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Mark R. Carta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Darien, CT

Carta, McAlister & Moore, LLC
1120 Boston Post Road, 2nd Floor
Darien, CT 06820
Phone: 203-202-3131
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%), Employment Litigation: Defense (20%), Business Litigation (20%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mark R. Carta is the managing partner of Carta, McAlister & Moore LLC in Darien, Connecticut serving clients throughout Fairfield County, including Westport, Stamford, Greenwich and the surrounding areas. Mr. Carta provides professional, dependable representation to those who have legal needs involving employment and executive compensation, civil and human rights violations, probate and estate disputes, fiduciary disputes, intellectual property matters, and general litigation.  Mr. Carta has also successfully handled many "business divorce" matters involving partnerships and closely held corporations.

Trained in mediation,  Mr. Carta frequently uses his negotiation and problem-solving skills to resolve his clients' conflicts without the need for court intervention. However, he will fight aggressively on behalf of his clients' rights in court when necessary. As a litigator, Mr. Carta has achieved notable success, serving as head of the litigation departments for two prestigious Connecticut law firms, serving as the US representative of the Employment Law Affinity Group in an International network of A-rated law firms, and successfully handling many complex, high-profile cases.

A 1974 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Carta obtained his Juris Doctor in 1977 from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he served as Associate Editor for the school's law review. Upon his graduation from law school, he served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable T. F. Gilroy Daly of the Connecticut District Court. In 1978, the Connecticut Bar Association admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

A Fairfield native, Mr. Carta is committed to his community, and he is actively involved in several local nonprofits organizations. In addition to serving on the board of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, he is the past president of STAR, Inc., an organization that helps special needs individuals find employment and housing, and he is one of the founding members of A Better Chance of Wilton, an organization devoted to assisting minority high school students.

A consummate professional, Mr. Carta is a member of several professional legal organizations, including the Connecticut Bar Association, where he is a fellow in the James W. Cooper Fellows Program, and he has served as Fairfield Bar Association Employment Section co-chair. Widely regarded as one of the top employment lawyers in the region, he has held an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell since 2003.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Arbitration, Mediation, Will Contests


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

About Mark R. Carta

First Admitted: 1978, Connecticut

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  • Martindale AV rated since 2003

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fairfield County Bar ADR Section, Co-Chair, 2009-2011

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Mediator and Special Master in US Federal District Court since 1998

Pro bono/Community Service

  • A Better Chance of Wilton, Inc., Founder and Past President
  • A Better Chance of Wilton, Inc., Board of Directors, Member since 1997
  • Silvermine Guild of Artits, Board of Directors, Member and Chair of Goverance Committee

  • STAR, Inc. Lighting the Way, Norwalk, CT, Board of Directors, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • University of Connecticut Law Review, Associate Editor

Educational Background

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Honors: cum laude

    Northfield Mount Hermon 1968-1970

    Roger Ludlowe High School, Fairfield, CT

    , 1974


  • $ 3.7 million federal court jury verdict against IBM on an age discrimination claim, 2014

Industry Groups

  • Co-Head Of LEGUS Employment Law Affinity Group
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Office Location for Mark R. Carta

1120 Boston Post Road
2nd Floor
Darien, CT 06820

Phone: 203-202-3131

Last Updated: 7/14/2021

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