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Carl Douglas Haggard

Carl Douglas Haggard

also known as Carl Haggard, Carl D. Haggard

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

I am a Warrior, an Advocate, a Knight in Shining Armour to my clients. I have the scars of battle to prove it, the humility gained through combat to never take the opposition for granted and to always be prepared. We who defend the Citizen Accused must never forget that we hold our client's lives and fortunes, their very future, in our hands. My Sword of Advocacy was honed from the time I began High School Interscholastic Debate Competitions in 1963 and continued through Law School Moot Court Competitions. For almost ten years I tried cases and trained young prosecutors. Now, I put that experience to work for my clients.Through my years with the Harris County (Houston) District Attorney's Office in two administrations from 1975 to 1985, I coined the phrase "Trial by Ambush" where the worst cases (from the D.A.'s standpoint) roll downhill to suddenly confront the Number Three Prosecutor who "needs the experience". The Haggard Law Firm has fought against the government for the rights of Free Men and Women since 1991. I have learned through experience the meaning of the words of Plato: "Justice means minding one's own busniness and not meddling with other men's concerns." 

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Herman Martinez

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Haggard is an experienced lawyer that defends his clients to the utmost. I have seen him defending his clients since I was as a prosecutor sixteen years ago. Mr. Haggard is a true professional, anyone that has him on their side is lucky to have him working for them.

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    Herman Martinez DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1305 Prairie St
#300
Houston, TX, 77002

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197308/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SelectedMarquis Who's Who in America1985
SelectedMarquis Who's Who in American Law1985
SelectedWho of Houston1980
Outstanding Young MenJaycees's (Junior Chamber of Commerce)1973
Award for Scholarship and Advocacy in Civil LitigationTexas Association of Defense Counsel1973
SelectedWho's Who In American Colleges and Universities1973
First Place, Law Day Speakers TournamentHouston Bar Association1973
Named to the OrderOrder of Barristers (Achievement in Advocacy)1973
Best Brief, Regional RoundsNational Moot Court Brief Evaluation Competition1973
Team MemberNational Moot Court Competition1973
Dean's ListSouth Texas College of Law1973
Team MemberNational Moot Court Competition1972
Order of the Orange KeyUniversity of Miami1967
Elected Freshman Class RepresentativeUniversity of Miami Board of Student Governors1966

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Haggard Law Firm1991 - Present
Litigation AttorneyPhillips Petroleum Company and Shell Oil Company1984 - 1991
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Houston Law Center1980 - 1982
Prosecuting AttorneyHarris County District Attorney's Office1976 - 1984
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice DepartmentUniversity of Houston1974 - 1979
AttorneyHaggard & Slack Law Firm1973 - 1975
Adjunct ProfessorAbiline Christian College, Metrocenter (Houston)1973 - 1975
"Third Year Law Student" Law Practice under Howard NationsNations, Cross, Delholme & Parnham, Through State Bar of Texas1972 - 1973

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Texas District and County Attorneys AssociationMember1976 - 1984
State Bar of TexasMember1973 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Legal FraternityMember1971 - Present
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, University of MiamiPledged and Named Pledge Class President1966 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
INJURY TO CHILD UNDER 15 – 3RD DEGREE FELONYDismissed

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Soldier of Fortune MagazineA Well-Regulated and Legal Militia1995
Spotlight National Newspaper (American Free Press)Price of Liberty is Vigilance1994
Spotlight National Newspaper (American Free Press)Feds Turn Up the Heat as Militias Grow1994

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)Cum Laude/With Honors - Top 10%1973
University of Houston, main campusHistory/Political Science minorBachelor of Arts1970
University of Miami, FloridaN/AFreshman YearN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
On the Steps of the Nashville War Memorial, Bill of Rights Rally, Keynote Speaker"The Price of Liberty is Vigilance"1994
On the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial, National Gun Rally, Lead-Off Speaker"The Price of Liberty is Vigilance"1994
Boerne, Texas Patriotic Rally"The Price of Liberty is Vigilance"1994