Carlos E. Flores
Carlos Evaristo Flores practices primarily in the area of civil litigation and has successfully litigated cases ranging from complex commercial disputes, property disputes, personal injury cases, products liability, labor and employment matters. Mr. Flores currently represents a diverse set of clients in state and/or federal courts throughout the State of Texas.
Diverse Litigation Experience:
Although Mr. Flores has over 14 years of litigation and trial experience, below is a brief summary of some matters that Mr. Flores has handled in the past few years:
In Donna Brown v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., Mr. Flores, along with Mark Walker, won a take-nothing verdict against the plaintiff, who was seeking personal injury damages, in a jury trial pending before County Court at Law, Number 3 in El Paso County, Texas.
Mr. Flores represented several national trucking companies in multiple lawsuits pending in Webb County that involved tractor-trailer accidents that settled without trial, and in Luis Edmundo Garza v. Landstar Inway, Inc., Mr. Flores won an emergency temporary injunction in federal court, in which the plaintiff was enjoined from having a back surgery until after an IME was conducted by defendants' expert.
Mr. Flores, along with Baldemar Garcia, Jr., represented a national shopping mall developer in a partnership dispute arising from the redevelopment of the El Portal Center in downtown Laredo, Texas. At stake was an $80 million dollar investment in Laredo, Texas by the developer; and after winning a temporary injunction and motion for partial summary judgment.
Mr. Flores defended an international telecommunications company in a lawsuit involving a personal injury claim pending in Webb County, Texas.
Mr. Flores presented oral arguments before the Tenth Court of Appeals, in which Mr. Flores successfully argued that the judgment taken at the trial court was legally defective and the appellate court reversed the judgment.
Mr. Flores, along with Mark D. Willet and Martha C. de Llano, won a summary judgment involving an oil and gas lease interpretation issue, which resulted in a victory on a $2 million dollar claim.
Mr. Flores, along with Ricardo E. Morales, won a motion to reconsider the court's prior summary judgment ruling, which resulted in a lease termination.
Mr. Flores, along with Ricardo E. Morales, won a motion for summary judgment involving a complex deed interpretation, and Mr. Flores is currently assisting in the drafting of appellee's briefing.
Mr. Flores currently maintains a docket involving complex litigation matters involving personal injuries, commercial litigation, labor and employment matters and oil and gas.
Labor & Employment Experience:
Mr. Flores also has a vibrant labor and employment practice in which he currently represents companies in litigation and state and federal compliance issues.
Mr. Flores represented defendants sued under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act in a mattered styled Marco Antonio Soto v. Texas Wholesale Brands, LLC d/b/a Sun Foods of Texas, LLC an unregistered Arizona Business Entity and Kenneth Chesney, Civil Action No.:14-cv-00206 In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division.
Mr. Flores represented a defendant in a breach of an alleged employment contract and non-compete agreement in a case styled Cause No. 2015-CVF-002793D1; Radiant Global Logistics, Inc. v. Vintage Logistics, Inc., et al; In the 49th Judicial District Court, Webb County, Texas.
Mr. Flores has represented companies in Laredo, Texas that were investigated by the US. Department of Labor for violations of Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and also advised clients regarding the laws regulating hourly pay and applicable exemptions of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Mr. Flores's practice includes preparation of employment handbooks, consulting employers on the various laws that affect employers such as the Texas Payday Act, the Federal Family Leave Act, Texas Unemployment Benefit laws and has many years of experience drafting and negotiating employment contracts and employee termination agreements.
Mr. Flores has successfully mediated and settled cases for hundreds of clients in his role as an advocate. Mr. Flores completed a 40 hour training that allows him to serve as a mediator pursuant to the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act. Please inquire regarding Mr. Flores's availability to serve as a mediator in your dispute.
Mr. Flores was born in Laredo, Texas but lived in El Paso, Texas from 2005 through 2010. In 2007, Mr. Flores was appointed to serve as a trustee for the El Paso Independent School District Board of Trustees. During his tenure as a trustee, Mr. Flores fought for governmental transparency and accountability to taxpayers. Mr. Flores was a strong advocate for students and fought to increase dual-language and fine arts programs to supplement student achievement in state-mandated exams.
Mr. Flores currently serves as a commissioner for the City of Laredo's Planning and Zoning Commission.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Complex Commercial Disputes
- Property Disputes
- Personal Injury Cases
- Products Liability
- Labor and Employment Matters
- Texas, 2005
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
- J.D. - 2005
- Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas
- B.A. - 2000
- CLE for the Webb County Bar Association titled: "Loser Pays" Laws Enacted in 2011, Texas Legislature, 2012
- CLE for Webb County Bar Association titled: Fast and Furious: Things to Consider within 90 Days of Service of Plaintiff’s Petition, 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Former Vice-President of the Laredo Webb County Bar Association, 2017
- Mexican American Bar Association of El Paso, Board Director, 2006 - 2008
- Chicano/Hispanic Law Student Association, Austin, President, 2004 - 2005
- Webb County Child Welfare Board, Board Member