Rex Carr

Rex Carr - Principle
1949, Law Degree, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
1948, Bachelor’s Degree, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
Licensed to Practice Law in:
1975, United States Supreme Court
1950, State of Illinois
1984, State of Missouri
1970, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
1973, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
1975, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
1950, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
1955, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
1995, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Seminars, Lectures, and Presentations:
Cross Examination of Defense Experts, American Board of Trial Advocates
Direct Examination, American Board of Trial Advocates
Trial Workshop, American Board of Trial Advocates
How to Prove Pain and Suffering, Illinois State Bar Association
Use of Expert Testimony, Illinois Trial Lawyers Seminar
Handling Defense Experts, Illinois Trial Lawyers Seminar
Trial Advocacy Skills, Georgetown University Law Center
Premises Liability, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Libel Law, Reformation Conference, The Annenberg Program, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Closing Argument, Illinois Trial Lawyers College of Advocacy
Final Argument Comparative Fault Cases, Illinois Trial Lawyers Seminar
Use of Expert Witnesses, St. Louis University Law School
Conduct of the Lawyer and Witnesses, Illinois State Bar Association
Argument, Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal, Fall/Winter Issue
Libel Law, Illinois Judges' Association
The Judge's Participation in the Trial-How Far May the Judge Go?, Illinois Judges' Association
Libel and Malpractice, Kansas Trial Lawyers Seminar
The Law of Libel, Illinois Trial Lawyers Seminar
How to Obtain Punitive Damages in Tort Litigation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Seminar
Techniques in Personal Injury Litigation, Practicing Law Institute
The Million Dollar Verdict, Maryland Trial Lawyers Seminar
The Art of Summation
Discovery-Medical Negligence
The Unusual Case
The Federal Employers Liability Act Trial Advocacy, University of Illinois College of Law
Jury Selection in Negligence Cases, University of Illinois College of Law
Member of These Professional Associations:
Inner Circle of Advocates (President, 1987-1990; Board of Directors, 1984-present)
American Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Missouri Trial Lawyers Association
St. Clair County Bar Association
Madison County Bar Association

Rex Carr concentrates his practice in medical malpractice, legal malpractice, product liability, general negligence law, class actions, railroad law, and other complex civil litigation.

Mr. Carr is listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and he was selected by his peers as a “Leading Illinois Attorney.” Rex Carr has served as President of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an exclusive trial lawyers organization limited to the top 100 personal injury trial lawyers in the United States. Mr. Carr is also a member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

In his career, Mr. Carr has obtained three world records as listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. These include the world’s longest civil jury trial (1988), the world’s largest libel verdict (1981), and the world’s largest personal injury jury verdict at the time (1976).

Rex Carr has also published: “Measuring Damages in the Family Context”, University of Illinois Law Forum; “Attachment” in the Illinois Bar Journal; and, “Need for Revision of Discovery Procedures in Illinois” in the University of Illinois Law Forum.
Contact Rex Carr at: (618) 274-0434 or (800) 333-5297 or send email to
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