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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.
Hourly ($350-500/hour), contingent (25-40%)
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1972||09/27/2014|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Silver Sponsor||Georgia Motor Trucking Association||2015|
|Silver Sponsor||Georgia Motor Trucking Association||2014|
|Member||Old War House Club||2010|
|Chairman||Atlanta Union Mission||2008|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Medical Malpractice Settlement||Settlement|
|Affordable Care Act Litigation||Affirmed in part in and Reversed in part by the U.S. Supreme Court|
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|LexisNexis publication||In Re Home Depot Security Breach Litigation||2015|
|Atlanta Journal Constitution||In re Georgia Motor Fuel Tax Litigation||2015|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||In re Home Depot Security Breach Litigation||2015|
|The Daily Report||In re Coverage Opinion||2014|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Toyobo Pays $6,000,000 to Settle Body Armor Defect||2012|
|Marietta Daily Journal||Cobb EMC Litigation||2011|
|Atlanta Journal Constitution||Cobb EMC Litigation||2010|
|Business Wire||Final Settlement for Body Armor Lawsuit||2005|
|New York Times||Domestic Airline Litigation||1992|
|Duke University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|University of Georgia, Athens||N/A||B.B.A.||1969|
|The Daily Report||Recent Class Action||2014|
|The Daily Report||Litigation, Recent Victory||2013|
|Georgia Motor Trucking Association Meetings||"Getting Out" of Out of Service Orders: A Recent Case Study||2013|
|Georgia Supreme Court||Oral Argument, In re Cobb EMC Deriviative Litigation||2012|
|Georgia Motor Trucking Association||Tips for Selling Your Company||2012|
|Cobb EMC||Multiple Speeches to Cobb EMC Members Regarding Litigation||2010|
|Georgia CLE||Class Action and Class Certification||2005|