•   L.L.B., University of Texas

    School of Law, 1964

  B.A., Lamar University, 1961


   The U.S. Supreme Court

   The U.S. Court of Appeals for

     the Federal, Fifth and

     Eleventh Circuits

   The U.S. District Courts for

     the Eastern District of Texas


   Harrison County Bar

    Association (President 1972)

  Northeast Texas Bar

    Association, (President 1976)

   State Bar of Texas

    (Director 1990-92)

•   Texas Bar Foundation,

    Sustaining Life Fellow

Carl R. Roth

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Carl R. Roth is the founder of The Roth Law Firm and serves as the firm’s lead litigation counsel. Carl has more than 44 years of trial experience in the Federal and State Courts of Texas. He represents corporations in complex litigation, antitrust and patent matters, and individuals in catastrophic personal injury cases. He has extensive trial experience in the areas involving intellectual property matters, products liability, F.E.L.A, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, and economic torts arising in commercial and business contexts. Carl has tried over 300 cases to verdict.

Carl was involved in one of the first asbestos cases in the country in the mid-70’s, resulting in a $20 million settlement.

In 1989, Carl achieved a $12 million verdict for the plaintiff in a personal injury liability case, which remained the largest personal injury verdict awarded in the Marshall Division of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, for over 15 years.  Julianne Ahlgren v. Walls Industries, Inc., et al.

In 1992, Carl was hired to represent the Monsanto Company in an insurance bad faith case in the 71st Judicial District Court of Harrison County Texas.  Representing the Plaintiff, Carl garnered a $71 million verdict, which included $50 million in punitive damages.  To date this is the largest jury verdict ever rendered in Harrison County District Court.  Monsanto Company v. Crum & Forster, Inc., et al.

In the same year, Carl filed the first patent infringement case in the Marshall Division of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on behalf of Texas Instruments.  In this case, Carl’s ability to hold venue on behalf of the Plaintiff, coupled with the Court’s ability to provide a definite trial date within 8 or 9 months after filing, created what is now the third largest intellectual property docket in the United States. Carl has represented Texas Instruments in more than two dozen patent infringement cases in Marshall Federal Court and to date has settled or won judgments totaling more than $2.4 billion for Texas Instruments. 


Professional Activities


American Board of Trial Advocates; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Advisory Committee (now the Local Rules Advisory Committee), Eastern District of Texas, 1995-1999; Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Director 1986-89); Texas Young Lawyers (Director 1972-77).

Awards & Recognitions


Carl is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; his peers have named him to the list of Texas Super Lawyers every year since its inception; and he is recognized yearly  in the guide to the Best Lawyers in America .


Past Employment Positions


Hon. Joe W. Sheehy, U.S. District Judge, Law Clerk, 1964-1966;
Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1967-1969.



Publications and Speeches


"Procedure Update: State and Federal," State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, 2002.

"Federal Update", TTLA Hot Tips for Hot Times Seminar, 1996.

"Use or Condition of Property - What Does the Texas Tort Claims Act Really Require? (Plaintiff's Perspective)", 1995.