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NYC Accident Lawyers – About Carro, Carro & Mitchell LLP

Carro, Carro & Mitchell LLP’s founding partners include groundbreaking former New York State Supreme Court Justice John Carro, his son and senior trial attorney John S. Carro, and leading New York accident attorney Bartly Mitchell. These are the accident attorneys NYC clients turn to for the experience and determination they bring to each case, and respected by government, corporate, and insurance company lawyers for the same reasons.

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John Carro, N.Y. State Supreme Court Justice (Ret)     John Carro Wikipedia Link

The NY Times referred to John Carro as “a legendary retired judge.” – The NY Times

Judge Carro left the bench to build Carro, Carro & Mitchell LLP into New York’s leading personal injury law firm.

Judge John Carro was an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Supreme Court, First Department, for 15 years. While on the bench he decided thousands of cases involving personal injury, commercial, corporate finance, financial, real estate, and criminal matters.

Judge Carro served for 25 years on the bench beginning with six years on the Criminal Court, four years on the Supreme Court and 15 years on the Supreme Court, Appellate Division. He was the first Puerto Rican to be named to the Supreme Court, Appellate Division.

Prior to becoming a judge, he was an attorney in a private practice and was the law partner of Honorable Mary Johnson Lowe, who became a Federal Judge in the Southern District of New York. In 1987 Judge Carro was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Medal and he has been named one of the most influential Hispanics in the United States. Judge Carro has taught, lectured, and written on topics related to his practice.

Read more about State Supreme Court Justice John Carro (Ret) on Wikipedia

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Masters of Judicial Process, University of Virginia Law School
Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School
Bachelor of Arts, Fordham University

Professional Associations & Honors

• Former New York City Assistant (deputy) Mayor
• Trustee, City University of New York Law School
• Trustee, Legal Aid Society
• Trustee, Office of Appellate Defender
• Trustee, Boricua College
• Trustee, Museo Del Barrio
• Trustee, Community Service Society
• Past President, Association of Hispanic Judges
• Past President, Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund
• Past President, Puerto Rican Bar Association

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John S. Carro

John S. Carro is the senior trial attorney at Carro, Carro & Mitchell LLP. John is known for his tireless preparation for trial and aggressive style in the courtroom. His accomplishments and expertise have been nationally recognized and he has appeared on television more than one hundred times as an expert analyst on COURT TV, Fox News, and NY1. He has a 25 year record of obtaining successful results for injured clients. His verdicts and settlements have been reported in the New York Law Journal, New York Jury Verdict Reporter, and various New York newspapers.

John S. Carro has the highest possible rating, AV Preeminent (5 out of 5), in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. This is “…an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability”, generated from evaluations from other attorneys and judges in the United States.

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Juris Doctorate, New York University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, City University of New York (Cum Laude)

Professional Associations and Memberships

• New York State Lawyers Association, former member of Board of Directors
• Association of the Bar of the City of New York
• Puerto Rican Bar Association
• Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, former member of Board of Directors
• New York City Public Private Initiatives, Inc., former member of Board of Directors
• Wildlife Conservation Society, Mayor Bloomberg’s representative on the Board of Trustee’s (2003-2006)

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Bartly Mitchell

For more than 25 years, Bart has represented New Yorkers injured in automobile accidents, falls, work-related injuries, complex multi-party litigation, toxic tort, product liability and medical malpractice cases. Bart has successfully represented hundreds of injured firefighters, police officers, sanitation, transit, and other uniformed and non-uniformed City employees and has provided free legal services to organizations such as the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation and the Disaster Assistance Response Team. He has written extensively on personal injury law.

Admitted in New York


Juris Doctor, St. John’s University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, St. Bonaventure University (Magna Cum Laude)

Professional Associations and Memberships

• New York State Trial Lawyer Association,
• New York State Bar Association
• New York County Lawyers Association

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W. Haywood Burns (1940-1996)

In 1994-1996, our first years together as a law firm, we were incredibly fortunate to work closely with our friend Haywood Burns. Haywood was of-counsel to the firm and a constant presence in the office, despite his many other roles and obligations. His name remains on Carro, Carro & Mitchell LLP’s letterhead to this day with the approval of his wife Jennifer.

Haywood Burns was the former dean of the City University of New York School of Law and a long time civil rights advocate. His civil rights career began at the age of 15, when he helped integrate the segregated swimming pool in Peekskill, New York where he was born. Haywood was an Honors graduate of Harvard College and received his law degree from Yale. He was selected as Harvard Scholar in residence at Cambridge University in England in 1962. In 1964, while a Yale student, he participated in the Freedom Summer in Mississippi. He later became Assistant Counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. as General Counsel to the Poor People’s Campaign. Haywood was the founder of the National Conference of Black Lawyers and was the first African-American dean of a New York law school. Under his guidance, CUNY School of Law was first awarded American Bar Association accreditation.

Haywood and Judge Carro served together in the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the Marines. In fact, in the early 1970s they were both named to a Department of Defense Civilian/Military Task Force on Racial Justice in the Military, which investigated discrimination in every branch of the armed forces. They remained friends forever after.

Haywood’s commitment to human rights led him to engage in struggles against racism and injustice in the United States and around the world. In 1996, while attending a conference on democracy and international law in Cape Town, South Africa, Haywood was killed when a truck ran a stoplight and struck the car in which he was riding.

Need the aid of professional accident lawyers? NYC residents know to turn to Carro, Carro & Mitchell LLP for professional help. Contact us now at our office in NYC by calling (212) 213-5005 for a free consultation.

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