John D. Carter (“JC”) is a federal civil trial attorney with over two decades of experience, including representing clients in the National Flood Insurance Program. He has been lead counsel on hundreds of federal flood lawsuits in over twenty states.

JC has extensive knowledge in U.S. constitutional law, complex federal regulatory schemes, and civil rights disputes. He is the former General Counsel to the Louisiana Chiefs of Police Association and a former Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana.

JC was instrumental in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Spong v. Fidelity Nat’l. Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. (NFIP) and in the United States District Court in Virginia in Slay’s Restoration, LLC v. Wright National Flood Ins. Co. (RICO). Further, he has lectured at continuing legal education courses on the National Flood Insurance Program, civil rights, police liability and use of force.


  • Licensed in Louisiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Federal District Court Admissions:
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • Pro hac vice admissions in dozens of United States District Courts
  • Serves as Louisiana Notary Public

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

 


Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law
Juris Doctor, May 1996


Loyola University New Orleans, City College
Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Dec. 1992

EDUCATION


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • St. Tammany Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS