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Carlos Mahoney

Carlos Mahoney Durham Civil Litigation AttorneyCarlos E. Mahoney was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from 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 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 civil litigation and personal injury.  Mr. Mahoney was profiled in Attorney at Law magazine, Vol. 5, No. 5, November, 2017.

Honoree-BadgeMr. 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, and Professional Negligence.

Mr. Mahoney serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU Foundation, as well as the Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. He is also a Board member for the Center for Death Penalty Litigation. Mr. Mahoney is a former President of the 14th Judicial District and Durham County Bar Association (2013-2014) and the ACLU of North Carolina (2009-2011). In addition, he served on the Board of Governors for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2004-2013) and was Legal Affairs Vice President (2012-2013).  Mr. Mahoney will serve as President of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) in 2018.

Carlos, his wife, and two daughters live in Durham. He is a former North Carolina high school tennis champion and continues to play tennis actively.

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Notable Verdicts, Settlements, and Rulings

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

May 6, 2016
$800,000 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 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
Confidential 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 verdict in a Wake County civil action for personal injuries suffered by a male motorist in a motor vehicle accident. Handled with Randolph (Tré) Morgan, III.

October 27, 2009
$850,000 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. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on December 7, 2009. Handled with Stewart W. Fisher.

March 6, 2009
$5,500,000 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 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 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.

April 27, 2007
$375,000 settlement in a Durham County civil action for personal injuries suffered by a female pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident caused by a city law enforcement officer. Reported in The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer on May 11, 2007. Handled with Robert B. Glenn, Jr., Stewart W. Fisher, and William S. Mills.

February 20, 2004
$240,995 verdict in an Orange County civil action for personal injuries and property damage suffered by a male bicyclist in a motor vehicle accident. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on February 20, 2004. Handled with Robert B. Glenn, Jr.

October 1, 2003
$600,000 confidential settlement in a Durham County civil action for personal injuries suffered by a female tenant as a result of inadequate security. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on November 17, 2003. Handled with Robert B. Glenn, Jr. and Stewart W. Fisher.

April 15, 2003
$800,000 confidential settlement in a Wake County civil action for the wrongful death of a 16-year old boy in a single-car accident caused by an impaired driver. Reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on November 3, 2003. Handled with William S. Mills and Matthew B. Murray.

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