Charla Aldous Esq., J.D.
Partner, Trial Lawyer
A graduate of Austin College, where she has been recognized as a distinguished alumni, and the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Charla Aldous has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years. She began her legal career doing civil defense litigation and in 1997 switched sides to do plaintiff’s work. Since that time, she has amassed verdicts in excess of $1 billion, while trying everything from complex commercial to sexual abuse cases. Twice, Lawyers USA has listed her verdicts among the top 10 in the nation. The National Law Journal has recognized her as one of the Ten “Winning Lawyers in America”. Texas Lawyer has listed her among a select group of only five top plaintiffs personal injury attorneys in its Go-To Guide. In 2007, Charla was invited to become the fourth female member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a national organization of plaintiff’s lawyers limited to 100 attorneys across the country. Charla has been listed in Best Lawyers in America each year since 2003, and has been singled out as Best Lawyers, Dallas Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice litigation. She has been recognized numerous times as a Texas Super Lawyer, as published in Texas Monthly magazine. D Magazine has recognized Charla as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas consistently since 2001. An active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Charla is past President of the Dallas Chapter and was selected by the Texas Chapters as Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2008. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. In 2017, the Dallas Bar Association named her Trial Lawyer of the Year.