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Seth Raven Carroll

Personal injury Attorney at Richmond, VA

3.9   8 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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About Seth

Learn Seth’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%
    Attorney Carroll has been a premier personal injury lawyer in Virginia since 2007. If you have been injured through no fault of your own and due to someone else's negligence, you need to call him immediately for a free case evaluation.

  2. Workers compensation
    25%
    It's a sad reality that some employers knowingly or unknowingly subject their employees to unsafe working conditions. Unfortunately, when this happens, workers can suffer. Even if it's a simple "accident" you'll need to talk to Attorney Carroll.

  3. Car accident
    18%
    No matter the circumstances of your car accident, they are often traumatizing events. You may be in pain, confused, and unsure how to proceed. Let Attorney Carroll help you, call him today for a free consult, and stop worrying.

  4. Civil rights
    17%
    Attorney Carroll of Commonwealth Law Group understands that although a person might be in jail, it does not strip them of their basic human rights.

  5. Brain injury
    3%
    Attorney Carroll's firm has a deep understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Their experience indicates TBI may be directly related to a personal injury case you may have suffered.

  6. Trucking accident
    3%
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1 in 9 traffic fatalities involves a large truck. Even minor impact can be devastating to the victim and their family.

  7. Motorcycle accident
    2%
    If you have been in a motorcycle collision, the circumstances can be very nuanced. Give Attorney Carroll a call today and let him help you find peace of mind.

  8. Slip and fall accident
    2%
    Attorney Carroll has a track record of helping people with slip and fall cases.

TOGETHER WE WILL OBTAIN JUSTICE THROUGH FULL AND FAIR COMPENSATION FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Seth Carroll focuses his practice on representing clients and their families who have suffered catastrophic on-the-job injuries, other serious injuries, or death. He also represents those who have been discriminated against or deprived of their constitutional rights. Seth has tried to verdict or settled numerous personal injury, discrimination, and workers’ compensation cases. He has successfully represented his clients against companies of all sizes, including large multinational corporations.

 

In addition to handling a large number of catastrophic cases, he has administrative experience in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. Seth has litigated cases at all levels of Virginia state court and has litigation experience in federal court in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. Additionally, Seth has experience in appellate work at both the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court.

Seth is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States and whose membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts and settlements. He also is an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and has lectured at legal conferences on topics ranging from employment discrimination to workers’ compensation.

Awards

Top Contributor 2014,2013
Top Contributor
2014 2013

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Licensed for 15 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2019
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Seth

Commonwealth Law Group
1506 Staples Mill.
Suite. 202
Richmond, VA, 23230

Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by D. Cook | February 11, 2013
Seth Carroll is the best!
I had the pleasure of having Mr. Carroll as my attorney in my workers comp case, as well as, in my ADA case against my former employee. Mr. Carroll was very professional, knowledgeable, and always kept me in the loop. He was easily reachable and cared about me and my cases. Most attorneys that I've known really don't care and their clients are just a number to them. Not Mr. Carroll! He was always available for me and worked hard and diligently on my cases. I highly recommend him. Don't let his casual style fool you, he is very smart and he knows what he's doing and he'll work hard on a successful outcome on your case(s). I was very lucky to obtain his services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2015
one of the best...
Had the privilege of having Mr Seth Carroll work with me on my workers compensation case which was being prolonged by the insurance company,Mr Carroll worked vigorously to insure I was given the proper and fair treatment under the law and I recommend him to anyone seeking a knowledgeable and caring lawyer. Its not all businesses with this guy and his compassion as a human being towards others in unmatched....
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2014
broken hearted
Mr Carroll has been god sent, hes very professional and going out his way to help me in every way. Couldn't ask for a better lawyer and a caring person to deal with in his business. Has heart,respect and very curiosity and concerned about incident.
Posted by Sharon | February 7, 2014
Second time around
I was injured at work and Seth represented me . Seth has been my attorney sine 2010. The injury resulted in back surgery and Seth was there for me the whole time. During the recovery i was rear ended and Seth is still by my side helping me through it all 2 years later. My experience with Seth has been a great he explains thing to me in language i understand .
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Posted by Velencia | February 5, 2014
Down to earth and knowledgeable
After suffering from a painful fall, I reached out to several attorneys. One atattorney would not return my phone fall and the other attorney said " if you didnt break or fracture any bones then I cant help you." I reached out to Attorney Seth Carroll and from our initial conversation he listened and allowed me to fully explain what happened and answered many questions and concerns that I had. I felt completely comfortable as if I knew him for years. Not only was attorney Carroll patient and understanding but he was very knowledgeable about premises liability and I could tell that as an attorney he was passionate about the rule of law and eager to help me when other attorneys were only concerned about broken bones. Although our work on this case has just begun, I am very happy that he communicates with me about my case and continues to answer any concerns I have in a timely fashion. I highly recommend Attorney Seth Carroll to anyone who is seeking an attorney who cares and take the time to listen and is not all about how much money he can make but rather how he can help his clients and it doesnt hurt that he knows his stuff!
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Posted by Wendy | February 10, 2013
A phone call away
In the short time I have known Attorney Carroll he has proven to be available and eager to assist me. I do recommend Attorney Carroll.
Posted by Shanna | April 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sent me through intake to avoid telling me no.
I messaged Mr. Carroll through this sight after reading his reviews. Knowing what my case was regarding, he told me to call intake to set up an appointment. Intake was surprisingly nice and courteous, however when I got a call back, they refused my case and said they don't take my kind of case. Why tell me to call if you weren't going to take my case?
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Response from Seth Carroll August 23, 2019
Shanna, All of our cases go through our intake department, that is the way we create case files and gather information. I am sorry that we were not able to help you. Seth
Posted by Dave | June 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Refused to help
My wife had tripped over some nails sticking up in the floor of a utility building and received multiple injuries including a fractured facial bone, both wrists are sprained,lacerations to her face , hands,arms and legs. Her glasses were broken and she has two chipped teeth. The owners of the business refused to return our calls about our health care expenses of several thousand dollars. I called Seth Carroll after reading the reviews here. He refused to speak with me. I did speak with his staff who after several conversations eventually told me that Seth Carroll or his firm would not be interested in our case. I guess there were not enough dollar signs for Seth Carroll to consider helping us.
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Response from Seth Carroll June 2, 2017
Dave: I'm sorry you had a bad experience with my intake department. I am often in court and am not always available to speak when a call comes in. If you would like to discuss this case with me, please call and schedule an appointment and I will be happy to go over it with you. Best, Seth
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Commonwealth Law Group
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Gregory Kaplan
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Lawyer
  • Geoff McDonald & Associates
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Associate
  • LeClairRyan
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • William & Mary Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Clemson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • $3,840,000
  • Settlement
  • Trucking Case
  • $800,000
  • Confidential - Personal Injury
  • $1,500,000.00 judicial mediation settlement
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice, Civil Rights Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Civil Rights Executive Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Virginia Workers' Compensation
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Younger Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star
  • 2014 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Newsletter Editor - Civil Rights
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Long Term Care
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Reported Settlement - $3,840,000
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2015
  • Reported Settlement - $1,400,000
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Reported Settlement - $800,000
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Top Settlements of 2012 (#34)
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2013
  • Reported Settlement - $1,500,000
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Excellence in Labor and Employment Relations
  • Kruchko & Fries Award
  • 2007
  • Departmental Honors - History
  • Clemson University
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Trial Magazine
  • Book Review
  • 2018
  • AAJ Exchance Litigation Packets
  • Spoliation Litigation Exemplar Materials
  • 2018
  • NBI - Litigating Slip, Trib and Fall Cases in Virginia CLE Materials
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advance Auto Retreat
  • Chair
  • 2017
  • Advance Auto Retreat
  • Using Demonstrative Evidence
  • 2017
  • 1983 Civil Rights Seminar
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2016
  • NBI - Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Virginia
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2015
  • Washington, DC Regional Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Presiding Judge
  • 2015
  • Advanced Workers Compensation Retreat
  • Compensable Consequences
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (34)
Endorse Seth
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Seth approaches each legal problem with care, compassion, and intelligence. His work ethic and creativity allow his clients to have quick and significant resolution to cases. Seth is a tireless advocate who will use his wealth of knowledge and experience to zealously advocate for each of his clients toward the desired result."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Seth has a legal mind, a legal attitude and a willingness to help. Mr Carroll's knowledge of injury law is outstanding. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney as a valuable consistent member of the community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Seth is utterly dedicated to his clients and and addresses the problems entrusted to him as diligently as if they were his own."
Car accident Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Seth Carroll is simply one of the finest lawyers I have had the pleasure of working beside. He demonstrates a broad knowledge of the law and is a tireless advocate for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carroll uses his impressive knowledge to get great results for his clients. He is very active in the Avvo community and shows a great deal of commitment towards obtaining great results for clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Seth displays a deep knowledge and well thought out perspective on the law."
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