CARL HAMILTON is an experienced litigation attorney whose areas of practice include business and toxic tort litigation. He joined the former law firm of Ewers & Toothaker in McAllen in 1960 where he was a partner until 1991 when he joined the Atlas & Hall law 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 – 2018); 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 ship from 1955-1958. After discharge from the Navy, he entered law school at the University of Texas, graduating in 1960.
- Areas of Practice:
- Business Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Toxic Tort Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
- Litigation Percentage:
- 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Bar Admissions:
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
U.S. Supreme Court
- The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1960
LL.B.The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1955
Honors: Naval Scholarship
- Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee – Member, 1995 – 2018
Court Rules Committee, State Bar of Texas – Chair, 1995 – 2005
Chair, Court Rules Committee
Texas Association Defense Counsel – Member, 1962 – Present
Defense Research Institute – Member, 1970 – Present
- Past Employment Positions:
- Ewers & Toothaker, Partner, 1960 – 1991United States Navy, 1951 – 1958
- Birth Information:
- October 11, 1933, Harlingen, Texas, United States of America