Jeffrey I. Carton

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in White Plains, New York

Denlea & Carton LLP
Jeffrey I. Carton
Denlea & Carton LLP

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Class Action & Mass Torts, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1991

Education: Columbia Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023
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Denlea & Carton LLP

2 Westchester Park Drive
Suite 410
White Plains, NY 10604 Visit website


A co-founder of Denlea & Carton LLP and an accomplished civil trial lawyer, Jeffrey I. Carton handles a variety of matters for his individual and business clients throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area. From the firm's office in White Plains, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, breach of contract actions, real estate fraud, intellectual property infringement, royalty disputes, artist/management conflicts, and consumer class actions. Mr. Carton's clients have included broadcast journalists, executive producers, professional athletes, Heineken, AIG, Travelers, Elite Models, the United States Tennis Association and the United States Equestrian Federation.

Some of Mr. Carton's representative cases have included the successful defense of a boat builder in a wrongful death lawsuit involving a tour boat that capsized on Lake George in which he obtained summary judgment on his client's behalf, and the successful representation of the surviving family members of a Major League Baseball pitcher against the manufacturer of a dietary supplement. Mr. Carton's track record and superb ethics have caught the attention of his fellow attorneys, and he has been selected for inclusion in U.S. News & World Reports, Best Lawyers in America in "Commercial Litigation." He has also been named to the Top 100 Lawyers list compiled by the American Society of Legal Advocates, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in New York, and he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Elite Lawyers in America.

Admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, Mr. Carton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 9th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Carton graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1988, and pursued his legal studies at Columbia Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1991.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Class Actions, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Business Litigation
  • 20% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1991, New York

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Judge, Moot Court Competition, Columbia Law School
  • Member, American Bar Association Foundation
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • New York State Bar Association, 2023
  • Member, American Bar Foundation, 2012 - present
  • Southern District of New York
  • District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Federal Bar Council, Member of Westchester Chapter, 2023
  • President, Dartmouth Lawyers' Association, 2023
  • American Bar Association, 2023
  • Connecticut
  • Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
  • Member, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Westchester County Bar Association, 2023
  • New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Lifetime Member, Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, US News & World Reports, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in New York, National Trial Lawyers, 2023
  • Lifetime Member, The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Lifetime Member, Elite Lawyers in America
  • “Super Lawyer”, Top 25 Super Lawyers in Westchester County, New York 
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Educational Background:
  • Dartmouth College, Cum Laude, 1988
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, Successfully Defending Copyright Infringement Claims, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 2009
  • Co-Author, How to Litigate Successfully - A Five-Part Series, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 2008
  • Co-Author, A New Battleground For The Class Action War, New York Law Journal, 2006
  • "The Use of Social Media in Employment Practices,"  Association of Corporate Counsel, Presenter, 2017
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Sheppard v. United States Tennis Association, et al (Index No. 1:17-cv-05719, USDC, SDNY) Lead counsel in successful defense of federal discrimination claims brought against the USTA after the 2017 US Open. Won motion to dismiss Section 1981 federal discrimination claim., 2018
  • Hershko v. Troutman Sanders, et al, (Index No.451878/2016, Supreme Court, New York County) Lead counsel in successful defense of AmLaw 100 law firm Troutman Sanders. After successfully moving the venue of the litigation from Rockland County to Manhattan, the action was subsequently dismissed., 2018
  • United Galaxy v. Estate Motors, et al, (Index No. 57831/2018, NY Supreme Ct, Westchester County) Lead counsel in American Arbitration Association proceeding arising from breach of brokerage agreement. Won $2.5 million arbitration award which was subsequently affirmed in a State Court judgment., 2018
  • Urgola v. Northern Westchester Ophthalmology, et al, (Index No. 57568/2018, Supreme Ct, Westchester County)Lead counsel in successful defense of Westchester based medical practice against claim of age discrimination brought by terminated employee. Won motion to dismiss age discrimination claim., 2018

Office location for Jeffrey I. Carton

2 Westchester Park Drive
Suite 410
White Plains, NY 10604

Phone: 914-331-0100

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