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 (www.martindale.com), 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, www.atla.org). 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
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