Carol L. Schlitt has practiced law in New York for 25 years, earning a reputation as one of the leading personal injury attorneys in New York. She is a past winner of the New York City Municipal Attorney of the Year and has her cases listed among the Top Civil Verdicts in New York. New York Super Lawyers magazine named Carol as one of the top attorneys in New York for personal injury for each of the last five years. (Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.) Thae National Lawyers Assocaiton has named her a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
Carol began her legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the Law Department of the City of New York. Her legal acumen and trial prowess shone brightly and she was given many of the most difficult cases brought against New York City. Her outstanding work at the City Law Department earned Carol an award as the New York City Municipal Attorney of the Year. Carol went on to work as an associate for the Manhattan firm of Acito and Klein.
Carol began work as a solo attorney in 1997, serving direct clients and accepting referrals from other attorneys.A testament to Carol’s legal skills are so valued that attorneys throughout the New York metropolitan area retain Carol to try cases for their clients and to assist them in other legal matters.
Carol has been featured in numerous news stories. Most recently Ask Asa of CBS TV interviewed Carol for a feature on New York City taxi cases and MSNBC interviewed Carol as one of their legal experts. Carol and her legal work have also been featured in the New York Times, Newsday, the New York Post, New York One, the New York Jury Verdict Reporter and the New York Law Journal.
Carol received her undergraduate degree from Holy Cross and her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.She served as a counsel during the petition drive for the Barack Obama Campaign on Long Island. She has done pro bono work through local charitable organizations and served as a moot court judge for law students. Carol is active in the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of their Women’s Caucus.
Carol is admitted in the State of New York and the Eastern and Southern Districts of Federal District Court.
Contingent (10-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer
I endorse this lawyer.Carol has represented three of our clients at trial and has obtained excellent results each time. Whether by settlement or verdict she put the defendants to the test each time and maximized the clients result. Her ability is respected by the judges she appears before and her adversaries.
George Ilchert Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Carol is one of the top personal injury and trial lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. She is skilled, talented, dedicated and tenacious. Until she stopped accepting such cases to focus on other aspects of her practice, Carol was highly sought after by other attorneys to take their clients' cases to trial where she obtained exceptional results time and time again. I can't say enough good things about this attorney.
David Waterbury Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Woman Lawyer on Long Island||Hofstra University School of Law||2016|
|NY Verdicts and Settlement Hall of Fame: Motor Vehicles||Verdict Search||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Muncipal Attorney of the Year||New York City Bar Association||1990|
|Partner||The Schlitt Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Law Office of Carol L. Schlitt||1997 - 2010|
|Attorney||Acito & Klein||1991 - 1997|
|Attorney||New York City Corporation Counsel||1986 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Women's Trial Lawyers Caucus||Member||2011 - Present|
|Brooklyn Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Holy Cross Alumni Law Group||Volunteer||2005 - Present|
|Brooklyn Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Suffolk County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Bronx County Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|$560,000 for Slip and Fall on Staircase in the Bronx||Settled for $560,000|
|$1.25 Million for Wrongful Death in Long Island Car Accident||Settled for $1.25 million|
|$975,000 Settlement for Passenger in a Car Accident in the Bronx||Trial Verdict of $975,000|
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|A Consumer Guide||Slip and Fall at a Supermarket: A Case Study||2012|
|A Consumer Guide||What Should I Wear to Court?||2012|
|A Consumer Guide||New York's No Fault Insurance Law Explained for You||2011|
|A Consumer Guide||My Case Settled, When Will I See My Money?||2011|
|A Consumer Guide||What Is a Deposition and How Do I Prepare for One?||2010|
|St John's University School of Law||N/A||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1986|
|College of the Holy Cross||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Conference Meeting||Medical Malpractice||2016|
|New York State Nurses Association Annual Conference||Work Place Injuries to Nurses||2012|
|Ask Asa on WCBS TV||Dangerous Taxis in New York||2012|
|Conference on Local Governance||The Petition Process for Municipal Referendums in New York||2009|
|Barack Obama Primary Campaign Suffolk Kick Off||The Petiton Process for Primary Candidates in New York||2007|