Bobby Carter is a retired judge and career prosecutor. He is now serving as a faculty member for Vera Causa Group. Bobby recently retired from his 12-year service as a Criminal Court judge. He also served as a Special Judge for the Court of Criminal Appeals and as a Special Justice for the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Prior to becoming a judge, as he spent 27 years as Assistant District Attorney General prosecuting criminal cases in the Office of the District Attorney General in Memphis, Tennessee. As a trial attorney he handled over a hundred murder cases. His assignments included stints in the Major Violators Unit and the Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.
Bobby helped develop the Memphis Child Advocacy Center and served as Chief Child Abuse and Child Homicide Prosecutor. In 2010 he received the James G. Hughes Award for Excellence in the area of child abuse prosecution.
As part of the original class of trainers at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) in Columbia, South Carolina, Bobby served on the faculty teaching trial advocacy to hundreds of prosecutors at the NAC. He has lectured nationally for the NCDA and many other organizations. Most recently his educational efforts have been on behalf of the Tennessee Judicial Conference.
His “from the bench” perspective coupled with hands-on trial experience give him a unique ability to help prosecutors enhance their craft no matter what their level of skill or experience.
Bobby received his undergraduate degree from Christian Brothers University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis.