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Wilde, III, Carlton D.
Carlton D. Wilde, III
P: +1.713.221.1555
F: +1.800.404.3970

Pamela Parrott


Carlton Wilde focuses his practice on a variety of commercial, energy-related and intellectual property litigation matters. He represents clients in disputes concerning breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, patent infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Carlton also advises private and non-profit entities concerning compliance with Texas’ concealed and open carry laws.  In addition to his work in Bracewell’s trial section, Carlton assists members of the firm’s education law group on legal matters concerning independent and private schools.

While in law school, Carlton served as a law clerk to the Honorable Randy Wilson of the 157th Civil District Court and to the Honorable Michael McSpadden of the 209th Criminal Court.

Representative Matters

Drafted Daubert Motions, Motions in limine, and post-trial briefing as a member of jury trial team defending major e-commerce marketplace in patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

Identified jurisdictional defect, researched and drafted all stages of briefing that resulted in complete dismissal of $30 million breach of contract and fraud claims brought against the world’s leading independent tank storage provider in Harris County District Court.

Lead associate in charge of implementing and finalizing mass tort settlement process valued at $2.4 billion.

Advise independent k-12 school on procedures to implement following an employee’s diagnosis of a communicable disease.

Respond to citizen complaint of an improper 30.06 Concealed Handgun Communication issued against non-profit client by drafting memorandum of law to The Attorney General of Texas.

Advise multiple independent k-12 schools on implementing proper statutory communications to comply with Texas’ open and concealed carry laws.

Assist in investigation of a client’s potential FCPA violations. 


J.D., cum laude, Houston College of Law, 2014
B.B.A., The University of Mississippi, 2011

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas


Clerk, 209th Criminal Court
Clerk, 157th Civil District Court
South Texas Law Review