Carol L. Schlitt
The partner and person with her name on the firm, Carol L. Schlitt has practiced law in New York for 25 years, earning a reputation as one of the leading personal injury attorneys in New York. New York Super Lawyers magazine named Carol as one of the top attorneys in New York for personal injury. (Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.) She is a past winner of the New York City Municipal Attorney of the Year and has her cases listed among the Top Ten Civil Verdicts in New York.
Carol began her legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the Law Department of the City of New York. Her legal acumen and trial prowess shone brightly and she was given many of the most difficult cases brought against New York City. Her outstanding work at the City Law Department earned Carol an award as the New York City Municipal Attorney of the Year. Carol went on to work as an associate for the Manhattan firm of Acito and Klein.
Carol began work as a solo attorney in 1997, serving direct clients and accepting referrals from other attorneys. A testament to Carol’s legal prowess can be seen in the fact that attorneys throughout the New York metropolitan area retained Carol as their personal injury lawyer to try cases for their clients and to assist them in other legal matters.
Carol has been featured in numerous news stories. Most recently, Ask Asa of CBS TV interviewed Carol for a feature on New York City taxi cases. Carol and her legal work have also been featured in the New York Times, Newsday, the New York Post, New York One, the New York Jury Verdict Reporter and the New York Law Journal.
Carol received her undergraduate degree from Holy Cross and her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. She has served as a Moot Court judge for law students and is active with the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
She has activley lobbied for changes in Albany to better protect clients and Carol is active on the Women’s Caucus. Carol volunteers with the Huntington School District SEPTA and as a parent advocate for the Committee for Special Educcation.
In 2008, Carol served as an Event Coordinator and counsel during the petition drive for the Barack Obama Grassroots Campaign on Long Island. “It was my first political campaign and it felt great to work so hard on a cause greater than oneself.” She is once again active in the Obama campaign.
Carol is admitted in the State of New York and the Eastern and Southern Districts of Federal District Court. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State trial Lawyers Association, the Bronx Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association. Carol is married to Mark X. Cronin and they have three sons.