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Providing Representation And Litigation Services To Individuals And Businesses For Almost 40 Years

Attorney W. David Carter

W. David Carter

Rated By Super Lawyers | W. David Carter | 5 Years

Practice Areas:

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

Biography

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.

Education

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

Bar Admission

  • 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. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Past Positions

  • Circuit Judge Perry V. Whitmore, Law Clerk

Professional Associations

  • 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 to 1999
  • Southwest Arkansas Bar Association, President, 1990
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1996 to 1999
  • State Bar of Texas

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

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent attorney award *
  • Super Lawyers, 2012-2014 and 2019-2023