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. 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. As a member of Bracewell’s insurance recovery group, Carlton is active in the representation of clients in the recovery of property damage and business interruption claims resulting from hurricanes, winter weather events, cyber intrusions and other catastrophic events.
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
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
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