Robert Carter focuses on workplace injuries and occupational diseases. He graduated from Harvard College (A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1967. He received his master's and law degrees from Yale University. Before entering full-time legal practice, between 1972 and 1978 Bob served as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut Law School and attended medical school at the University of Connecticut. Robert Carter co-teaches the workers' compensation course at the University of Connecticut Law School. He and Donna Civitello are two of the principal authors of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Law (Thomson West 2008).
Bob has written and lectured widely on issues related to workplace injuries and occupational diseases. Among other articles, he is the co-author of A Legal and Scientific Probability of Causation of Cancer and other Environmental Diseases in Individuals 10 Journal of Health, Politics, Policy and Law, No. 1, 33 (1985) (with T. Brennan). He served as visiting lecturer at Yale Law School between 1980 and 1983, teaching courses on occupational disease. He acted as Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association between 1993 and 1996, and he has written the regular column on workers' compensation for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Forum since 1997.
Barton v. Ducci Electrical Contractors, Inc. 248 Conn. 793 (1999) — The plaintiff had severe propane burns. The appeal concerned the limitation on scar awards.
Town of Beacon Falls v. Posick, 212 Conn. 570 (1989) — In this case we represented a municipality which successfully resisted the opening of a dump which had been given a permit by the State of Connecticut.
Muldoon v. Homestead Insulation, 231 Conn. 469 (1994) — In this case we won compensation for a plaintiff with terminal pulmonary asbestos who had previously settled a claim for pulmonary asbestosis, based on additional exposure.
Pelletier v. Sordoni/Skanska Construction, 262 Conn. 372 (2003) — In this case we filed an amicus brief for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. The Court, reversing itself, held that an injured employee of a subcontractor could sue a general contractor.
Ricigliano v. Ideal Forging, Conn. 280 Conn. 723 (2006) — The Ricigliano case determined the statute of limitations for occupational disease claims.