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Charla Aldous knows from experience that justice doesn't happen by accident. A veteran of more than 200 trials and many significant jury verdicts and settlements, Aldous brings a rare passion and direct commitment to her clients and their cases. Her caseload ranges from complex business disputes to courtroom trials against those who pollute our water, the medical and pharmaceutical industry, or those simply unwilling to take responsibility for the damage they've caused. Her successes on behalf of clients have caught the attention of some of the largest corporations and helped her achieve some of the legal industry's top honors.

Aldous\Walker LLP has a tremendous track record representing clients in cases involving personal injury, business disputes, medical malpractice, products liability or wrongful death. Some of the firm’s most significant cases include representing:

Recent Results

  • $25M wrongful death verdict after fatal drunk driving accident. 2018
  • $32 million jury verdict on behalf of a North Texas woman who had been sexually assaulted in 2012 at the age of 14. 2019
  • Aldous \ Walker helped secure a $37M verdict against Honda over poorly designed seat belt system. 2019
  • $32M verdict from Denton County jury for teen sexually assaulted by High School football players. 2019

Location

  • 4311 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 150
    Dallas, TX 75219

Education

  • Southern Methodist University , J.D., graduated 1985
  • Austin College, BA, graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas

Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Member
  • International Society of Barristers - Member
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates-Dallas Chapter - Executive Committee (2001-present), President (2008), President-Elect (2007), Treasurer (2006)
  • Dallas County Bar Association - Member
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Lifetime Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2009 - Personal Injury Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Dallas/Fort Worth (2021)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Dallas/Fort Worth (2019)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Dallas/Fort Worth (2018)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Dallas/Fort Worth (2017)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Dallas/Fort Worth (2016)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Dallas (2013)
  • Personal Injury Litigation, Dallas (2009)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Medical Malpractice

Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Plaintiffs Trailblazers Award by the National Law Journal, 2021
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, by Lawdragon (2007, 2011, 2014, 2016-2021)
  • Lawyers Hall of Fame by D Magazine, 2022
  • Lawyer of the Year, Dallas, Personal Injury Litigation, Best Lawyers in America (2019)
  • Best Law Firms, Tier 1 Ranking in Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Malpractice, by U.S. News-Best Lawyers (2011-2022)
  • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Legal (2003-2021)
  • Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2015-2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2003-2022)
  • Top 50 Female Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2003-2021)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2003-2021)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2001, 2003, 2005-2021)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Dallas, Medical Malpractice, Best Lawyers in America (2013, 2016, 2018, 2021)
  • Named the Law Firm of the Year/Elite Trial Lawyers in the dram shop category by American Lawyer Media (ALM) and The National Trial Lawyers (NTL), 2020.
  • Honored as the Louise B. Raggio Award Recipient from the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, 2020
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2012-2017)
  • Named to the list of 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas by D CEO Magazine (2016)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Lawyer newspaper (2015)
  • National Trial Lawyers, National Women Trial Lawyers Association Top 10, Executive Committee (2015)
  • Faculty, National Trial College of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Harvard Law School (2014)
  • Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, Texas Lawyer (2013)
  • Compassionate Gladiator Award, Florida Justice Association (2013)
  • ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School Honor
  • Top 10 Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2012-2013)
  • Winning Women, Texas Lawyer newspaper (2011)
  • Top Texas Verdicts, by Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch, second largest negligence verdict in the state (2011)
  • Top Texas Verdicts, by Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch, two top verdicts on the list (2010)
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • John Howie Award, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (2010)
  • Personal Injury Litigator of the Year in Dallas, Best Lawyers in America (2009)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Dallas, PI Litigation, Best Lawyers in America (2009)
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (2008)
  • Top-Notch Lawyers in Personal Injury - Plaintiffs, Texas Lawyer's Go-To Guide (2007)
  • Top 10 "Winning Lawyers in America" by The National Law Journal (2005)
  • Top 10 Verdicts in the Nation, Lawyers Weekly USA (2000, 2004)

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