Edward John Carbone

Edward John Carbone: Attorney with Pennington, P.A. AV stamp icon
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Ed Carbone's practice focuses on medical malpractice defense litigation, healthcare litigation, and healthcare risk management advice. He also has substantial experience in appellate litigation and insurance defense litigation. He has tried cases in Florida state and federal courts, and has presented oral arguments in appellate court. He has particular experience handling obstetrical injury claims, including disputes over the applicability of Florida's Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA), and claims relating to transplant services. He is frequently invited to speak to legal, healthcare, and insurance professionals on a wide range of topics relating to medical malpractice, healthcare risk management, and medical privacy.

Ed has an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, which represents the highest level of professional excellence for ethical standards and legal ability. He has also been named a Florida SuperLawyer and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Ed received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in political science from Boston College. He received his Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School. He was selected to serve a one-year post-graduate judicial clerkship for the Honorable Arthur Minuskin of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Ed is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and Massachusetts (retired), and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ed is a private pilot and a sports enthusiast, enjoys playing ice hockey, watching hockey, football, and baseball, and annually hoping for a winning season for his beloved Boston College Eagles.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Healthcare Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
813-639-9599  Phone
813-639-1488  Fax
University Attended:
Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1991
Law School Attended:
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1994
Year of First Admission:
1995, Florida; 1995, Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
American Health Lawyers Association; Florida Defense Lawyers' Association (Editorial Board of Trial Advocate Quarterly, FDLA).

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (12 reviews)
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