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Darnesha Carter

Darnesha Carter

Associate

Overview

Darnesha Carter's practice focuses on commercial litigation. She has experience with a variety of federal and state law issues, and she has worked on matters involving employment, health care, and local government law.

Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Darnesha served as a senior law clerk to the Honorable Mary S. Scriven of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. There, she conducted legal research, drafted orders, managed and monitored a portion of the case docket, and assisted the Eleventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Committee. Darnesha was the valedictorian of her class at Stetson University College of Law, the first African American woman in the school's history to achieve that honor. She was also awarded the Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award, which recognizes one student each year for his or her passion for the legal profession, commitment to serve the family of human kind, and being the best all-around student.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Federal Bar Association, Tampa Bay Chapter

Credentials

Education
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2016)
    • Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award
  • Florida A&M University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2013)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Clerkships
  • Hon. Mary S. Scriven, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

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