Darryl Kent Carter

Darryl Kent Carter

  • Business Law, Consumer Law, Employment Law ...
  • Texas
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Since graduating from The University of Texas School of Law in 1984, Darryl Carter has successfully tried a broad cross-section of civil cases before judges, juries and arbitration panels. He has gotten excellent results for a range of clients, from doctors, lawyers, inventors, and business executives, to employees in the construction, distribution, software and healthcare fields. Legal matters that Mr. Carter has resolved favorably, through either trial or settlement, include: complex business litigation, defamation, legal malpractice, partnership disputes, shareholder matters, wrongful termination, discrimination, Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation, whistleblower, ad valorem tax valuation and serious personal injury. Mr. Carter's practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in business and employment litigation. In May 2009, Mr. Carter was lead trial counsel for a patent holder in a legal malpractice case against a big international law firm. The jury returned one of the largest legal malpractice verdicts ever in Texas, and the case settled confidentially before entry of judgment. The National Law Journal/Verdict Search in March 2010 released its annual list of the Top 100 jury verdicts in the U.S. This case was ranked as the 25th largest verdict in the nation for 2009. Mr. Carter was co-counsel in obtaining for three law firms a major arbitration award. Tanox, Inc v. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P., et al., 105 S.W.3d 244 (Tex.App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 2003, pet. denied). Mr. Carter is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars hosted by law schools and bar associations across the state. Mr. Carter has been named by Texas Monthly Magazine as a "Texas Super Lawyer." "Super Lawyers" constitute the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state. Mr. Carter was also listed among the "Best Lawyers in America" in 2007-2021.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Legal Malpractice
Additional Practice Areas
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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University Of Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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University of Houston - Main Campus
B.S. | Political Science
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Texas Super Lawyer 2006-2012
Law & Politics
Best Lawyers in America 2007-2020
Best Lawyers
Houston Top Lawyer 2013-2015
Houstonia Magazine
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 03913080
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Leadership Boot Camp
Center for Women in Law
Communcating With Lawyers and Persuading Juries
American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants
Employment Contracts and Separation Agreements
University of Texas School of Law
A Lawyer's View of What Judges Can Do to Make Life Easier for Lawyers and Juries
Texas Center for the Judiciary
Champion of the Overprivileged: Tricks and Traps in Representing Corporate Executives
Houston Bar Association
Arbitration and Jury Waiver Update
University of Texas School of Law
Litigating Employment Cases from the Plaintiff's Perspective
University of Houston Law School
Contingent Employees and Leasing
University of Texas School of Law
Employment Torts and Wrongful Discharges
State Bar of Texas
Litigating Wrongful Discharge Cases - Plaintiff's Perspective
University of Houston Law School
Evaluating Plaintiffs, Sizing Up Defendants
South Texas College of Law
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440 Louisiana
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (713) 225-9600
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