Jim C. Carver

  • Founder and Owner, 07/01/2011
  • Of Counsel


Baton Rouge, LA





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)

Classes / Seminars

  • 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
  • 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, 01/2009 to 06/2011
  • Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Associate/Partner, 1989 to 2008
  • Office of the U.S. Attorney, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Law Clerk, 1987 to 1988
  • Exxon Research & Development Labs, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Staff Chemist, 1978 to 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