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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. Lee is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business Litigation.

Representative litigation matters include successfully defending against federal class-action allegations in a data-breach case, securing a multimillion-dollar pre-suit settlement in contract/RICO dispute, pursuing and defending against Georgia RICO claims, and representing companies in their various business disputes involving other businesses and, at times, former employees. Lee also regularly advises health care companies in Northwest Georgia.

Along with other members of the firm, Lee has secured notable appellate 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. Representative appellate cases include:

  • Avery, et al. v. Paulding County Airport Authority, et al., 808 S.E.2d 15 (Ga. Ct. App. 2017) (oral argument and supplemental brief resulted in Court affirming trial court’s grant of motion to dismiss taxpayer’s declaratory-judgment suit because taxpayer’s lacked standing)
  • 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 is a cum laude graduate of The University of Georgia School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of The University of Georgia with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa.

 

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, Past President
      • Georgia Legal History Foundation, Trustee
      • 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
      • Habitat for Humanity - Coosa Valley, Past Member of the Board of Directors
      • Rome Life Magazine 20 Under 40