Carol L. Forte

Carol L. Forte: Attorney with Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Registered Nurse, State of New Jersey, 1979. Author: "Overcoming the ACOG 163 Defense in Brain Damaged Baby Cases," Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Ontario, Canada, June 1996; "Anticipating the Defenses to Shoulder Dystocia Cases," Boston, MA Birth Trauma Litigation Group, July 1996. Panelist: "Causation and Timing Issues in the Catastrophic Injury Cases," Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Atlanta, GA, April 1997; "HMO Liability for Negligent Credentialling," Professional Negligence Section of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Il., July 2000. Listed in: One of the National Law Journal's Top 12 Litigators in New Jersey, 2000; One of America's Top 50 Women Litigators, National Law Journal, 2000-2001; Outstanding Civil Trial Attorney's Award, Essex County Bar Association, April 2002; Woman's Law Forum of Seton Hall, "Woman of Substance Award," 2003. President, North Hudson Lawyers Club, 2002—. Trustee, Hudson County Bar, July 2000. Past Member, American Board of Trial Advocates.

(Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Trial Attorney)

Areas of Practice (137)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Airbag Injury
  • Assault
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Airplane Crash Litigation
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Class Actions
  • Civil Practice
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legal Negligence
  • Legal Professional Liability
  • Lung Cancer
  • Birth Trauma
  • Chiropractors Malpractice
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medical-Legal Law
  • Medication Errors
  • Mental Health Professionals Malpractice
  • Nursing Liability
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Pharmacists Liability
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Psychology Malpractice
  • Psychotherapy Law
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Security
  • Private Security Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability
  • Automotive Crashworthiness
  • Automotive Design Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Automotive Restraints
  • Bicycle Products Liability
  • Biomedical Products Liability
  • Blood Bank Liability
  • Chemical Explosions
  • Chemical Products Liability
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Drug Contamination
  • Elevator Liability
  • Engineering Products Liability
  • Environmental Products Liability
  • Escalator Liability
  • Explosions
  • Firearms Litigation
  • Flammable Fabrics
  • Food Borne Disease
  • Food Products Liability
  • Gas Explosions
  • Heart Device Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Products Liability
  • Industrial Products Liability
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Motorcycle Products Liability
  • Office Equipment Products Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Product Failure
  • Product Recall
  • Product Safety
  • Product Warning Labels
  • Products Liability Arbitration
  • Products Liability Mediation
  • Propane Products Liability
  • Recreational Products Liability
  • Recreational Vehicle Products Liability
  • Seat Belt Injury
  • Tire Defect Litigation
  • Tire/Rim Mismatch
  • Vehicle Rollovers
  • Welding Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Seatbelt Injury
  • Workers Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-309-7969  Phone
973-635-9339  Fax
University Attended:
Wagner College, B.S.N., magna cum laude, 1981
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University, J.D., cum laude, 1984
Year of First Admission:
1984, New Jersey; 1984, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Essex County (Member, Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, 2001—), Morris County and New Jersey State (Past Member, Civil Trial Practice Committee) Bar Associations; American Trial Lawyers Association - New Jersey (Member, Board of Directors, 1996—, and Co-Chair, 1997-1999, Birth Trauma Litigation Group); William J. Brennan Inn of Court (Master).
Birth Information:
Elizabeth, New Jersey, September 12, 1958
Reported Cases:
Velazquez v. Portadin 163 N.J. 677 (2000); Cogdell v. Hospital Center at Orange, 116 N.J. 7 (1989).
( Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Trial Attorney )

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (1 review)
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