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Robert Shannon Carpenter

Car accident Attorney at Cumming, GA

4.9   14 reviews

also known as R. Shannon Carpenter, Shannon Carpenter

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Robert

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R. Shannon Carpenter is a native of Augusta, Georgia and has been practicing law in Atlanta since 2003. Mr. Carpenter received his undergraduate degree from University of Georgia and is a graduate of Georgia State University College of Law where he graduated with honors. Prior to joining Van Sant Law, LLC, Mr. Carpenter practiced at one of the more prestigious law firms in Atlanta, Georgia where his practice was focused on defending some of the largest insurance companies, commercial trucking companies, and product manufacturing companies in the world. However, he left this position after only a few years in order to begin practicing as a Plaintiff's Attorney as he realized that working with individuals and their families was much more fulfilling.

 

Mr. Carpenter is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Atlanta Bar Association and the North Fulton Bar Association. Mr. Carpenter now focuses his practice on trucking accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and other catastrophic injury cases.

Location

Van Sant Law, LLC
123 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, GA, 30040
Van Sant Law, LLC
307 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA, 30318
Van Sant Law, LLC
311 Green Street
Ste. 400
Gainesville, GA, 30501
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Mary | November 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I hired Mr. Carpenter after I was rear-ended by a large commercial truck and I am so glad that I did. He and his staff walked me through the process and helped me recover a more than fair settlement. I would definitely hire him again!
Posted by Paula | January 30, 2015
They always come thru
I have used this Law Firm for numerous lawsuits when I have been treated unfairly from car accident to workers comp and they have always been informative, knowledgeable, diligent in getting my money and also giving me choices. I have and will always recommend them and they are very personable where you know they care.
Posted by Shelly | January 11, 2015
The Best!!
I gave birth to my daughter via c-section and unfortunately, a sponge was left in my abdomen by the nurse. I ended up developing a pretty bad infection that required another surgery to remove a portion of my intestines. That is when I hired Shannon. He was able to negotiate a very satisfactory settlement on my behalf with the Hospital in a very short time. I could not be happier with his representations and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a medical malpractice attorney!!
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Posted by Judy | January 4, 2015
Hire Again!
I hired Shannon to help me out on a dispute I was having with my own Insurance Company following a car accident. He was able to resolve the matter quickly for a settlement that was much larger than what the insurance company was offering me prior to hiring Shannon. He also kept me informed and answered all of my questions throughout the process. I would highly recommend Shannon to anyone who needs an attorney!!
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Posted by Beverly | December 20, 2014
Awesome!
I hired Shannon to help me out with an issue that I was having with my own insurance company. I had been trying to handle it myself for almost a year and was getting absolutely no where. Once I hired Shannon, it took him about a month to maneuver the red tape and get to the right person at the insurance company. I had my check shortly thereafter. I couldn't recommend Shannon any more highly!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2014
Pro-active and Result Driven
Mr. Carpenter was excellent to work with - he called when he said he would call, sent packages out as he said and arrived when they were expected and returned my calls in a timely manner. He really looked out for us and made sure the insurance companies didn't take advantage of us and that all of our medical bills were taken care of in a expedient manner and all were paid. It was nice to work with him and with an attorney who kept us informed on our case and we always felt he was looking out for our best interest.
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Posted by James | October 8, 2014
Carpenter
Shannon did an excellent job and always returned phone calls. He was willing to meet me outside the office close to where I work. I got a settlement in a short time
Posted by Mrs. Taylor | March 12, 2014
Excellent Service
Roberts Shannon Carpenter was always available, quick response time returning phone calls, dependable and very professional. I would definitely be using their service again in the future.
Posted by Shania | October 13, 2012
Great Attorney!
I can't recommend Shannon more. I was in a difficult situation when the first attorney I hired really dropped the ball. Shannon was able to step in and really get everything straightened out as well as fully explain to me everything that was going on. shortly thereafter he was able to obtain a very favorable settlement on my behalf.
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Posted by Alethea | March 29, 2012
An Honest Attorney
Thank you again Shannon for representing me on my recent personal injury case. I always felt as though you kept me informed and I believe you are a sincere and competent attorney. I appreciate your honest and caring approach and I felt very comfortable throughout the entire legal process. I would not hesitate to recommend you to everyone I know!
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Posted by Vernon | April 13, 2011
A Good Attorney
Shannon Carpenter is one of the most honest and down to earth attorneys I have ever met. He has a great attention for detail and works smart, hard, and fast to get you favorable results.
Posted by Ken | April 7, 2010
A Great Lawyer to Handle Structured Settlement Transfer Matters
Shannon is extraordinarily prompt, reliable and reasonably prices. My company has utilized his services for years and we have never been disappointed.
Posted by Gila | April 6, 2010
Excellent Attorney. Highly recommend.
Shannon Carpenter was retained by my company as outside counsel. I have personally worked with him on numerous matters. Shannon is a thoughtful attorney, who is responsive to the needs of his client and those with whom he is working. I recommend him wholeheartedly as a smart, principled, dilligent attorney, who is a pleasure to deal with.
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Posted by Jill | March 27, 2014
A+ for Shannon Carpenter
it has been almost a year since I was rear ended while sitting at red light. It turned my world upside down and I was very thankful for having opportunity to meeting/hiring Mr. Shannon Carpenter with Sammons & Carpenter Law Firm. It was a complete coincidence how I came to pick this law firm but it paid off, someone guided me. I have never dealt with lawyers and so when I looked in phone book there were so many names. When I seen Sammons & Carpenter I picked them because my boyfriends last name is Carpenter so I called them, thinking this is crazy but I didn't have a clue about any of them so this kinda gave me something that was different from others. Well I couldn't imagine a better experience than I had with Mr. carpenter. He met with me immediately after my call and even met me half way because I knew nothing about Atlanta other than I didn't like driving in all that traffic. He was very detailed and patient with me as he described the process of how auto accident cases were handled. He gave me instructions for me to go by, like faxing him all documents, giving all persons involved his number so he could handle everything, and most important to call him anytime with questions I had for him. There were several occasions he would be calling me from his home while he was engaged with his family. I think that states how dedicated he is to his clients. He stayed in constant contact with me at least once a week, several times it was a lot more than that. He always called with any new developments or information whether or not it reflected on things i was taking care of completing. He recommended doctors for me that would allow me to see them for my injuries and not expect payment until I settled. Towards the end of everything and the insurance people were dragging feet I explained to him I was just ready for it all to be done and over. And not surprised it was settled in no time as he got it all rushed up and completed. When the check finally came, he took it upon hisself to actually bring it to me at my work because he knew how I was struggling with misfortunes that we're going on in my life. Please understand I am not saying he will drive all over Georgia to deliver settlements or do the consultation so please don't hire him with that in mind. I am simply stating how he went the extra mile in my situation as a single mother of three working all I can with very little time for anything else. He understood that and did what he could to make it less stressful for me. What really stood out with Mr Carpenter was how he managed to juggle his busy work schedule and take care of his family as he does. I didn't kno this until the very end but he was also dealing with family matters of sick wife and then the everyday obstacles with his children. He is very easy to talk to as well as understand when he is discussing work. To make a long story semi-short, I am completely satisfied with the services performed by Shannon Carpenter and will be using him again with out a doubt if the situation ever arises, but praying that it doesn't arise. Even though I hired his law firm as a joke with the last names, it turned out that he will forever have me as a client. Highly recommended and referred. I have never met Mr Sammons but from the way Mr Carpenter talks so highly of him I am positive he has the same traits as Mr. carpenter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Van Sant Law, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Nall & Miller, LLP
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Underwriter
  • Peachtree Settlement Funding
  • 1997 - 2000
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Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Slate v. Tire South, Inc.
  • Settlement
  • Confidential Settlement - Nursing Home Abuse/Wrongful Death
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Settlement - Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Legal Leaders
  • ALM
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Speaker
  • National Assoiciation of Settlement Purchasers
  • 2009
  • Honors Graduate
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2003
  • Cum Laude
  • Georgia State College of Law
  • 2003
  • CALI Excellence For the Future Award- Georgia Practice
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2003
  • CALI Excellence For the Future Award-Professional Responsibility
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • NASP Annual Convention
  • Dealing with Difficult Judges regarding Structured Settlement Transfers
  • 2012
  • Annual Convention of Settlment Purchasers
  • Explaining Discount Rates to Judges
  • 2011
  • NASP Annual Convention
  • Common Questions posed by Judges at Structured Settlement Transfer Hearings
  • 2010
  • NASP Annual Convention
  • Local Counsel Role at Hearings
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (29)
Endorse Robert
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Shannon Carpenter and his family for years. He is a great man and a great lawyer. I have worked on cases with Shannon and witnessed his sharp intellect, legal knowledge, and tenacity first hand. I've seen Shannon take on some of the nation's largest and most powerful corporations and obtain tremendous results. It is clear to me that he cares about his clients and works hard for every client regardless the size of the case. Without hesitation, I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Shannon is an excellent attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with him on matters and discussing legal issues with him regarding our practices. He is well versed in the law and cares about his clients. Shannon is also a very well rounded attorney as he has the benefit of experience both as a defense attorney and as a plaintiffs' advocate attorney. I am pleased I have the pleasure of endorsing him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a highly qualified and experienced lawyer. I recommend this lawyer for personal injury litigation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His insightful contributions to Avvo show his thorough knowledge of personal injury law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With praise from clients for his zealous work and praise from other attorneys for his professionalism and skill, Mr. Carpenter's profile on Avvo demonstrates the qualities that are important to clients. I would encourage those with personal injury legal needs in GA to contact Mr. Carpenter, take the time to meet him personally, listen to how he can help, and give his expertise due and thorough consideration."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is a smart lawyer who has experience on both sides of the fence which helps his clients maximize the value of their cases to ensure they are fairly compensated."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is an honest, experienced personal injury attorney. He has worked on both "sides" of injury cases and knows not just the tricks of the trade, but the trade itself. He is also a heck of a soccer coach. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer highly recommend him if you have been injured seriously in an accident!and"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is an experienced & knowledgeable attorney. His AVVO rating is "excellent" & his dedication to his profession is is outstanding."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shannon. I used to work at the same law firm as Shannon and I have observed firsthand Shannon's attention to detail, his creativity (which a lot of lawyers do not possess), and his going above and beyond for his clients. He is my first point of contact when I have a question about personal injury and/or car accident matters, and he has never failed to give me thorough, thoughtful guidance."
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