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Jeffrey I. Carton

Litigation Attorney at White Plains, NY

4.9   7 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 32 years
    Connecticut - CT 32 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jeffrey

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For much of the past decade, Jeff has been recognized annually by his peers as a New York “Super Lawyer” (one of the Top 25 in Westchester County), and selected as one of US News & World Report’s “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of commercial litigation. He has also been named a lifetime member of “Elite Lawyers in America,” “The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum,” and “Top Trial Lawyers in America.”  He is a Fellow in the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America, and a member of the venerable American Bar Association Foundation.

Jeff’s versatility with a wide array of subject matters has led to his handling of many high profile, difficult cases. Among other matters, Jeff successfully led the defense in federal court of a boat-builder wrongfully implicated in the “Ethan Allen” tragedy on Lake George in which twenty persons perished, winning summary judgment on the client’s behalf; prosecuted a $4.5 million jury verdict in Columbia County against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court the landmark consumer fraud class action, Lee v. Basic Research, which resulted in a unanimous, 9-0 opinion overturning the lower courts’ decisions denying class certification; and argued before the Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court the precedent setting case of Tyler v. Michaels which declared unlawful the collection of personal identifying information in connection with retail credit card transactions. Jeff’s reputation for excellent results and dogged preparation, make him a formidable adversary, regardless of which side of the aisle any particular dispute may place him.

Jeff is no stranger to the Courtroom, and has successfully tried to verdict a diverse number of matters, including securing a defense verdict for Madison Square Garden and Amtrak in a federal jury trial in the Eastern District of New York; winning a multi-million dollar jury award in a state court breach of contract action in White Plains; prevailing in a nine month real estate fraud arbitration in New York City in which he recovered a multi-million dollar judgment; and securing on the eve of jury selection tens of millions of dollars for clients with catastrophic losses.

Jeff’s experience in the sports, media and entertainment industries has also allowed for his successful handling of a variety of matters including claims of copyright infringement, trademark infringement, breach of television Executive Production Agreements, royalty disputes, and artist-management conflicts. Jeff has advised television broadcast journalists, senior media executives and executive producers on a wide range of issues concerning non-competes, first amendment rights, and compensation and severance disputes.

Jeff led the successful prosecution of the wrongful death action of Baltimore Orioles’ pitcher Steve Bechler, helped extricate former light heavyweight World Champion boxer Reggie Johnson from an onerous promoter’s contract, and counseled the Estate of Tito Puente, the Latin Salsa King, in a misappropriation of name and likeness litigation. Jeff also spearheaded the successful prosecution of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) multimillion dollar breach of contract action against a sponsor of the US Open, as well as defended the USTA against a claim of disability discrimination which he successfully had dismissed, and successfully represented Heineken in a breach of contract action arising from a marketing services agreement. Jeff regularly counsels media and entertainment clients in contract negotiations, severance disputes, and intellectual property matters.

Jeff’s skill with complex litigation has also helped the Firm to develop significant experience handling a diverse array of maritime and admiralty matters. Jeff has successfully defended boat builders, marinas, charter vessels, stevedores and other marine interests in both federal and state litigations throughout the Country. Among other successful outcomes, Jeff defended a marine terminal operator in a federal wrongful death action in Portland, Maine; represented a luxury yacht manufacturer in a premises liability action in federal court in New Jersey; defended a Manhattan sight-seeing tour operator against a personal injury claim; and handled a Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA) arbitration concerning the scope of a contractual indemnity between a terminal operator and a multinational transport company. The Firm’s experience includes handling claims arising under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, as well as prosecuting exoneration from and limitation of liability actions.

Despite his legal accomplishments, Jeff is perhaps better known as the older (and wiser) brother of the irreverent radio host and colorful personality Craig Carton, of the “Boomer and Carton” morning show on WFAN, CBS-660AM. As Craig has often remarked, it must’ve been grade inflation at Dartmouth that earned Jeff an “A-” on the psychology paper which Craig resubmitted and received a more modest “B” on at Syracuse.

Jeff is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, a graduate of Columbia Law School and began his career as a litigator at Cravath Swaine & Moore.  He lives in West Harrison, New York, with his wife Lauren, a pediatrician, and their two children, both of whom are currently attending college.


Denlea & Carton LLP
2 Westchester Park Drive
White Plains, NY, 10604

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Posted by Louis | April 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
I’ve been a client of Denlea & Carton since July 2018. From my earliest meeting with Jeff and Amber, to my most recent meetings with Jim and Debbi, and at every meeting in between, the firm has always made me feel like a member of their family. They took the time to get to know me (and my family), and have gone above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and secure. I felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders knowing that they would represent my best interests in pursuing a recovery for the personal injuries I suffered, allowing me to focus on my emotional and physical recovery. My calls and emails were always answered immediately, and the firm took the time to explain everything they were doing and to ensure I understood and approved their efforts. Jeff and Debbi were relentless in pursuing my claim, and left no stone unturned when it came to getting me the settlement I was able to achieve. Their dedication to my case really paid off in the end. I’m so happy I chose Denlea & Carton to represent me in my time of need, and I couldn’t be more thankful for everything they’ve done for me and my family.
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Posted by Carol | March 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Forthright
"Recently I found the need to hire an attorney. I hired the firm of Denlea & Carton and highly recommend them. They are very professional. Their expertise and knowledge were exceptional. They stayed in touch with us every step of the way, and made a very stressful situation for our family so much more bearable. They were a pleasure to work with, and brought about a very positive result for us."
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Posted by Kristen | February 22, 2019
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Highly Experienced, Responsive and Trustworthy
Putting my trust in Denlea & Carton when it came to my legal matter was the best decision I could have made. Not only did Jeff and John make me feel like I was in the right hands, but they went above and beyond to get me the settlement I deserved. They are highly experienced, responsive, knowledgeable, honest and trustworthy. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront. Should the situation arise, I would not hesitate to seek representation from Denlea & Carton again.
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Posted by Jeremy | September 9, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Top Notch Injury Lawyer
Jeff has the skill, experience and tenacity to handle the most complex injury cases and the level headed personality to handle even those matters that may not be high dollar value but which are certainly valuable to his clients
Posted by tim hart | May 19, 2015
While I did not end up using Mr. Carton as my attorney, I want to recommend him based on his professionalism, his responsiveness, and his personal interest in my case. He contacted me the day after I sent him an email, he and his associates reviewed my documents in a very timely manner, and his assessment of my case was fair, honest, and detailed. I have no doubt that your experience with Mr. Carton will be as beneficial as mine has been. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Ron | January 6, 2015
Excellent and compassionate
Anyone dealing with Jeff should know you will get the best service possible. Step by step he was with us through whole procedure and always looked out for our best interest. By the time we were done I can say I consider him a friend and me and my family appreciate what he's done for us.
Posted by Frank Pizzolo | June 26, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Straight shooter
Just meeting him on the phone and told me the truth about a legal matter and literally talked himself out of the job. Very rare in a lawyer. I still may need a lawyer and I will be using him. YOU Should too..
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Denlea & Carton LLP
  • 2013 - Present


  • Columbia University School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1991
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 25 in Westchester County
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2015
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White Plains Litigation Lawyer Jeffrey I. Carton
Jeffrey I. Carton
Litigation Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 32 years
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