Biographical Information

Colleen Carboy is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law, and is also a Registered Nurse who specializes in complex litigation involving health care. With Ms. Carboy’s experience and other qualifications, she has the unique ability to master the medical issues in cases while effectively exposing health care provider’s careless errors. Ms. Carboy has successfully handled numerous complex cases involving physician errors, hospital negligence, pharmaceutical mistakes and nursing home neglect. In addition to achieving successful settlements and verdicts for her clients, she vigorously strives to improve health care in Texas by negotiating settlements that include changes in hospital policies and mandatory continuing education for defendant health care providers. Ms. Carboy is also a frequent invited lecturer for attorney and health care organizations.

Ms. Carboy has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV® PreeminentTM rating. This rating is the highest recognized level of professional excellence and is based upon a peer review process. Ms. Carboy has been named in the “Super Lawyers” list in Personal Injury Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice from 2009 to 2018. She has been nominated to the exclusive roster of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the NADC since 2015. Ms. Carboy’s cases have been featured on Dateline, and she has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, The O’Reilly Factor and WFAA, the Dallas ABC Affiliate.

Ms. Carboy recognizes that patients and their family members place their trust in health care professionals. When this trust is betrayed and results in a serious injury or death, Ms. Carboy utilizes her extensive experience and resources to uncover the truth and seek justice.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

State Bar of Texas, 1990

United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1992

United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2007

United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 2012


East Carolina University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1986

Capital University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1990

Professional Experience

Law Clerk, Lampkin, Van Eman, Trimble, Beal & Rourke, Columbus, Ohio, 1988-1990

Associate Attorney, Mason, Snodgrass & Ostovich, 1991-1992

Associate Attorney, Ferrer & Associates, 1992-1996

Associate Attorney, Tracy & Girards, 1996-1997

Partner, Tracy & Carboy, 1997-2006

Partner, Juneau, Boll, Ward & Carboy, PLLC, 2006-2008

President, Carboy Law Firm, 2008 to present


Professional Associations

Colleen Carboy was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1990 and is authorized to practice law in the state courts of Texas. She is also licensed to practice in the Northern, Western and Eastern District Courts of the United States of America.

Ms. Carboy is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. She is also a Registered Nurse and has experience working in multiple nursing units including: pulmonary critical care, oncology, telemetry, infectious disease, post-operative and neurology.

Ms. Carboy is the Course Director for the Annual Medical Malpractice Conference of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and she has been on the Planning Committee for the Advanced Medical Torts Conference for the State Bar of Texas since 2014.

Ms. Carboy is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Association of Nurse Attorneys, and she is the President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association.  Ms. Carboy is a member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys, the American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association and American Association for Justice.

Ms. Carboy is a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which recognizes lawyers who have achieved superior results in complex litigation. Ms. Carboy is recognized as a member in the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Council.

Ms. Carboy is a fellowship member of The College of the State Bar of Texas. This is an honor society chartered by the Supreme Court of Texas to recognize lawyers who make an extraordinary commitment to professional education.

Speaking Engagements


  • Litigation – Emerging Trends & Ideas, Local Bar Assoc. (11/97)
  • Basics of Fen-Phen Litigation, North Dallas Bar Assoc. (2/98)
  • The Discovery Process, NBI- IPE (5/99)
  • Nursing Home Malpractice in Texas, NBI (9/00)
  • Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation, NBI (12/01)
  • Analyzing Medical Records for the TX Paralegal, (5/02)
  • Medical Record Review & Evaluation, DAPA (8/02)
  • Texas Nursing Law Update, NBI (12/02)
  • Initial Considerations & Pre-Trial Procedure – Nursing Home Malpractice, NBI (2/02)
  • Legal Implications of Nursing Practice in Texas, Lorman (6/03)
  • Secrets for Effective Medical Expert Depos, TTLA (8/04)
  • Gender Bias in Litigation, Panelist, Dallas Women’s Association (4/06)
  • Three Cases You Will Love & A Couple You Will Hate, DTLA (5/06)
  • Where to Find Standards of Care, TTLA 17th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference (9/06)
  • Medmal Nuts & Bolts, Collin County Bench Bar (4/07)
  • Medmal Case Evaluation, Bailey & Galyen (8/07)
  • Tips for Understanding & Using Medical Records, Texas Advanced Paralegal Institute (10/07)
  • Where to Find Standards of Care, TTLA Annual Conference & Expo (11/07)
  • Taking Effective Medical Depos, TTLA Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar (12/08)
  • A Perspective on Nurse Practitioner Malpractice, University of Texas at Arlington – Legal Symposium – Panelist (4/09)
  • Evaluating ER Liability, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (5/09)
  • Definition of Willful & Wanton Negligence for ER Cases, TTLA’s 21st Annual Medical Malpractice Conference (12/10)
  • How to Effectively Utilize Physicians in Tort Cases, Dallas Bar Association (5/10)
  • Course Director & Moderator, TTLA Medical Malpractice Conference (12/10)
  • Developing a Discovery Plan, Texas Medical Board (3/11)
  • Chapter 74: Nuts & Bolts, Denton County Bar Association (5/11)
  • Course Director & Moderator, TTLA Medical Malpractice Conference (6/11)
  • Course Director, TTLA Medical Malpractice Conference (6/12)
  • Finding & Using Standards of Care, American Association for Justice Convention (7/12)
  • Course Director, TTLA Medical Malpractice Conference (6/13)
  • Medical Malpractice Laws that Violate HIPAA, State Bar of Texas (3/14)
  • Medmal Nuts & Bolts, DTLA/TCTLA Inside Baseball CLE (5/14)
  • Course Director & Moderator, TTLA Medical Malpractice Conference (6/14)
  • Texas Board Rules for Physician’s Assistants & Nurse Practitioners, TX State Bar Advanced Medical Torts (3/15)
  • Moderator, Women & the Courtroom, DTLA (4/15)
  • Faculty, Trial Advocacy College of Texas (4/16)
  • Tips for Suing Mid-level Providers, TTLA Medical Malpractice Conference (5/16)
  • Panel:  The Effects of Tort Reform on Healthcare and Civil Justice, TAANA Annual Meeting (11/16)
  • Standards of Care and Where They Can Be Found, TX State Bar Advance Medical Torts (3/17)
  • Screening Medical Malpractice Cases & Obtaining Medical Records, TCTLA (5/18)
  • Individuals Right Under HIPAA to Access PHI, Multiple Presentations to TTLA, CATLA, TCTLA & DTLA (2018)
  • Screening Medical Malpractice Cases & Obtaining Medical Records, TCTLA (5/18)
  • Co-Director, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Medical Malpractice Conference (12/18)
  • Accessing Information from the National Practitioner Data Bank, Texas State Bar, Adv. Medical Torts (3/19)
  • Individuals Rights Under HIPAA, Dallas Bar Assoc., Minority Attorney Program (4/19)