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About Carlton

Carlton Wilde is a trial lawyer with jury experience.  He brings a quick wit and an ability to dive into the details of a case while advising clients on strategy implications in an easy-to-follow manner. As a member of Bracewell’s insurance recovery group, Carlton represents corporate policy holders in complex insurance coverage matters related to all types of policies, including reps and warranties, business interruption, commercial property, cyber, and professional and fiduciary liabilities. He also 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 handles all aspects of trial and litigation strategy from pre-suit investigation and discovery through trial and post-trial motions.  His approach to each client is  to clearly communicate complex legal issues, connect legal advice to the client’s business needs, and remain calm throughout stressful litigation battles.

Carlton also assists tax-exempt organizations on a variety of litigation issues, and advises healthcare entities with data privacy and protection policies and claims under both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2 regulations.


Recent Notable Matters

Waste services company — represents publicly traded waste services corporation in breach of commercial property policy

Private equity firm — represents leading private equity’s energy portfolio company in breach of commercial property and business interruption policy

Private equity firm — represented leading consumer products private equity group in breach of reps and warranties policy

Building product manufacturer — lead counsel responsible for bench trial victory for the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America in the District Court of Harris County, Texas

World’s leading independent tank storage provider — member of consolidated leadership team in connection with property damage claims arising out of a fire at a terminal operator’s bulk liquids storage facility

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

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



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

Bar Admissions






BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021 - 2024; Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2021 - 2024
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2022
Harris County 209th Criminal Court
Harris County 157th Civil District Court
Lawdragon Inc.
Lawdragon 500 X - The Next Generation
Complex Business Litigation, 2023
South Texas College of Law
South Texas Law Review