W. David Carter

W. David Carter

Texarkana, Texas

David Carter's practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation, primarily in federal court.  He has served as lead attorney and local counsel for plaintiffs and defendants, including a number of Fortune 100 companies.  He has successfully litigated anti-trust cases, intellectual property disputes, class actions, tobacco litigation and False Claims Act cases.  He also has extensive experience in catastrophic personal injury, product liability and unfair insurance practice cases.  Courts in Texas and Arkansas have appointed him to try murder cases in which the death penalty was sought.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Consumer and Commercial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of Central Arkansas
    • B.A. - 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates - East Texas Chapter
  • American Association for Justice
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texarkana Bar Association, President, 1998 - 1999
  • Southwest Arkansas Bar Association, President, 1990 - Present
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1996 - 1999
  • State Bar of Texas

Past Employment Positions

  • Circuit Judge Perry V. Whitmore, Law Clerk