Lindsay DeCarlo

Lindsay DeCarlo is a partner at La Cava Jacobson & Goodis who routinely handles a breadth of complex litigation, primarily focusing her practice on the defense of healthcare providers and government contractors.

Ms. DeCarlo is a proud alumnus of the University of Florida where she obtained both her undergraduate and law degrees. In law school, Ms. DeCarlo served as a Judicial Clerk and research assistant in Florida’s Twelfth Judicial Circuit and was a Summer Associate with the Office of the Broward County Attorney.

She has also taken supplemental trial practice coursework at New York Law School where she thereafter launched her litigation career practicing throughout New York City before eventually returning to Florida.

Before joining the firm, Ms. DeCarlo defended clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations in a vast array of civil litigation from inception through verdict. In that role, she helped build the firm’s Class Action, Products Liability, and Healthcare practice groups within the state of Florida. Previously, Ms. DeCarlo was an associate at a boutique civil trial firm in New York City focused exclusively on the defense of high-exposure medical malpractice actions on behalf of the region’s most prominent doctors and hospitals. She has also served as an associate in mass-tort litigation overseeing a large caseload in multidistrict litigation (MDL) throughout the country.

Ms. DeCarlo has a proven track record of successfully obtaining dismissals and summary judgments on her clients’ behalf. Her pleadings and legal briefs have been published in major legal news outlets including Law360, Legal Examiner, and the Legal Intelligencer. She has published practice guides for lawyers on defending foodborne illness cases and environmental/toxic tort litigation. She has been invited to present at seminars to medical associations and healthcare groups throughout Florida on effective risk mitigation and early incident intervention strategies.


  • University of Florida, B.S.
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D.
  • New York Law School – Certificate

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar Association
    • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Florida Speakers Bureau – presenter for Healthcare and General Liability Topics
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • NYC Bar Association
    • Tort Litigation Committee – Past Co-Chair and Executive Committee Member
    • Medical Malpractice Committee
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
    • Medical Malpractice Committee
    • Women in Law Section

Court Admissions

  • Florida State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • United States District Courts
    • Middle District of Florida
    • Northern District of Florida
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York
    • District of Connecticut
    • Western District of Michigan
    • Western District of Michigan
    • Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • Western District of Wisconsin
  • Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML)


  • SuperLawyers: Rising Star – 2019 -2020 – New York Metro
  • BestLawyers: Ones to Watch in America – 2022 – 2024
  • America’s Top 50 Lawyers: 50 Best Lawyers in Florida, Products Liability Defense – 2023
Lindsay DeCarlo

Telephone: (813) 209-9611
Facsimile: (813) 209-9511

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