Carter & Rader | Attorneys at Law

about us

Carter & Rader Attorneys at Law handles cases in the areas of Criminal Defense Law, Family Law (including divorces, child custody issues, modifications, upholding custodial and noncustodial parental rights, CPS cases and child support), Personal Injury Law, and General Civil Law.

We provide legal services throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. This includes Lubbock County, Bailey County (Muleshoe), Hale County, Lamb County (Littlefield), Lynn County (Tahoka), Dawson County, Gaines County, Parmer County (Farwell), Terry County, Crosby County (Crosbyton), Garza County (Post), Dickens County, Hockley County (Levelland), Floyd County (Floydada), Roosevelt County(NM), Curry County (NM), Lea County (NM), Quay County (NM), etc. We have also handled cases in the Permian Basin (Midland/Odessa) and the DFW/ Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex; Including Tarrant County, Dallas County, Denton County, and Collin County.

Areas of Practice

services including, but not limited to


Criminal Defense

Felonies, Misdemeanors, ARP’s, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Public Intoxication (PI), Minor in Consumption (MIC), Minor in Possession (MIP), Drug Cases (Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana (POM)), Juvenile Offenses, Expunctions, Assault, Domestic Violence, Burglary (vehicles and habitations), Robbery, driver’s license issues (and essential needs licenses), Speeding and Traffic Tickets, Theft


Family Law

Adoptions, Divorces, Pre-Marital Agreements, Spousal Support and Alimony, Child Custody/Conservatorship, Support and Custody Modifications, Child Support Enforcements and Child Support Modifications, Custody Enforcements and Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR), Child Support, Contested Divorces


Children’s Protective Service (CPS)

Conservatorship, Termination of Parental Rights


Personal Injury

Animal Attacks, Back and Neck Injuries, Bicycle and Pedestrian, Boating, Burns, Car Accidents, Construction, Disfigurement, Dog Bites, Motorcycle, Defective Products, Cotton Wrecks, Train Wrecks/Train Accidents, Premises Liability, Oil Field, Product Liability, Train Accidents, Wrongful Death, Whiplash, Workplace