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Jenifer Leigh Carreras

Jenifer Leigh Carreras

also known as Jenifer Kampsen, Jen Carreras

Practice areas:

Child Abuse, Family, Juvenile, Adoption

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About Me

As a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist and former attorney for the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, Ms. Carreras formed the Law Office of Jen Carreras LLC to serve the legal needs of Georgia's families and children. Ms. Carreras's practice focuses on child welfare law and family law. She currently serves as a Fellow to the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children with a team of attorneys on a project intended to improve Georgia's foster care system. Ms. Carreras is a compassionate counselor and fierce advocate for her clients. Call today if you need assistance navigating the intersection between the law and the life of a child.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Child Abuse: 60%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Adoption: 10%
  4. Juvenile: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Jenny Rebecca Meyers

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jenny Meyers Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Lewis Schenk

    Ms. Carreras' passion for children shines through in her advocacy on a daily basis. She is an outstanding lawyer and an outstanding person.

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    Robert Schenk Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Dekalb County Child Advocacy Center

4309 Memorial Drive
Third Floor
Decatur, GA, 30032

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200806/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Child Welfare Law Specialist certificationNational Association of Counsel for Children2013
Light of Hope AwardCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Forsyth County2013
Graduated with Honors: Highest Distinction in Pro Bono AdvocacyGeorgia State College of Law2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Child Advocate AttorneyDekalb County Child Advocacy Center2014 - Present
Child AttorneyPaulding County Juvenile Court2013 - 2014
Cold Case Project FellowSupreme Court of Justice Committee on Justice for Children2010 - 2014
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Jen Carreras LLC2010 - 2014

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Association of Counsel for ChildrenPresident2013 - Present
Georgia Association of Counsel for ChildrenVice President / President Elect2012 - 2013
Child Protection and Advocacy Section; State Bar of GeorgiaMember2012 - Present
Georgia Association of Counsel for ChildrenBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Juvenile Law Committee of The State Bar of Georgia YLDSecretary2011 - 2012
Georgia Association of Counsel for ChildrenCommittee Chair2011 - Present
Forsyth County Criminal Defense BarMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenMember2009 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Juvenile Justice Information ExchangeOnly Never is Too Late for a Foster Child2011
Cherokee Tribune NewspaperFrom the Bench and Bar2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State UniversityLawJuris Doctorate, with honors2008
College of CharlestonEnglish / CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Georgia Youth Law ConferenceAttorneys and CASAs Working Together2014
Georgia Youth Law ConferenceDependency and TPR Practice Tips2014
Georgia Child Welfare Attorney TrainingEthics in Child Welfare Practice2014
Child Welfare Attorney TrainingEthics in Child Welfare Practice2014
Northeastern Judicial Circuit Stakeholders MeetingEngaging Children in Deprivation Cases2013
Georgia Youth Law ConferenceAdjudication and Disposition Practice Problem2013
Georgia Child Welfare Legal AcademyOverview of Georgia's New Juvenile Code2013
CASA TrainingUnderstanding the Law in Child Welfare Proceedings2013
2013 Youth Law ConferenceThe Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children2013
2013 Foster Love ConferenceEngaging foster parents in juvenile court2013
EPIC ConferenceChild Law: Past Present and Future2011
Directions in Juvenile LawPanelist2011