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Daragh John Carter

Daragh John Carter

also known as Daragh Carter, Daragh John M. Carter

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Trucking Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Slip and Fall Accident

About Me

Read my clients' reviews! I enjoy my job, work hard and take my clients' cases seriously. I'm Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and my practice has been 100% personal injury for ten years. I was voted a Top Personal Injury Lawyer for 2013 and 2014 by Houstonia Magazine, and named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers in 2014. I graduated magna cum laude from University of Houston Law Center in 2005 and was ranked 20th in a class of 387 law students. I started my career at Fulbright, one of Texas' premiere law firms. I don't over promise and I don't give potential clients sales pitches so they'll hire me. Instead I offer free consultations that are not rushed and that give folks a chance to ask questions.


I represent people in the Houston area and throughout Texas. I protect the rights of clients injured in truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, fall injuries, work injuries, pedestrian accidents, plant explosions, drunk driving accidents, injuries caused by dangerous productsdog bites and animal attacks, wrongful death claims and more.


My office is on the 610 Loop in Houston near the Houston Heights area. I work strictly on a contingent fee basis: no attorneys fee unless the client gets a recovery.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    10 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 10%
    10 years
  3. Car Accidents: 10%
    10 years
  4. Slip and Fall Accident: 5%
    10 years
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 5%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David S. McKeand

    I endorse this lawyer. We have mutual friends and Daragh has always been known as a very knowledgable, highly capable attorney who works hard for his clients. He just might be the best car wreck lawyer in Houston.


    David McKeand Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Daragh Carter, Attorney

Suite 700
Houston, TX, 77008-1672


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2015
Top Lawyer - Personal InjuryHoustonia Magazine2014
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2013
Top Lawyer - Personal InjuryHoustonia Magazine2013
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Houston Law Center2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDaragh Carter, Attorney2006 - Present
AttorneyFulbright & Jaworski2005 - 2006
Director of OperationsSANS Institute1997 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law2013 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Malave v BarrientesVerdict for the Plaintiffs, $20,000 in punitive damages awarded
Alaniz v GoddekeVerdict for Plaintiff above policy limit
Martinez v CastilloVerdict for Plaintiffs

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Publication NameTitleDate
Daragh Carter Law web siteUnderstanding PIP coverage2012
Daragh Carter Law web siteUnderstanding slip-and-fall injury law in Texas2012
Daragh Carter Law web siteDamages you can recover in a personal injury claim2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of UlsterApplied PsychologyMA - Masters1997
Queen's University BelfastPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Advocacy ClassTrial and courtroom skills training2012