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Carlos R. Cortez - Dallas, TX

12801 N Central Expy#360 Dallas, TX 75243

Updated: 06/21/2023

Dallas Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer


Carlos R. Cortez, former judge of the 44th Texas State Civil District Court, practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and personal injury. He is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas. He attended the University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Mr. Cortez obtained his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan School of Law...


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2023

Other Affiliations

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 - Present (Member)
  • Dallas Bar Association, 1996 - 2016 (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Dallas Bar Association, 2006 - 2014
  • Supreme Court Review, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Attorney - ATLA & Trial Lawyers Care, 2001 - 2005
  • Pro Bono College of the State of Texas, 2006

Past Positions

  • Carlos R. Cortez, P.C., Managing Partner, 1996 - 2006
  • 44th State Civil District Court, Presiding Judge, 2007 - 2014


  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Irving, Texas, June, 1995
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: With Honors
  • University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 1990
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Criminal Justice

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


12801 N Central Expy#360 Dallas, TX 75243


  • 214-919-4209


Other Sources of Feedback About Carlos R. Cortez


  • Medal of Friendship from the President of Mongolia at the United Nations, 2013
  • United States Department of Justice - 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, 2001 - 2005
  • Top 100 Verdicts - The National Law Journal, 2003
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 - D Magazine, 2004
  • Rising Star - Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyers", 2005
  • Top 20 Jury Verdicts, Truck Accidents, 2019
  • Top 50 Jury Verdicts, Motor Vehicle Accidents, 2019
  • Top Verdicts & Settlements, Southwest, Texas Lawyer, 2020

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