Mr. DeCarlo is a trial attorney for personal injury victims, consumers, property owners, and small business owners. For twelve years, Mr. DeCarlo worked for and was trained by large law firms representing Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and insurance companies before starting a successful solo law practice.
As a solo-practitioner, Mr. DeCarlo devoted substantial time and resources working for people injured by dangerous drugs and medical products and representing owners, partners and shareholders in complex business disputes.
In 2009, Mr. DeCarlo was appointed by a federal court judge to a plaintiffs' steering committee in a multi-district litigation proceeding. In 2011, Mr. DeCarlo was admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which are reserved for only a small percentage of attorneys who obtain multiple settlements or verdicts for their clients totaling millions of dollars or more.
Since 2012, Mr. DeCarlo has been rated AV Preeminent (Highest Competency and Ethics Rating from Martindale-Hubbell). Mr. DeCarlo has been a nationally recognized pharmaceutical and medical device injury lawyer since 2014, when he was admitted to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, which is an invitation-only organization composed of premier trial lawyers from each state or region.
In Mr. DeCarlo's 24 years of practice, he has tried cases in federal and state courts throughout Florida, the NYSE, NASD, and the AAA. Mr. DeCarlo has worked on cases resulting in significant verdicts throughout Florida and the nation.
Mr. DeCarlo received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law (J.D. cum laude 1995) where he was a member of the Inter-American Law Review. Mr. DeCarlo received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida (B.A. 1991). Mr. DeCarlo served in the U.S. Air Force (active duty and reserves 1983 to 1991).
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (1996)
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (1998)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida (2008)