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Charla Aldous

Aldous Walker, LLP
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Charla Aldous
Aldous Walker, LLP

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.

Awards / Recognition

Named "Lawyer of the Year" - Personal Injury Litigation, Dallas/Fort Worth by Best Lawyers in America (2017 and 2019)

Named "Lawyer of the Year" - Medical Malpractice Litigation, Dallas/Fort Worth by Best Lawyers in America (2013, 2016, 2018 and 2021)

500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, by Lawdragon (2007, 2011, 2014, 2016-2020)

Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Legal (2003-2020)

Best Lawyers in America (2003-2021)

Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2015-2020)

Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2001, 2003, 2005-2020)

Top 50 Female Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2003-2020)

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 Ranking in Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Malpractice, by U.S. News-Best Lawyers (2011-2020)

Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2003-2020)

National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2012-2017)

Named to the list of 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas by D CEO Magazine (2016)

Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Lawyer newspaper (2015)

National Trial Lawyers, National Women Trial Lawyers Association Top 10, Executive Committee (2015)

Faculty, National Trial College of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Harvard Law School (2014)

Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, Texas Lawyer (2013)

Compassionate Gladiator Award, Florida Justice Association (2013)

ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School Honor

Top 10 Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2012-2013)

Winning Women, Texas Lawyer newspaper (2011)

Top Texas Verdicts, by Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch, second largest negligence verdict in the state (2011)

Top Texas Verdicts, by Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch, two top verdicts on the list (2010)

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

John Howie Award, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (2010)

Trial Lawyer of the Year, Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (2008)

Top-Notch Lawyers in Personal Injury - Plaintiffs, Texas Lawyer's Go-To Guide (2007)

Top 10 "Winning Lawyers in America" by The National Law Journal (2005)

Top 10 Verdicts in the Nation, Lawyers Weekly USA (2000, 2004)

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American Association for Justice

American Board of Trial Advocates-Dallas Chapter

American Bar Association

The Inner Circle of Advocates

International Society of Barristers

International Academy of Trial Lawyers

American College of Trial Lawyers




Austin College



Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law- Law School


Practice Areas






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