Frederick W.H. Carter

Carter Frederick
Fred Carter represents creditors, debtors, creditors' committees, asset purchasers, and trustees in business reorganization and business liquidation. Fred's clients have included financial institutions, technology companies, a major international airport authority, energy trading companies, healthcare providers, Chapter 11 and 7 trustees, and liquidating agents appointed under Chapter 11 plans. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of bankruptcy litigation, in courts throughout the country. Prior to joining Venable, Fred practiced law in Texas and Colorado. He also served as a member of the standing panel of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in the District of Colorado.




  • J.D. Southern Methodist University 1987
    • Notes Editor, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, 1986-87
  • B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • At-large member, Board of Directors, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Frequently lectures on bankruptcy and creditors' rights topics at seminars and bar association events


Pro Bono

  • Volunteers in the pro bono consumer debtor assistance program established by the bench and bar in the District of Maryland  

Personal Activities