Hon. Carlos Cortez

Dallas, Texas

His favorite quotes include:
"The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work." - Vince Lombardi Jr.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-Subscriber Experience

Judge Carlos R. Cortez is a seasoned legal professional, having served as a State District Judge and trial attorney with 28 total years of experience.

As an arbitrator, Judge Cortez handles all types of arbitration with a focus on non-subscriber arbitration.

Experience  + -

  • Litigation Firm of Cortez Law Firm, PLLC
  • 44th State Civil District Court in Dallas County
    Presiding Judge   2007-2014
  • Private Practice
    20 years
  • Pro Bono work for the victims of the 9/11 tragedy
  • Pro Bono work for the victims of Hurricane Katrina

Memberships & Affiliations  + -

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards  + -

  • "D Magazine's" list of Best Lawyers Under 40
  • Texas Monthly's "Super Lawyers"
  • "The National Law Journal's" Top Verdicts of the Year

Speaking / Authoring / Seminars  + -

Bench Bar Conference in 2007
Numerous Dallas Bar Association CLE programs from 2007-2014
Texas Association of Defense Counsel CLE conferences in 2011 and 2013