Carder’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property law, specializing in life science technologies and startups.  Before coming to Whitaker Chalk, Carder cofounded and was General Counsel of a biotechnology company, GAP Peptides LLC, that commercializes a novel peptide synthesis method to provide peptides for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. His duties included building and managing the company’s growing IP portfolio and advising the company on all legal affairs, including contracts, operations, licensing, and governance. While his primary role at the company was General Counsel, Carder also actively managed company affairs and conducted peptide synthesis research in the company’s state-of-the-art laboratory. Carder leverages his technical background and business experience to assist his clients in a number of areas, including patents, trademarks, licensing, and business disputes.

Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property


General business and corporate law


Associations & Memberships

Order of the Coif

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society


Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2017)

.Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Master of Science, Biotechnology (2017)

Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Arts, Premedical studies, Minors in Chemistry and Spanish (2014)


Bar/Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (2017)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (2016)

Carder Books joins Whitaker Chalk

The Whitaker Chalk law firm welcomes Carder Brooks.  Carder, a Texas Tech Law grad, focuses his practice on Intellectual Property. ...