Biographical Information

Brian Carter obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida.

Following law school in 2001, Brian practiced in Central Florida and worked in the Ocala branch of McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A., before moving to Pensacola, Florida.

He continued to work in Pensacola for the McConnaughhay firm, and his clients included national insurers, employee leasing companies, PEO’s, and small to large employers throughout Florida and Alabama. Brian is a frequent speaker and lecturer on the topic of workers’ compensation law at various accredited seminars throughout Florida. He accepted a partnership with the McConnaughhay firm in 2008 and subsequently accepted an invitation to join the law firm of Michles & Booth in November of 2009. Brian’s extensive background representing employers and insurance carriers provides him the vast knowledge to enable him to successfully litigate matters on behalf of injured workers. Brian became Florida Bar Board Certified in workers’ compensation in September of 2019. He is the only practicing Florida Bar Board Certified workers’ compensation attorney in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties. Brian is married to his lovely wife, Ashley, and they have three children, Brooklynn, Aiden, and Ashton.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions


  • Florida Bar Association Sep 12, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida Oct 30, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida Oct 30, 2008
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association




  • B.A. Major: English University of Florida – Gainesville, FL 1996
  • J.D.University of Florida Levin College of Law – Gainesville, FL 2001

Honors & Awards

He is AV rated by Matindale Hubble (An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV® rating. An AV rating by Martindale Hubbell is a status only awarded to 2% of attorneys.)


The Million Dollar Advocates Forum recognized attorney Brian P. Carter as a member. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar jury verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 4000 members located throughout the country. Fewer than 1 % of U.S. lawyers are members.

Mr. Carter is recognized by AVVO as a Top Rated Attorney.


Professional Associations


  • Executive Council Member for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar Jan 1, 2007
    Escambia County Inns of Court

    Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar.

    Florida Worker’s Advocates (FWA President for 2014-2015)

    Florida Justice Association (FJA)


Service Activities

Mr. Carter has been a member of the Sims Middle School School Advisory Committee since 2014