Daniel R. Carter

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Little Rock, Arkansas

James & Carter, PLC
Daniel R. Carter
James & Carter, PLC

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation

Licensed in Arkansas since: 1980

Education: University of Arkansas School of Law (Fayetteville)

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
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James & Carter, PLC

500 Broadway
Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201 Visit website


Daniel R. Carter is a civil litigation attorney at the Arkansas-based law firm James & Carter, PLC, in Little Rock. He has been practicing law for more than four decades and focuses his practice on areas of law related to commercial litigation, employment discrimination, personal injury, insurance coverage, product liability and, sometimes, probate of estates. 

Mr. Carter has represented multiconglomerate organizations, small companies, and individuals in all federal and state courts throughout the state of Arkansas, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. 

An alumnus of Kansas State University, Mr. Carter graduated in 1975 and received his bachelor’s degree in 1975 and obtained his master’s degree in 1977. Before pursuing his legal studies, he gained experience as a legislative intern at the U.S. Senate in 1975. He enrolled in the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville and earned his doctorate in jurisprudence in 1980.

A dedicated and diligent attorney, Mr. Carter gives his clients the utmost importance. He devises unique legal solutions for each client's case, well-aware of the complexity of each case. Over the years, he has developed and equipped himself with various key and essential skills, becoming a well-seasoned attorney. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. 

Mr. Carter is an active member of several professional and local organizations. He was a member of the executive council and a board member at the Arkansas Bar Association for five years. He is currently a master at the William R. Overton Inn of Court and has previously served as president of the Pulaski County Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 100% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1980, Arkansas

Professional Webpage: https://www.jamescarterlaw.com/attorney/carter-daniel-r/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Fellow, Arkansas Bar Foundation (Board of Directors, 2002-2005)
  • Member, Pulaski County Law Library Board
  • Legislative Intern, U.S. Senate, l975
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Unigard Security Ins. and Employers Surplus Lines Ins. Co. V. Murphy Oil USA, Inc., 331 Ark. 211, 962S.W.2d 735 (1998)
  • Raines v. Counseling Assoc., Inc et al, 883 F.3d 1071 (8th Cir. 2018), cert den., 139 S.Ct. 787
  • Robinson v. Sears Roebuck & Co. 111 F.Supp 2d 1101 (E.D. Ark 2000)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Arkansas, 1980; U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1980; U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 1980; U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1982; U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • William R. Overton Inn of Court (Master)
  • American Bar Association (Member: Litigation Section; Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee; Construction Litigation Committee; Business Torts Litigation Committee)
  • Arkansas Bar Association (Secretary-Treasurer, 1996-1998; Member: House of Delegates, 1987-1990, 1991-1994; Executive Council, 1989-1992; 1996-1998; Committee for a Modern Judiciary)
  • Pulaski County Bar Association (President, 1991-1992; Vice President, 1990-1991; Secretary-Treasurer, 1984-1988)
Educational Background:
  • Kansas State University (B.S., 1975; M.R.C.P., 1977), Manhattan, Kansas

Office location for Daniel R. Carter

500 Broadway
Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-372-1414


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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