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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    29 years
  2. Slip and Fall: 25%
    29 years
  3. Car Accident: 25%
    29 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    29 years



Contingent (10-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Attorney endorsements

20 total 

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  • George William Ilchert

    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

  • David E. Waterbury

    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

Contact info

The Schlitt Law Firm

1 Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY, 10458



NYCurrently registered 198703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Woman Lawyer on Long IslandHofstra University School of Law2016
NY Verdicts and Settlement Hall of Fame: Motor VehiclesVerdict Search2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Muncipal Attorney of the YearNew York City Bar Association1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Schlitt Law Firm2010 - Present
PartnerLaw Office of Carol L. Schlitt1997 - 2010
AttorneyAcito & Klein1991 - 1997
AttorneyNew York City Corporation Counsel1986 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women's Trial Lawyers CaucusMember2011 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Holy Cross Alumni Law GroupVolunteer2005 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Bronx County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$560,000 for Slip and Fall on Staircase in the BronxSettled for $560,000
$1.25 Million for Wrongful Death in Long Island Car AccidentSettled for $1.25 million
$975,000 Settlement for Passenger in a Car Accident in the BronxTrial Verdict of $975,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1986
College of the Holy CrossEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Conference MeetingMedical Malpractice2016
New York State Nurses Association Annual ConferenceWork Place Injuries to Nurses2012
Ask Asa on WCBS TVDangerous Taxis in New York2012
Conference on Local GovernanceThe Petition Process for Municipal Referendums in New York2009
Barack Obama Primary Campaign Suffolk Kick OffThe Petiton Process for Primary Candidates in New York2007