Brett D. Carroll is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and a member of the firm's Litigation Section. Mr. Carroll represents clients in complex business litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Florida . His practice emphasizes consumer class action matters; real property disputes, including complex commercial landlord/tenant disputes, challenging holdover guest disputes in the hotel context, and residential and commercial title disputes; product liability, including medical device, drug, automobile part and food litigation; high-stakes medical malpractice claims and wrongful death claims in the manufacturing, medical services, long-term care and food industries; commercial contract disputes in the hotel, product manufacturing, multifamily housing industries; insurance coverage and broker negligence matters; and a variety of business torts disputes, including unfair trade practices, fraud, tortious interference and noncompete violations.
In addition to managing active litigation matters, Mr. Carroll frequently counsels clients on the legal implications of proposed transactions in the consumer retail, landlord/tenant, and real estate contexts. Clients in several industries rely on Mr. Carroll to analyze issues across the country to resolve conflict short of litigation whenever possible and, equally, to oversee litigation counsel, including insurance defense counsel, in critical, ongoing disputes.
Mr. Carroll has comprehensive experience in arguing substantive motions to resolve disputes before arbitrators and arbitration panels, and he has prepared and tried cases for jury and non-jury trials. Mr. Carroll has a strong appellate practice, including arguments before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the latter including an appellate victory concerning a challenge to personal jurisdiction. He has obtained several appellate court decisions in his clients' favor on real property and jurisdictional matters, and recently argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court to establish new, favorable law affecting national retailers and businesses in the class context regarding class consumer contract claims.
Within the firm and community, Mr. Carroll currently serves on the Boston Hiring and Diversity Committees, is the coordinator of the Boston office's 9/11 Day of Service Initiative, and acts as the founding coordinator of the Holland & Knight Boston Alumni Program. He is the Boston Public and Charitable Services Partner, in which he is responsible for overseeing pro bono, charitable giving and community involvement endeavors. He has been named as special counsel to the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners to investigate the character and fitness of several bar applicants. In addition, Mr. Carroll is a past planning coordinator for the Holland & Knight Opening Doors for Children program and the 2001 winner of the Holland & Knight Opening Doors for Children Award. Mr. Carroll has an active pro bono practice representing clients in a variety of contexts, including landlord/tenant disputes, asylum, education, and post-conviction relief claims for juvenile offenders. He also is a board member of the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation and on the national board of Read to a Child.
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