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.
Brett has chosen to devote himself solely to the practice of personal injury and wrongful death, with an emphasis on 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, loss of limb, disfigurement, chronic pain, disability, and death.
Brett knows that behind every defendant is a multi-million, if not multi-billion, dollar insurance company.
Brett is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of attorneys nationwide who have obtained trial verdicts in excess of several million of dollars. He is also an executive board member for the Nevada Justice Association (Nevada Trial Lawyers), a board member of Citizens for Justice, and a member of the American Association of Justice, 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.
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Nation’s Premier Top Ten Attorneys
- Top 100 Lawyers by My Vegas Magazine Readers Choice Awards.
- 2016 Legal Excellence Award from Vegas Legal Magazine.
- America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Member.
- >Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- National Academy of Person Injury Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Award (2015)
- American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyer (Nevada 2015)
- Vegas Inc. Best of the Best Top Attorney Award (2013)
- 2018 Mountain States Super Lawyer
- 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
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2016 Legal Excellence Award||Vegas Legal Magazine||2016|
|Top 100 Lawyers||MYVEGAS Magazine||2016|
|Lifetime Achievement Membership||America’s Top 100 Attorneys||2016|
|Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award||National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Nevada||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|Top Lawyers Best of the Best||Vegas Inc||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2011|
“Bike riding or “cycling” is a fun, exciting and environmentally friendly pastime. Whether it’s a means of travel to and from work, a jaunt around the neighborhood by oneself or with the family, or a breakaway from the peloton, bicyclists and motor vehicles do not always pair well. Safety considerations are critical.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“According the Center for Diseases, preventable medical error was the third leading cause of death in the United States with over 440,000 people dying. Accidents were fifth with over 130,000. Medical errors undermine the integrity and reliability of our American medical health care system.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“It wasn’t until 2012 when we heard the term in Nevada, the mode of operations, a legal variation to the traditional approach to premises liability. Customarily, a business will only be held liable for a dangerous condition on its floor (e.g., foreign substance) caused by someone other than an employee when the business had actual or constructive notice of the condition and failed to remedy or warm of it.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“While each situation has its own variables, and there’s no right answer for everybody, one thing holds true: it takes two to tango (two to dance or two to get a deal done). Settlements can only occur when the wrongdoer or wrongdoer’s insurance agrees to pay an amount enough to resolve the case. What is the right amount? Should I take that offer?” Click the link below to continue reading…
“Julian Mantle was thought to have had it all, most ardently by his number one fan, himself. He was one of the most distinguished trial lawyers in the country—a tireless advocate. His clothes hung impeccably upon his well-fed frame. He commanded attention and exuded the utmost confidence.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“Lance Armstrong responded to a deposition question on whether he had ever used performance enhancing drugs by stating, “I have never doped. I can say it again, but I’ve said it for seven years.” The attorney taking the deposition almost believed him.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“To some it may seem oxymoronic to question whether lawyers cheat. Actually, however, licensed lawyers must strictly follow ethical rules mandated by their State Bars, the licensing bodies that allow lawyers to practice law. Violate ethical rules and a license can be taken away.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“You come to learn that following the accident Jane made claims on behalf of the children to the Mississippi insurer, a national insurance company that also writes policies in Nevada. The insurer denied their claims based upon the policy’s Family Member Exclusion.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“Serving as a limited waiver of sovereign immunity, the FTCA provides the exclusive remedy for recovery against the United States for common law torts committed by federal employees acting within the scope of their employment.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“Just as attorneys are embracing presentation technology inside courtrooms, more attorneys are taking advantage of presentation technology — including video — for settlement and mediation. Over the past two decades, the settlement documentary has been honed by plaintiff’s attorneys working with production companies into an indispensible tool for pre-trial negotiation.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“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…
- “Nevada’s Med Mal Tort Reform: Will It Survive Constitutional Scrutiny?” By Brett A. Carter and George Hand
“It is New Years Eve, and the young Anderson family traverses a crosswalk in the vibrant and transient city of Las Vegas. They are headed to grandmother’s house for a holiday celebration with loved ones. However, unbeknownst to mom, dad and the kids, an inattentive Uber driver operates his Prius while reading a potential passenger notification. Distracted; the vehicle carelessly and violently collides with dad and six year old Holly, causing fatal injuries to Holly and serious and debilitating injuries to dad with medical bills in excess of $500,000. Uber, a Transportation Network.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction. TBI usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Injury may include one or more of the following factors: Damage to brain cells may be limited to the area directly below the point of impact on the skull. A severe blow or jolt can cause multiple points of damage because the brain may move back and forth in the skull. A severe rotational or spinning jolt can cause the tearing of cellular structures.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“Standing on the start line as the predawn light reveals shadows, it is too late to use the restroom once more, too late to second guess that small breakfast, and much too late to prepare for today. Whether 50 miles remain ahead in which to run through the cold, imposing mountains at 9,000 feet elevation, or whether it is seven days of stressful, sleepless nights for the Johnson versus Silver Casino, adrenalin rages and anxiety paces.” Click the link below to continue reading…