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I am a New York personal injury attorney with over 20 years experience handling car accident and motor vehicle cases, slip and fill cases, medical malpractice, premises liability, pedestrian and bicycle accidents and personal injury cases. I have been named Municipal Attorney of the Year in New York City and had my cases listed among Top Ten Verdicts in New York. I publish the leading legal blog, New York Law Thoughts. I am active in the New York Trial Lawyers Association, and the Bar Associations of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Suffolk.

Experience in the area

I am a New York personal injury attorney with over 20 years experience. I previously served as Associate Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department and was named New York Municipal Attorney of the Year. I served as Lead Trial Counsel for Manhattan Law firm of Acito and Klein. I have led my solo law practice for over ten years focused on personal injury and medical malpractice awards. My cases have been listed among the Top Trial Verdicts. I publish the leading legal blog, New York Law Thoughts. I am active in the New York Trial Lawyers Association and the Bar Associations of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Suffolk and I serve as a judge in the national collegiate moot court competition. I am admitted to practice in New York and the Federal District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts.


• American Trial Lawyers Association • New York State Bar Association • New York State Trial Lawyers Association • Bronx Bar Association • Brooklyn Bar Association • Suffolk County Bar Association • Holy Cross Alumni Lawyer’s Guild • St. John's University Alumni Association • National Association for Female Executives


My writings have appeared in Newsday, The Long Islander, the Times of Huntington and the legal blog, New York Law Thoughts.


I received my undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated from St. John’s University Law School. I have taken graduate courses at New York University.

Awards and Honors

• Named Municipal Attorney of the Year • Cases listed among the Top Ten Verdicts in New York State • My blog, New York Law Thoughts, has been listed as one of the leading U.S. Law Blogs

Past/Present Clients

I have had hundreds of clients over my 20 plus years as an attorney. All of my current clients are individuals living in the New York metropolitan area (Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester). I can provide references upon request.

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Recent Answers from Carol L. Schlitt

2017-02-14 is it possiable for a case:

Josette,    I will be unable to answer your question.  I practice law exclusively in New York State and am unfamiliar with the laws of Pennsylvania. I suggest that you make an appointment to speak to a

2016-01-24 Person Failing To Pay For My Rear Bumper Damage:

Mike,    I wish I could help you but I am a lawyer who practices exclusively in New York and I am not licensed in Tennessee.  The answer to your question would depend upon the law in Tennessee.  With respect

2015-06-11 Writing a release letter:

Anthony,    The language in any release is governed by State law.  I do not know the state in which you or the person who owes you money resides.  Depending on the jurisdiction, you may need to include

2015-03-31 demand:

Howard,    I am sorry to hear that you have had some problems with the claims process.  Frankly, I am confused and do not understand your question.  It is unclear to me who sent a demand letter to whom

2015-02-21 fall in a strip mall.:

Deborah,    In order to establish a claim of liability against the strip mall owner, you need to determine how they were negligent.  In short, what did they do wrong?  If there was some defect with the


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