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Charla Aldous

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Attorney Charla Aldous

Passionate. Dedicated. Trial Attorney.

The first time I ever stood up in front of a jury, I knew that it was where I belonged. I’ve been told that, in front of a jury, I seem to have the opposite of stage fright, and I suppose that’s true. It’s where I feel most comfortable: advocating for my clients, arguing their cases. As a trial lawyer, the courtroom is my second home.

Dedicated & Award-Winning Dallas Trial Attorney

I’m a trial lawyer. If I believe in a cause, I’ll fight for it—with everything I’ve got—for as long as I need to. I don’t know any other way to approach my work.

I try cases because I enjoy helping people, whether they’re ordinary people who’ve been wronged by a product or company or a business that’s been harmed by the actions of another. I truly do care about the people I represent. If I ever stop caring, I’ll quit practicing law—that's how strongly I feel about what we do at Aldous \ Walker LLP.

Passion for Justice

Over my career, I have been fortunate enough to try over 200 jury trials for plaintiffs and defendants. I actually began on the other side, defending businesses and insurance companies. At some point, I decided I wanted to choose the people and companies I represent, to know them personally and believe in their cause. I’d be very interested to hear about yours. I work on every one of our firm's cases because my clients personally matter to me.

Contact my office today at (214) 307-6307 to set up your free consultation.

Awards / Recognition

  • Aldous \ Walker Named Elite Trial Lawyers Finalists in the "Other" and "Product Liability" Categories (2019)
  • Aldous \ Walker Names to The National Law Journal's 2018 list of Top 100 Verdicts for securing a $25 million verdict (2018)
  • Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Lifetime Achievement AwardTexas Lawyer (2015)
  • Dallas 500 Business Leaders
  • ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School Honor
  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation (2015)
  • Top 10 Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2012, 2013)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2003-2020)
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in Dallas, Best Lawyers in America® (2013, 2016 & 2018)
  • Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year in Dallas, Best Lawyers in America® (2009, 2017 & 2019)
  • Best Law Firms, Dallas Tier 1 Ranking in Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Malpractice, U.S. News-Best Lawyers (2010-2019)
  • Best Law Firms, National Tier 1 Ranking in Medical Malpractice, U.S. News-Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Faculty, National Trial College of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Harvard Law School (2014)
  • Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, Texas Lawyer (2013)
  • Winning Women, Texas Lawyer (2011)
  • Top 10 “Winning Lawyers in America,” The National Law Journal (2005)
  • Top 10 Verdicts in the Nation, Lawyers Weekly USA (2000, 2004)
  • Top Texas Verdicts of 2011, Texas Lawyer, second largest negligence verdict in the state
  • Top Texas Verdicts of 2010, Texas Lawyer, two top verdicts on the list
  • Compassionate Gladiator Award, Florida Justice Association (2013)
  • National Trial Lawyers, National Women Trial Lawyers Association Top 10, Executive Committee (2015)
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2012)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2010)
  • John Howie Award, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (2010)
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (2008)
  • Texas Super Lawyers® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2003 - 2019)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2003-2019)
  • Top 50 Female Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2003-2018)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Super Lawyers® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2003-2019)
  • Texas’ Top-Notch Lawyers in Personal Injury – Plaintiffs, Texas Lawyer‘s Go-To Guide (2007)

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Education
  • B.A. College Austin College 1982
  • J.D. Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law - Graduate School 1985
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates-Dallas Chapter
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
  • International Society of Barristers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
Awards
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" 2019 Attorney Charla Aldous has been named the "Lawyer of the Year" by the Best Lawyers in America seven times, in 2009, twice in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
    Best Lawyers
  • 2019 Best Law Firms Aldous \ Walker LLP has been consistently selected to the list of Best Law Firms by U.S. News and Best Lawyers as a Tier 1 law firm, the highest possible ranking that recognizes the firm's years of groundbreaking success.
    2019 Best Law Firms
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Charla Aldous is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, membership in this organization is invitation-only, and is extended to the very best trial lawyers who display the highest degrees of professionalism and ethics.
    American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America Attorney Charla Aldous has been selected to the list of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013, attorney Brent Walker has been selected to the list every year since 2018 and attorney Caleb Miller has been selected since 2020.
    Best Lawyers in America
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association Attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker are members of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, an organization committed to empowering and supporting trial lawyers in the city.
    Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • D Best 2019 Attorneys Charla Aldous & Brent Walker are selected to the list of the best lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine.
    D Best 2019
  • Super Lawyers Attorney Charla Aldous has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2003 and attorney Brent Walker has been selected to the list every year since 2013.
    Super Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Attorney Charla Aldous is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization compromised of the most accomplished trial lawyers from across the globe.
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Public Citizen Aldous \ Walker LLP is a benefactor of Public Justice, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization committed to defending democracy, resisting corporate power, and working to make sure that the governments works for the people, not corporations.
    Public Citizen
  • American Association for Justice Attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker are members of the American Association of Justice, a nonprofit advocacy organization with the stated mission to "promote a fair and effective justice system."
    American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker are members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that works to give trial lawyers the tools they need to best represent their clients.
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Society of Barristers Attorney Charla Aldous is a member of International Society of Barristers, an organization committed to bringing together the best members of the legal community from across the globe.
    International Society of Barristers
  • Inner Circle of Advocates Attorney Charla Aldous is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious organization whose members consist of the 100 best plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.
    Inner Circle of Advocates
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Attorney Charla Aldous is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.
    American Board of Trial Advocates
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys Charla Aldous an Brent Walker have been included in this invitation-only group of premier trial lawyers in each state.
    National Trial Lawyers Top 100