Nathan Carney

Top rated business litigation attorney in Tampa, Florida

Carney Law Firm, P.A.
Nathan Carney
Carney Law Firm, P.A.

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Estate planning & probate, Bankruptcy

Licensed in Florida since: 2001

Education: The University of Michigan Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
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Carney Law Firm, P.A.

400 N. Ashley Drive
Suite 2600
Tampa, FL 33602-4310 Visit website


Attorney Nathan Carney is the founder and owner of Carney Law Firm in Tampa, Florida. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Carney has more than 20 years of legal experience, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Business litigation
  • Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning & Probate

During his legal career, Mr. Carney has achieved significant success fighting to protect the rights and interests of his clients while helping them achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve for their serious and pressing legal challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. A former cryptologic linguist with the U.S. Air Force, he fully understands the values of hard work and dedicated service, and he has gained a reputation for his outstanding legal abilities and a zealous advocacy for his clients both inside and outside the courtroom.

In honor for his professionalism and service, Mr. Carney has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Lawyers of Distinction ranking for Excellence in Civil Litigation. He has also received Legal Elite designations from U.S. Business News and other sources along with consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 1998 graduate of the University of Illinois, Mr. Carney obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 2000, where he served as associate editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. He is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Florida as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Carney is a member of the Hillsborough County and American Bar Associations and the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. He has also served as co-chair and education director of the Real Estate Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and he is a member of the Bay Area Real Estate Council.

Outside his legal practice, Mr. Carney supports his local community throughout his involvement with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, where he has served as president, vice president and executive committee member as well as a board trustee. He has also served on the board of The Tampa Connection and the University of Michigan Club of Tampa Bay.

*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

Business litigation, Estate planning & probate, Bankruptcy: business
  • 40% Business litigation
  • 40% Estate planning & probate
  • 20% Bankruptcy: business

First Admitted: 2001, Florida

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • University of Michigan Club of Tampa Bay, Board Member, 2007-2011
  • Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Board of Trustees, 2009-present, President, 2015-2017, Vice President, 2013-2015, Executive Committee, 2013-2019
  • Tampa Connection, Board Member, 2010-2013
  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2020
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Recognizing Excellence in Civil Litigation, 2018
  • U.S. Business News Legal Elite – Best Bankruptcy Law Firm – Central Florida, 2018
  • Legal Elite Awards, Best Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice - Tampa, 2017
  • Corporate Excellence Awards, Rising Star Award for Business Litigation – Tampa, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • Member of the Florida Bar's Consumer Protection Law Committee, 2006
  • Building Owners and Managers Association International, 2003
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2018
  • American Bar Association, 2018
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 2018
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Real Estate Committee, Co-Chair, 2014-2016, Real Estate Committee, Education Director, 2012-2014  
  • Bay Area Real Estate Council, 2007
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • ABA 101 Article Series, When is Bankruptcy Right for Your Individual Client?, American Bar Association, 2006
  • Commercial Evictions, Evictions, Lease Enforcement and Evictions, 2002
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois, B.A., with honors, East Asian Languages and Cultures, 1998
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Tampa Connection graduate, 2008
  • Leadership Tampa Bay graduate, 2009
  • Leadership Tampa graduate, 2013
  • Obtained a reversal on appeal to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in a dispute over fees being charged by the United States Marshals Service, 2014
  • Successfully negotiated a multimillion-dollar settlement in a business dispute, 2018
  • Arbitration Award of $876,000 in a dispute over a joint venture agreement, 2015
Representative Clients:
  • Healthcare Services Group, Inc., 2018
  • Opes Health Channelside, 2017
  • Florida Integrity, Inc., 2018
  • West Florida Fence, 2018
  • EL Sales Corp., 2018
  • Highland Capital Corporation, 2018

Office location for Nathan Carney

400 N. Ashley Drive
Suite 2600
Tampa, FL 33602-4310

Phone: 813-756-2718


3 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009

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