Attorney Charla Aldous

Passionate. Dedicated. Trial Attorney.

Charla Aldous

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.

Practice Areas


  • J.D.; Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law; 1985
  • B.A.; Austin College; 1982
    • Distinguished Alumni
    • Board of Trustees, 2015

Bar & Court Admissions

  • The State Bar of Texas
  • The State Bar of Oklahoma
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Memberships / Affiliations

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

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 Award, Texas 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 - 2018)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2003-2018)
  • 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 (2003-2018)
  • Texas’ Top-Notch Lawyers in Personal Injury – Plaintiffs, Texas Lawyer‘s Go-To Guide (2007)