About Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting

Susan Carleo, RN, CAPA, LNCC

Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting Services

Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting has a cumulative 40 years of clinical experience specializing in medicine, surgery, obstetrics, emergency medicine, and operative recovery. Our scope of practice has included quality assurance, medical record audits, and uncovering narcotic discrepancies. Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting’s passion is to utilize its vast educational and clinical experience to examine and uncover the facts of a claim to establish the truth.

We employ experienced and expert nurses that have undergone a natural transition into the field of legal nurse consulting. Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting assists attorneys in understanding the facts and concerns in their medical malpractice cases by applying our real world expertise and medical knowledge. Our investigative skills are superior and will help you support your case and succeed.

The medical record is the witness in your client’s case.

Susan Carleo Legal Nurse ConsultantBy analyzing, evaluating, and demystifying the medical record, Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting reveals the truth to solve the mystery of what really happened. We examine the medical facts, research medical literature, and utilize standards of care to develop and support the case. We get to the bottom of the story to expose the truth, while evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each medical malpractice case. We are honest and objective with a “tell it like it is” approach.

From the beginning of a case, we help attorneys strategize by interviewing the client to review their story, obtaining the patient’s medical history and analyzing if the case has merit for legal pursuit. If so, we support the case throughout the trial process.

If you have been handling your cases independently and would like assistance from experienced legal nurses, contact us so we can help you succeed. We are passionate about legal nursing and will help you support your clients.

Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting wants to be your Medical-Legal connection.

Susan Carleo is a Board Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.  She is the President of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC).

President of AALNC American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants

We accept and abide by the principles of their code of ethics and conduct


  • Legal Nurse Consultant Certified
  • Certified Peri-Anesthesia Nurse
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support


  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
  • American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Professional Nurses' Liability Insurance with the Nursing Service Organization (NSO)


  • CaseMap case analysis software
  • TimeMap timeline visual graphing software

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  • I have had the pleasure of dealing with Susan Carleo as a legal nurse consultant on some very complex medical cases. She has provided thorough liability analyses that have allowed me to decide at an early stage whether to take or reject potential malpractice cases without the expense of a formal review.

    Most importantly, she tells it like it is, instead of saying whatever the patient or lawyer might want to hear. I have come to trust her analysis and judgment and would recommend her most highly.

    David L. Murphy, Esq. Rochester, New York

  • I have engaged Susan Carleo RN as a nursing expert/reviewer in several matters in the past 2-3 years. She is without a doubt the most thorough reviewer that I have dealt with probably ever. In short, I would highly recommend her as an expert/reviewer.

    John R. Butz, Esq. Springfield, Ohio