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

Carlton D. Wilde III


About Carlton

Carlton Wilde is a litigator focusing on a variety of commercial, energy-related, intellectual property, and non-profit litigation matters.  He has first and second chair experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a diverse range of complex business litigation and arbitration matters in the energy, construction, consumer products, real estate, and healthcare industries.  

Carlton also assists tax-exempt organizations, including independent and private schools, on a variety of litigation issues, and advises healthcare entities with data privacy and protection policies and claims under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  

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 multifamily real estate management company — lead counsel responsible for complete dismissal on summary judgment of seven-figure damage model in the District Court of Harris County, Texas

Confidential client — second chair associate during 4-week products liability jury trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; assisted in favorable settlement following jury verdict

Confidential client — member of products liability trial team during multi-week trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Major software, consumer electronics, and computer hardware retailer — lead counsel responsible for favorable settlement on eve of trial in the County Court of Law of Dallas County, Texas

Large healthcare system — providing litigation advice and analysis concerning sale of hospitals, clinics, inpatient facilities, trauma centers, emergency centers, and EMS fleet covering a 41-county area

Nationally ranked psychiatric hospital — providing regulatory advice concerning HIPAA compliance and corporate governance issues

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 United States District Court for 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 District Court of Harris County, Texas

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

Confidential client — lead associate responsible for post-judgment enforcement of multi-million dollar trial judgment through the use of the Texas Turnover Statute

Pro Bono client — lead counsel responsible for prosecuting § 1983 claims brought by pro bono client, resulting in favorable settlement



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

Bar Admissions





Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2021
Harris County 209th Criminal Court
Harris County 157th Civil District Court
South Texas College of Law
South Texas Law Review