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James Andrew Carter

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tyler, TX

5.0   4 reviews

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About James

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First and foremost, it is my desire that my actions as an attorney be, at all times and in all circumstances, a reflection of my Christian beliefs and values. Unfortunately, many people consider the practice of law to be at odds with those beliefs and values - I welcome the opportunity to change their minds.


It has been my experience that a Christian approach to the practice of law yields exceptional results, regardless of the type of litigation. Many times, attorneys create an atmosphere of discord between each other, which in turn intensifies the conflict between the parties, resulting in more litigation and less results. However, an approach that reaches out in patience and understanding, that truly considers the harm and cost an antagonistic apporach can cause the litigants, and that attempts to reach an amicable resolution without resorting to litigation, will may times lead to results that all parties feel are in their best interest. This approach is one of strength, not of weakness - one of honor, rather than dishonor. 


As such, if a matter cannot be settled, my firm is just as comfortable in a courtroom as it is in a conference room. Clients have the assurance that my office will provide dynamic and zealous trial representation, working together to achieve the most successful outcome possible given the facts and circumstances of the case. I have a reputation for thoroughness and preparedness, and I take my responsibilities as an attorney seriously, with the understanding that the results I achieve for my clients will have a lasting impact on their lives. 


I am a native of East Texas and feel that this are offers the best of all that is Texas - great people, great schools, and great activities. Growing up in the oilfields of East Texas has given me a deep appreciation of the value of hard work and an honest days pay, as well as a first-hand look at the true grit and determination of hard working Texans. I like to think those same qualities have followed through to my law practice. In fact, I take it as a great compliment when a client tells me that I don't "act" like a typical lawyer. Both my family and my faith have taught me to be respectful and humble. 


My goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere that allows a client to participate fully in their case. This approach gives clients a sense of control and peace and the confidence that their case is getting the personal attention it deserves. 

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Licensed for 21 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/04/2023
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact James

The Law Office of James A. Carter
Po Box 10050
Tyler, TX, 75711-0050


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Posted by Lisa | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Caring and Smart
We cannot say enough good things about Mr. Carter. He handled an adoption for us and the children loved him. Actually, he was appointed by the 321st District Court to represent our children. He met with them and really listened to what they had to say. My daughter still tells people she has her own attorney:) Anyway, Mr. Carter was prompt, caring and thorough. He is also very smart. He pointed some things out to us we had not thought about. He came out to our house and then brought a gift to the children on adoption day. JAMES CARTER could not have made that day any more special. Thank you Mr. Carter for caring so much for our children!
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Did a reasonable job
I hired Mr. Carter to remove a child that was not my son’s child from his child support responsibility and to have money that was paid directly to my son’s ex-wife removed from the arrears on his child support (we had the signed Affidavits of Direct Payment). Mr. Carter appears to have a good working relationship with the AG’s Office and he and his assistant, Sarah Harris, did an excellent job with resolving the issues. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has issues in Family Court in Smith County
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2016
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Best of the Best!
I hired Mr. Carter for a custody case involving my grandchildren and their mother. Even though Mr. Carter could have went in with "guns blazing" with all of the evidence we had, he handled our case in such a way that we are now able to have our grandchildren live with us AND continue to have a relationship with our daughter. We thought we would have to choose one or the other, but he genuinely cared about our family and was able to keep it together. We can't thank Mr. Carter enough for all of the things he did for us.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for better!
Mr. Carter helped me settle my divorce when I thought it would be impossible. He's an honest, Christian, caring person and didn't make my divorce a vengeful mess like it could have been. I would recommend him to anyone!


  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of James Andrew Carter, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate
  • Andrews & Kurth
  • 2001 - 2002


  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • In Re You and Me against the World
  • Reach No. 9 in 1974


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Really Swell Lawyer of the Year
  • Really Swell Lawyer Association (myself)
  • 2015

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Tyler Divorce and separation Lawyer James Andrew Carter
James Andrew Carter
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tyler, TX
Licensed for 21 years