Carter W. Scott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Tallahassee, FL

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.
 | The Towle House, 517 North Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 561-421-4668
Fax: 850-224-7602
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, Carter W. Scott is an attorney at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. From the firm's office in Tallahassee, Florida, he provides representation to clients throughout the region. Mr. Scott has been admitted to practice in Florida since 2014 and in Georgia since 2019, and his experience has also included assisting insurance policyholders in bad faith and other coverage disputes.

Mr. Scott's personal injury clients are those who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled in this regard have included truck and other motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, and medical malpractice. During his career, Mr. Scott has been able to obtain significant compensation for his plaintiff clients, through both jury verdicts and settlements that he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies. His successes in this regard have led to his becoming a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and his colleagues have awarded him a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Scott has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

Mr. Scott attended Dartmouth College, where he majored in government and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2011. While he was there, he played on the school's varsity football team and was an editor of the Dartmouth Law Journal, an undergraduate publication. His legal education came at the Florida State University College of Law, and he was a state gubernatorial fellow before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2014.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (100%)

Personal Injury - General (100%)


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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Carter Scott

Admitted: 2014, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite “Up & Comer” (2018)
  • The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” (2017, 2018)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” (2018)
  • Capital City Justice Association
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association
  • Florida Bar Association, Member, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Tallahassee Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division (2017, 2018)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association, EAGLE member, Member, Young Lawyers Section, Member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Section - President-Elect (2018), Past Secretary

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Rookies vs. All-stars: Technology in the Courtroom” 2015 Big Bend Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Spring Seminar, Tallahassee, Florida March 2015
  • “End Distracted Driving” Lawton Chiles High School, Tallahassee, Florida May 2015


  • Family v. trucking company
  • Hope v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • Family vs. hospital, obstetrician, neonatologist
  • Individuals vs. Toyota Motor Company, et. al
  • Family vs. manufacturer, automobile dealership, driver
  • Family vs. surgical center
  • Individual vs. property developer, engineering firm, & home owner’s association

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, Tallahassee, Florida, May, 2014, FSU College of Law –Trial Team, The Fellows Society, Phi Delta Phi, Student Bar Association, Book Award – Upper Level Writing, Florida Gubernatorial Fellow, Class VIII
  • St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, England, 2013, Oxford Scholarship Award
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 2011, Dartmouth Law Journal, Dartmouth’s Honor Council, “The Committee on Standards”, Varsity Football
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Office Location for Carter W. Scott

The Towle House
517 North Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: 561-421-4668

Fax: 850-224-7602

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Last Updated: 9/5/2019

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