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Jim C. Carver - OF COUNSEL

Jim C. Carver - OF COUNSEL

Founder and Owner since July 1, 2011
Of Counsel
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dr. Carver is dedicated to providing 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. Prior to joining the Baringer Law Firm as Of Counsel, Jim practiced law for over a quarter of a century. In 2011, Jim established The Carver Law Firm; prior to that 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: Finalist, Tullis Moot court
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • Ph.D. - 1972
    • Major: Chemistry
  • Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 1967
    • Major: Chemistry

Published Works

  • "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)


  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1975-1978
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Department of Chemistry, Instructor, 1974-1975
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Post-Doctoral Researcher, 1972-1974

Honors and Awards

  • A/V rating / Martindale-Hubbell, Reed Reference Publishing Company, 1994-Present
  • West's Legal Dictionary, West Publishing Corporation, 1994-Present
  • LSU Law Center, Susan C. Kalinka Trial Advocacy Coach of the Year, 2012
  • Roger D. Middlekauff Award for outstanding service, Division of Chemistry and the Law of the American Chemical Society
  • American Chemical Society, Fellow
  • American Chemical Society, Committee on Bylaws and the Constitution, Chair, 2015 - 2017
  • American Chemical Society, Select Task Force on Governance, 2016-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Baton Rouge City Court, Judge pro tempore
  • Better Business Bureau, Arbitrator
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Texas State Bar Association, Member
  • Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Oats & Hudson, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Managing Partner, January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011
  • Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Associate/Partner, 1989 - 2008
  • Office of the U.S. Attorney, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Law Clerk, 1987 - 1988
  • Exxon Research & Development Labs, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Staff Chemist, 1978 - 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Board of Trustees
  • American Chemical Society, Councilor
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Chemistry, Board of Visitors