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Thomas Daniel Carter IV

Car accident Attorney at El Paso, TX

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Call Carter

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About Thomas

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I decided to become a lawyer to continue a family legacy of advocating and fighting for people's rights. Raised by a family of soldiers that served our country honorably as officers in the Army, firefighters in the AirForce, and school teachers that instilled the value of education, I gained a strong sense of civic duty and responsibiltiy.  As a kid, I watched my grandfather advocate for people with disabilities; for the passage of the Americans with Disablities Act, that of which he later attended the signing of at the White House.  El Paso recognized him as a civil right's hero for his dedication and sacrifice.  That inspired me to help make a difference in people's lives.  

I knew before I applied to law school that I wanted to be a trial lawyer and fight for people's rights in the courtroom.  As a law student, I had the privilege of sitting in my uncle's district courtroom in Houston, Texas, where I learned from watching the best attorneys in Texas try cases.  Most importantly, observing my uncle as a judge in his courtroom, watching how he treated everyone with dignity and respect, provided me with a great appreciation for fairness and compassion  towards people involved in the legal system.  My mother, however, taught me the most about love, empathy, and compassion.  I wouldn't be where I am today without her.

I've dedicated my life to helping make a differnce in other people's lives. That's what my family has done for the last century.  Affecting change in another person's life by protecting their rights, and standing up for what is right requires much sacrifice, but the reward is priceless.  I'm proud to continue the sacrifice and legacy of my family.  Nobody said it better than the late, Martin Luther King, Jr., "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passioinate concern of dedicated individuals."

If you've been badly injured in an auto accident, or one of your loved ones has been tragically killed in an accident, call me right away.  If you've been accused of a crime, call me right away.  Having a smart, experienced lawyer that cares, and is passionate about your case at the very inception of any of these matters is crucial.  I am not afraid to go to trial against the insurance companies.  I've tried numerous cases against the government and law enforecement, and have earned the reputation of a winner and formadable opponent.  

My experience as a criminal defense trial lawyer, makes me a better plaintiff's lawyer than most other plaintiff's lawyers for personal injury and wrongful death cases.  That is because I already know all of the tactics that the insurance company's defense lawyers will use.  My experience and high trial acumen makes me a methodically sound and savvy opponent for any adversary.  Don't try to handle any of the aforementioned matters alone, or place your trust in the wrong lawyer's hands.  Call me, so I can help you.    

Licensed for 13 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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124 W. Castellano Dr.
Suite 103
El Paso, TX, 79912


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Leonard | November 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Thomas Carter Law Firm answered all my questions & took care of my case professionally. I really like that I was able to talk to Mr. Carter personally every step of the way.
Posted by MHilda | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Keep your friends close and make sure u know the Law
Mr Carter represented my son, and got exactly what he had originally promised. He was court appointed but his character and his reputation remained professional from day one. He went to visit him while he was waiting for his final sentence. I have learned so much sitting in court cases, and I observed his character and his defense was on target. I would highly recommend this attorney and would definitely hire him again.
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Posted by Joel | October 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best help in EP, hands down!
Mr. Carter is a perfect example of going above and beyond to help when I felt lost and hopeless. He found the best way to fight for my rights with a strategic and well thought out plan. I luckily walked away with 2 felony charges being dismissed. I’d recommend his services to anyone who might find themselves in legal troubles. Thank you again Mr. Carter! I’m forever grateful for trusting you with my future.
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Posted by Justen | July 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My attorney for life he has helped me with business and personal issues
I was facing alot of years my second C/s charge ,Mr.carter got me a deal to only a 120days . I have also had issues at my place of business and Mr.carter has always came through .No other attorney I want on my side ever Mr.Carter is my attorney for life and I trust him with my life . I have since picked up new charges and money seizure and I have again hired Mr.Carter . I have full faith in this man and his work I considerably refer anyone and everyone to him . He is the definition of what you want on your side representing you
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense at it's finest!
Mr. Carter represented me on what was suppose to only be a traffic violation, which resulted into a Felony charge. I was pulled over for supposedly straddling the lane and the officer asked if he could search my vehicle. I told the officer No and he asked why and if I had something to hide? Again I said NO and was asked to exit the vehicle. After being asked more questions, I explained that I would like to exercise my right to remain silent and the officer seemed to be bothered by that and requested for a K-9 unit to our location. Once the K-9 officer arrived, he explained to me how by law, he could run his dog around the exterior of the vehicle and so he did. After circling the vehicle maybe 3 times, he pointed to the gas tank and the dog made some kind of alert. Now, he puts the dog inside the vehicle and once again nothing. After ransacking the inside, he opens the trunk and searches himself and after going through the trunk, he stumbled on some pain killers that were back there that I had completely forgot about, at that moment my heart dropped knowing that this could affect me drastically. Mr. Carter goes above and beyond for his clients and has a great rapport amongst his collegues! Very polite, courteous, and passionate when it comes to his craft! I highly recommend Mr. Carter to anyone who finds themselves in any criminal situation, and know that Mr. Carter will fight for you. Thank you Mr. Carter for helping me get my life back and not allowing the System to take me away from my family!!! Mr. Carter beat the case and I was found Not Guilty! God Bless....
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Posted by MIGUEL | March 21, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Reliable Attorney
Mr. Carter has consulted me in both my personal and business legal needs. He has incredible work ethic and is extremely ethical. I have also referred him to friends and business associates for personal injury cases and DWI's. Everyone who I've recommended him to have been thankful and appreciative. With that said, I highly would recommend that you consult with Mr. Carter if in need of a legal and reliable council.
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Posted by Matt | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Law
Thomas, has a commitment to his clients on a very high level. He digs deep into his training to become the best.
Posted by DM | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience with El Paso's best criminal defense lawyer Thomas Carter IV
I hired Mr. Carter after i found myself in a situation that could possibly cost me my career and my reputation. This is the first time I had ever needed a legal representative and I must say that I am beyond grateful for the professionalism and pure integrity that Mr. Carter displayed in representing me. Mr Carter was understanding of my situation and made me feel confident that he would aggressively fight for my rights. That is exactly what he did. He has an awesome presence in the court room and ended up getting me out of the mess i found myself in. In addition, his staff treated me with the utmost respect and courtesy. If you are searching for an attorney that is prideful and dedicated to fighting for his clients rights, I would highly recommend Thomas Carter Law !!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Law Offices of Joseph (Sib) Abraham, Jr.
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Thomas D. Carter, IV
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Intern
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Eighth District, Court of Appeals-Texas
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Intern
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas-Judge Kenneth Hoyt
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Research Assistant-Constitutional Law
  • Thurgood Marshall School Of Law
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Texas System, El Paso
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Wiz Khalifa charged with Possession of Marijuana in El Paso International Airport
  • Reduced to Class C misdemeanor and a $500 fine.
  • Adrian Garcia Murder Trial
  • not guilty
  • DWI
  • case dismissed


  • NAACP-El Paso, Texas
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • National Dean's List
  • 2009


  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • Said & Done
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Thomas
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carter is a highly skilled trial attorney, and advocate. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tommy Carter is a class act. He's a true professional. He's respected by the prosecutor and the defense alike. If my family or friends where in jeopardy he'd be the first lawyer I'd refer. A good attorney and a pleasure to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tommy Carter is the best of the best. He has achieved remarkable results with incredibly difficult cases and continues to set the bar ever-higher for the rest of us lawyers. Truly a great lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tommy is one of El Paso's best and brightest Criminal Defense attorneys. He learned, working under the top criminal defense attorneys in El Paso, and has put that knowledge and experience to use obtaining exceptional results for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense