E. Wade Carpenter

E. Wade Carpenter Shareholder

Beaumont
  • t: 409-951-7762
  • WadeCarpenter@MehaffyWeber.com

Wade Carpenter is a shareholder with MehaffyWeber in the firm’s Beaumont and Houston offices. His areas of practice include complex commercial and business litigation, first-party and third-party insurance litigation, probate and fiduciary litigation, personal injury defense, products liability, and toxic tort litigation. Mr. Carpenter also assists clients in construction disputes and real estate matters, as well as advising clients pre-litigation on employment issues.

For more than twenty years, Mr. Carpenter’s practice has included representing both large companies and locally owned businesses in a variety of business and commercial disputes, including contract issues, insurance matters, and general corporate litigation. He has successfully represented toxic tort and products liability claims in multiple states and jurisdictions. Mr. Carpenter has also represented insurance companies and insureds in a variety of first-party and third-party claims, has represented both owners and contractors in construction disputes, and assists estate executors in various probate litigation matters.

EDUCATION
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D.
    • Member of the Order of the Coif, Board of Barristers and graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Texas A&M University, B.S. in Business and Finance
    • Completed College of Business Honors Program
  • State of Texas, 1997
  • State of Louisiana, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Michelle F. Mehaffy Inn of Court
  • IADC Trial Academy (2001)
  • Super Lawyers
    • Selected to Texas Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters (2006 – 2011)
    • Selected to Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters (2016 – 2017)
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law (2018-2020)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Insurance (2020)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants (2017-2020)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Products Liability Litigation-Defendants (2018-2020)
  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.o Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Limiting Sophisticated User Defense,” Houston Lawyer, (2001)
  • Successful defense at trial in an employment discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a Fortune 100 client
  • Successful defense at trial of a Fortune 100 insurer being sued by its policyholder
  • Successful representation at trial of trucking company sued for personal injury damages
  • Successful defense of multiple parties in a fraud/fiduciary duty case arising from an oil and gas transaction
  • Secured dismissal of multiple defendants in corporate dispute pertaining to distribution of corporate earnings
  • Secured dismissal of partnership in lawsuit alleging fraud and failures to disclose in a real estate transaction
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