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Brett A. Carter

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“No person should be above the law, and no person should be below the law;” Theodore Roosevelt said it, and Brett Carter lives it. From his earliest years, Brett saw the power of standing up against adversity in the struggle for justice. His father served in the Air Force as a Judge Advocate General. Because his family moved around so much, Brett was the perennial “new kid,” an automatic target for bullies. Because of this, his favorite story is David vs. Goliath, where skill and faith can win against overwhelming odds.

Brett earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from UNLV before going on to receive his Juris Doctor from Willamette University School of Law. In 1996, he joined John Bertoldo in practice and immediately devoted himself to the practice of personal injury and wrongful death law. Those who have suffered traumatic spinal and head injuries, who have lost limbs, who have endured disfigurement, disability and chronic pain, have found their advocate in Brett.

Determined to help his clients to the best of his ability, Brett took his fascination with medicine and used it to learn about the best medical providers and treatments for each type of injury. He considers his drive and ability to outwork his opponents a necessary asset. And, beyond all that, beyond the science and the law, he comes to know his clients as people—concerned, overwhelmed, frightened, hurting physically and financially, on a journey they didn’t choose—and comes to see them as family. As Brett tells his clients, “We’re in this together.”

This effort and commitment to go the extra mile (and then some) led Brett to Ironman competitions and ultra-long distance mountain running. To Brett, nothing worth attaining comes without struggle. And nothing is more satisfying, life-affirming, and inspiring than hitting the finish line, especially when the finish line means achieving justice for his clients and their families.

In his free time, in addition to competing in Ironman competitions and other endurance sports and activities, Brett enjoys spending time with his family and cheering on the Vegas Golden Knights.

Education

  • Willamette University School of Law, Salem, OR; Juris Doctorate, 1996
  • William and Mary Law School/University of London/Exeter; International Law – Summer Program, 1995
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing, 1993

Continuing Education

  • College of Advocacy, University of California, Hastings College of Law
  • Continuing Legal Education, exclusively directed towards personal injury law and ethics (full list available through Nevada State Bar)

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Nevada
  • All State and Federal Courts of Nevada
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Nevada State Bar
  • American Association of Justice
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers

Awards & Accolades

  • Top Attorneys in the Mountain States
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Top 100 Lawyers, My Vegas Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Las Vegas’ Top Lawyers, Real Vegas Magazine, 2019
  • Legal Excellence Award, Vegas Legal Magazine, 2016
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Member, 2016
  • National Academy of Person Injury Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Award, 2015
  • American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, Nevada, 2015
  • Vegas Inc. Best of the Best Top Attorney Award, 2013
  • Telly Award for Settlement Documentary, 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rating
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2018 Mountain States Super Lawyers® list
  • Trial Lawyers Association Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Readers’ Choice Awards, 2017, Vegas Magazine

Professional Appointments & Positions

  • President of the Nevada Justice Association (NJA), 2019 to 2020
  • Executive Board Member of the NJA, 2009 to present
  • Board of Governors Member for Citizens for Justice (CFJ), 2012 to present

Speaking Engagements

  • May 2019, When Two Worlds Collide: Personal Injury and Bankruptcy; Nevada Justice Association CLE – Brett Carter and Marjorie Guymon
  • November 17, 2017, How to Deal with Deceitful Defense Attorneys; Nevada Justice Association CLE
  • November 18, 2014, Effective Deposition Preparation and Execution in a Nutshell; Nevada Justice Association Club X Lunch Seminar
  • June 12, 2013, IME vs. Treating Physician – Spine Surgery; Clark County Bar Association CLE
  • January 17, 2013, Initial Intake Procedure and Managing Client Expectations, Nevada Justice Association CLE, Young Lawyers Section
  • September 24, 2011, Pretrial; Nevada Justice Association, 2011 Convention
  • October 16, 2010, Medical Malpractice Track; Nevada Justice Association, 2010 Convention
  • January 15, 2010, Direct and Cross-Examination of Medical Examiners; Clark County Bar Association
  • June 10, 2009, Effective Use of Medical Records; Nevada Justice Association
  • February 19, 2009, Personal Injury Update: The Skinny on Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanics; Clark County Bar Association
  • September 19, 2007, Personal Injury Update: The Skinny on Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanics CLE Seminar; Clark County Bar Association
Awards
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Avvo Superb Rating Visit Website
    Avvo Superb Rating
  • National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys Visit Website
    National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
    America's Top 100 Attorneys

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    We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.

  • Proven Record of Results

    We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.

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    We are proud to support a number of charitable organizations as a way to give back to the community we are honored to serve.

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