Gregory W. Carboy

Gregory W. Carboy: Attorney with Cowles & Thompson A Professional Corporation


As a shareholder in the Tort, Insurance and Commercial Litigation sections of Cowles & Thompson, Greg focuses his practice in the areas of product liability, commercial litigation and transportation. He has over 26 years of experience representing corporate clients in a broad array of matters, including aviation product liability defense, coordination of the national defense in product liability claims, defending wrongful death actions, prosecuting and defending contractual disputes, contract negotiations and federal civil/seizure and forfeiture cases. In doing so, he has successfully represented clients at trial in both state and federal courts throughout Texas. Greg also provides general business counsel to national product manufacturers and aviation-related enterprises, flight schools and FAA certificated on demand and commuter air carriers and repair stations.

Greg is a former Chair of the Aviation Specialized Litigation Group of the Defense Research Institute’s Product Liability Committee and a former Chair of DRI’s Aerospace Committee. He is also a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Mr. Carboy is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute (Chair, Aviation Specialized Litigation group, and Products Liability Committee). He received a B.A. degree in Economics in 1983 from Bucknell University and a J.D. degree in 1989 from Washington College of Law, American University. He was admitted to the State Bar of Pennsylvania in 1990 and the State Bar of Texas in 1992. He is admitted to practice in all of the United States District Courts of Texas.

News, Publications & Speaking Events

Publications and Speaking Engagements

•Panel Speaker, “Aviation” American Conference Institute, 2012
•Moderator: “Product Liability Concerns and Strategies From the Perspective of a Distributor/Repair Service, Its Underwriter and Agent,” Aviation Specialized Litigation Group, Defense Research Institute’s Product Liability Conference, 2008
•“Hidden Cargo Brings Woes to Unsuspecting Companies,” Dallas Business Journal, August 3, 2007
•Author and Presenter, “GARA: Summary Caselaw Update,” Aviation Specialized Litigation Group, Defense Research Institute’s Product Liability Conference, 2007
•Author and Presenter, “Products Liability Update,” Cowles & Thompson’s Tort Litigation Update Seminar, 2003
•Author and Presenter, “Chapter 82: Manufacturer’s Duty to Indemnify,” Cowles & Thompson’s Risk Transfer Seminar, 2002
•Author and Presenter, “Introduction to Aviation Law,” Cowles & Thompson’s Transportation Litigation Seminar, 1999

Awards & Honors

Selected by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers to the list of Texas Super Lawyers in the field of Business Litigation law. 2009-2018

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Aviation
  • Commercial / Business Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Tort and Insurance Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214.672.2169  Phone
214.672.2369  Fax
University Attended:
Bucknell University, B.A. in Economics, 1983
Law School Attended:
Washington College of Law, American University, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1990, Pennsylvania; 1992, Texas


•Member, State Bar of Texas
•Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Dallas Bar Association
•Member, Defense Research Institute (Chair, Aviation Specialized Litigation Group, Products Liability Committee)

Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Current Matters of Representation; Breach of Contract - represents life insurance company on breach of contract claim related to life insurance policy.; Negligence - represents regional interstate carrier in multiple negligence/accident claims.; General Counsel - provides general legal counsel to small/ medium sized aviation enterprises in the Dallas/Forth Worth region.; Federal Seizure/Forfeiture Civil Actions - represents air taxi operator in seizure/forfeiture action arising from an alleged improper use of aircraft.; Aviation Commercial Dispute - represents company allegedly failing to perform adequate aircraft maintenance.; Aviation Product Liability - represents aircraft engine manufacturer on multiple personal injury claims.; Trial Experience; Moghaddam v. Dallas Market Center, Ltd. (191st Dist. Ct., Dallas County, Texas) Defense Jury Verdict -- premises liability (alleged injury to head and neck); Wheatfall v. Dallas Market Center Co., Ltd., et al. (CCL No. 4, Dallas County, Texas); Directed Defense Verdict -- premises liability (alleged injury to back/shoulder); Nivens v. Alltel Corporate Services, Inc., et al. (18th Dist. Ct., Johnson County, Texas) (second chair) Favorable Settlement at Trial -- wrongful termination (alleged discrimination); Profitt v. Serv-Air, Inc., et al. (131st Dist. Ct., Bexar County, Texas) (second chair); Plaintiff verdict -- wrongful death (minority % of liability assessed to client); Walker v. Avco (U.S. Federal District Court, E.D. Texas, Beaumont) (co-chair); Favorable Settlement at Trial -- product liability (alleged post traumatic stress disorder); Petty v. AVCO (73rd Dist. Ct., Bexar County, Texas) Defense Verdict --product liability (beach of warranty/aviation product); Addison Express v. Medway (U.S. Federal District Court, N.D. Texas, Dallas) Bench Trial -- obtained $500,000 judgment in suit on contract related to lease and maintenance for Learjet aircraft.; Representative Successful Pre-Trial Results; Anderson v. Dallas Market Center Co., Ltd., et al. (116th Dallas County, Texas); Summary Judgment -- premises liability (alleged closed head injury causing partial disability); Velazquez v. King of Texas Roofing Co., et al. (14th Dallas County, Texas); Summary Judgment -- construction accident (alleged wrongful death); AVCO vs. Precision (U.S. Federal Court, Northern District of Texas) Successful resolution of action seeking statutory indemnity from manufacturer of allegedly defective fuel control system.; Haubrich v. AVCO, et al.(67th Tarrant County, Texas); Summary Judgment -- GARA affirmative defense despite allegations of withholding information from the FAA.; Coordinated Successful Settlement of National Claims -- coordinated defense and obtained favorable settlement for component vendor of U.S. automobile manufacturer for product liability claims nationwide.; Reported Cases; Addison Express, L.L.C. v. Medway Air Ambulance, Inc., Slip Copy, 2006 WL 1489385, 59 UCC Rep. Serv.2d 1026, N.D. Tex. (May 19, 2006).; Avco Corp. v. Precision Airmotive, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 1836959, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 17,097, N.D. Tex. (August 16, 2004).
Payment Information:

    Peer Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

    *Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

    Client Reviews

    This attorney does not have client reviews.

    Dallas, Texas

    Contact Gregory W. Carboy

    Required Fields

    Required Fields

    By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

    You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.