Frederick W.H. Carter

Carter Frederick
Fred Carter has been with Venable's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Group since 2000. He concentrates on representation of creditors, debtors, creditors' committees, asset purchasers, and trustees in all aspects of 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 has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of bankruptcy litigation in courts throughout the country.

Prior to coming to 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


Personal Activities

Fred has been a speaker on bankruptcy and creditors' rights topics at seminars and bar association events. He is also an active volunteer in the pro bono consumer debtor assistance program recently established by the bench and bar in the District of Maryland. Fred is an at-large member of the board of directors of the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association.