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Carlos Mahoney

Carlos E. Mahoney was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After earning his college degree, he attended law school at the University of North Carolina. Mr. Mahoney received his J.D. in May 1999 and was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in August 1999. Since passing the Bar, he has practiced with the law firm of Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A. in Durham and has been a partner at the firm since 2004. Mr. Mahoney is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers, an Associate in the American Board of Trial Advocates and has an AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized by Business North Carolina Legal Elite and North Carolina Super Lawyers in the fields of personal injury, civil rights, general civil litigation, and employment law.  Mr. Mahoney was profiled in Attorney at Law magazine, Vol. 5, No. 5, January, 2018.

Mr. Mahoney prosecutes and defends civil cases in the state and federal courts of North Carolina on behalf of individuals and small businesses. His practice areas include litigation involving Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Civil Rights, Commercial and Business Law, Employment Law, Real Property, Trusts and Estates, Professional Negligence, and Insurance Coverage. Mr. Mahoney has tried 50 cases before juries, judges, and arbitrators, including 24 civil jury trials, and he has handled more than 30 appeals during his career.

Mr. Mahoney is a former President of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (2018), Durham County/14th Judicial District Bar Association (2013-2014), and ACLU of North Carolina (2009-2011). He served on the ACLU National Board from 2011-2018, including a three-year term (2016-2018) on the ACLU Executive Committee and ACLU Foundation Board. On April 15, 2018, he was inducted as a Fellow into the International Society of Barristers at the annual meeting in London. Information about ISOB can be found at www.isob.com.

 

Carlos, his wife, and two young daughters live in Durham. He is a former North Carolina high school tennis champion and continues to play tennis actively.  In 2018 he was inducted into the Charlotte Catholic High School Hall of Fame in recognition of his athletic achievements.

Contact Carlos Mahoney: cmahoney@gmfm-law.com

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Notable Verdicts, Settlements, and Rulings Since 2008

(Disclaimer: The outcome of a particular case cannot be based upon this law firm’s past results.)

July 13, 2020 

$985,000.00 settlement in a Federal civil rights action for the wrongful death of a 54-year-old man at the Wayne County Detention Center in Goldsboro, NC. The lawsuit alleged claims for deliberate indifference, excessive force, and medical negligence. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on September 9, 2020. Handled with Matthew Sullivan.

August 24, 2019

$825,000.00 arbitration award and $75,000.00 workers compensation settlement for personal injuries suffered by a male motorist in a motor vehicle accident in Person County. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on April 14, 2020.

April 13, 2019

$500,000.00 settlement in a Federal civil rights action against a law enforcement officer asserting a Fourth Amendment claim for the initiation of criminal proceedings without probable cause. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on April 9, 2020 and by WECT News and Port City Daily.

September 25, 2018

$3,100,000.00 total confidential settlement for a family in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.

April 17, 2017

$775,000.00 total (partially) confidential settlement for a family in a dram shop/personal injury case arising from a motor vehicle accident in western North Carolina.

May 6, 2016
$800,000.00 settlement in a civil action for the wrongful death of a 41-year-old man in a tractor-trailer accident in western North Carolina.  Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on October 4, 2016.  Handled with Jason A. Orndoff.

January 15, 2016
$257,833.73 award following a trial before the Industrial Commission for personal injuries suffered by a four-year-old boy in a school bus accident. After the assessment of court costs, the total recovery was $279,189.83.  Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on October 4, 2016.

September 16, 2014
$475,000.00 total settlement in a Federal civil rights action for two women who were sexually harassed by a deputy sheriff. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on November 24, 2014. Handled with Josh Van Kampen and Sean Herrmann.

September 14, 2012
$1,025,000.00 settlement in a Federal civil rights action for the wrongful conviction of a man for first-degree murder. Order on defendants’ motion to dismiss reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on June 14, 2012. Handled with Frank Goldsmith and Jessica Leaven.

August 27, 2012
$1,000,000 settlement in a Federal civil rights action for personal injuries suffered by a 53-year-old man who was shot with a taser by a deputy sheriff. Order denying summary judgment reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on July 6, 2012. Handled with Lee Olive.

July 13, 2012
$200,000.00 verdict in a Wake County civil action for personal injuries suffered by a male motorist in a motor vehicle accident. After the assessment of court costs and interest, the total recovery was $238,191.03. Handled with Randolph (Tré) Morgan, III.

October 27, 2009
$850,000.00 verdict ($650,000 for compensatory damages and $200,000 punitive damages) in a Federal civil rights action for personal injuries suffered by a 27-year-old man in a police shooting by a deputy sheriff. The case was subsequently settled for $1,230,000.00. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on December 7, 2009. Handled with Stewart W. Fisher.

March 6, 2009
$5,500,000.00 total verdict in a McDowell County civil action for personal injuries suffered by a female motorist ($2,500,000), personal injuries suffered by a 6-year-old girl ($1,000,000), and the wrongful death of a 2-year-old girl ($2,000,000) in a motor vehicle accident caused by a deputy sheriff. At trial, liability was admitted but damages were contested. The case was subsequently settled for $1,071,875.00 due to limited insurance coverage and multiple claimants. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on April 13, 2009. Handled with William S. Mills and Jason Orndoff.

December 4, 2008
$1,100,000.00 settlement in a Wake County civil action for personal injuries suffered by a female motorist in a motor vehicle accident with a city recycling truck. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on December 22, 2008. Handled with William S. Mills.

September 19, 2008
Order issued in a Durham County criminal action granting a motion for appropriate relief on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel, newly discovered evidence, and failure to disclose exculpatory evidence. The charges were dismissed and the client was freed from prison nearly seven years after his convictions at the age of 15. Reported in The News & Observer on September 20, 2008.

Client Testimonials

“I very much enjoyed meeting and working with Bill Mills on a fairly difficult and complicated matter. He showed a tremendous amount of sensitivity, understanding, compassion and patience during the times that we really needed it. Bill was very knowledgeable, confident, and resourceful. He was also extremely thorough, open, honest, and persistent in his efforts. Bill did not leave any stone unturned which made it possible for us to have a successful outcome. I highly recommend using Bill Mills and his firm.”

- Robert James

“Bill Mills is a fantastic trial attorney and the consummate professional. He is a tireless advocate, always well prepared, and genuinely cares about each and every client. I have had the privilege to co-counsel with Bill on two major cases, both of which resulted in excellent recoveries for our clients. Bill is a delightful person and a  pleasure to work with. I look forward to our next case together.”

- Irv Cantor, Attorney in Richmond, Va.

“I came to Glenn, Mills, Fisher, and Mahoney with an extremely difficult legal dilemma that seemed impossible to resolve fairly and favorably. I was completely floored–and relieved beyond belief–when Carlos Mahoney called the next day to let me know that he had found a way out of the morass. It was a brilliant solution. Mahoney and his assistant made a truly awful situation much easier to deal with because of the integrity which they brought to the work. They answered all my questions promptly. They never dropped the ball, and were always up to date on the issues when I called, which was no small feat, since the matter had many moving parts and extended over several years. Through it all, Mahoney offered truly wise counsel, making sure that my emotions did not get in the way of my interests. He also guided the case toward a conclusion that was far better than I ever hoped or imagined. I cannot recommend the firm more highly.”

- Laura Edwards