Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney Frank Carroll III Joins Winstead’s Real Estate Litigation Team


Winstead PC is pleased to announce that Frank O. Carroll III has joined the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Houston office, handling litigation matters for Winstead’s Real Estate Industry Group clients.

Carroll is board-certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He represents individuals and corporations in complex real estate disputes. He has tried nearly two dozen cases to verdict as lead counsel, obtaining substantial verdicts representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and has prosecuted more than 100 appeals—many creating new law in Texas—ranging from oil and gas contract interpretation to defining the bounds of emerging technologies.

Carroll has presented oral argument in numerous courts of appeal, including the Texas Supreme Court. At his previous firm, Carroll was the head of the appellate practice group.

“I was attracted to Winstead because I wanted to work with the most respected thought leaders in the real estate industry,” Carroll said. “And, I wanted to join a team that could provide for all of my clients’ needs, from acquisition through every stage of development and management. Winstead has the resources and capabilities to do that.”

Carroll is the host of the Two-Minute Trial Lawyer, a podcast that provides trial tips, tricks and techniques with a trial lawyer’s schedule in mind. He is a fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation, a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and a member of the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court. He was formerly a city councilman for the City of Katy, Texas.

“Frank has an impressive proficiency in the area of real estate law that really compliments Winstead’s real estate practice, especially in our Houston office,” said James Ruiz, shareholder and head of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Frank is a true rising star with a great future ahead for him in the legal profession, and we are thrilled to have him on our team.”

With an in depth understanding of clients’ industries and businesses, particularly in the areas of energy, real estate, environmental, financial services, construction and insurance, attorneys in Winstead’s Business Litigation Practice Group guide clients through the sometimes chaotic and unpredictable litigation process as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

About Winstead

Winstead is a national business law firm with nearly 300 attorneys who serve as trusted advisors to emerging, mid-market and large companies, both public and private. The Winstead team provides a range of core legal services that are critical to our clients achieving their business goals. Winstead’s business transactions and litigation practices serve key industries including airlines, financial services, healthcare, higher education, investment management/private equity, life sciences, real estate, and sports business.

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