Free Consultation: (214) 699-8864Tap to Call This Lawyer
Kelly A Carter

Kelly A Carter

A seasoned attorney who aggressively protects his clients' interests
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law ...
  • Texas
Review This Lawyer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ConferencingSocial Media

Kelly A. Carter is originally from Southern Illinois where he graduated from Belleville Township High School East. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Harding University and quickly followed up by earning a Masters of Political Science from the University of North Texas.

At the age of 25, he joined the United States Air Force and served on active-duty for over eight years. He began his military service by undergoing rigorous flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola and after receiving his wings, he was stationed back in Texas as a B-1B Bomber Weapon Systems Officer. He deployed overseas numerous times and spent almost two combined years combating terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

Immediately after fulfilling his active-duty commitment, he was accepted to Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law. At SMU, he gained valuable trial advocacy experience and obtained legal victories for his clients in the prestigious VanSickle Family Law Clinic. After graduation, he spent more than two years as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney where he sharpened his courtroom skills by pleading and trying a vast number of criminal cases.

In 2022, he made the decision to bring his significant experience to the service of the Dallas and North Texas community. Kelly A. Carter has a proven track record of grace under stressful conditions and success in the courtroom. The most valuable experience that he has gained, however, is a deep empathy for people that have been accused of crimes and are concerned about how the consequences of a conviction will affect their families and their futures. He uses this empathy as motivation to forcefully advocate for his clients and this passion for justice has helped him become one of the most successful trial attorneys in North Texas.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Free Consultation
    The goal of this consultation will be to have you briefly tell me about your case so that I can give you a general understanding of what the overall law says and what your options might be. This meeting will not create an attorney-client relationship by itself but I will not charge you for this consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    An initial advance payment will have to be made in cash if we agree that I will take your case. Credit card payments will be considered on a case-by-case basis after this initial advance is paid in cash.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Carter Criminal Defense
- Current
A seasoned defense attorney who aggressively protects his clients' interests. Practice areas include: Criminal Law and Family Law
Assistant Criminal District Attorney
Rockwall County District Attorney's Office
A seasoned prosecutor who was responsible for case intake, witness interviews, legal research, trial preparation, jury selection, and who tried criminal cases.
Southern Methodist University
J.D. (2019) | Law
Southern Methodist University Logo
University of North Texas
M.A. (2006) | Political Science
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
University of North Texas Logo
Harding University
B.A. (2003) | Political Science
Honors: Cum Laude
Placeholder image for education.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24105293
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Dallas Bar Association  # 37575
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Websites & Blogs
Carter Criminal Defense
Contact & Map
Carter Criminal Defense
8150 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75206
Telephone: (214) 699-8864
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Toggle tool

There are no recently viewed profiles.

There are no saved profiles.

There are no profiles to compare.