I received the sad news today that Raford Carter, one of the most memorable
Harris County, Texas Criminal Lawyers passed away . Sadly, his death was
not a surprise. Mr. Carter was confined to a wheelchair for the past year
or so. He seemed very sick during this time. Nevertheless, he continued
to represent clients despite lacking his legendary cantankerous nature.
Mr. Carter used his demeanor to his advantage. He would annoy most prosecutors
with his off the wall statements and incendiary comments. He was routinely
boisterous in the courtroom causing prosecutors to avoid him. His clients
seemed to enjoy his antics. It was always humorous to see a new prosecutor
come into contact with him. The junior ADA would not know whether to take
him seriously or not. In the end, he used this style to find a fair resolution
for his clients. Whether fellow attorneys loved, liked, or hated Raford
Carter he will not forgotten any time soon.