Edward Carbone Partner
Ed Carbone is a Partner in the law firm of Walters Levine Lozano and DeGrave, where he practices in the areas of medical malpractice defense, healthcare law, and insurance defense litigation. In his 25 year career, he has represented all types of healthcare facilities and providers, including hospitals, physicians, nurses, behavioral health organizations, hospices, and long term care facilities.
Ed has decades of experience as a litigator and advisor.
As a litigator, he has helped his clients resolve countless disputes through litigation and arbitration. He has taken numerous cases to trial, and has handled appeals in both state and federal appellate courts. Though he has handled matters involving all aspects of healthcare, he has particular experience handling obstetrical injury claims, including disputes over the applicability of Florida’s Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA).
As an advisor, he helps healthcare organizations and providers with advice to help them manage their risks and seek to reduce the frequency and severity of claims.
Ed 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. He has also been appointed as an adjunct professor at Florida State University College of Law, where he co-developed and co-teaches a class in Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND HONORS
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 is the President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety, and has served as Co-Chair of its Advocacy Committee.
EDUCATION AND SCHOLASTICS
Ed received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in political science from Boston College. He received his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School, where he was recognized for excellence in advocacy as part of a team representing the school at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Ed is an instrument-rated private pilot and a sports enthusiast. He enjoys playing hockey, watching hockey, football, and baseball, and annually hoping for winning seasons for his beloved Boston College Eagles.