Carleton Spears

Mr. Spears was a State District Judge who presided over 150 jury trials, including the longest in Bexar County history.

Carleton SpearsWe are open from Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. My phones are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Emergency telephone messages are relayed to me by my after hours staff immediately and in my absence, to my senior Paralegal. I can and do make arrangements to meet clients at other hours, dependent upon the client’s needs and prior commitments.

Attorney at Law – Licensed to Practice Law in the State of Texas

Owner & President of Law Offices of Carleton B. Spears, A Professional Corporation

Mediator/Arbitrator — C B S Mediations


Former State District Judge — 150th Judicial District Court, State of Texas, 1988 – 1994

Civil Jury Assignment and Civil Docket Committee, Chairman, 1994

Bexar County Judges’ Adoption Committee, Chairman, 1990 – 1993

Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, member, Advisory Board of Directors, 1992 – 1994

Standing Jury Oversight Committee, member, 1990 – 1992

Presiding Civil District Judge, Bexar County, June 1989, July 1990, June 1991, May 1992, April 1993, and March 1994

Committee for Selection of Juvenile Masters, 1989

Committee for Selection of Family Law Master, 1989

Jury Supervising Judge, November – December 1989; September – October 1992

Juvenile Judge, January 1991

Youngest State District Judge in Texas when elected in 1988

Presided Over Longest Jury Trial in Bexar County History, September 1989 – May 1990 (Construction Case)

Jury Monitoring Judge, August – October 1991 and October – December 1993


Outstanding Young San Antonian — 61st Annual Distinguished Service Award, presented by the San Antonio Jaycees

Outstanding Graduate — North East Independent School District

Who’s Who in the World

Who’s Who in American Law

Silver Beaver Award — Boy Scouts of America

Cross and Flame Award — United Methodist Church

Distinguished Commissioner Award — Boy Scouts of America

District Award of Merit — Comanche District, Boy Scouts of America

President’s Meritorious Service Award — San Antonio Jaycees

President & Outstanding Senior — Student Landman’s Association, University of Texas at Austin

Dean’s List — University of Texas at Austin


San Antonio Livestock Exposition

San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

Battered Women’s Shelter of Bexar County — Former Chairman, Board of Directors (Family Violence and Protective Services, Inc.)

Boy Scouts of America – Former Council Commissioner, Executive Board of Directors, Alamo Area Council


United States District Court, Western District of Texas

Former President- San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

Member — Litigation Section


State Bar of Texas

Fellow — State Bar Foundation

Member — Judicial Section and Litigation Section


Federal Bar Association – Former Board Member – San Antonio Chapter

The Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism

San Antonio Bar Association

Boy Scouts of America

Former Co-Chairman — ABA/AMA Joint Project Against Drug Abuse

Leadership San Antonio — Class of 1985; Steering Committee, 1995 – 1996

San Antonio Livestock Exposition — Director, Life Member

Chairman- Raffle Committee


San Antonio Texas Exes- Legislative Liaison- Board of Directors

UTSA Roadrunner Club- Former President

Sons of the American Revolution


Doctor of Jurisprudence 1983– University of Texas School of Law –Austin, Texas

Bachelor of Business Administration 1980– (Petroleum Land Management) — University of Texas at Austin


Date of Birth: February 28, 1958. Fourth Generation Texan

Children: Two sons and one daughter

* Son of Justice Franklin S. Spears (dec’d.), Texas Supreme Court

* Grandson of Senator J. Franklin Spears (dec’d.), Texas Senate

* Grandnephew of Judge Adrian A. Spears (dec’d.), former Chief Judge of the Western District of Texas- U.S. District Court

Contact Us

To speak with a San Antonio Personal Injury attorney, contact us online or call (210) 366-3100. I offer free initial consultations in personal injury and wrongful death cases. My office is located near North Star Mall & Blanco.

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Published by Carleton Spears on 2015-07-13