Carol A. Kartagener

  • Attorney





Carol A. Kartagener is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. In addition, Carol is also a skilled litigator and engages in the practice of commercial and general civil litigation. Affiliated with Weiss, Handler & Cornwell, P.A. for over 26 years, Carol has numerous reported opinions to her credit. A tireless worker, Carol is a caring, effective advocate for her clients. She has been selected for inclusion by Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. Carol commenced her legal career with a prestigious judicial clerkship with The Honorable Norman C. Roettger, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She was also appointed and served as a Special Master and a Guardian in Broward County, Florida. In 1993, Carol reportedly had the largest verdict of any commercial case in Broward County, in an amount in excess of $11 million dollars, which included a $7 million punitive damage award.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Civil Practice
  • Trial Practice

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Marital and Family Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1993


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 1984
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1976
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: History; Medical Studies

Representative Cases

  • C.E. Pickening Investments, Inc. et al v. Grubb & Ellis, Case No. 90-37463 (03), 1993, 17th Judicial Circuit
  • Communications Stations of Broward, Inc. v. Decker, 562 So. 2d 419 (Fla. 4th DCA 1990)
  • Driscoll v. Driscoll, 763 So. 2d 1189 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000)
  • Eiler v. Eiler, 556 So. 2d 834 (Fla. 4th DCA 1990)
  • Evans v. Thornton, 898 So. 2d 151 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • Hasson v. Hasson, 716 So. 2d 344 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)
  • Johnson v. Hasson, 755 So. 2d 131 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000)
  • Landmark at Hillsboro Condo. Ass'n, Inc. v. Breward, 552 So. 2d 922 (Fla. 4th DCA 1989)
  • Laroche v. Briggs, 720 So. 2d 321 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)
  • Smithers v. Smithers, 765 So. 2d 117 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000)

Honors And Awards

  • Listed in National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1989
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member, 1984
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Norman C. Roettger, Jr., United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida, Law Clerk, 1984 to 1986
  • 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, Florida, Special Master and Guardian, 1996 to 1998

Ancillary Businesses

  • Special Master and Guardian, 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, FL