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Carlton D. Wilde III
Carlton D. Wilde III
Carlton D. Wilde III

Carlton D. Wilde III


About Carlton

Carlton Wilde focuses his practice on a variety of commercial, energy-related and intellectual property litigation matters. He represents clients in disputes concerning breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Carlton also advises private and non-profit entities concerning compliance with the State of Texas’ concealed and open carry laws. In addition to his work in Bracewell’s trial section, Carlton assists members of the firm’s education law group on legal matters concerning independent and private schools.

While in law school, Carlton served as a law clerk to the Honorable Randy Wilson of the 157th Civil District Court and to the Honorable Michael McSpadden of the 209th Criminal Court.


Recent Notable Matters

Major e-commerce marketplace — drafting Daubert Motions, Motions in limine, and post-trial briefing as a member of jury trial team defending client in patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division

World’s leading independent tank storage provider — identifying jurisdictional defect, researching and drafting all stages of briefing that resulted in complete dismissal of $30 million breach of contract and fraud claims brought against the client in Harris County District Court

Confidential client — lead associate in charge of implementing and finalizing mass tort settlement process valued at $2.4 billion

Independent K - 12 school — advising with procedures to implement following an employee’s diagnosis of a communicable disease

Non-profit client — response to citizen complaint of an improper 30.06 Concealed Handgun Communication issued against the client by drafting memorandum of law to The Attorney General of Texas

Independent K - 12 schools — advice on implementing proper statutory communications to comply with Texas’ open and concealed carry laws

Confidential client — assisting in investigation of a client’s potential FCPA violations



South Texas College of Law Houston,
cum laude
The University of Mississippi,

Bar Admissions





Harris County 209th Criminal Court
Harris County 157th Civil District Court
South Texas College of Law
South Texas Law Review