Attorney Keith M. Carter

Keith M. Carter

Born in Starke Florida in 1959. Mr. Carter spent his entire life and legal career in Florida. In 1981, he earned a Bachelor of Science from The Florida State University College of Business with a major in finance. He graduated with honors from Stetson University of College of Law in 1985.

  • Keith Carter Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers Award Badge

Biography Overview

Born in Starke Florida in 1959. Mr. Carter spent his entire life and legal career in Florida. In 1981, he earned a Bachelor of Science from The Florida State University College of Business with a major in finance. He graduated with honors from Stetson University of College of Law in 1985. From 1985 through 2001, Mr. Carter’s practice consisted of general insurance defense with a focus on automobile insurance law, commercial transportation, products liability and professional liability. He was a founding partner of Mitchel and Carter, P.A., a shareholder and managing director of the Tampa firm of Shackleford Farrior Stallings and Evans (founded in 1907) and ended his defense career as an attorney and shareholder of Gray, Harris, Robinson, Shackleford, Farrior (now Gray Robinson).

In 2002, Mr. Carter joined the Tampa office of the largest plaintiff’s injury law firm in the United States, Morgan and Morgan. His current role with the Tampa office is to serve as trial counsel on cases involving general negligence, medical malpractice and unfair debt collection practices. In the last decade, he achieved eight separate verdicts in excess of $1 million dollars and his total damage verdicts exceed $80 million dollars.

He is board certified by the Florida Bar Association since 1994, AV rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1995, regularly included on the list of Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Legal Elite. He is an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association.


Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice

Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • United States District Court
  • Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • 11th Circuit, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer 1994-2019
  • Certified by Florida Supreme Court as Circuit Court Mediator 1994-2002
  • Florida Justice Association

Education

  • Florida State University, B.S., 1981
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1985, with Honors
  • Member National Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams
  • Recipient of Best Oral Advocate Award of 1985 graduating class
Recent successes
$1,300,000.00
Verdict
Wanda Mercado Negron v. West Tampa Glass Co. and Jonathan M. Carroll
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$1,200,000.00
Verdict
Robert Levine & Barbara Bloom vs. IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$3,383,092.74
Verdict
Joel Capote v. JVS Contracting, Inc.
Commercial Semi Truck Accident Lawyers
$563,627.00
Verdict
Minnear vs. City of Arcadia
Construction Site Accident Lawyers
$6,684,673.00
Verdict
A.E. and M.E., individually, and as personal representatives of the deceased's estate v. Thomas Umstead, M.D. & Florida Women's Care
Medical Malpractice & Negligence Lawyers
$418,000.00
Verdict
Jack A Reding and Laura Reding vs. Congo River Golf and Expedition C. - Clearwater, Shawn Sumpter
Premises Liability Lawyers
$222,403.00
Verdict
Patricia Munoz vs. Kenneth M. Rossman and Lara Manning
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$32,874.00
Verdict
Ryanne Rubin v. Lorie Truong
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$227,627.00
Verdict
Vermerica H. McLean v. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$2,422,785.00
Verdict
Mills v. Caribbean Distilleries
Construction Site Accident Lawyers

Recent Successes

  • Wanda Mercado Negron v. West Tampa Glass Co. and Jonathan M. Carroll

    $1,300,000.00

    Verdict -

  • Robert Levine & Barbara Bloom vs. IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company

    $1,200,000.00

    Verdict -

  • Joel Capote v. JVS Contracting, Inc.

    $3,383,092.74

    Verdict -