About Judge Kyle Carter
Judge Carter has presided over thousands of cases to disposition, tried hundreds of jury and bench trials, all while working to make the wisest and best use of taxpayer dollars.
Meet Judge Carter
Judge Kyle Carter has been judge of the 125th District Court since 2009. Judge Carter is a native Houstonian, a graduate of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, the University of Texas, and South Texas College of Law. Prior to taking the bench Judge Carter was a senior litigation associate with the Carter Law Firm, representing publicly-held corporate clients, small businesses, and individuals. Judge Carter has also served as general counsel to the legislative committees on General Investigations and Ethics, as well as the committee on Urban Affairs. In addition to being judge of the 125th District Court, Judge Carter is currently the president of the Texas Association of District Judges. Judge Carter also works with several charitable organizations.
Judge Carter is an active Mason and Shriner, and active supporter of Shriner’s Hospital and Rite Care. Judge Carter has been honored to serve as a 2008 “Man of Style” benefitting Sickle Cell research. Judge Carter is also a member of the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council. Additionally, Judge Carter is a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and serves on the International Committee. Judge Carter is the founder and president of Judges at Work in Schools, a charitable organization dedicated to teaching students of all ages about the judicial system. Finally, Judge Carter is also the founder and president of Join, Inc., a charitable organization that brings together judges to address specific community needs.
Judge Carter is married to his wife Melanie for the past 17 years, and has three children Kylie, Caleb, and Colton.
Experience On and Off the Bench
Honors & Awards, Charities, and Public Speaking Engagements
Honors & Awards
Judge Carter currently serves as chairman of the Harris County Civil Board Committee on Special Dockets and has previously served as secretary to the Harris County Civil Court Board of Judges. Earlier this year Judge Carter was named president of the Texas Association of District Judges in a unanimous bipartisan election by his peers from across the state.
- Judge Carter is a Fellow of the Houston Bar Association
- Judge Carter is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
- Judge Carter is a sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Young Lawyers Foundation
Judge Carter is also an active Mason and Shriner, and active supporter of Shriner’s Hospital and Rite Care. Judge Carter has been honored to serve as a 2008 “Man of Style” benefiting Sickle Cell research. Judge Carter is also a member of the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council. Additionally, Judge Carter is a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and serves on the International Committee.
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