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O. Carl Hamilton Jr.

Litigation Percentage:

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Carl’s Biography

    Carl Hamilton is an experienced litigation attorney whose areas of practice include business, real estate, construction and toxic tort litigation

    He joined the former law firm of Ewers & Toothaker Law Firm in McAllen in 1960 where he was partner until 1991 when he joined the Atlas & Hall firm.

    He graduated from the University of Texas School of law with an L.L.B. in 1960. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

    Carl served as a member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee (1995 – 2017); Chair, Court Rules Committee, State Bar of Texas (1995 – 2005); Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel since 1962; and Member, Defense Research Institute since 1970.

    Carl was born and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and joined the United States Navy in 1951. He received a naval scholarship to the University of Texas (Naval ROTC program) where he received a Bachelor’s degree in 1955 and a commission in the United States Navy. While in the Navy, he served on several ships and was operations officer on a destroyer escort from 1955-1958. After discharge from the Navy, he entered law school at the University of Texas, graduating in 1960. He was a Naval Rescue Officer until 1962.

  • Bar Admissions
    • Texas Supreme Court
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Education
    • B.A. Degree: The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1951 – 1955
    • Honors: Naval Scholarship, 1951 – 1955
    • LLB: The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas 1958 – 1960
    • U.S. Naval Intelligence School, 1961
  • Professional Association & Memberships
    • Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee – Member, 1995 – 2017
    • Court Rules Committee, State Bar of Texas 1990 – 2005; and Chair, 1995 – 2005
    • Texas Association Defense Counsel – Member, 1962 – Present
    • Defense Research Institute – Member, 1962 – Present
  • Past Employment Positions
    • Texas Department of Public Health, 1951 – 1953
    • U.S. Air Force Balcones Research Center, Austin, Texas, 1953 – 1955
    • U.S. Navy, Active Duty, 1955 – 1958
    • Looney, Clark, Mathews, Thomas & Harris Law Firm, Law Clerk, Austin, Texas 1958 – 1960
    • Ewers & Toothaker Law Firm, Partner 1960 – 1991
  • Birth Information
    • October 11, 1933, Harlingen, Texas United States of America