Tom Carr
Attorney at Law

Areas of Practice Include

  • Representing Colleges and School Districts
  • General Business and Corporations
  • Probate and Guardianship Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Collections.

AV Peer Review Rated.

2501 Parkview Drive
Suite 405
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 885-8500

Lawyer Profile:

Has a general civil practice, which includes representation of school districts and junior colleges in the North Texas area. He has been practicing law for over thirty-five years and representing school districts and school officials in litigation concerning personnel and employment law, civil rights defense and voting rights litigation. He received his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law. He is a former director of the State Bar of Texas, a past president of the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association and was selected Outstanding Young Lawyer by that organization in 1989. He has served on the Benbrook city council and Chair of the School Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He has spoken at numerous workshops, seminars and conferences in the area of school law. He has represented school districts in both state and federal courts, as well as, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is currently a member of the labor and employment law and school law sections of the State Bar of Texas, The Texas and National Association of School Board's Council of School Attorneys.  He received the Presidential Citation from the State Bar of Texas in 2001, and the Nancy Grams Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Focused Education in the State of Texas.  He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Charter Life Fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. 

Current Employment Position(s):
Areas of Practice:
Education Law
General Civil Practice
Probate & Guardianship
Employment Law
Civil Rights Defense
Voting Rights Act
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1978
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. Supreme Court
Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

Honors and Awards:
Presidential Citation, State Bar of Texas, 2001

The Nancy Garms Memorial Award (for outstanding contribution to Law Focused Education in the State of Texas), 2000

Silver Beaver, B.S.A., 1992

Outstanding Young Lawyer, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, 1989

Eagle Scout, 1967

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Texas Association of Community College Attorneys
Member and Vice President

State Bar of Texas
Former Director

Texas Young Lawyers Association
Former Director

Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Past President

Benbrook City Council

State Bar of Texas, School Law Section
Past Chair, and Member

State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Texas, Law Focused Education, Inc.
Former Trustee

Texas Associaton of School Board's, Council of School Attorneys

National Association of School Board's Council of School Attorneys

Texas Bar Foundation
Life Fellow

Tarrant County Bar Foundation
Charter Fellow

Birth Information:
1953 Austin, Texas
West Practice Categories:

Education Law, Estate Planning, Litigation & Appeals, Probate & Estate Administration, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Employment Law - Employer, Civil Rights, Voting Rights

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