Carter L. Hampton

Carter L. Hampton

Fort Worth, Texas

Carter began his law practice in 1980 in Tarrant County where he rose to managing partner of the firm. An extensive trial practice led to his Board Certification in Civil Trial Law in 1992, followed by his election as the Court of Record Judge for the City of Bedford in Tarrant County in 1993. Not seeking re-election, Carter was sought out to become the head of claims for a legal malpractice underwriter, Great American Insurance. There he rose to be Senior Vice President in charge of underwriting, claims, reinsurance and risk management for attorneys in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. In 2006 he moved to a start-up operating for One Beacon Insurance Company again in legal malpractice insurance.

Carter left One Beacon Insurance in 2008 to return to private practice applying his experience and acquired skills to legal malpractice, fiduciary litigation and civil litigation. Carter has been a part of over 4,000 legal malpractice claims and has served his colleagues in the thousands in 26 states, Washington D.C., Canada and Costa Rica.

He is most proud of serving as a small group leader on Thursday nights at the Union Gospel Mission for the Homeless in Tarrant County since his return to private practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Legal Malpractice
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Contracts and Commercial Law
  • Insurance Law and Bad Faith

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1980


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - December, 1979
  • University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1977
    • Honors: With Distinction

Representative Clients

  • Advantage Battery
  • City of Keller, Texas
  • Goldane Credit Corporation
  • Landmark Bank

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Lawyer - Texas Verdict Hall of Fame
  • Top Texas Verdicts
  • Top Attorney in Tarrant County

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • Tarrant County Trial Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, 1980 - 1995
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Great American Ins. Co., Senior Vice President, 1995 - 2006
  • One Beacon Professional Partners, Vice President, 2006 - 2008
  • Elected Court of Record Judge, City of Bedford, Tarrant County, TX, 1993 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Small Group Leader, Union Gospel Mission for the Homeless in Tarrant County, 2009 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Mediator - trained in 1992


  • English


  • Lambda Chi Alpha