Carmen Weite

Carmen Weite is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Alabama and Florida and all state courts in South Carolina.  She represents a wide array of corporate, professional, and individual interests primarily in civil and commercial litigation arising out of business disputes, employment related matters, environmental law, insurance coverage, personal injury, product liability, and wrongful death.

 

Carmen attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where she graduated in the top six percent of her class.  During her third year of law school, Carmen simultaneously served as Chief Judge of the Trial Advocacy Board, Copy Editor for the Cumberland Law Review, Teaching Assistant for Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy, and an Honor Court Justice.

 

As a two-year member of Cumberland’s National Trial Team, Carmen competed in six national trial advocacy competitions and won every round in which she advocated.  In June 2017, Carmen won the Award for Best Use of Courtroom Technology at the Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition in Waco, Texas.  In November 2017, Carmen was one of four team members to win first place at the Florida National Trial Advocacy Tournament in Gainesville, Florida, where she also earned individual recognition as the competition’s Best Advocate.

 

Before attending law school, Carmen received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Florida.

Professional Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Executive Committee (2020–Present)
  • Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers Committee Steering Committee: Membership, Vice Chair (2021-Present); Raising the Bar, Chair (2020–2021); Raising the Bar, Vice Chair (2019–2020)
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Judge James E. Horton Inn of Court, Membership Committee (2020–Present)

Notable Cases and Representative Clients

  • Currently represents the City of Rome, Georgia in water pollution lawsuit against the carpet industry and manufacturers of PFAS chemicals.
  • Obtained favorable pre-litigation settlement of Alabama Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims arising out of boat dealership’s failure to disclose and satisfy an outstanding mortgage of $277,159.00 and other liens prior to the sale of a used boat.
  • Represented 71 former tenants of the Metropolitan Apartment Complex in a lawsuit arising out of a fire and subsequent eviction. Result: Favorable confidential settlement.

 

Personal Information

Carmen is a native of Ormond Beach, Florida. When not practicing law, she enjoys running, golfing, and spending time with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Cash. Carmen is also a licensed private pilot.

Areas of Practice

Business Disputes
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions
Environmental Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Labor and Employment Law
Product Liability

 

State Bar Admissions

Alabama
Florida
South Carolina

 

Education

Cumberland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2018
University of Florida, B.S.B.A. Finance, 2015