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.
He obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He obtained his law degree from the Mercer University School of Law in Georgia.
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 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.
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