Founder & President
About Carter Mario
Carter Mario has been practicing law in Connecticut for over 30 years. He attended college at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on a full wrestling scholarship and from there went to law school at Stetson University College of Law in St. Pete, Florida. He chose to return to his hometown of Milford, Connecticut to start his practice.
As Founder and President of Carter Mario Law Firm, Carter has spearheaded tremendous growth. What started in a one-room office has grown into Connecticut’s largest personal injury law firm with six, fully staffed offices across the state. “We’re big enough to go against any insurance company but small enough to care about our clients,” said Carter. “Our growth has been possible because of the excellence, care, and compassion with which we have served thousands of clients. Everything we do is about putting clients first,” Carter said. “That is the foundation of the firm. I love when the representation ends with a fully satisfied client that we have helped to make a positive difference in their life.”
“I have built my career on helping injured individuals to rebuild their lives. That’s what brought me to focus my practice on personal injury. No two personal injury clients or cases are exactly the same. Each one of us has a different story to tell. That’s why I create a personalized, comprehensive strategy in order to secure the best possible outcome for each client after they have been injured due to the negligence of another person. I strive to ensure that our clients get what they truly deserve.”
Throughout his legal career, Carter has received numerous awards for his legal abilities and impressive track record, including being featured in books and numerous publications that highlight top businesses focusing on culture and customer experience. His perfect 10.0 Avvo rating speaks volumes about his skills, passion, and dedication to his clients. Carter holds an AV preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. As such, he is part of an elite group of attorneys who have been highly rated by their peers as having very high ethical standards and an A grade of 4.5 or higher. He is also passionate about helping those organizations that need his help through the firm’s CarterCares outreach program. Attorney Carter Mario is licensed to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court of Connecticut.
Carter is married to his college sweetheart, and they have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Two of his kids, Alex and Luke, work with him at the firm as attorneys. When he is not working, you can find him hard at work on his tractor or excavator digging holes and making trails on his property in Vermont. He is an avid motorcycle rider as well as a top-notch peloton rider and cyclist. Carter believes staying in shape gives him the mental toughness, energy, and well-being to keep him on top of his game and be the best version of himself so that he can be the best advocate for those that depend on him.
Awards, Associations, & Memberships
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- New Haven County Bar Association
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Milford Bar Association
- Waterbury Observer: Best Law Firm 2003-2022
- U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer
- Harley Owners Group
- Milford Harbor Commission
- Point Beach Neighborhood Association Officer
- New Haven Register – Best Law Firm 2021, 2022
- The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100
- AV Preeminent Rating for Very High Ethical Standards, Martindale-Hubbell
We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You
Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.
Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.
Failure to Treat
Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.
Failure to Diagnose
Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.
Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.
Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.
Failure to Diagnose
Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.
Personal Injury Resulting in Death
Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.
Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.
Why choose Carter Mario?
We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:
A Team That Puts You First!
Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!
Over $1 Billion Recovered!
For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.
Experience On Your Side!
No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.
We Have a Large War Chest!
When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!
Making the Law Make Sense!
At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!
You Pay Us Nothing Until
We Win Your Case
Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!
Such a great experience
"I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time."- Michelle P.
It felt really good to have someone
"My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love."- Alex M.
Tough and fearless
"Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."- Phillip Y.
Attention to detail
"Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."- John L.
Took so much stress off of me
"When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much."- Ruth H.