For the past 12 years, Wilvin Carter has demonstrated a personal commitment to public service throughout Fort Bend County, Texas.
Mr. Carter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Berea College and a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University. After law school, Mr. Carter served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Texas Office of Attorney General in its Law Enforcement Defense Division. While working with the Office of Attorney General, Mr. Carter cultivated his affinity for fighting for individuals within the courtroom. As a result, Mr. Carter accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney with the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, where he fought to protect victims and their safety against those that committed criminal acts within the Fort Bend County community.
In 2007, Mr. Carter entered private practice as a solo practitioner. He is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of Wilvin J. Carter P.C., where he protects individuals’ legal interests in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation. As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Carter has successfully and favorably disposed of hundreds of cases on behalf of his clients through pre-trial settlements and jury trials. As a civil plaintiff’s attorney, Mr. Carter prosecutes matters involving personal injury, breach of contract, and premise liability on behalf of individuals who are victims of individuals’ negligent or wrongful actions.
In addition to serving as a zealous advocate for his clients, Mr. Carter has worked to advance the legal community by training future lawyers and promoting professionalism within the Fort Bend County community. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Clear Lake where he teaches Criminal Law to both undergraduate and graduate students. He is also active in a number of legal associations. He is the current President of the Fort Bend Criminal Bar Association; the Criminal Justice Chair for the NAACP of Missouri City and Vicinity Branch; an active member of the Fort Bend Bar Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas and the United States Federal Courts.
Mr. Carter regularly volunteers within the larger Missouri City-Sugar Land community in the father’s auxiliary of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and the Greater Houston Black Chamber.
Mr. Carter is married to his lovely wife Tameika Carter, and they have two wonderful kids. The Carters are members of the Fort Bend Church, where Mr. Carter teaches Sunday school lessons as a member of the Children’s Ministry.