About Jimmy Carter

Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Advocate, Collaborator

More Than 20 Years of Experience and Success

Jimmy Carter is San Antonio probate lawyer known for his strength in the courtroom and his commitment to clients. Backed by a proven track record in probate, trust and real estate litigation, Jimmy Carter is a will and estate attorney with the experience and knowledge necessary to handle the most difficult cases.  Experienced, respected, and tested. Jimmy Carter is the tenth Bexar County lawyer to achieve Board Certification in Civil Trial law in the last 20 years from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

But handling legal disputes takes more than experience. It takes compassion and an advocate who understands both the law and your family dynamics. Jimmy Carter takes the time to build a relationship with each of his clients, ensuring you meet your goals.

In addition to championing the needs of his clients, Jimmy Carter also fights for just causes in his community. Recognized for his dedication to helping minors combat bullying, Jimmy Carter is working to break legal barriers and put an end to cyberbullying for good.

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After graduating summa cum laude from the honors college at Texas Tech University, Jimmy Carter went on to receive a law degree from Baylor University. He is currently a fellow for the Texas Bar Foundation, an honor reserved for the top 1% of attorneys in the state of Texas.

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  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Civil Trial Law
  • 2017 Peacemaker Award — San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • 2016 Outstanding Lawyer Award — San Antonio Business Journal
  • 2012 Rising Star — Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2010-Current Best Lawyer in Civil Litigation — SA Scene Magazine


What Clients Are Saying

  • "I can't thank you enough for the time and effort you spent out of your own good will to help me through that entire deal. You are the best!" -Julie A.

  • "You are the best attorney in Texas! (and probably the whole world). Thank you!" -Mike S.

  • "You went way above and beyond for us." -Ray P.

  • "We humbly thank you for what you have done. Your willingness to counsel us throughout the few years of court speaks for itself. Thank you, we will always be eternally grateful for having such a love for what moves you in life." -Ernest O.

  • "Thank you for your absolutely brilliant work on my case. You are a legal genius! I enjoyed watching you in action. You made the entire experience much better for me." -Laura

  • "Being an attorney and being a decent person is almost an oxymoron these days. You have really set the bar high for your colleagues to match and it is a privilege to know you as a person of high moral character and unmatched professionalism." -Tom O.

Backed By
Kennedy Sutherland

Jimmy Carter joined forces with Kennedy Sutherland LLP, a strategic legal powerhouse based in San Antonio, bringing to the firm a proven track record and his formidable knowledge as an active will contest trial attorney in the state of Texas.

With a reputation as a true partner, Kennedy Sutherland is known for their commitment to clients and innovative solutions in corporate and financial law. Like Jimmy Carter, they take the time to get to know each client, understand their goals and map out strategies that get results. When you work with Jimmy Carter, you get the full force of Kennedy Sutherland on your side.

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