mr. Moster also served as a playwright, lyricist, composer, and author for almost 40 years. His award-winning plays and original musical compositions have been produced for the New York stage (Circle-in-the Square Theatre and New York Theatre Ensemble) and venues across the country including National Public Radio and Canadian Production Companies. His radio plays have focused on the lives of brilliant but lesser-known scientists including Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first programmable computer in 1837, See, A Different Engine, El Camino Real Productions; Nikola Tesla, the inventor of alternating current and a rumored Time Machine, Nikola Tesla vs. The United States, and poignant historical events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States; Taken, How Will They be Remembered?
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Moster has authored several books in the areas of computer science, philosophy/theology, political science, and corporate law. His non-fiction book, “Teilhard’s Arrow – A New Theory of Everything”, was released in July of 2018 and is available on Amazon books. Teilhard’s Arrow considers whether God can be proved up scientifically and if theology can be reconciled with quantum physics, evolution, and cosmology.
Mr. Moster is also the author of “The Six Pillars of the New American Partnership”, which discusses the six major defects in the U.S. Constitution and proposes that a new constitution be adopted and ratified. The book is available at Amazon Books.
Mr. Moster’s non-fiction book entitled, “How to Make an Enhanced Computer and Take Over the World” considers the import of creating a conscious computer and whether the United States should embark on a massive developmental project akin to the Manhattan Project to develop this technology before our adversaries on the world stage.
He is the author of “The Golden Mile – The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty – Here Comes Old Sparky!” This work considers whether major corporations which engage in deadly acts should be subject to involuntary dissolution.
His latest book, 2050_12 Visions of the Time to Come, is in production and scheduled for release in March of 2022.
Mr. Moster is the Founder of SpeakSoft™, a software development company that is seeking to develop the world’s first computer which can pass the Turing Test. His current AI is affectionately known as “Julia” and is set for beta testing in March or April of this year.
Charles is also the Co-Founder of Future2050 LLC, (along with Stephen Miller) a Texas Limited Liability Company which acts as a generator and repository for unique intellectual property. The idea was spawned by the e-magazine, Future2050 which publishes monthly articles on the future of technology anticipated for the year 2050 in key sectors of the World’s economy. (Mr. Moster serves as the Editor of Future2050.net.) Future2050, LLC is involved in the actual development of this new technology by acquiring IP and seeking out relationships with inventors, scientists, and technologists.
Mr. Moster is also an accomplished and award-winning songwriter having received the top award of the Austin Songwriters Group for his “First Place” songs in multiple areas, “Finalist” in the American Songwriting Contest, the preeminent competition in the United States, and recognition at a “Notable Lyricist” by the American Songwriting Magazine.
Mr. Moster also writes a bi-monthly legal and editorial column for The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in West Texas with his articles appearing in the Austin American-Statesman and other publications.
Lindsey Craft is a shareholder of The Moster Law Firm, P.C., where she oversees the probate and transactional divisions. Ms. Craft’s practice focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Oil and Gas, Intellectual Property, Surrogacy, and serving as counsel to several businesses across Texas and beyond in various domestic and international matters. Though Ms. Craft focuses heavily on the transactional and advisory role, she is no stranger to the courtroom having appeared in courts at the state and federal level across Texas and several other states. Ms. Craft is licensed by the State Bar of Texas, the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of Texas, and is an approved guardianship attorney in Texas.
Ms. Craft holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University, where she was a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda and graduated Cum Laude. She received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2014 where she was actively involved as President of the SMU Real Estate Law Association, Articles Editor of SMU Science and Technology Law Review, a member of the Student Bar Association finance committee, and a participant in SMU-in-Oxford where she studied Real Estate Transactions and Comparative Human Rights at University College, Oxford.
While in law school, Ms. Craft worked for Buckley Madole, P.C. as a litigation clerk in the special proceedings department, primarily assisting with home equity foreclosures and wrongful foreclosure defense. She further served as a student attorney and research assistant in the W.W. Caruth Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, where she acted as Guardian/Attorney ad litem for abused and neglected children in substitute care and presented research on federal laws promoting education improvements and benefits for foster children that provided the foundation for the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Institute for Children’s Rights.
Prior to joining the Moster Law Firm, Ms. Craft was employed as the Director of the Sexual Assault Survivor Project with Legal Aid of Lubbock. During her time at Legal Aid, she helped develop and implement a new program for survivors of sexual assault and represented indigent clients in the areas of elder and family law.
Outside of work, Ms. Craft is active in her community as a CASA volunteer. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, and frequently can be found traveling around the world in her personal mission to visit as many countries in her life as time will allow.