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Keith M. Carter

Tampa, florida

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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

Recent Successes

$1,200,000.00 Verdict Robert Levine & Barbara Bloom vs. IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company Car Accidents2019
$3,383,092.74 Verdict Joel Capote v. JVS Contracting, Inc. Truck Accidents2018
$563,627.00 Verdict Minnear vs. City of Arcadia Construction Accidents2018
$8,570,000.00 Verdict Hadley vs. Terwilliger Medical Malpractice2007
$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 Malpractice2018
$365,000.00 Verdict Chanda Brown v. Traveler Indemnity Co. of Connecticut Car Accidents2017
$418,000.00 Verdict Jack A Reding and Laura Reding vs. Congo River Golf and Expedition C. - Clearwater, Shawn Sumpter Premises Liability2017
$222,403.00 Verdict Patricia Munoz vs. Kenneth M. Rossman and Lara Manning Car Accidents2016
$1,390,018.00 Verdict Rachel Pandelo v. Darren Edmonds, D.C., Bee Ridge Chiropractic Center, LLC, d/b/a Bee Ridge Chiropractic Center Medical Malpractice2015
$500,000.94 Verdict John Deturo v. James P. Hines, Jr. as Personal Representative of the Estate of Svend V. Rasmussen Car Accidents2016
  • Robert Levine & Barbara Bloom vs. IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company


    Verdict - 2019

  • Joel Capote v. JVS Contracting, Inc.


    Verdict - 2018

  • Minnear vs. City of Arcadia


    Verdict - 2018

In The Media


  • Florida Justice Association
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Board of Legal Specialization since 1994
  • Certified by Florida Supreme Court as Circuit Court Mediator since 1994


  • 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