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1969-1972Southern Methodist University School of Law

  Dallas, Texas

  Juris Doctor, 1972

  Editor, Journal of Air Law and Commerce

   1971 - 72

  Order of the Coif

  Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity


1965-1969University of North Texas

  Denton, Texas

  Bachelor of Science in Political Science,

   1969, cum laude

  Alpha Chi National Honors Fraternity

  Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honors Fraternity




Courts Admitted:


Although Mr. Carroll offices in Texas and is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Texas, he also practices in the federal district and appellate courts through the United States.


All Texas State Courts 

U.S. Supreme Court 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas 

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas 

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas 

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona 

U.S. Court of Federal Claims




Mr. Carroll has also received numerous honors, recognitions and certifications including the following:


Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization [1992-present]


Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization [1990-present]


Best Lawyers in America 2008-2016 in Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Banking and Finance Law, and Mediation (Woodward/White, Inc.)


Texas Monthly Law and Politics Magazines "Texas Super Lawyer" in Business Litigation 2003-2016


The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine, “Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate Law”


The Legal 500, (Pritchard) -- “Best of the Best” in Antitrust Law (Merger, Compliance and Complex Litigation)


 Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent AV® Peer Review Rating (5 of 5) (34 years)


Recipient, Tom Garner Distinguished Service Award, Texas Board of Legal  Specialization [2013]


Appointed Positions


Member, Board of Directors, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2016-2019


Commissioner, Civil Trial Law Exam Commission, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2007-2016 (Chair, 2009-2016)


ADR Qualifications:


Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association [1979-present]

  Member, Commercial Arbitration Panel [1979-present]

  Member, Large/Complex Case Panel [2003-present]

Member, Appellate Panel [2013-present]


Arbitrator, National Arbitration Forum [1998-2008]


Arbitrator, The Forum [2014-present]


Mediator, State Bar of Texas


Teaching Positions:


In addition his active trial, appeal, arbitration and mediation practice, Mr. Carroll has consistently pursued the scholarship of the law and shared his expertise with those interested in becoming lawyers by teaching as an Adjunct Professor at two Texas law schools and in numerous national seminars.


Spring 1983 – 2014

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas.  Trial Advocacy. 2‑hour course.  Adjunct Professor in student performance sessions.  Review litigation techniques and strategies of third year law students.


Fall 1991 - 1996

 Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Irving, Texas).  Trial Advocacy.  3‑hour course.  Adjunct Professor in lecture and performance sessions for third year law students.


Summer 1993, Fall 1994, Spring 1995

Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Irving, Texas).  Federal Courts.  3-hour course.  Adjunct Professor.  Prepared all teaching materials for course on federal jurisdiction and procedure.


Summer 1982-1990

 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.  Federal Practice and Procedure.  16-hour course.  Adjunct Professor.  Prepared all teaching materials for course on basic federal practice and procedure for legal assistants certification program.


Fall 1980

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas.  Complex Federal Litigation.  2-hour course.  Adjunct Professor.  Prepared all teaching materials for course on litigation of complex (class action) cases (antitrust, securities, labor, patent) in the federal courts from commencement to appeal, including course syllabus and problems.


Spring 1978

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas.  Advanced Antitrust Seminar.  2-hour course.  Adjunct Professor. Prepared all teaching materials for course on civil and criminal antitrust litigation, including course syllabus and problems.




Summer, 1985-1988, 1992-1998, 2004, 2006-2008, 2015

  National Institute For Trial Advocacy – Instructor for trial advocacy institute.


Spring, 2004-2011, 2014-2016

  National Institute for Trial Advocacy Deposition Program – Instructor for     deposition program




Mr. Carroll has also contributed thousands of hours of his time to improving the administration of justice and the judicial system, including accepting appoints from the judiciary, which reflect the confidence they have in his professionalism and judgment.


As well as devoting time to these endeavors, Mr. Carroll has for more than 30 years as a part of the Criminal Justice Act Panel voluntarily represented those individuals charged with federal criminal offenses who are unable to afford an attorney to represent them.  The following are examples of that service.


Member, Court Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Texas, [1998- 2006]


   Chairman, ADR Subcommittee [1999-2004]

   Member, Patent Subcommittee [1999-2000]

   Member, Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Subcommittee [2001]


Member, Magistrate Judge Rules Revision Committee [2004]


Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel Northern District of Texas, [1993-present]


Chairman, Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Northern District of 

  Texas [2002]


Chairman, Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Northern District of    Texas [1997]


Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee, Northern District of    Texas [1995-1997]




As a member of a very special profession, Mr. Carroll believes that it is the duty and responsibility of every attorney to acknowledge the special recognition and privilege every person enjoys by being able to say that they are an attorney and counselor at law.  As part of that professional obligation an attorney should contribute his time and talents to improve his professionalism and our system of justice by volunteering with professional, civic and public organizations.  The following are examples of the organizations and the leadership roles in which he has served those organizations.


 ●American Bar Association:


  Antitrust Section-[1972-present]


   Member, Trial Practice Committee, [1976-present]

Member, State Antitrust Enforcement Committee, [1974-1980; 2007]


  Business Law Section-[1972-present]


   Member, Antitrust Law Committee [1977-1988, 2007]

   Member, Banking Law Committee [1990-present]

   Member, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee 


    Subcommittee on Financial Institution Litigation [1998-      present]

Co-Chairman, Subcommittee on Securities Arbitration [2005-2015]


  Litigation Section-[1976-present]


   Member, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee       [1998-present]

Co-Chairman, Subcommittee on Corporate and Securities Litigation [2005-2008]

Co-Chairman, Subcommittee on Class Actions [2012-2016]

   Member, Trial Practice Committee [1998-present]

   Member, Pretrial Practice and Discovery Committee [1996-      present]

    Co-Chairman, Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product       Subcommittee [ 2004-2005]

   Member, Appellate Practice Committee [1996-present]

   Member, Antitrust Litigation Committee [1976-present]

    Vice Chairman, Subcommittee on State Actions [1979-1984];

    Subcommittee on Pretrial and Trial [1988-1990];

Subcommittee on State and Federal Enforcement [1988-1990; 2007]

   Member, Special Committee to Study the Procedural

    Recommendations of the National Commission for

    Review of Antitrust Laws and Procedures [1979]

   Member, Special Committee, Conference on Discovery 

    Abuse [1982]


  State and Local Government Law Section-[1999-2007]


  Young Lawyers Division-[1972-1984]


   Member, Antitrust Committee, [1977-1984]

    Chairman, Criminal Antitrust Law Subcommittee, [1982-1983];

Member, Executive Committee of Antitrust Committee [1983-1984]


 ●State Bar of Texas:


Board of Directors [2013-2016]

  Antitrust and Business Litigation Section [1976-present]

Chairman [2013-2014]

Chairman Elect [2012-2013]

Secretary/Treasurer [2011-2012] 

   Section Council [2007- present]

   Chairman, Antitrust Institute Committee [1981]

  Business Law Section [1973-2001]

  Litigation Section, [1980-present]

  Appellate Section [1990-present]

  Member, Committee on the Administration of Justice [1990-1993]

  Member, Jury Service Committee [2000-2001]

  Member, MCLE Committee [2001-2007] [Vice Chairman 2006 – 2007]


 ●Federal Bar Association:


  Member, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section [1973-present]

Chairman [2014–2016]

  Member, Federal Litigation Section [2000-present]

   Chairman [2011–2013]

   Vice-Chairman [2010–2011]

   Secretary – Treasurer [2007–2010]

Co-Chairman, Appellate Law & Practice Committee [2005–2008]

  Member, Financial Institutions and the Economy Section [2000-2008]


 ●Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit [1984-present]


 ●Dallas Bar Association:


  Board of Directors, [1981; 2008-2016]

  Member, Courthouse Committee, [1979, 2003-present]

Member, Entertainment Committee, [1978-1979];

   [Vice Chairman, 1979]

Member, Judiciary Committee, [1980, 1982-1983, 1993-present];

[Co-Chairman 2007; Co-Vice Chairman 2006; Chairman, Federal Judiciary Subcommittee, 1997; Co-Chairman, Local Rules Revision Subcommittee 2003-2006]

  Member, Law in a Changing Society Committee, [1983-1985]

  Member, Strategic Planning Committee, [Chairman, 1985-1986]

  Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee [1985]

  Member, Mock Trial Committee, [1985-1990];

    [Chairman, 1987, Vice Chairman, 1986]

  Member, Morris Harrell Professionalism Committee 


  Member, Fee Disputes Committee, [1994-present];

    [Vice Chairman 1996]

Member, Bylaws Committee, [Chairman 2011-2012; Vice Chairman  2010]

Member, Memorial and History Committee, [2010]

  Member, Business Litigation Section, [1988-present];

    Chairman [1997]; Vice Chairman [1996];

    Secretary [1995]; Treasurer [1994];

    Section Council [1993];

    Chairman, Local Rules Committee, [1988]

  Member, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, [1988-present];

Chairman [2007]; Vice-Chairman [2006]; Secretary [2005]; Section Council [2004-2014]

  Member, Appellate Practice Section, [1990-present]

Member, Dallas Bar Association Community Services Fund, Board of Directors [2008-2010]


 ●Dallas Association of Young Lawyers [1972 – 1986]:


  President, [1981]

  President-elect, [1980]

  Vice President, [1979]

  Treasurer, [1978]

  Board of Directors, [1977]

Chairman, Committee to Draft Local Rules for the Northern District of Texas, [1976-77]

 ●Texas Young Lawyers Association [1972 – 1986]:


  Board of Directors, [1982-1984]

  Member, Practice Notes Committee, [Chairman, 1982-1984]

  Member, Award of Achievement Committee, [1982-1984]

  Member, Editorial Committee, [1982-1984]

  Member, Nominations Committee, [1984-1986]

  Member, Liberty Bell Award Committee, [1984-1986]

  Member, Outstanding Young Lawyer Committee, [1984-1986]


 ●Texas Association of Bank Counsel, [1989-present]


Texas Association of Defense Counsel, [1999-present]


American Judicature Society, [1972-present]


Defense Research Institute [2001-present]


 ●Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, [2001-present]

  Appellate Advocacy Committee, [2001-present]

  Commercial Litigation Committee, [2001- present]

  Trial Tactics and Techniques Committee, [2001-present]


Joseph M. Pritchard Inn of TYLA, [1984-present]


James C. Watson Inn of Former Officers and Directors of State Bar


United States Supreme Court Historical Society, [1981-present]


Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, [1999-present]


Association of Attorney-Mediators, [2000-present]


Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, [1994-present]


Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation, [1995-present]

Life Founding Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation,     [2002-present]


College of The State Bar of Texas, [2001-present]


Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, [1995-present]


Founders Board, University of North Texas College of Law [2007-present]




Master, The William 'Mac' Taylor American Inn of Court [1994-present]


Member, Committee for a Qualified Judiciary [1982-2015]


Member, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism [1995-present]


Adviser, Dallas High School Mock Trial Competition, [1980-1988]




Mr. Carroll has also provided volunteer hours and has served in various appointed and elected civic and governmental positions including the following: 


Chair, Citizens’ City Charter Review Commission [2016]


City Councilman, City of Colleyville [1998-2000]


Council Liaison, Planning and Zoning Commission [1998-2000]


Council Liaison, Sidewalk Task Force [1998-2000]


President Colleyville Crime Control and Prevention District [1998-2000]


Board of Directors, Colleyville Economic Development Corporation

  [Vice-President 1998-2000]


Board of Directors, Colleyville Tax Increment Financing District [1998-2000]


Member, City of Colleyville Planning and Zoning Commission [1997-1998]


Member, City of Colleyville Zoning Board of Adjustment

  [1995-1997, Vice-Chairman 1997]


Member, State Representative Vicki Truitt's Business and Industry Advisory Council [2003-2006]




Mr. Carroll has devoted thousands of volunteer hours during his career to aid charitable and community organizations to better the community and improve the quality of life of the less fortunate.  Among his areas of special interest are providing services for the blind through the Lions Club, food for the elderly through Meals on Wheels, aid to children with special financial or educational needs through the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation and Dallas Academy and improvement of health care through the Baylor Medical Center Development Council and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  His charitable activities have included serving as an officer and board member of numerous organizations including:  


Board of Directors, The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation [2002-present]

  [President 2006 - 2007; Secretary 2004-2005]


Board of Directors, DBA Community Services Fund [2009-2010]


Board of Directors, Lakes of Somerset Homeowners Association, Inc.

  [1995-2005] [President 1997-2005; Vice-President 1996]


Board of Directors, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation [2000-2004]


Board of Directors, Tarrant County Organ & Eye Bank 2E-2

  [2002-2004] [Second Vice-President 2004; Secretary 2003]


Advisory Board, Metroport Meals on Wheels [2004 – to present]


Member, Baylor Medical Center Development Council [1999-2004] [Chairman, Nominating Committee 1999-2004; Co-Chairman, Caring for Generations Capital Campaign 2001- Individuals]


Board of Directors, Colleyville Lions Club [President 2004-2005; First Vice-President 2003-2004; Second Vice-President 2001-2003; Third Vice-President 1999-2001; Director 1998-1999]


Board of Directors, Colleyville Lions Club Charitable Foundation [President 2004-2005; First Vice-President 2003-2004; Second Vice-President 2001-2003]


Member, President's Advisory Council of the American Heart Association

  [2001 - 2006]


Member, Northeast Leadership Forum [1997-2010]


Board of Directors, Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County [1999-2002] [Co-Chair 1997 Wine Auction; Chairman, Chairman's Council 1999-2002]


Member, Selection Committee, The Women's Shelter Legacy of Women Awards    [2000]


Member, Crown of Life Lutheran Church [1995-present] [Council, 1996-1998]


Board of Directors, Colleyville Chamber of Commerce [1996 - 2000] 

  [Chairman, Business Assistance Committee 1996; Vice-President Business Development 1997; Treasurer 1998; Vice-President Special Events, 1999]


Board of Directors, Southlake Lions Club [Director 1997-1998]


Board of Directors, Southlake Lions Club Charitable Foundation, Inc.

  [Vice-President 1997-1998]


Board of Trustees, Dallas Academy for Emotionally Disturbed Children [1985 -    1994]




For his service to his community and his charities, Mr. Carroll has received various awards and recognitions including:


Recipient, Melvin Jones Humanitarian Award, Lions Club International Foundation [2003]


Honorary Chair, with wife Bonnie, Metroport Meals on Wheels, Inc. Benefit Wine Dinner [2002]


Honorary Chair, with wife Bonnie, Race for Excellence, benefiting SafeHaven of Tarrant County [2007]


Nominee, Colleyville Citizen of the Year [2000]


Nominee, Herman J. Smith Leadership Award [2000]


Co-Recipient, with wife Bonnie, Community Spirit Award, Colleyville Chamber of Commerce [1997]


Nominee, Colleyville Citizen of the Year [1997]


Nominee Recipient, Chairman's Award, Colleyville Chamber of Commerce [1996]


Baylor Health Care System Keeper of the Flame Award [2000] 




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