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Trial Attorney and Surgical Nurse

Of Counsel, The Nations Law Firm

As a successful trial attorney for over thirty one years, Carolyn St. Clair, RN, BSN JD, 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 personal injury, medical device and toxic exposure cases with iconic legal legends, John O’Quinn, Joe Jamail and Jim Kronzer, she amassed a wealth of 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 contract, in complete contrast to advertsing firms that gather and warehouse files for years. Readily available for free consultations, the office also releases a monthly enewsletter and quarterly reports of the status of the litigation in trial or settlement.

From across the country, lawyers, medical professionals and clients refer clients and cases to Carolyn St. Clair. 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.

Case Experience

It is an honor and privilege to represent so many deserving and grateful clients over the past three decades. The damages and liability associated with each case is diverse. The cases include the following:

  • Actos
  • Airbag Explosions
  • Auto Accidents
  • Auto Defects
  • Avandia
  • Baby Powder Asbestos
  • Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Birth Injuries
  • Boat Collisions
  • Brain Injuries
  • Breast Implants
  • Burns
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chemical Spills and Exposure
  • Child Injuries and Death
  • Construction Accidents
  • Class Actions
  • Collaborative Actions
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Diving Accidents
  • Drug Recalls and Errors
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Essure Birth Control Coils
  • 18-Wheeler Trucking Accidents
  • Elevator Decapitation
  • Emergency Medical Errors
  • Fosamax
  • Gadolineum
  • Guardianships
  • Gun and Firearm Accidents
  • Heart and Lung Transplant Errors
  • Heart Defibrillators
  • Heirships
  • Hip Implants
  • Helmut Defects
  • Hernia Mesh
  • IVC Filters
  • Knee Implants
  • Labor and Delivery Errors
  • Mass Tort
  • Medical Device Defects
  • Medicaid Eligibility
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Mental Incapacity
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nexium
  • Nursing Errors
  • Oil Rig Explosions
  • Ortho Evra Birth Control
  • Oxycontin Overdose
  • Pacemakers
  • Paralysis
  • Prevacid
  • Prilosec
  • Quadriplegia
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
  • Refinery Explosions
  • Roundup Weed Killer
  • Security Errors
  • Seroquel
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Spinal Cord Injuires
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
  • Testosterone Heart Attacks
  • Toxic Torts
  • Train Accidents
  • Transvaginal Mesh
  • Truck Collisions
  • Trusts
  • Vehicle Rollover
  • Viagra Melanoma
  • Vioxx
  • Whistleblower Employees
  • Wills
  • Wrongful Death
  • Xarelto
  • Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella
  • Zofran Birth Defects
  • Zyprexa

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Client Testimonials

“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!!  Hope to see you again one day!

Anyone that needs an amazing caring attorney that has you’re best at heart… this is your lady!!”

T.G. in Arkansas


“Thank you 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 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


“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


“We thank you so much for everything you are doing for me. We thank God for putting you in our lives. Again thanks for everything. ”

J.H. in North Carolina


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

J.D. in Georgia


“I want to thank you and your staff for all the help in getting the case settled and getting a refund. Ya’ll are wonderful. I received my check in the mail yesterday.”

M.H. in Louisiana

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