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Updated 10/10/2013
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Carl Robin Teague

115 East Travis Street, Suite 1739
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: 210-222-1739
Fax: 210-222-1729
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Current Employment Position(s)

Sole Practitioner

Lawyer Overview

Trial attorney in charge, focusing on product liability suits, and on other personal injury suits, estate and trust litigation, and business and commercial claims. Experience has also included assault, automobile collisions, bad faith, business, commercial, contract, deceptive trade practice, defamation, fraud, medical malpractice, negligence, premises liability, workers compensation act violations, and warranty litigation. Responsibilities have included preparation of budgets, reporting to management, investigation, design of litigation test procedures, preparation of witnesses, discovery, pre-trial, jury trials and appeals.

Jury trials have been in Austin, Bandera, Beaumont, Beeville, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, George West, Hondo, Houston, Odessa and San Antonio. Product liability suits have been defended in Big Spring, Cotulla, Edinburg, Laredo, McAllen, Port Lavaca, Rio Grande City, Seguin, Seminole and Waco. Other civil suits have been defended in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and north, south, west, east and central Texas.

Product liability suits have involved several kinds of products, including grinding equipment, ladders, line trimmers, motors, nibblers, electric and gas saws, saw blades, scaffolds, spark plugs, switches, valves, water heaters and wrenches. Circumstances have included amputations, burns, death, falls, fires, silicosis, lost profits and property damage. Suits have also involved claims of premises liability, and employer and work place liability.

Representative Cases

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Product Liability Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Law
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Clients

  • Upon Request

West Practice Categories

Litigation & Appeals, Products Liability


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2004 - 2005 (Chair)
  • San Antonio Bar Association, District Courts Committee, 2005 - 2008 (Chair)

Honors and Awards

  • President, San Antonio Bar Association, 2009-2010
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • President's Award, 2008, for Chairmanship of San Antonio Bar Association District Courts Committee, 2005 - 2008
  • President's Award, San Antonio Bar Association, 2006
  • Representative of San Antonio Bar Association, to the American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2008 - Present
  • Chair, Mentoring Program of San Antonio Bar Association, 2010 - 2013
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2011 (Thomson-Reuters)
  • Member, San Antonio Bar Association
  • President’s Award, 2012, for chairmanship of the San Antonio Bar Association Mentoring Program (2010-2013)
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Member, Board of Directors, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2012 - Present, 2012 - Present
  • Chair, Mentoring Program, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2012 - Present
  • Member, Criminal Justice Act felony and misdemeanor panels, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Carl Robin Teague, Self-employed, 1985 - Present
  • Oppenheimer, Rosenberg, Kelleher & Wheatley (now Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison & Tate), Shareholder, 1973 - 1985


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1973
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1970


  • Phi Delta Phi

Published Works

  • Preparing Your Expert for Trial Testimony, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Litigators on Experts 295, 2010
  • Cross- Examination of Experts on "Underlying Facts or Data", ABA, Section of Litigation, Expert Witness Committee, Expert Alert, Vol. 4 No. 3, Summer, 2008
  • Effect of State Licensing Statutes on Qualification of Experts to Testify, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Expert Witness Committee, Expert Alert, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Summer, 2006
  • Is There a Right to Supplement Expert Disclosures Under Rule 26(e)?, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Committee on Expert Witnesses, Expert Witnesses Newsletter at 7, 2009
Office Information


115 East Travis Street, Suite 1739
San Antonio, TX 78205






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