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  • Education

    • The University of Colorado School of Law, J.D. 1975
    • Northwestern University, B.A. 1972
  • Admissions

    • Texas, 1976
    • US District Court Northern District of Texas, 1976
    • US Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1977
    • US Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1978
    • US Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
    • US Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2010
    • US Supreme Court, 1981

Overview and Practice

Cary Schachter is a seasoned courtroom lawyer who has honed his skills during more than three decades of trial and appellate work in Texas and throughout the country.  He has represented clients in civil disputes of all kinds, faced virtually all manner of adversary, dealt with all types of witnesses, and appeared before a wide spectrum of judges and juries.

Cary has not only won many jury verdicts in venues as diverse as New York and rural Texas, but he has battled successfully against top law firms in protracted motion and briefing practice before sophisticated courts.  Although Cary has resolved most cases successfully well short of the need for an appeal, he has also secured important victories for his clients in appellate cases.  In short, Cary knows what to expect in litigation and can both knowledgably advise a client on litigation issues and execute a trial strategy appropriate to each case.

Not only does Cary have the experience necessary to plan for and try important cases, he knows how to lead teams of litigators efficiently in the massive discovery and briefing battles that typify some modern litigation, including asbestos and talc litigation.

Cary maintains Board Certification in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has served as chairman (1985-88) of its Civil Trial Law Exam Commission responsible for writing and grading the test lawyers must pass to obtain specialization certification.

Cary is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating in legal ability and ethics, and has been included in the list of lawyers named in 2013 Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters listing.  He graduated from the Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (German Literature) in 1972, and received his Juris Doctor degree from The University of Colorado School of Law in 1975.  He has both lectured and published on issues of trial practice.