Carolyn St. Clair attended the University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston, then began her career as a registered nurse at The Texas Medical Center assisting famed heart surgeons, Dr. Denton Cooley and Dr. Michael DeBakey. The second phase of her career began after her graduation from The South Texas College of Law as a briefing attorney for the Texas Supreme Court.
Upon entering private practice, Ms. St. Clair specialized in medical law including personal injury, wrongful death and product liability. Carolyn has taken lead roles in multiple high profile litigations which resulted in change to industry standards and the establishment of charitable causes in memory of the deceased victims in the effort to avoid future harm to other individuals.
Carolyn has enhanced her medical and legal education and work experience with multiple certifications in other disciplines including Harvard Law School mediation, arbitration and negotiation. Carolyn St. Clair’s briefing attorney experience at the Texas Supreme Court has served an essential role in litigating cases involving mass tort, medical device failure, implants and pharmaceutical product defects, auto, boat, motorcycle and railroad crossing accidents, class actions, toxic torts, multi-district litigation, oil rig, construction and amusement park accidents, forklift roll-overs, all terrain vehicle rollovers, doctor, chiropractor, nurse, hospital and nursing homes, sexual assaults, battery, false imprisonments and suicides, denial of health insurance and denial of social security benefits, mental incapacity disputes, mental health commitments, guardianship and probate matters.
Her medical background at the Texas Medical Center has been critically utilized in cases involving heart failure, spinal cord injuries, closed and open head injuries, comatose victims, strokes, deep venous thrombosis, clots, burns, amputations, electrocutions, drownings, explosions, birthing injuries, herniated disks, comas, blindness, hearing and nerve impairment, connective tissue diseases, kidney, liver and lung disease, heart disease, defects and transplants, congenital defects, fractures, soft tissue injuries, cancer and deaths.
Carolyn is President of the University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston Alumni Association and serves on the University of Texas Health Science Center Development Board for the medical, dental, public health and nursing schools. She holds board positions and contributes to the Melvin Belli Society, Baylor College of Medicine Partnership, Rose Ribbon Cancer Reconstruction Foundation, Michael Bolton Women and Children at Risk Project, March of Dimes, Vogel Alcove Homeless Women and Children Foundation, Leukemia Society, End Hunger and Citizens for Animal Protection. She is member of The National Trial Lawyers, the State Bar of Texas, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Association, the Association of Women Attorneys, and a Lifetime Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.