Industry-Specific Biographies
  • Texas Christian University, B.S., 2005, Psychology, cum laude
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 2009, Dean’s Scholarship, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2009
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
Stephen Carter
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Senior Attorney
700 North Pearl Street
Twenty-Fifth Floor - Plaza of the Americas
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-871-8230 direct  |  214-871-8209 fax
Dymris Williams
214-880-2626 direct

Steve Carter’s practice primarily focuses on representing individuals and local, national, and international business entities in civil litigation matters.  His practice focuses products liability, premises liability, wrongful death and catastrophic injury, trucking and transportation, deceptive trade practices, construction defects, work safety issues, contractual disputes, and employment disputes.

Steve has significant experience in all aspects of litigation, including preliminary case evaluation and investigation, preparing and arguing motions and briefs, witness preparation, taking and defending depositions, and dispute resolution. Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Steve worked for several well-respected boutique litigation firms in Dallas, where he handled numerous complex cases in State and Federal Courts throughout Texas.

Representative Experience
  • Represented owner and manager of ultra-luxury hotels and resorts in federal case involving catastrophic injuries to resort guest.  After preparing and filing effective response brief to Plaintiff’s motion to strike client’s accident reconstruction expert, negotiated settlement for 15% of initial demand.
  • Represented Fortune 500 retailer in slip-and-fall case involving catastrophic injuries.  Following seven-figure demand, prepared prevailing traditional and no-evidence motion for summary judgment based upon lack of constructive notice of allegedly dangerous condition.
  • Represented general contractor in complex multi-party case arising from fatal injuries sustained by independent subcontractor at construction site.  Prepared and filed motion for summary judgment on behalf of client.  Several days prior to summary judgment hearing, client settled its portion of claim for an amount equaling less than 5% of seven-figure global settlement.
  • Represented major upscale department store in slip-and-fall case involving traumatic brain injury.  Plaintiff made initial demand in low-seven figures.  Based upon evidence developed through preliminary investigation and deposition testimony, successfully tendered defense to janitorial services company pursuant to indemnity provisions in contract between client retailer and janitorial services company.
  • Favorably settled propane explosion case on behalf of paving company.  Following unsuccessful mediation, elicited favorable deposition testimony from fact witnesses and worked closely with expert to dispute Plaintiff’s liability theories.  Ultimately negotiated settlement for less than 15% of initial demand.
  • Prepared and argued prevailing motion for summary judgment on behalf of insured under personal automobile insurance policy on claims involving negligent entrustment of motor vehicle. 
Professional and Community Activities

Texas Young Lawyers Association