M.C. Carrington Shareholder

Beaumont
  • t: 409-951-7720
  • MCCarrington@MehaffyWeber.com

M.C. Carrington has been a shareholder of MehaffyWeber since 1988 and has been with the firm since 1982. He focuses his practice on toxic torts, products liability, premises liability, premises security, commercial litigation, employment discrimination, and oil and gas matters.

Mr. Carrington graduated with honors from the Texas Tech School of Law in 1982 and joined MehaffyWeber that same year. In his time at the firm, Mr. Carrington has proven to be invaluable to clients. He keeps a very active trial docket, having tried over forty cases to verdict in the past eight years alone. Mr. Carrington has handled a wide variety of defense claims, including the successful defense of a landmark $173 million deepwell case reported in multiple national publications, including the Defense Research Institute’s For The Defense™ and The National Law Journal.

In addition to his depth of expertise, Mr. Carrington is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law, as well as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. His work has earned him recognition from both Best Lawyers® (2010-2019) and Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2003 – 2019).

EDUCATION
  • Texas Tech University of Law, J.D.
    • Graduated cum laude, Order of the Barristers, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A. in Accounting
    • Graduated cum laude, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Fraternity
  • State of Texas, 1980
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate Member (Houston Chapter)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Academy Faculty Member (2007)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Director (1999-2003)
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Three Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors (2000 to Present)
  • Texas Tech University School of Law Alumni Foundation, Board of Directors (2000 to Present)
  • Distinguished Service Award from Texas Tech University School of Law (2018)
  • Super Lawyers
    • Selected to Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters (2003 – 2019)
    • Selected to the “Top 100 List – Houston Region” List, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2008-2010, 2012, 2015-2017)
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants (2011-2019)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Patent (2011-2019)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Environmental (2011-2019)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation (2010-2019)
  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a “Texas Top Rated Lawyer” (2011-2014)
  • Chambers and Partners® USA Legal Guide
    • Litigation: General Commercial – Texas (2019)
  • All-Star Award from Altec Industries (2008, 2012, 2013)
  • Meeting the Challenge Award from E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (2012)
  • “Texas Evidence and Civil Procedure Update,” Advanced Civil Trial Law Seminar, Corpus Christi Bar Association, April 2012
  • “Opening Statement,” 30th Annual Texas Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, March 2012
  • “Texas Evidence & Civil Procedure Update,” 28th Annual Litigation Update, State Bar of Texas, January 2012
  • “Innovations in Settlements, ADR, and Trial,” Panel member, HarrisMartin Benzene Litigation Conference, November 2006
  • “Taking the Deposition of Expert Witnesses in Premises Liability Cases,” Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Fall Meeting, September, 2001
  • “Texas Law on Premises Liability,” CLE for Gulf Insurance, March 1999
  • “Texas Law on Premises Liability,” CLE for Mid-Continent Insurance, December 1998
  • “Texas Law on Premises Liability,” CLE for CNA Insurance, November 1996
  • “Premise Liability for Violent Crimes Seminar” Defense Research Institute, April 1994
  • “Civil Trial Specialty,” Certification Review Seminar, State Bar of Texas, January, 1994

Deceptive Trade Practices Jury Trial
M.C. Carrington, Commercial Litigation, Deceptive Trade Practices

M.C. Carrington concluded a 4 ½ month trial in which he led a team that obtained a unanimous verdict in favor of a private equity firm involved in a leveraged buyout. The jury deliberated 8 days before finding that the Defendant, another private equity firm acting as a lender, failed to act in good faith and that its actions in an attempt to take control of the company made the subject of the leveraged buyout were invalid, violated Texas corporate law and did not comply with Texas corporate governance. As a result, the attempted corporate takeover by the Defendant private equity firm was invalid and Carrington’s client still is the legal owner of the company. In addition, the jury unanimously found in favor of Carrington’s client on each of the counterclaims filed by the Defendant which sought damages in excess of $157,000,000 dollars.

More Info: The case was tried in the 60th District Court of Jefferson County, Beaumont Texas

 

G. Cordts, Jr. v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
M.C. Carrington, Sandra Clark

M.C. Carrington and Sandra Clark working with attorneys from Damond Mace, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey obtained a successful defense of a landmark $173 million deepwell case for Fortune 500 client. Case was reported in many national publications, including the DRI “For the Defense” and the National Law Journal.

More Info: NO. 1:99 CV 0085; for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; Beaumont Division

 

Bolling vs. Altec
M.C. Carrington, Products Liability

M.C. Carrington successfully obtained a defense verdict in a products liability case where the plaintiff argued for $2.5 million in damages. After a two week trial in federal court, the jury returned a verdict finding no negligence on our client and also finding that there was no defect in the design or marketing of their products.

 

Caryl Richardson, Individually and as Independent Executrix of the Estate of Willis N. Whisnant, Jr., Deceased, et al vs. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., et al
M.C. Carrington, Sandra Clark, Premises Liability

The firm worked with Cotton Schmidt representing E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. in a successful jury trial. This trial focused on the claims of Willis N. Whisnat, Jr., a pipefitter employed by B.F. Shaw, a general contractor. His family alleged that Whisnant developed mesothelioma and died in 1999 at 72 years of age as a result of exposure to asbestos while working for B.F. Shaw at DuPont’s Sabine River Works from 1966 to 1975. DuPont alleged that it was not negligent and not a proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury. The jury found that DuPont was not negligent.

More Info: Caryl Richardson, Individually and as Independent Executrix of the Estate of Willis N. Whisnant, Jr., Deceased, et al vs. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., et al; Cause No. E-159,183-Q; District Court of Texas, 172nd Judicial District, Jefferson County

 

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, et al
M.C. Carrington, Sandra Clark, Premises Liability

MehaffyWeber successfully represented its client in cases involving the cost of asbestos damages in personal injury cases.

More Info: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, et al., Cause No. B-176,143, in the 60th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas.

 

Luther Fregia vs. H.E. Butt Grocery Company
M.C. Carrington, Premises Liability

M.C. Carrington won a unanimous verdict in favor of HEB in a slip and fall claim.

More Info: Luther Fregia vs. H.E. Butt Grocery Company, No. CV68509, in the 253rd District Court of Liberty County

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