Chip is a seasoned AV rated trial lawyer with 21 years experience in civil litigation and trial practice in State and Federal Court. Chip graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University in 1988 and worked in architecture and commercial construction before attending law school. Chip graduated from the Georgia State College of Law in 1993 and started his law practice as an associate at Nall & Miller, LLP in Atlanta, being made partner at that firm in 2001. In 2009, Chip formed Carson & Associates with defense clients from his ongoing practice.
Chip has litigated and tried large loss cases in the areas negligent construction, products liability, automotive personal injury and medical malpractice. Chip has over 100 trials in state and federal court and has extensive experience in mediation. Chip has extensive experience drafting and interpreting construction contracts and knows building materials and methods. Through his experience litigating and trying medical malpractice cases and personal injury cases, Chip has extensive experience litigating medical issues. Through his products liability work, Chip has extensive knowledge of fire related litigation, origin and cause and electrical investigation.
Carson & Associates is a client centered, results driven practice. That means the focus is on what the individual client needs and the most effective and efficient way to achieve that result. Carson & Associates pushes its cases to trial and resolution as quickly as possible. Carson & Associates relies on its clients’ right to jury trial, both as a means to a fair and consistent result and as a leverage to settlement.
Chip is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, Georgia Defense Lawyer’s Association and the Atlanta Lawyer’s Club. Chip has two sons who play travel baseball. His oldest plays golf for St. Pius and is working toward playing college baseball. His youngest plays for football for St. Pius.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1993||08/09/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Rating||Martindale Hubbell||2015|
|AV Rating||Martindale Hubbell||2001|
|Member||Carson & Associates||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Tucker Civic Association||Member||N/A|
|Institute of Continuting Legal Education in Georgia||Defending Damages in Closed Head Injury Cases||1995|
|Unknown||Nagel v. State: Mandatory Consideration of Expert Testimony in Sanity Release Hearings||1993|
|Georgia State University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Southern Polytechnic State Institute||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
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