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Carla Verena Green

Carla Verena Green is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone.

Her practice focuses on the enforcement of rights and claims under insurance policies on behalf of corporate and public entity policyholders. Carla has represented clients across various lines of insurance including commercial general liability, directors and officers, cyber, and commercial property policies.

While in law school at Texas A&M School of Law, Carla was the Executive Editor of the Texas A&M Law Review and was the first Aggie law student selected by ConocoPhillips for the Energy Institute Fellowship. Before practicing law, Carla was a bilingual elementary school teacher and assistant principal in Brownsville, Texas.

Apart from her client work, Carla is also heavily involved in giving back to the community. Carla recently worked hand-in-hand with the Texas Civil Rights Project to represent parents separated from their children after seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border. Carla is also currently serving as Vice President of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association.

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  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2023
  • “Can Coverage Counsel Make Whoopee with Non-Cumulation Language,” co-presenter, American Bar Association’s 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, March 5, 2020.
  • “Opioid Lawsuits: A Tsunami of Litigation and Related Coverage Issues,” speaker, ABA Section of Litigation Women in Insurance Network Conference, November 8, 2018.
  • “Insurance Coverage for Opioid-Related Claims,” presenter, Texas Bar Advanced Insurance Law Course, June 28, 2018.
  • “Insurance and Bankruptcy Issues in Opioid Litigation,” presenter, HarrisMartin's Opioid Litigation Conference, March 2, 2018.


J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law, 2015, summa cum laude; Executive Editor, Texas A&M Law Review, The MacLean & Boulware Scholarship Recipient

M.A., Educational Leadership, University of Texas at Brownsville, 2009

B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, 2004


Judicial Intern to the Honorable Tonya Parker, 116th District Court, May-June 2013





Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Press Release
Haynes Boone Secures Insurance Coverage Victory for XTO Energy
June 01, 2021

A Haynes and Boone, LLP legal team led by Partner Ernest Martin Jr. won a North Dakota court ruling that paves the way for client XTO Energy, Inc. to secure millions of dollars in insurance coverage for a deadly explosion and fire. The insurance dispute stems from a 2016 explosion and fire at an oil and gas well in North Dakota that killed one worker and caused severe burn injuries to others. The [...]