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.
THE CARTER LAW FIRM
124 W. Castellano Dr.
El Paso, TX, 79912
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2009||08/23/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's List||National Dean's List||2009|
|Owner||THE CARTER LAW FIRM||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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)||Said & Done||2016|
|El Paso Times||Rapper Wiz Khalifa gets $500 fine in El Paso pot case||2015|
|Thurgood Marshall School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Texas System, El Paso||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|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|
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