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Brett A. Carter

Brett Carter is a partner at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, having joined the firm in 1996. He received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and then graduated with his Juris Doctorate from the Willamette University School of Law. During his studies at Willamette, Brett also attended William and Mary Law School’s international studies through the University of London-Exeter.

20140110-111733-098Brett has chosen to devote himself solely to the practice of personal injury law, particularly vehicular negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, products liability and negligent security. His practice ranges from those individuals who have suffered relatively minor injuries to those who have had their lives permanently and catastrophically altered as a result of another’s negligence. Typical cases consist of one or more of the following: traumatic spinal injury, traumatic brain injury, fractures, traumatic amputation, wrongful death, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Chronic Pain Syndrome, disfigurement and other acute injuries or conditions.

Brett is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of attorneys nationwide who have obtained a verdict or settlement in excess of a million dollars. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice,  Board of Directors for the Nevada Justice Association, Nevada State Bar and Clark County Bar Association

Brett has been a resident of Nevada since 1988. He lives with his wife and two children. Brett chose the profession of law to serve people who have been traumatized by the carelessness of others. He is tireless in the representation of his clients and spares no effort in providing the highest quality of legal services available.


  • He was recently named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Nation’s Premier Top Ten Attorneys
  • He was named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers by My Vegas Magazine Readers Choice Awards.
  • He was awarded the 2016 Legal Excellence Award from Vegas Legal Magazine.
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Member.


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyer Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Academy of Person Injury Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Away 2015
  •  Vegas Inc. Best of the Best Top Attorney Award 2013
  • American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyer (Nevada 2015)
  • Membership in Nevada State Bar, Nevada Justice Association, Clark County Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice, All State Courts of Nevada, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and
  • Lawyer Referral Service of Southern Nevada

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“Minimizing or otherwise avoiding frivolous lawsuits was one intention of the legislature when passing the affidavit requirement portion of Nevada’s medical malpractice reform. Barnes, therefore, provides precedent on how Nevada weighs the rational basis and constitutionality of its laws. Indeed, the affidavit of merit requirement in Barnes could not even survive the lowest level of scrutiny — the ‘rational basis’ test.” Click the link below to continue reading…


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