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Chas Carter | Associate

[email protected] | 214.446.6036 |


Charles “Chas” Carter focuses his practice on advocating for clients facing difficult challenges in civil litigation. He has experience across state and federal courts representing large corporations, small businesses, and municipal entities in matters ranging from contractual disputes to departing employee litigation to complex commercial cases. Chas values the unique nature of every situation and thoughtfully serves each client with pragmatic representation tailored to their needs.

Chas received his JD from the SMU Dedman School of Law. There, he served as a Vice Chair for the Board of Advocates, as well as a Notes Editor for the SMU Science & Technology Law Review. Chas also extensively competed in interscholastic advocacy competitions including National Moot Court, TYLA State Moot Court, Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court, Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court, and the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.


JD, Order of the Barristers, SMU Dedman School of Law
BA, University Fellow, Oklahoma Christian University


State Bar of Texas
US District Court, Northern District of Texas
US District Court, Southern District of Texas
US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
US District Court, Western District of Texas


San Antonio Magazine, Rising Star (2020)

Prior Experience

Clark Hill PLC
Mayer LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC


Texas Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers


Oklahoma Christian University Ethics Bowl Debate Team – Assistant Coach (2020 – Present)


Federal Court Update, San Antonio Lawyer Magazine (2019 – 2021)
A Practitioner’s Guide to Navigating the Texas MDL System in 2019
, Advanced Civil Trial Course (2019)
When Your Civil Case Turns Criminal, Advanced Civil Trial Course (2019)
The Culture of Anarchy: “V for Vendetta” in Response to Matthew Arnold, The Sigma Tau Delta Review (Vol. 13, 2016)
The Artistic Subjectivity of Jane Eyre, The ScissorTale Review (Winter 2013)