Valencia R. Carter-Bennett

Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Law's Austin Office

Ms. Valencia R. Carter-Bennett is originally from West Monroe, Louisiana where her claim to fame is that she is from the same town as the stars of Duck Dynasty.

Ms. Carter-Bennett received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2002, her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Southern University Law Center in 2006, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2016. She is a member of Tau Beta Sigma, which is a band sorority, and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta.  She migrated to Texas in 2006 after graduating from law school and accepting a position with the federal government.

Ms. Carter-Bennett is licensed in Louisiana and Texas. She has held positions with the Small Business Administration, Bank of America, NA, and Mr. Cooper (Nationstar).  She focused her practice on mortgage, contract, family law, wills, and probate prior to joining Thomas J. Henry Law in 2021.

Ms. Carter-Bennett has appeared as a guest of the Dallas Police Department Office of Community Affairs’ Ask the Attorney segment twice. She has also been a guest on a few podcasts and recently Voyage Dallas Magazine published their interview of her.  She is a volunteer with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney program, taking on pro bono cases and, prior to COVID-19, assisting at the intake clinic once or twice a month.

In her spare time, Ms. Carter-Bennett hosts virtual events and workshops. She is a contributing author of a book entitled “I’m Speaking” that was released April 30, 2021 and taught Constitutional Law, Legal Research, and Law and Politics at Paul Quinn College. She is also working on being fluent in are Spanish and American Sign Language.

Ms. Carter-Bennett is married to a veteran who served in the Coast Guard and the Air Force Reserves.  She has no biological children, but inherited one bonus daughter when she married her husband, and she is a pet mom to three precocious Schnauzer (two mini and one toy).

Ms. Carter-Bennett attends the Concord Church and participates in two choirs and she occasionally performs stage management duties with the drama ministry. She was a member of the Deaf Ministry for two years where she interpreted the praise and worship portions of bible study and the Sunday Service.



  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana


  • University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri (J.D.)
  • University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, Denton, Texas (B.A.)
  • University of Western Cape, Cape Town South Africa
    • MU Study Abroad Program


Ms. Valencia R. Carter-Bennett and our team of Austin injury attorneys are located at 4401 West Gate Blvd Suite 200, Austin, TX 78745. We provide free walk-in case consultations Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm. To start a consultation over the phone or to speak with your attorney, call 512-520-0221.

See what our clients have to say about their experience working with their legal team in Austin:

The team has helped us in a time of need we almost lost our lives and the whole Thomas J Henry family took time to help us and take care of our needs and checked on us often to make sure we didn’t need anything or if we did they got it for us. I recommend Thomas j Henry. — Kimberly George

I am very glad about the professionalism of the team that came to assist me there are very, very good and put a smile on my face after all this time looking forward to the wonderful results in a very thankful in would definitely recommend TJH again to all friends and family thanks — Timothy Rogers

Great firm! I would recommend to all of my friends and family. — Genesis Rodriguez

I was going to have to wait a week to get into a neurosurgeon and another week to get an MRI. With TJH assistance I was in to see a dr in a few days and the same with my MRI. When you’re in pain, time matters. — Peggy Rosch

This law form was polite responsive and very helpful they took the time and were very patient they keep me informed of the status and what steps they are taking during and or on my case they are awesome — Jon Buford

They were so supportive and always called me and answered all my questions. I never felt like I was ignored or bothered them. Felt great to have them help me through this process — Susie Alvarez

These guys just get the job done. Would recommend to all my friends and family in Austin and have already referred my two aunts in El Paso to work with these guys. Keep up the good work! — Laura Flores

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