6101 S. Broadway Ste. 500, Tyler, TX 75703   |   222 N. Fredonia Street Longview, TX 75601

ATTORNEY AT LAW

With more than 40 years of litigation experience, Otis Carroll is one of the preeminent trial lawyers in East Texas. Having long focused his practice on complex civil litigation, Mr. Carroll has successfully tried numerous patent, civil fraud, oil and gas, antitrust, and breach of contract cases. Prior to founding CMHN, he founded Ireland, Carroll and Kelley, P.C. where he practiced since 1984. He also worked at Foreman & Dyes and served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.

Mr. Carroll has earned a reputation for excellence among clients and peers for his outstanding litigation abilities, as evidenced by his AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell® and recognition as a Texas Super Lawyer from 2003 – 2005 and 2008 – 2011. He was also voted as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas by Super Lawyers magazine in 2010 and 2011.

Law firms throughout the nation rely on his knowledge and skill, frequently employing Mr. Carroll to serve as local counsel in high-profile cases pending in the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Carroll also has extensive experience providing litigation support for these firms, helping them conduct jury selection, mock trials, prepare jury questionnaires, and more.

However, Mr. Carroll’s role in many if not most cases is not limited to that of purely local counsel. Indeed, Mr. Carroll has experience in first-chairing and managing large scale litigation.

A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and American Board of Trial Advocates, Mr. Carroll is admitted to practice before the 5th and 11th Circuit United States Courts of Appeals; the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas; and the United States Supreme Court. He is a proud graduate of Texas A & M University (B.B.A. 1971) and the University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1974).

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Bar admissions
  • Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
EDUCATION
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1974
  • Texas A & M University, B.B.A. with distinction, Finance, 1971

Professional affiliations and memberships
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, T. John Ward American Inn of Court
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Ireland, Carroll & Kelley, P.C., 1984 – 2018
  • Foreman & Dyes, 1978 – 1981
  • Eastern District of Texas, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1975 – 1978

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
Honors
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Super Lawyers is a Thompson Reuters service
  • Voted as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas by Super Lawyers magazine