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Heather Byrer Carbone

200 W. Forsyth Street
Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 358-4225
(904) 355-0019 - Fax

When Florida employers seek resolution of claims or controversies arising out of the Florida workers’ compensation law, they often turn to Heather. Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Workers’ Compensation, Heather leads Marshall Dennehey’s Florida workers’ compensation practice. She devotes the entirety of her practice to workers’ compensation defense, representing businesses, third-party administrators and self-insureds across myriad industries. Heather’s clients benefit from her insights and experience in dealing with the analysis and litigation of problems or controversies arising out of the Florida Workers' Compensation Law. She also has experience handling employment law matters.

Heather is an active writer and lecturer. She has authored multiple articles in the Florida Workers’ Comp Reporter. She has lectured on behalf of the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Florida Bar and at various continuing education seminars. Heather is also Certified Instructor of Insurance Education for the State of Florida and often presents seminars to clients.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Heather was a partner at one of the leading defense firms in the southeast.

Away from work, she enjoys hiking, biking, traveling and spending time with her family. She is a committee member with the Jacksonville Humane Society, and volunteers for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA). She completed the 2008 New York City marathon, and the National Breast Cancer Marathon, and often participates in road races that benefit various charitable organizations.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits, Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, April 11, 2019

  • Roundtable: Don’t Just Roll the Dice – Hot Topics in Evaluating Personal Injury Claims, Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium – Casino Royale, Tampa, FL, September 20, 2018

  • Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits (Other than PTD), 2018 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, April 13, 2018

  • Stop Work Orders, Association of Builders and Contractors, Jacksonville, FL, August 2017

  • Specialty Drugs in Workers' Compensation, The CLM Business and Insurance Workers' Compensation Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2017

  • Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits (Other Than PTD), The Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, Orlando, FL, April 2016, April 2017

  • Recent Changes to Florida Workers' Compensation Law, The CLM, Jacksonville, FL, November 2016

  • Workers' Compensation Overview, Fidelity National Financial Conference, April 2014

  • Workers' Compensation In Florida, guest instructor for Florida Coastal School of Law, Contruction Law Class, 2012, 2014

  • Social Security Disability Appeals, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Jacksonville, FL, November 2014

  • Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation, Sterling Education Seminar, Jacksonville, FL, April 2013

  • The Medicare Super Lien and Other Liens Simplified, National Business Institute Seminar, Jacksonville, FL, 2013

  • Case Law Update, IARP, Select Medical Workers' Compensation Roundtable, Florida State Collge of Jacksonville, April 2012

  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Seminar, July 2010

Published Works

  • "First Responder Benefits In, Attorney Fees Out," Insurance Journal, March 6, 2018

  • "Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits (Other Than PTD)," The Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, 2016, 2017

  • "The Florida Workers' Compensation Tight Rope Challenged," ABA/Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Committee Newsletter, 2008


  • Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law, The Florida Bar


  • Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (J.D., 2001)

  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (B.A., 1997)

    Major: Spanish

January 24, 2018
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has expanded its Workers' Compensation Department into the state of Florida with the additions of  Heather Byrer Carbone, shareholder; Linda Wagner Farrell, shareholder; and associate Kelly M. Scifres. The attorneys will lead Marshall Dennehey's...
Seminar Feb 9, 2018
Heather Carbone, shareholder in the firm's Jacksonville office, is participating as a panelist at the "Emerging Trends in Workers' Compensation" seminar. Heather will join other industry professionals in discussing recent workers...
Conference Apr 12, 2018
Heather Byrer Carbone and Linda Wagner Farrell are speaking at the 2018 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum. Heather is presenting "Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits (Other than PTD)," while Linda is presenting "...
Seminar Sep 20, 2018
Florida Casualty Claims Symposium 2018 – Casino Royale Join the Marshall Dennehey attorneys for a complimentary seminar discussing trending topics in Casualty in the state of Florida. Agenda Topics: Negligent Tenants Expose Negligent...
Conference Apr 11, 2019
Heather Byrer Carbone and Linda Wagner Farrell, shareholders in the Workers' Compensation Department, are presenting at the 2019 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum. Heather's session will cover average weekly wage and indemnity...

Areas of Practice


  • Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis (J.D., 2001)
  • Florida State University (B.A., 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2009

Associations & Memberships

  • Association of Builders & Contractors
  • Florida Bar
  • Friends of 440 scholarship organization, Co-Chair 2010-2012, Treasurer 2009-2010
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Co-Chair Workers’ Compensation Section 2010, 2011
  • Jacksonville Claims Association
  • Jacksonville Humane Society, Committee Member
  • Robert E. Williams, Inns of Court, Executive Committee Member, Membership Co-Chair
  • Society for Human Resource Management, national and Jacksonville Chapter member

Honors & Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010, 2013-2016
  • Jacksonville Magazine, "Jacksonville Legal Elite", 2015-2017
  • 904 Magazine “Top Lawyer,” Workers’ Compensation, 2012, 2014
  • American Lawyer Media, Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment, 2013, 2014, 2016

Year Joined Organization: 2018


  • Fluent in Spanish

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