Lindsay DeCarlo is a partner in the Tampa office of Lewis Brisbois and member of the General Liability, Healthcare, Products Liability, Hospitality, and Class Action & Mass Tort Practices. Ms. DeCarlo routinely handles a breadth of premises liability litigation ranging from slip-and-fall injury actions to high exposure dram shop cases for major hotels and restaurants groups, including Darden Restaurants. She has published guides on defending food-borne illness litigation and has presented to restaurant groups through Florida on effective premises liability risk mitigation and early incident intervention for successful defense strategies.
Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. DeCarlo was an associate at a medical malpractice defense firm in New York City, where she defended the region’s most prominent hospitals and medical providers at all stages of complex civil litigation from inception through verdict. Ms. DeCarlo previously practiced mass tort litigation specializing in large-scale pharmaceutical and toxic torts, during which she managed a robust caseload and had the opportunity to litigate in Multidistrict Litigations (MDL) and federal jurisdictions throughout the nation. Ms. DeCarlo has also served as a Judicial Clerk in Florida's Twelfth Judicial Circuit and was a municipal litigation Summer Associate practicing in the Broward County Attorney’s Office.
Ms. DeCarlo has been awarded for her legal drafting abilities and was placed on the President’s List for her participation in a supplementary litigation skills curriculum at New York Law School. She applies these skills to her practice and has a proven track record of successfully obtaining summary judgment on her clients’ behalf. Ms. DeCarlo’s pleadings and motions have been seen on legal news outlets, including Law360 and The Legal Intelligencer.
Ms. DeCarlo is an active member of the legal community and has served as an executive board member on the New York City Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee. Ms. DeCarlo has dedicated hundreds of hours of pro bono services to indigent community members and is a former mentor for local students as part of the Hillsborough Education Foundation’s Take Stock program.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- General Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Products Liability
- Class Action & Mass Tort
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
USDC Middle District of Florida
USDC Southern District of Florida
Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation (JPML)
- New York City Bar Association
- Tort Litigation Committee
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
- Young Advocates Committee
- Florida Bar
- Speakers Bureau
- Trial Lawyers Section
- American Legion Auxiliary
- Florida Association of Female Lawyers
- Hillsborough Association of Female Lawyers
Awards & Honors
Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 "Ones to Watch" — Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019
University of Florida Levin College of Law
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Journalism