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Amy Marie Carter

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  My dad is one of the Vice President's of Penske Truck Leasing and we moved around a lot during and after high school.  I graduated in 1996 from Frisco High School in Frisco, Texas.  I moved to California and went to college at Univeristy of California, Irvine.  I met my husband in college and we were married in 2000 in Laguna Beach, CA.  After college, I immediately began law school and graduated in 2003 from California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA.  While in law school, I focused heavily on my trial advocacy skills.  I worked at both the San Diego Public Defender's office and the San Diego District Attorney's office.  Before graduating law school, I tried two misdemeanor jury trials under the third year practice act. 


 


After graduating, my husband and I moved to Las Vegas for me to start my legal career.  I began working for a law firm called Springel and Fink.  This was a great place to work.  I immediatley learned how to take and defend depositions as well as mediate very large cases.  I left Springel and Fink to get my trial feet wet and began working at the Clark Couty District Attorneys office.  I tried a lot of felony jury trials from gang related cases to attempted murder and armed robbbery.  After my husband and I had our second child we decided it was time to move back to Atlanta to be near my family. 


 


When we moved to Atlanta, I began working for the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.  I specialized in the prosecution of sex-related crimes, including child molestation, rape, and sexual exploitation of children.  In 2009, I was approached by Epps and Pilgrim to join their team and to come out into private practice. 


 


At Epps and Pilgrim, I primarily focused on family law cases.  I specialized in divorce, modification of child custody and support, contempt, legitimation, as well as DFCS cases.  I still keep my hands in the criminal practice, however, I primarily focused on the sex crimes cases.  I practice in Gwinnett, Forsyth, Hall, Dawson, Jackson and Barrow Counties. 


 


In October 2013, my partner Phil Pilgrim and I left Law Offices of Epps and Pilgrim and opened up our own firm.  We opened up Carter Pilgrim, Attorneys at Law.  Our new office is located in Suwanee, Georgia and we offer services for criminal defense, family law and personal injury cases.  We are so excited about our new venture!

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    12 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Ryan Chandler Bramblett

    Amy is an extremely talented lawyer!

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    Ryan Bramblett Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Benjamin Green

    Amy is an excellent attorney with several years of experience under her belt. Her knowledge of the law, local courtroom procedure, and judges preferences is invaluable.

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    Benjamin Green Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Carter Pilgrim

3725 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road
Suite A4
Suwanee, GA, 30024

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200708/22/2015
NVAttorney Inactive200302/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trial Advocacy AwardCalifornia Western School of Law2003
Trial Advocacy AwardCalifornia Western School of Law2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerCarter Pilgrim2013 - Present
PartnerThe Law Offices Of Epps & Pilgrim2009 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneyJackson County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
SolicitorCity of Commerce2008 - Present
Supervising AssociateSpringel & Fink, LLP2006 - 2007
Deputy District AttorneyClark County District Attorney's Office2005 - 2006
AssociateSpringel & Fink, LLP2003 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Forsyth County Chamber of CommerceN/A2013 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2007 - Present
Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of GeorgiaChild Fatality Review Board2007 - 2009
Clark County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Georgia v. Robert MillsGuilty and he is serving 50 years in Prison
State of Georgia v. Danial FanninServing 10 Years

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Jackson County Child Abuse ProtocolChild Abuse Protocol2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western (San Diego)Trial AdvocacyJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of CaliforniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2009
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2009
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2009
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2009
Child FatalityChild Fatality2009
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2008
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2008
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2008
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2008
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2008
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2008
Child FatalityChild Fatality2008
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2007
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2007
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2007
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2007
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2007
Monthly MDT ConferenceChild Abuse2007
Child FatalityChild Fatality/Child Abuse2007
Child Abuse Protocol SeminarChild Abuse Protocol2007