Derek CarsonAssociate, Fort Worth

Derek joined Cantey Hanger in September 2013 after completing a three-year clerkship for the Honorable Terry R. Means, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth division. Derek focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation, including breach-of-contract cases and other business disputes, as well as on appeals and construction litigation. Derek and his wife, Annie, have one daughter, Ella. The Carsons live here in Fort Worth where they are actively involved in their church and in the community.

Principal Practice Areas

Education

  • The University of Memphis, J.D., 2010
    • Managing Editor, The University of Memphis Law Review
  • Union University, B.S.B.A., 2007
  • Obtained summary-judgment disposing of a $10 million bond claim brought against client, a surety company, in a construction dispute
  • Worked as a federal judicial law clerk for three years prior to private practice
  • Has efficiently negotiated or assisted in the efficient negotiation of favorable settlements in a number of small commercial-litigation matters
  • Has assisted with briefing, research, and discovery practice in numerous larger commercial-litigation cases
  • Has assisted with briefing and research in numerous large-scale arbitrations and appeals

 

  • Licensed in Tennessee, 2010
  • Licensed in Texas, 2013
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Mentor, Kid’s Hope USA, I.M. Terrell Elementary School, 2014
  • Volunteer, GO Center, Dunbar Middle School, 2015
  • Federal Bar Association