Carrie H. Westbrook

Litigation Manager

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Westbrook is licensed in Colorado and Texas.


Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Stephen F. Austin State University; Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law.

Professional Experience

Most of Ms. Westbrook’s practice has been in the area of general civil litigation, particularly while serving as in-house counsel for several large insurance companies focusing on insurance defense.

Ms. Westbrook also managed numerous domestic relations matters, including depositions, hearings, settlement conferences, and trials for approximately four years before coming to Cordell & Cordell.

Ms. Westbrook was board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization from 2009-2011, which requires extensive first-chair jury trial experience and demonstrated proficiency in the litigation field.


American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, and State Bar College Member.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Westbrook has given presentations to other attorneys on domestic relations issues, one of which involved a conflict in Texas law between the parental standing of sperm donors and the Texas Family Code.

She has also authored articles on divorce and other family law issues for

Ms. Westbrook regularly contributes articles, video content and responses to Ask a Lawyer questions on



“Carrie helped me think of a lot of things that I had not considered, and that has been useful. She has helped me think about the big picture.  I was so focused on what I wanted, and she gave me a lot of things to consider that could affect the outcome. She was very helpful in thinking long-term instead of only the immediate.”


Ms. Westbrook has represented indigent adult and juvenile defendants pro bono in criminal appellate matters. She spoke on the “Importance of Jury Service” to several Houston-area schools on behalf of the Houston Bar Association.  Ms. Westbrook has also frequently been invited to serve as a judge for various law school national moot court competitions.