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Attorney

Lee B. Carter

Lee B. Carter is a litigation partner in the firm. His practice focuses primarily on representing businesses and business owners in their complex commercial disputes. These disputes vary from defending against class-action data-breach allegations and representing businesses against claims of breach-of-contract, to representing business owners in valuation disputes.

Lee has also developed an appellate practice since joining Brinson Askew Berry, with notable decisions on a wide variety of topics.  These decisions include appellate-only cases as well as cases that the firm handled at the trial level.  Lee also regularly submits amicus curiae briefs on behalf of interested parties.

Representative Appellate Decisions:

  • Day v. Floyd County Bd. of Educ., 333 Ga. App. 144 (2015) (finding that the Charter Systems Act exempts charter schools and charter systems from the Fair Dismissal Act);
  • Avery v. State, 295 Ga. 630 (2014) (affirming trial court’s validation of bond structure against constitutional challenge);
  • Fouch v. Bicknell Supply Co., 326 Ga. App. 863 (2014) (reversing trial court’s grant of summary judgment because silicosis plaintiff not required to establish the specific amount of exposure to toxic chemical in order to prove specific causation),
  • Drumm Corp v. Wright, 326 Ga. App. 41 (2014) (reversing trial court and dismissing Defendant, a parent company with no ties to Georgia, on personal jurisdiction grounds).

Prior to joining Brinson Askew Berry, Lee practiced in Atlanta at King & Spalding LLP in its Business Litigation Practice Group. There, he represented clients in significant business disputes filed across the country.

Lee and his wife, Cassidy, have one daughter, Ann Milledge.  They live in Rome and are members of Second Avenue Baptist Church.  Lee is also an Eagle Scout.

 

Education

      • University of Georgia, J.D., cum laude
      • University of Georgia, B.A., magna cum laude, with honors
      • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar and Court Admissions

      • Supreme Court of the United States
      • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
      • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
      • Georgia Supreme Court
      • Georgia Court of Appeals
      • Superior Courts of Georgia

Professional Affiliations

      • State Bar of Georgia
      • Rome Bar Association
      • American Bar Association
      • Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Community Activity

      • Boy Scouts of America, Board Member Northwest Georgia Council
      • Rome Seven Hills Rotary, President
      • Georgia Legal History Foundation, Trustee
      • Habitat for Humanity - Coosa Valley, Board of Directors
      • Coosa Country Club, Junior Board Member
      • Leadership Academy for the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia 
      • Leadership Rome
      • Coosa River Basin Initiative, Member