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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 founding Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., 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 found Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.,
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.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Car Accident: 30%
    13 years, 100 cases
  3. Workers Compensation: 10%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    13 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Benjamin Stephen Persons IV

    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.


    Benjamin Persons Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Adriane C. Yelton Sammons

    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.


    Adriane Sammons Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.

11175 Cicero Dr
Ste 100
Alpharetta, GA, 30022



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200308/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal LeadersALM2014
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top ContributorAVVO2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Outstanding SpeakerNational Assoiciation of Settlement Purchasers2009
Cum LaudeGeorgia State College of Law2003
CALI Excellence For the Future Award- Georgia PracticeThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2003
Honors GraduateGeorgia State University College of Law2003
CALI Excellence For the Future Award-Professional ResponsibilityThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSammons & Carpenter, P.C.2007 - Present
AssociateNall & Miller, LLP2003 - 2007
UnderwriterPeachtree Settlement Funding1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
DeKalb County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Cobb County Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
North Fulton Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2011 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Slate v. Tire South, Inc.Settlement
Confidential Settlement - Nursing Home Abuse/Wrongful DeathConfidential Settlement
Settlement - Wrongful Death/Medical MalpracticeSettlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of GeorgiaEnvironmental SciencesBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NASP Annual ConventionDealing with Difficult Judges regarding Structured Settlement Transfers2012
Annual Convention of Settlment PurchasersExplaining Discount Rates to Judges2011
NASP Annual ConventionCommon Questions posed by Judges at Structured Settlement Transfer Hearings2010
NASP Annual ConventionLocal Counsel Role at Hearings2009