Carla Elizabeth Carter

Top rated General Litigation attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Davis & Carter, LLC
Carla Elizabeth Carter
Davis & Carter, LLC

Practice Areas: General Litigation, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2003

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

Davis & Carter, LLC

53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1560
Chicago, IL 60604 Visit website


A partner at the law firm of Davis & Carter, LLC, attorney Carla Elizabeth Carter focuses her practice on intellectual property and business and commercial litigation. She offers stalwart representation to clients in the Chicago metro area and across Illinois. 

With over two decades of legal experience, Ms. Carter has efficiently represented the rights of individuals and businesses ranging from startup companies to midsized organizations at the state and appellate levels as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). 

Relentless and compassionate, Ms. Carter has experience prosecuting patents, providing valuable counsel to corporates and litigating high-stakes cases related to insurance litigation, trade secret and copyright litigation, corporate disputes, IP portfolios, contractual litigation, business formation and a wide range of regulatory matters involving commodities, labor law and insurance-related issues.

Ms. Carter received her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 2003 after completing her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry in 1997. She obtained her license to practice law in Illinois in 2003.

Known for always surpassing her clients' expectations, Ms. Carter’s knowledge of Illinois laws and her analytical skills have proven to be valuable assets to her clients and her firm. She has received several endorsements and positive reviews from her peers and satisfied clients.

Practice areas

General Litigation, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, Limited Liability Companies, Litigation, Non-Compete Agreements, Partnership, Patents, Small Claims, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Trade Secret, Trademarks

  • 50% General Litigation
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Intellectual Property
  • 10% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 2003, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity:
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest lecturer for Archer Career Technologies speaking about Intellectual Property for new graduates and individuals beginning their careers. , 2022
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Represented and assisted several small businesses in obtaining paperwork for their businesses including operating agreements and by-laws., 2023
Industry Groups:
  • Manufacturing
  • Start-ups
  • Technology

Office location for Carla Elizabeth Carter

53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1560
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312-815-6103


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

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