Defending the accused for over 40 years



J. Don Carter


JEL31212-Carter, J.DonUndergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, UTA Arlington (’70).
Graduate Degree: Juris Doctor, Baylor University School of Law (’72).


Licensed / Admitted: Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas by the Supreme Court of Texas. Admitted to practice in all federal district courts in the Northern District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Associations: Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Memberships: American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, State Bar of Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Tarrant County Bar Association, and Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Offices Held: Former Assistant Criminal District Attorney of Tarrant County, Texas. Past president, board member, and officer of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.


Member of the founding board of directors of Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County (DRS). Continued to serve for many years thereafter as a board member and officer, including a term as DRS President.