Carrie has significant experience defending individual healthcare providers as well as institutions in medical malpractice litigation, including taking numerous cases to successful jury and bench verdicts, and in administrative proceedings including licensing board actions. Her clients have included practitioners such as physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, dentists, and oral surgeons; providers including hospitals and clinics; and insurers. She also represents health professionals in investigations related to alleged fraudulent billing under the False Claims Act and advises them on a wide range of compliance matters including privacy-related issues.
Carrie’s robust litigation practice also extends to litigation and licensing matters for other professionals. She represents lawyers, accountants, real estate brokers, and other licensed professionals in courtroom litigation and in matters before their respective licensing boards. She has successfully tried many cases involving general liability medical malpractice and professional malpractice to verdict. Carrie also represents municipalities, government entities, and public officers in complex cases involving constitutional claims and issues of immunity.
She approaches each case with a focus on her client’s goals and priorities, and develops strategies to obtain the best possible outcome, whether that means pursuing a jury verdict or seeking alternative dispute resolution through arbitration or mediation. Her expertise as a trial lawyer has been recognized by her admission to the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Before joining Michael Best, Carrie was a partner in a national general practice law firm, where she served as Vice-chair of her firm’s Healthcare and Behavioral Health practices and represented healthcare professionals, businesses, and other professionals in complex civil litigation matters.
She began her law career as an associate with a small insurance defense boutique firm in North Carolina, where she quickly gained trial experience in general liability matters, serving as lead counsel in dozens of jury trials. After two years, she transitioned to a new firm where she began representing healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases. In 2008, Carrie began handling administrative law cases as well.