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Carolyn St. Clair, RN, BSN, JD, PLLC

Trial Attorney and Surgical Nurse

Earning a wealth of success for over thirty five years, Carolyn St. Clair, RN, BSN JD, PLLC, combines legal expertise with her medical background to represent clients injured or killed by medical products, dangerous drugs or the negligence of others. After working with heart surgeons, Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Denton Cooley, St. Clair began her law career as a Supreme Court of Texas briefing attorney with Justice C. L. Ray. Working on medical device and toxic exposure cases with iconic legal legends, John O’Quinn, Joe Jamail and Jim Kronzer, she amassed knowledge in courtroom skills and trial strategies. St. Clair has enhanced her career with negotiation, mediation, and arbitration education at the Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute.

Medical Legal Trial Expertise

St. Clair’s combination of medical, legal and judicial briefing experience enables her to quickly analyze case facts and health issues to maximize client’s awards. We begin to prosecute cases upon receipt of the client’s contact, in complete contrast to advertsing firms that gather and warehouse files for years. Readily available for free consultations and status reports, the office also releases a monthly enewsletter.

From across the country, lawyers, medical professionals and clients refer clients and cases to Carolyn St. Clair, RN, BSN, JD, PLLC. Limiting the docket to injury cases that can be proved to a jury by scientific and medical evidence, St. Clair understands the multiple health, legal and financial issues that overwhelm injured clients and is accessible to hear their concerns.

She has been recognized by her peers for inclusion in exclusive organizations including: The Top 25 Mass Tort Trial Lawyers, The Top 100 National Trial Lawyers, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, The Top 25 Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards awarded the highest possible distinction by both her peers and the Judiciary, The Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers and Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers.

Carolyn is a former President of the University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston Alumni Association and served on the University of Texas Health Science Center Development Board for the medical, dental, public health and nursing schools. She held board positions and contributes to the Leukemia Society, Baylor College of Medicine Partnership, Rose Ribbon Cancer Reconstruction Foundation, Michael Bolton Women and Children at Risk Project, Melvin Belli Society, March of Dimes, Vogel Alcove Homeless Women and Children Foundation, End Hunger and Citizens for Animal Protection. She is member of The New York Bar, The State Bar of Texas, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Association, the Association of Women Attorneys, and a Lifetime Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.


It is our honor and a privilege to represent so many people deserving of our help and assistance. A few of the testimonials from our clients are shared for your review.

“Carolyn, I want to thank you for taking the time to discuss my medical problems with me. I have found that it has been very hard and embarrassing to talk about the problems I’m having even with my loved ones which has left me alone and depressed. You have been a Godsend for me in so many ways. The legal aspect is just one way, but you have brought back a humanizing aspect to my life that has been lost since this nightmare began. For the first time since my surgery I can talk to someone who understands exactly what I am going through. I finally feel hopeful instead of hopeless and may finally be on the correct path.” P.H. in North Carolina

“You are amazing for taking your time to help explain things to me…You have been so helpful and seemed to take an interest in me and what happened to me…You’ve been so wonderful to talk to and you’ve helped me so much. I really appreciate everything you have done for me.” A.H. in Kentucky

“Thank you so much for graciously representing me. Your kindness and respect for clients goes above the bar. I will highly recommend you to anyone. Thank you, again sweet lady and GOD bless. I bought a cute brick home with my money and still have plenty for new furniture and paying bills and a honeymoon we never got to take. I’m so excited, got so many plans. I guess dreams really do come true. Thank you again, sweet lady for all your hard work.” A.C. in Arkansas

“I wanted to thank you for listening to me on the chatline when no one else in this area would. I recently received my settlement and wanted you to know that I appreciate your efforts on my behalf. You had said we were not going to let them get away with it! Just a thank you. “T.H. in Texas

“Thank you for all the hard work you did to obtain my settlement in my case. You are amazing and did a wonderful job. The settlement amount is more than expected and I could not have gotten it without you. Again, thank you as so much, all is greatly appreciated.” S.E. in Tennessee

“We just wanted to say thank you for being by our side during all of this! It was such a blessing to meet you in court that day!! Anyone that needs an amazing caring attorney that has you’re best at heart, this is your lady!!” T.G. in Arkansas

“I want to thank you and your staff for all the help in getting the case settled and getting an award. Y’all are wonderful. I received my check in the mail yesterday.” M.H. in Louisiana

“We thank you for so much for everything you are doing for us. We thank God for putting you in our lives. Again, thanks for everything.” J.H. in North Carolina

“Thank you for all the help you have given me in this matter. I know that you and your staff used up countless hours to get to the bottom of this. If I come across anyone who has the same problems, I will recommend you and your team without hesitation!! Blessings to you and your staff.” M.F. in Texas

“I would like to Thank you for everything you have done for US. May GOD bless you always !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” J.D. in Georgia

Case Experience

  • Actos
  • Airbag Explosions
  • Auto Accidents
  • Auto Defects
  • Avandia
  • Bladder Sling Removals
  • Birth Injuries
  • Boat Collisions
  • Brain Injuries
  • Breast Implants
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Child Injuries and Death
  • Construction Accidents
  • Class Actions
  • CPAP Recalls
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Diving Accidents
  • Drug Recalls and Errors
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Essure Birth Control
  • 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents
  • Elevator Decapitation
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Guardianships
  • Firearm Accidents
  • Heart/Lung Transplant
  • Heirships
  • Hip Implants
  • Helmut Defects
  • Hernia Mesh Removals
  • IVC Filters
  • Labor and Delivery Errors
  • Mass Torts
  • Medical Device Defects
  • Mental Incapacity
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Errors
  • Oil Rig Explosions
  • Ortho Evra Birth Control
  • Oxycontin Overdose
  • Pacemakers
  • Paragard IUD
  • Paralysis
  • Paraquat Exposure
  • Pelvic Mesh Removals
  • Quadriplegia
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
  • Refinery Explosions
  • Roundup Weed Killer
  • Security Errors
  • Seroquel
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Talcum Ovarian Cancer
  • Toxic Torts
  • Train Accidents
  • Transvaginal Mesh
  • Truck Collisions
  • Vehicle Rollover
  • Vioxx
  • Whistleblowers
  • Wrongful Death
  • Xarelto
  • Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella
  • Zantac

Contact us for a free consultation with nurse lawyer Carolyn St. Clair.

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