Carla A. Pinto is an Associate Attorney at Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro who possesses a versatile ability to help those in need. With experience in multiple areas of law, Carla is a valued advocate for her clients and an endless source of guidance and support.
To Carla, her clients are more than just her work. Working with individuals who are experiencing some of the most challenging times in their lives, Carla understands the importance of empathy and compassion when handling sensitive legal issues. Her goal is to help her clients find a sense of resolution and closure, regardless of the hardships they have endured. Carla can help clients who speak other langauges with her multilingual skills in Spanish and Portuguese.
Outside of the firm, Carla is highly involved with several organizations in the legal industry. Carla is most proud of her participation with the Queens County Women’s Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association Women in The Law Committee. She has been an active member of both organizations since attending law school and contributes part of her professional growth to the priceless friendships she has formed with those inspirational women over the years.
As a child of Portuguese immigrants, Carla’s heritage has had a significant impact on shaping the personal values and morals that drove her to a career in law. Carla’s desire to become an attorney and to help others less fortunate began when she was a young child. She credits her work ethic and desire to never give up from watching her hard-working parents.
Carla serves as one of the secretaries for the New York Portuguese American Leadership Conference and is an active member of the Portuguese American Bar Association. Her pride in her culture can be seen in her tireless involvement with the community. Carla’s desire to give back to others is another extraordinary trait passed down from her parents, and a passion she displays in all areas of her life.
Carla primarily focuses her practice in estates, death compromises, and guardianships. She is one of two attorneys at SSKB who concentrates in this area of law, which grew to be her niche after four years of supervised practice under the partners. Additionally, Carla has experience in personal injury law, representing clients in a wide variety of actions, including motor vehicle accidents, and slip and fall accidents.
Carla received her Bachelors in Science in Legal Studies from St. John’s University in 2010, before graduating from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2015. Carla started with the firm as a Legal Assistant while still in law school, moving her way up to becoming an Associate upon passing the Bar. She is admitted to practice law in New York State.
- St. John’s University
- Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Queens County Women’s Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Portuguese American Bar Association
Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers
Suffolk County Bar Association
NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers
New York Portuguese American Leadership Conference