The Dallas Bar Association, or DBA, has named trial lawyer Charla Aldous among its Living Legends, highlighting her major courtroom wins, career successes, and legal strategy.

The DBA’s Living Legends series honors Dallas lawyers who have vaulted to the forefront of the profession through dedication and courtroom success. Other DBA Living Legends include former Supreme Court of Texas Justice Deborah Hankinson, Senior U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, and renowned appellate lawyer Nina Cortell.

“While Charla undeniably is a skilled lawyer in the courtroom, what truly sets her apart is the care and attention that she gives each one of her clients,” said DBA member Meghann Reeves in a press release. “They are an extension to her family.”

During her career, Aldous, founder of Aldous\Walker in Dallas, helped win a $37.6 million verdict on behalf of a young woman who was paralyzed while riding in a Honda Odyssey minivan with a dangerous seat belt system, according to a press release. That verdict was one of four totaling $20 million or more that Aldous and the firm secured within a 90-day period. In 2022, she also helped secure a $21 million verdict in a botched anesthesia case, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Texas that year, according to a press release.

“I don’t consider what I do as a profession, I really consider it to be a calling,” Aldous said in a press release. “It’s a calling to help those that need me. I would like to be remembered as a lawyer that made a difference in people’s lives.”