By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use which include the use of cookies to improve your website experience, provide additional security, and remember you when you return.

Stephen Carl, Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC Photo

Stephen D. Carl



Stephen Carl practices civil litigation, focusing primarily on family law cases. Stephen graduated, cum laude, from Baylor Law School with a special distinction in family law and as an editor for the Baylor Law Review. Stephen is also a former foster parent and has adopted four children from the child welfare system. His experience as a foster parent, adoptive parent, CASA volunteer, and attorney combine to provide him with a unique perspective and keen insight into child welfare litigation. Before beginning his legal career, Stephen served for eight years as a MEDEVAC pilot and MEDEVAC Platoon Leader for the U.S. Army. Stephen’s military training and experiences, coupled with his legal education, have provided him with invaluable skills in problem solving, high-conflict litigation, mediation, and interpersonal relationships. Stephen is passionate about working with people to help solve their complex problems.


Civic & Professional

State Bar of Texas

Baylor Law School Alumni Association

Waco-McLennan County Bar Association

CASA of McLennan County, Former Boardmember

News & Insights


Stephen Carl, NOTE AND COMMENT: Comment: Foster Parent Standing and Intervention in CPS Litigation: The History and The Impact of Texas’s 2017 Amendment, 71 Baylor Law Rev. 674 (2019)

Blog Posts


  • State Bar of Texas 


Baylor University School of Law, J.D.

  • cum laude
  • Baylor Law Review, Associate Editor
  • National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition – Best Team
  • D. Anderson Foundation Moot Court Competition – Top Ten Speaker Award
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Baylor Law Pro Bono and Public Service Program – Bronze Level Award
  • Pat Tillman Scholar

Texas A&M University, B.B.A. in Finance

Related News & Announcements

Jump to Page