Carol Stoner Vance, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1957, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1960, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1964, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964. Recipient Outstanding Young Man of Houston award Houston Junior Chamber of C., 1967.
District attorney Harris County, Houston, 1966-1979. Senior partner Bracewell & Patterson, 1979—2001. Retired, 2001
Adjunct professor law University Houston School Law, 1972-1979.
Chairman Texas Department Criminal Justice, 1992-1995.
Member American Bar Association (special committee on criminal justice standards 1975-1977, council section criminal justice 1972-1979), American College Trial Lawyers, Texas Bar Association (chairman criminal law section 1969-1970), Houston Bar Association (appellate judiciary committee), Houston Bar Foundation, National College District Attorneys (founder, past chairman), Texas Bar Foundation (life), Texas Association Defense Counsel, Texas Young Lawyers Association (board directors 1963-1966, Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas award 1970), Texas District Attorney's Association (president 1969-1970), National District Attorney's Association (president 1972-1973, Outstanding District Attorney award 1972), Houston Young Lawyers' Association (president 1964), National College District Attorneys (chairman board regents 1979-1980, member board since 1973), Phi Alpha Delta.