Carmine Paterra


Carmine Paterra graduated Summa Cum Laude from Albion College with a degree in Political Science and concentration in Public Service. While at Albion, he played on the soccer team and was the President of the Student Council. He earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School where he sat on the Law School Student Board of Governors. He was awarded Best Brief Writer, Moot Court, in the Arthur Neef Competition, and semi-finalist for Best Brief Writer, Moot Court, in the Chase National Environmental Law Competition.

Carmine practiced medical malpractice defense specializing in birth trauma litigation. Often Carmine was defending doctors or hospitals in cases where Beam Legal Team was on the opposite side representing plaintiff victims. BLT is delighted to have brought Carmine to our side of these cases. His background gives him a unique perspective which allows him to anticipate defenses.

Carmine has been recognized by his peers, who selected him as a Leading Lawyer.  Carmine is licensed to practice in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Federal Court.

Born and raised in Michigan, Carmine is an active member of the Italian American Club of Livonia and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish. He has been a member of the Italian American Bar Association of Michigan. Carmine’s wife Rita is an English teacher at Detroit Catholic Central High School. They have four sons: Dante, MarcAnthony, Sebastiano and Cristiano. When not fighting for families with cerebral palsy children, Carmine enjoys spending time with his family, watching his sons play soccer, and watching his favorite Detroit sports teams and international soccer teams.