Carson Guy is a staff attorney at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Before that, he was in private practice and also served as a Briefing Attorney at the Court. Carson is admitted to practice law in the state of Texas and the Western District of Texas. He graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law in May 2011 and was awarded his Bachelor of Arts in 2007 from Texas State University.
While attending law school in San Antonio, Carson met his beautiful wife, who is now a prosecutor in the Lampasas County Attorney's Office. They married after law school, moved to the Austin area, and have been practicing there since.
Juris Doctor • May 2011
Carson Guy matriculated at St. Mary's University School of Law in 2008. While attending St. Mary's, Carson was a Staff Writer and then Associate Editor of The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice. Carson was also the research assistant for Professor Schmolesky and assisted in writing and editing a six volume Thomas-West publication entitled: Criminal Practice and Procedure: Texas Practice Series (3d ed. 2011). He was also a teaching assistant for Legal Research & Writing, earned a St. Mary's School of Law Pro Bono Work Certificate volunteering at the St. Mary's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA IRS Program), and was admitted as a pupil in Phi Delta Phi—the international legal honor society—and The William S. Sessions American Inn of Court.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science • December 2007
Carson majored in Political Science and minored in Business Management. While attending Texas State University, he wrote for the school newspaper, The University Star, and was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha—the political science honors society. Carson served as the undergraduate student-body Treasurer for the Associated Student Government among other roles and activities. He currently is an active member of the Austin Chapter of the Texas State Alumni Association.
Staff Attorney• April 2013 — Present
As a staff attorney at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Carson Guy reviews death-penalty cases, petitions for discretionary review, applications for a writ of habeas corpus, and other extraordinary writs (e.g., mandamus, prohibition, etc.). He also drafts opinions, writes memorandums, and assists the Judge in her capacity as chairs of the Court's Criminal Justice Integrity Unit (Unit) and the Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund (Grant). In his time at the Court, Carson has also lectured and has authored of a number of papers.
President• June 2015 — Current
Carson joined the Texas Association of Appellate Court Attorneys (TAACA) in 2012 as the Secretary of the organization. At the 2014 annual meeting, he was voted President-Elect by the membership and will hold that position until 2015.
Get Smart How cellphones and social media are impacting the law—from jurors tweeting during trial to prosecutors texting judges.• November 2013—76 Tex. B.J. 10, 971-74
Specialty Drug and Hybrid Drug Courts in Texas• April 2014—77 Tex. B.J. 300, 317
Court Costs Break Down: What are they, why do I have to pay them, and where do they go?• December 2015—78 Tex. B.J. 850, 874—75
Brady: Practical Considerations• July 2014
Getting it Right: Addressing Wrongful Convictions• July 2015
Admitted November 2011
Admitted March 2013
Appointed term June 2015 to June 2018
President 2015 - Current President-Elect 2014 - 2015
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