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Nathan Patrick Carter

Nathan Patrick Carter

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Nathan P. Carter – Attorney Profile

Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter

Nathan Carter is a Civil Trial Lawyer currently handling primarily nursing home litigation, medical negligence cases, product liability and other complex personal injury cases.  After practicing with the largest plaintiff’s firm in Florida, Morgan Colling & Gilbert, he left with several other partners, associates, and staff to form Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter

He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He obtained his law degree from the Mercer University School of Law in Georgia.  During law school, he entered the Syracuse University School of Law in order to clerk for a firm in London, England.  While in London in 1992, he participated in two high-profile murder trials at the 400 year old “Old Bailey” Courthouse , with one of the top Barristers in London.  He is married with 3 young children, and coaches his son’s soccer team.

Mr. Carter is licensed to practice law in all of the State and Appellate Courts in both Florida and Georgia.  He is also admitted to practice law in the Federal Middle District of Florida and the Federal Northern and Southern Districts in Georgia.  He has also been retained by local attorneys to assist in significant cases in West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland and Washington DC. 

Nathan Carter has also achieved the highest rating, an “AV Rating”, from Martindale-Hubbell (, the most respected national legal ratings service.  Less than 20% of all attorneys ever achieve this rating.  Additionally, Nathan was voted by his peers to be one of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Florida Legal Elite” for the 2008 Edition.  Less than 2% of the 61,500 practicing attorneys in Florida are voted into the “Legal Elite” by their peers.

He is an active member of the AAJ, American Association for Justice, (formerly ATLA), the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, a national group of trial lawyers dedicated to representing individuals and families against big insurance companies, HMO’s, hospitals, and other corporations.  He has spoken at national ATLA seminars and been published in TRIAL magazine, the Journal of Trial Lawyers of America, the only peer-reviewed national publication for Trial Lawyers (“Who’s Really Running the Nursing Home?” November 2006,  He has had cases featured and been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Dallas-Ft. Worth Star Telegram, CNN, as well as several Florida media outlets (see the articles section of our website for some of these).

Nathan also served two terms (2000-2002, 2002-2004) on the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association, formerly AFTL, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Carter also serves on the AFTL’s Nursing Home Task Force, and the Florida Lawyers Action Group Candidate Recruitment Task Force.  As part of his role with the AFTL, Mr. Carter frequently visits Tallahassee to meet with and lobby State Representatives and Senators on behalf of consumers and victims of corporate negligence. 

He has also testified before the Florida Senate and House of Representatives on various issues.  Mr. Carter has also been privileged to be invited to go to Washington D.C where he met with various United States House and Senate Committee members about Nursing Home reform issues.

Nathan is also a member and Past President of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers (2002-2003 term).  Mr. Carter is a member of the Orange County Bar Association where he served as the Chair of the Tort Law Committee in 2006 – 2007.

Nathan Carter has handled and tried to a jury all types of complex civil litigation including medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, toxic-tort/chemical exposure cases, construction site accident cases, sexual assault cases, and all types of automobile accident cases, including many tractor-trailer cases.  He has obtained numerous successful settlements and jury verdicts in all types of cases.

Colling Gilbert  Wright & Carter
801 North Orange Avenue Suite 830 Orlando, Florida 32801
              866.FLA.FIRM         -                407.712.7300         -


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Personal Injury: 100%



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Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Rusten Carlson Hurd

    Mr. Carter is a zealous advocate for his clients, a consummate professional and an extremely intelligent and caring attorney. He is, without doubt, one of the best attorneys in Orlando and, perhaps more importantly, an even better person than he is an attorney (and he is an exceptional attorney). He is much deserving of the highest recommendation possible.


    Rusten Hurd Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Edward Borack

    I endorse this lawyer. In fact, I refer ALL of our personal injury leads to Nate. Every client I have sent him has had nothing but glowing reviews about Nate and his firm. They have all been happy with the kindness and professionalism extended to them.


    David Borack Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

801 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 830
Orlando, FL, 32801

801 N Orange Ave Ste 830
Orlando, FL, 328015203




FLMember in Good Standing199608/12/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199508/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Legal Elite in FloridaFlorida Trend MagazineN/A
Top 100 Lawyers in FloridaThe American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Florida Justice AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Central Florida Trial Lawyers AssociationPast PresidentN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)Who's Really Running the Nursing Home?2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer Univ-W.George L.SN/AlawN/A
University of North Carolina, CharlottePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
atla annual seminarNursing home litigationN/A