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Nathan P. Carter
Partner, Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter
Address: 801 North Orange Avenue Suite 830, Top Floor, Orlando, Florida 32801
Phone: (855) 880-4741
Nathan Carter is a civil trial lawyer currently handling primarily nursing home litigation, medical negligence, product liability and other complex personal injury cases for plaintiffs and their families. After practicing with the largest plaintiffs firm in Florida (Morgan Colling & Gilbert) he left with several other partners, associates, and staff to form Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter in 2005.
Defective vehicles, tires, airbags, seatbelts and crashworthiness cases
Dangerous machinery and equipment, industrial trucks, forklifts, etc
Explosions and Burn cases
Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Attacks at Businesses
Institutional Neglect (injuries and assaults at churches, day cares, group homes)
Mr. Carter has also served as an arbitrator in numerous arbitrations. He has obtained numerous successful settlements and jury verdicts in all types of cases.
Experience and Accomplishments
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 cases in:
- New York
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- Washington DC
In 2015, Nathan Carter was selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel to be a member of the “Nation’s Top One Percent”. The NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Members are vetted by a research team, a blue ribbon panel of attorneys, and a judicial review board. Only the top 1% of the lawyers in the United States are awarded membership.
He is an active member of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, a national group of trial lawyers dedicated to representing individuals and families against big insurance companies, HMOs, hospitals, and other corporations. Mr. Carter has spoken at national AAJ 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.atlanet.org). He has had cases featured and been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Dallas-Ft. Worth Star Telegram, CNN, as well as several Florida media outlets.
Mr. Carter also served several terms on the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association (formerly AFTL, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers). He was voted onto the FJA Board again in 2012. Mr. Carter also serves as the Chair of the FJA Nursing Home Task Force and the Florida Lawyers Action Group Candidate Recruitment Task Force. As part of his role with the FJA, Mr. Carter frequently visits Tallahassee to meet with and lobby state representatives and senators on behalf of consumers and victims of corporate negligence. In 2012, the FJA awarded Mr. Carter the “Shoe Leather Award” for outstanding efforts in lobbying legislators in Tallahassee on behalf of consumers and families.
He has also testified several times 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 and testified to various United States House and Senate committee members about nursing home reform issues.
Mr. Carter is also a member and past president of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers (2002-2003 term) and served on the Board of Directors in 2010 and 2011. 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.
In 2011 and 2012, the president of the Florida Bar appointed Mr. Carter to a Special Committee to investigate lawyer referral services in Florida. He was also appointed to the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee for the Ninth Circuit, and served as the Chairman of that Committee in 2013.
Nathan is also a player agent licensed with the United States Soccer Federation to act as an agent and FIFA Intermediary representing players in contract negotiations with professional soccer clubs. He is a principal in Elite Soccer Management, a sports agency specializing in representing professional soccer players seeking to play professionally in the United States, Europe and South America.
Nathan Carter was voted by his peers to be one of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Florida Legal Elite” every year since 2008, and again in 2017. Less than 2% of the 61,500 practicing attorneys in Florida are voted into the “Legal Elite” by their peers.
In 2009, Mr. Carter was selected by The National Trial Lawyers Association to be included in their “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”. The NTLA is a national organization composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. He earned this recognition every year since 2009.
Nathan Carter has also achieved the highest rating, an “AV Preeminent Rating”, from Martindale-Hubbell, the most respected national legal ratings service. Less than 20% of all attorneys ever achieve this rating.
He has been selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top lawyers in Florida.