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Carter S. Plotkin


Carter joined the firm after completing two curricular concentrations in appellate litigation and dispute resolution and graduating from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2018. Carter completed senior research on administrative law under the Vice Dean of the law school, and received an award from the Appellate Lawyers Association for brief-writing in a moot court competition. While in law school, he served as Executive Editor for the Northwestern University Law Review and interned at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland and for the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago. He also worked in the renowned Bluhm Legal Clinic, under the tutelage of its longtime director, on juvenile criminal defense and constitutional separation of powers issues. Carter also worked in Northwestern Law’s United States Supreme Court Clinic, where he helped prepare the Colorado Solicitor General for Supreme Court oral argument in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case (involving a baker disciplined by Colorado for his refusal to make a cake for a same-sex wedding), and where he worked on successfully petitioning the Supreme Court to hear a case involving the Eighth Amendment.

Carter received his B.A. summa cum laude from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is an Eagle Scout and a published poet. He grew up in the Dallas, Texas area and enjoys hiking, video gaming, and board gaming with friends. He is involved in the Chicago LGBT community.

Admissions

Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2018
The University of Texas at Dallas, B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, 2013
Collin College, A.A. in Liberal Arts, magna cum laude, 2011