Elizabeth I. Carlyle

Partner
elizabeth.carlyle@dtlawyers.com
713.917.0024


Biography

Elizabeth Ingram Carlyle is a seasoned General Counsel. She spent fifteen of her twenty-five years in practice as a strategic business partner and has helped businesses thrive from both the legal and operations perspectives. In addition to litigation and general transactional matters, Elizabeth has developed corporate policy, advised businesses on employment issues, and monitored compliance. While at Vision Source, a national optometry franchise with over three thousand locations, Elizabeth was responsible for the annual franchise filing and developed a contract triage system to manage the extensive workflow.

Elizabeth grew up in Diboll, Texas. She graduated from Baylor University and Baylor Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Barristers. Elizabeth is a life-long learner and recently completed coursework at both The Wharton School of Business and Cornell University. Elizabeth and her husband, Trent, have two children and are active members of Second Baptist Church. She has taught Adult Bible Study for over twenty years and enjoys using her experience to teach the Legal Environment of Business/Business Law at Houston Baptist University.

Education

B.B.A., Baylor University
J.D., Baylor Law School
Management and Leadership Certification, The Wharton School of Business
Financial Management Certification, Cornell University
Certification in Healthcare Compliance, HCCA
Mediation Training, The University of Houston

Honors & Awards

Houston Women Who Mean Business – Houston Business Journal
Most Influential Woman in Optical –Vision Monday Publication
Order of the Barristers – Advocacy Honor
Beta Gamma Sigma – Top 5% of Hankamer School of Business
Outstanding Senior Woman – Baylor University

Court Admissions

Texas & United States Supreme Court

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation – Fellow
Texas Bar College
Family Legacy Ministries – Board of Directors
Houston Baptist University – Adjunct Professor Legal Environment of Business/Business Law
The Junior League of Houston – Sustaining Member, Former Board of Directors

Previous Affiliations

Chief Operating Officer – The Brookwood Community
Vice President & General Counsel – Vision Source Franchise
General Counsel – Second Baptist Church and Second Baptist School
Domingue & Smith, P.C.

Practice Areas: Directors & Officers' Liability / Financial, Accounting, and Auditing / Labor & Employment / Non-Compete & Restrictive Covenant / Shareholder Litigation & Enforcement