Charla Aldous

Charla Aldous

Trial Lawyer

Aldous\Walker LLP

4311 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 150
Dallas, Texas 75219
(214) 526-5595

Key Facts

Education
J.D., Southern Methodist Dedman School of Law
B.A., Austin College
Legal and Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates Dallas Chapter (Executive Committee)
International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
Inner Circle of Advocates
International Society of Barristers (Fellow)
Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas County Bar Association
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Honors
Aldous\Walker named Elite Trial Lawyers Finalists in the “Other” and “Product Liability” Categories (2019)
Aldous\Walker named to The National Law Journal’s list of Top 100 Verdics for securing a $25 million verdict (2018)
Dallas 500 Business Leaders
Lifetime Achievement Award, Texas Lawyer (2015) Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation (2015)
Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers (2003-2016)
Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in Dallas, Best Lawyers in America (2013, 2016, 2018)
Personal Injury Litigator of the Year in Dallas, Best Lawyers in America (2009, 2017, 2019)
Best Law Firms, Dallas Tier 1 Ranking in Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Malpractice, U.S. News-Best Lawyers (2010-2019)
Best Law Firms, National Tier 1 Ranking in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, U.S. News-Best Lawyers (2013)
Faculty, National Trial College of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA),Harvard Law School (2014)
Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, Texas Lawyer (2013)
Winning Women, Texas Lawyer (2011)
Top 10 “Winning Lawyers in America”, The National Law Journal (2005)
Top 10 Verdicts in the Nation, Lawyers Weekly USA (2000, 2004)
Top Texas Verdicts of 2011, Texas Lawyer, 2nd largest negligence verdict in the state
Top Texas Verdicts of 2010, Texas Lawyer, two top verdicts on the list
500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America, Lawdragon (2019)
500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, Lawdragon (2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
Compassionate Gladiator Award, Florida Justice Association (2013)
National Trial Lawyers, National Women Trial Lawyers Association Top 10, Executive Committee (2015)
National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2012)
Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2001, 2003, 2005-2009, 2011-2017)
Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2010)
John Howie Award, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (2010)
Trial Lawyer of the Year, Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (2008)
Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Legal (2003-2018)
Top 50 Female Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Legal (2003-2018)
Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Legal (2003-2018)
Texas’ Top-Notch Lawyers in Personal Injury-Plaintiffs, Texas Lawyer’s Go-To Guide (2007)

Biography

A graduate of Austin College, where she has been recognized as a distinguished alumni, and the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Charla Aldous has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years. She began her legal career doing civil defense litigation and in 1997 switched sides to do plaintiff’s work. Since that time, she has amassed verdicts in excess of $1 billion, while trying everything from complex commercial to sexual abuse cases. Twice, Lawyers USA has listed her verdicts among the top 10 in the nation. The National Law Journal has recognized her as one of the Ten “Winning Lawyers in America”. Texas Lawyer has listed her among a select group of only five top plaintiffs personal injury attorneys in its Go-To Guide. In 2007, Charla was invited to become the fourth female member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a national organization of plaintiff’s lawyers limited to 100 attorneys across the country. Charla has been listed in Best Lawyers in America each year since 2003, and has been singled out as Best Lawyers, Dallas Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice litigation. She has been recognized numerous times as a Texas Super Lawyer, as published in Texas Monthly magazine. D Magazine has recognized Charla as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas consistently since 2001. An active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Charla is past President of the Dallas Chapter and was selected by the Texas Chapters as Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2008. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. In 2017, the Dallas Bar Association named her Trial Lawyer of the Year.

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