CURRICULUM VITAE – CAROL L. FORTE

Date: May 2018

PERSONAL:

Name: Carol L. Forte

Address: Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C.

One Main Street, Chatham, New Jersey 07928

PRESENT POSITION:

Partner – Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C.

EDUCATION:

1981 Wagner College, B.S. Nursing, magna cum laude

1984 Seton Hall School of Law, cum laude

LICENSURE:

New Jersey State Bar Association, 1984

EXPERIENCE:

1984 – present: Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C., specializing in plaintiff’s medical malpractice and personal injury litigation

CERTIFICATION:

Certified Civil Trial Attorney, State of New Jersey 1992 – to present

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND BOARDS:

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Association for Justice

Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Board of Directors, 1996 – 1997

Birth Trauma Litigation Group, co-chair, 1997 – 1999

New Jersey State Bar Association
(Past Civil Trial Practice Committee member)

Essex County Bar Association
(Past co-chair Joint Medical Legal Committee)

William J. Brennan Inn of Court, Master, 1997 – 1999

Supreme Court Board on Attorney Certification, 1998 – 2011

Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, Board of Trustees 1997

Seton Hall School of Law, Board of Visitors, 2004 – 2010

Morris County Judicial/Prosecutorial Nominating Committee, 2001 – 2008

Governor’s Medical Care Availability Task Force (Representative for the NJ State Bar Association), 2005 – 2007

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, elected 2008

HONORS AND AWARDS:

America’s Top 100 Attorneys/Lifetime Achievement in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation (listed in 2016)

Recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey Law Journal

New Jersey Association for Justice, Gerald B. O’Connor Award, 2015

Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, Trial Bar Award, 2009

National Law Journal, One of Top 10 Litigators in New Jersey, 2000

National Law Journal, One of America’s Top 50 Women Litigators, 2000

National Law Journal, One of America’s Top 50 Women Litigators, 2001

Outstanding Civil Trial Attorneys’ Award, Essex County Bar Assoc., April 2002

Woman’s Law Forum of Seton Hall, Woman of Substance Award, 2003

Included in: The Best Lawyers In America, annually 2003 through present

Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in the Field of Medical Malpractice, Chatham Area 2011

Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in the Field of Medical Malpractice, Newark Area 2014

Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in the Field of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation, Newark Area 2016

Included in: Best Lawyers Business Edition, Spring 2016, Women in the Law (Medical Malpractice)

Included in: New Jersey Monthly, “Super Lawyers” annually (2005 through present) and Top 10 in 2017 and 2018

New Jersey Monthly Top 50 Female Lawyers annually (2007 through present)

New Jersey Monthly Top Lawyers in New Jersey in 2003 and Top 10 Lawyers in New Jersey in 2008 & 2010

New Jersey Monthly 2007 & 2009 Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey

Law Dragon – Top Lawyers in the United States, annually 2006 through 2010 & Law Dragon Top 500 in 2006 and 2010

New Jersey State Bar Association, Board of Trustees, Annual Distinguished Legislative Service Award, 2007