Attorney Courtney E. Carter

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Courtney E. Carter


Courtney Carter is an associate who practices in litigation and ERISA and disability rights cases. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants, individuals, businesses, and governmental entities, in a variety of civil disputes. Courtney can advise clients on their best course of action-which may or may not be litigation-in an effort to achieve the best outcome for that individual client. If a dispute requires litigation, her range of experience should reassure the client that they are in capable hands. 

Courtney's passion is for litigation and she has the trial skills to effectively represent her clients in court. She sees her role as an attorney as that of a counselor, listening, learning, and understanding from each client what their needs and goals are, and knowing that no two matters are exactly the same.

Courtney has experience in class-action plaintiffs' representation and defense, privacy and data breach matters, internal investigations, antitrust claims, Indian law, ERISA, and other disability and insurance rights matters.

Before law school, Courtney worked as a teacher through Teach for America in the Rio Grande Valley. She serves on the board of a charter school in northeast Minneapolis, Northeast College Prep, and serves on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit serving motherless women and girls, She Climbs Mountains. She taught legal writing at Mitchell Hamline School of Law as an adjunct professor from 2015 to 2020. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband and two young daughters.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: English

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2009

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • ERISA Claims
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Indian Law
  • Complex Civil Litigation

Community Involvement 

  • Board of Directors, Northeast College Prep, 2013 to Present
  • Board of Directors, She Climbs Mountains, 2018 to Present
  • Mentor, Girls Rise Up, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters – Twin Cities, 2020 to Present