Carra Miller


Carra primarily practices Admiralty and Maritime Law and General Civil Litigation.

In her Admiralty and Maritime Law practice, she represents shipowners, agents, charterers, maritime employers, and contractors in all areas of disputes or claims, including personal injury and death cases, vessel collisions and allisions, surges, contract disputes, and commercial disputes.

Carra also practices general civil litigation on behalf of individuals and business entities, whom she represents in cases involving contractual disputes, easement disputes, property damage, and personal injury defense.


B.S., Maritime Administration, Texas A&M University, 2012
J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2016
Certificate in Maritime Law, Tulane University Law School, 2016

Admitted to Bar

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Louisiana
U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Practice Areas

Maritime Law
General Civil Litigation

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

State Bar of Texas, Corporations Advisory Board, past member
Corpus Christi Bar Association
San Antonio Bar Association
Houston Bar Association

State Bar of Texas, District 11 Director, 2020-2023
Louisiana State Bar Association
Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association, President, 2020
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Director, 2019-2021
Corpus Christi Bar Association, Secretary, 2021
Texas Aggie Bar Association, Treasurer, 2021
Maritime Law Association of the United States
Women’s International Shipping and Trade Association
Propeller Club of the United States – Port of Corpus Christi
Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association
Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Corpus Christi Bar Association, May 2021
Top Attorney, Civil Litigation, The Bend Magazine, March 2021
2020 Pro Bono Leader, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, February 2021
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2020 – Present
Steven G. Condos Award for Outstanding New Member to the College, Texas Bar College, July 2020
2019 Pro Bono Leader, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, February 2020
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2020 – Present
Texas Bar College, Member, 2019 – Present
Cargo Cult Award, Prof. Michael Butterworth, Carriage of Goods by Sea/ADMR 6080, Tulane University Law School, May 2016

Civic Activities

The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M
Sea Aggie Former Student Network
Texas A&M University Galveston Campus Mentorship Program, 2019 – Present

Publications and Presentations:

  • Presentation and paper, We’re Not All in the Same Boat: Maritime Multi-Party Liability Under the Collateral Source Rule and McDermott v. AmClyde Progeny, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, June 2021.
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law, 56 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L. J. __ (2021) (forthcoming).
  • Practice Areas 101: American & Maritime Law, Texas Young Lawyers Association (forthcoming 2021).
  • State Bar Member Benefits and Rules Vote Overview, Corpus Christi Bar Association, February 2021.
  • Guest Lectures, MARA 304/660 Risk and Marine Insurance, Texas A&M University, October 2020, January 2021.
  • State Bar of Texas Director Update, Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association, August 2020.
  • Presentation and paper, Recent Maritime Law Developments in the Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, June 2019.
  • Presentation, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Texas Maritime Museum, February 2019.
  • Comment, Black Gold Beneath the Loblolly Pines: The Takings Clause and Hydraulic Fracturing in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 28 Envtl. L. J. 409 (2015), cited by James A. Kushner, Subdivision Law & Growth Management, ch. 3, § 3:7, at 78-79 (2016).
  • Recent Development, Proposed Plastic Bag Restrictions in New Orleans: New Orleans, La. Carryout Bag Regulations (Proposed Nov. 19, 2015), 29 Envtl. L. J. 383 (2017).

No designation has been made by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for a Certificate of Special Competence in this area.