On May 1st 1995 the law firm of Carpenter & Carpenter, P.C. began with Brent, Kathy and our paralegal in one small office with two desks and one phone and a plan to represent a select group of clients in their legal matters. Twenty one years later our practice still represents a select group of clients, but with a little more space in our historic Sugar Land office on Brooks Street.
About seven years ago we expanded our areas of practice from exclusively wrongful death, personal injury and products liability to include business matters including such issues as breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder issues, non-compete, and other disputes. We also work to counsel our clients in how to avoid litigation rather than having to deal with it.
We have handled cases across the United States and tried cases which have lasted over a month, a case which was broadcast live on the internet, defended individuals who were being sued for millions of dollars by corporations, and represented a company in divesting a shareholder of interest in the company. We have also represented a family whose daughter was killed in a rollover crash against the vehicle manufacturer, parents of a young man who was killed due to the actions of a reckless driver, a widow and her children when their husband and father was killed in a refinery and many, many more.
Our firm is a Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rated firm, Brent and Kathy are nationwide speakers, and have published a book “My Car Crash Case” to help people to handle their own smaller car crash cases without having to a lawyer. Kathy is a former director of Fort Bend Lawyers Care and has been active in community activities in Fort Bend County. Brent is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, he has been listed as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson-Reuters every year since they began this honor in 2003, is a member of the Texas College of the State Bar, former Fort Bend Bar president and ATLA product liability chair.
The constant in all of our cases is that we have been fortunate to have great clients and attorneys who trust us to work with them on their cases. When we started our firm we knew that we were not going to be a volume firm, but rather a firm that would know each client and treat them like we would want to be treated. While we only take a limited number of cases we work to make sure that every person who contacts us is provided with the information they need to make an informed decision and, if it is a matter we will not handle, we work with them to find a lawyer who will.
So if you are in the neighborhood the month of May, give us a call and come by to help us celebrate us being legal and having the best clients and co-counsels in the country.