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W. Pitts Carr

Insurance Attorney at Atlanta, GA

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5
Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    25%
    Insurance is an important part of life and business. In the modern era, policy text has become extraordinarily complex as multiple coverages are typically packaged together. In this practice area, we routinely advise both carriers and insureds as to the policy terms and conditions.

    51 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    I regularly argue before courts and juries in many jurisdictions, vigorously fighting for the most favorable outcome under circumstances. Early involvement by counsel is critical to pinpointing and preserving evidence. I have panels of prominent experts that will work with us on liability, causation, and damages issues. I have tried numerous catastrophic injury cases, including wrongful death, fire and explosions, and product liability.

    51 years, 3,500 cases

  3. Class action
    20%
    I have been counsel in a number of national, complex, high profile securities, antitrust, and products liability class action cases. This practice area is a primary focus of my firm. By virtue of my role in many high-profile class action cases, I have accumulated significant expertise in this practice area and a reputation for successful resolution of these cases on behalf of our clients.

    42 years, 75 cases

  4. Ethics and professional responsibility
    20%
    I am well-versed in the unique laws that govern professional liability. I often file successful summary judgment for our clients based on these provisions. I have obtained numerous court orders granting our client’s judgment as a matter of law. If unsuccessful at mediation, I am prepared to try your case to a verdict. I have a panel of prominent experts in the field.

    51 years, 200 cases

  5. Defective and dangerous products
    10%
    I have handled a number of serious defective product cases. Recently, I worked with police organizations, officers, and departments to obtain the recall of tens of thousands of defective bullet resistant vests. This resulted in recovery worth tens of millions of dollars.

    51 years, 175 cases

Pitts Carr is one of the founding partners of the nationally recognized law firm Carr & Weatherby, LLP. During his 43-year tenure as a trial attorney, Mr. Carr has become one of the most respected and experienced attorneys in the Southeast. He has been described as a tough litigator with a reputation for professionalism and high ethical standards in the courtroom. He also is known for his unequaled success rate.

Mr. Carr graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia, followed by a J.D. degree from Duke University Law School in 1972.  He has been named by a number of federal and state courts to serve in leadership positions in cases of national importance.

Mr. Carr is a member of the American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association. He is on the ABA Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.  He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Securities and Commercial Trial Attorneys. He was named by Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris to serve as Chairman of the Governor's Commission on Tort Reform for the State of Georgia, Chairman of the Board of Medical Assistance (now Community Services), and member of the State Personnel Board. He was appointed by Governor George Busbee to serve on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Atlanta Life Financial Group, and served on the boards of a number of charitable and religious organizations including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Leukemia Society, St. Jude's House, Atlanta Union Mission, Chair, and St. Phillips Cathedral, Senior Warden. He has served as the Chair of the Stewardship Committee at the Cathedral of Christ the King, as well as a lay member of the Executive Council. He currently serves on the Financial Council. He has for decades provided scholarships for Duke University Law School. He has provided significant funding for the University of Georgia Library and the University of Georgia International Center in Washington, DC.

For the past 20 years he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association in the capacity of General Counsel. He was named by Governor Sonny Perdue to serve on the legal committee for the State of Georgia coordinating the State’s joint litigation with twenty other states relating to the Health Reform Bill.

A native of Thomasville, Georgia, Mr. Carr resides in Atlanta with his wife, Julie, and their four children. He is an avid outdoorsman and pilot.

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Licensed for 51 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1972
Updated 09/27/2014

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

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Carr & Weatherby, LLP
4200 Northside Parkway NW
Building 10
Atlanta, GA, 30327

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Carr & Weatherby, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • President
  • W. Pitts Carr & Associates, PC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Carr & Palmer, LLP
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Carr Tabb & Pope
  • 1973 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Neely Freeman & Hawkins
  • 1972 - 1973
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Education

  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • B.B.A.
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • Medical Malpractice Settlement
  • Settlement
  • 1,500,000 Settlement
  • Settlement
  • Affordable Care Act Litigation
  • Affirmed in part in and Reversed in part by the U.S. Supreme Court
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Associations

  • Cathedral of Christ the King
  • Member of Finance Council
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Motor Trucking Association
  • Counsel
  • 1975 - Present
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Atlanta Life Financial Group
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Cathedral at Christ the King
  • Chairman of Stewardship
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Atlanta Union Mission
  • Board Member
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Georgia Department of Medical Assistance
  • Board Chair
  • 1985 - 1989
  • Georgia Tort Reform Commission
  • Chairman
  • 1985 - 1986
  • National Association of Securities Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 1985 - 2000
  • Georgia Department of Human Resources
  • Board Member
  • 1978 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Fulton County Daily Report
  • 2020
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Georgia Motor Trucking Association
  • 2015
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Georgia Motor Trucking Association
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Old War House Club
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Advocates
  • 2008
  • Chairman
  • Atlanta Union Mission
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Motor Trucking Association Meetings
  • "Getting Out" of Out of Service Orders: A Recent Case Study
  • 2013
  • Georgia Motor Trucking Association
  • Tips for Selling Your Company
  • 2012
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Oral Argument, In re Cobb EMC Deriviative Litigation
  • 2012
  • Cobb EMC
  • Multiple Speeches to Cobb EMC Members Regarding Litigation
  • 2010
  • Georgia CLE
  • Class Action and Class Certification
  • 2005
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Pitts is one of the most accomplished attorneys in Georgia over the last 40 years. He is smart, professional, and gets the job done."
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Atlanta Insurance Lawyer W. Pitts Carr
W. Pitts Carr
Insurance Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 51 years