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James C. Carver

Dr. Carver established The Carver Law Firm to provide timely, high quality legal services to his clients. In addition to being an attorney, Jim is a Ph.D. chemist, who has been able to effectively blend these disciplines. He concentrates his practice in the areas of science-based matters, environmental law, regulatory matters, patent law, trademark law, and copyright law. Jim has practiced law for over a quarter of a century. Prior to establishing The Carver Law Firm, Jim was the managing partner of the Oats & Hudson Baton Rouge Office, and prior to that he was a partner at Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips. Before pursing his career in law, Jim was a practicing chemist. After receiving his Ph.D. in chemistry, Jim worked as a staff chemist at EXXON Research and Development Laboratories for Exxon for approximately 7 years. Prior to that, he served on the chemistry faculties of Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia for about 4 years. Jim understands the science aspects of law both from a legal prospective and from the prospective of a practicing scientist.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
All state courts of Louisiana and in Texas
The United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
The United State District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
The United States Supreme Court
Registered Mediator for the States of Louisiana and Alabama

Founder and Owner, July 1, 2011 to Present, The Carver Law Firm
Managing Partner, January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011, Oats & Hudson, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Associate/Partner, 1989-2008, Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Law Clerk, 1987-1988, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Staff Chemist, 1978-1986, Exxon Research & Development Labs, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1975-1978, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Instructor, 1974-1975, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Post-Doctoral Researcher, 1972-1974, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Judge pro tempore of the Baton Rouge City Court
Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau

A/V rating / Martindale-Hubbell, 1994 to date, a Reed Reference Publishing Company
West's Legal Dictionary, 1994 to date, West Publishing Corporation

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (J.D. 1989)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee (Ph.D., Chemistry, 1972)
Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana (B.S., Chemistry, 1967)

Honors and Awards
LSU Law Center, Susan C. Kalinka Trial Advocacy Coach of the Year, 2012
ACS Fellow Roger D. Middlekauff Award for outstanding service to the Division of Chemistry and the Law of the American Chemical Society
Finalist, Tullis Moot court, Paul M. Hebert law Center, Louisiana State University
Fellow of the American Chemical Society
Chair of the Committee on Bylaws and the Constitution for the American Chemical Society, 2015

Recent Publications
"Hindcasting Volatile Chemical Emissions to Air from Ponded Recycle Oil," Carver and Thibodeaux, Environmental Progress (Vol. 16, p. 106, Summer, 1997)
"The Importance of the Hypothetical Question," James Carver, Comments on Toxicology (Vol. 7, p. 191, 2000)

Louisiana State Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association
Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court
Board of Trustees, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Chemical Society (Councilor)
Past Chair, The Division of Chemistry and Law of the American Chemical Society
Board of Visitors, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Victoria ("Tori") Guidry
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