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Carl Gordon Schluter

Divorce and separation Attorney at Augusta, GA

5.0   10 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
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About Carl

Learn Carl’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    22 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Child custody

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI

    22 years, 300 cases

  4. Criminal defense

    22 years, 3,000 cases

  5. Adoption

    22 years, 100 cases


Born in Auburn, New York, raised in North Augusta, South Carolina, and having attended undergraduate school at the University of South Carolina in Aiken, Carl G. Schluter earned his Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia in 2001 as well as a certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Researching and Drafting.

As a staff attorney for Georgia Legal Services, Carl represented the low income and elderly in a fourteen county area focusing on such issues as: divorce, child custody, child support and protective orders. As a former prosecutor, he is knowledgeable in the defenses of criminal law including DUI's, battery, traffic offenses and drug related cases.

With an excellent reputation with the Augusta Bar Association and known as a very honest and hard working attorney by his peers, Carl G. Schluter will work with you to provide the legal representation that you deserve.



Client's Choice 2014
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Georgia Legal Services Program
209 7th Street
Suite 400
Augusta, GA, 30901


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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mark | August 14, 2014
I highly recommend Mr. Schluter
My 22-year-old son was driving a friend home from a party one night in the friend's car because the friend had too much to drink. The car had a broken taillight and was stopped by police. The friend had a small amount of marijuana on him and in the car so both he and my son were arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. I contacted the law office of Mr. Shawn Hammond and was able to meet with Mr. Hammond and his associate Mr. Schluter the following day. After I explained the situation, they were confident in a positive outcome and clearly explained what their strategy would be, what we needed to do, and what our expectations should be. I was impressed with their legal knowledge and friendliness and hired them to represent my son. I especially liked that whenever I contacted their office with a question, they responded right away. Luckily my son's friend was willing to accept full responsibility for the marijuana. He even met with Mr. Schluter, who explained his options. Thanks to the friend's cooperation, Mr. Schluter was able to do the necessary work during the arraignment to get the marijuana charge against my son dismissed and even helped my son's friend to get a less severe punishment than he would have otherwise. I was very pleased with the job Mr. Schluter did on my son's case and highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Jeremy | April 2, 2015
A fantastic team and a reasonable cost.
The team at Shawn P. Hammond and Associates handled my divorce case in 2013, and I couldn't be more pleased with the disposition of my case! The team was attentive, diligent, action-oriented, and they worked hard to obtain the best possible outcome for my children and me. I was involved in my case and kept well-informed. I felt as if I had an entire legal team at my back, and I suppose I did! While Shawn's partner, Carl Schluter, actually was my attorney (and did a fantastic job!), I realized that Shawn was apprised and knowledgeable of my case as well. It truly felt like a team effort. I was well-represented when I chose to hire this firm, and the results we obtained speak for themselves. Since the divorce, I have hired this firm for additional legal services as well. Their costs are reasonable and provide an incredible "bang for your buck." I'd especially like to thank attorney Carl Schluter, office manager Tabitha Calhoun, and assistant Callie Pagerly for their hard work and dedication to my case.
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Posted by Jason | September 15, 2014
Looking fora smart, solid, aggressive, quality attorney? Carl is the man you're looking for!
Mr. Schluter represented me in an criminal probation revocation hearing. I called/hired him 1 hour prior to my hearing. He met me at the courthouse. I never imagined I would be getting such top tier representation from a high quality attorney within that 1 hour time frame(I'm still amazed). Carl was knowledgeable, aggressive, and by far the most ethical attorney I've ever hired. After court I genuinely feel he earned every dollar I paid him. Anyone one looking for a smart, trustworthy, hardworking attorney would be wise to hire Carl. I'm sitting at home (and not in jail) tonight because of his dedication to my case.
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Posted by Captain Buffalo | February 27, 2014
Dependable and Trustworthy
I hired Mr. Schluter to represent me in a criminal traffic case. He did an excellent job and had the ticket dismissed. He saved me points on my license and kept my insurance rates from going up. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by Lloyd | February 18, 2014
Great Job And Great Results
Mr. Schluter handled a criminal matter for me and did a great job. He was very knowledgeable of the law, was well respected by the Judge and had the case dismissed for me. I could not have been more pleased with the results. I recommend him and his law firm highly.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2014
Solid and Dependable
I hired Mr. Carl Schluter and his partner Mr. Shawn Hammond for a criminal matter on behalf of my grandson. He was charged with a very serious felony charge which might have put him in prison for at least 20 years. Mr. Schluter and Mr. Hammond were very aggressive in their representation and during court hearings they were an awesome team. In court, whenever Mr. Schluter spoke the Judge took his statements of the law as gospel and Mr. Hammond presented the case like a championship boxer. No matter what the prosecutor tried to do they never quit or gave up. In the end, my grandson was saved from prison and will not have a criminal record. These lawyers have given us a rare gift. My grandson has learned from his mistake and has taken this opportunity to change his life. Mr. Hammond and Mr. Schluter were expensive but they were worth every penny paid.
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Posted by Steve | February 5, 2014
I recommend Carl Schluter
Carl was great help walking me through a traffic accident issue so that I didn't have to go to court. He even drove me to the clerk to take care of business.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2013
Does a knockout job!
Carl assisted me with an employment issue. I was let go from my job due to money issues within the company. My former boss encouraged me to go apply for unemployment benefits while I looked for other employment. Then when I did, he fought tooth and nail to have the benefits denied. Carl assisted me with the appeal and hearing and we won the hearing in about five minutes. I will always appreciate the thoroughness and professionalism of Carl and his confidence and knowledge made me very comfortable with this tumultuous time and I would highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2011
The smartest and nicest lawyer in town
Mr. Schuter represented my family in a probate case after the death of my mother. He and his staff worked very hard to explain the case to me and to work with my family to get the case settled. Mr. Schluter is a former judges law clerk and is the smartest and nicest lawyer I have ever worked with. I would recommend him and his lawfirm for any legal need.
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Posted by Barry | March 25, 2011
Experienced lawyer and former prosecutor
Mr. Schluter was hired to defend me in a misdemeanor criminal case in State Court. He is a former prosecutor who knew just how to handle the case and present my defense. He did a great job and had the charges dismissed. He was always available to meet with me and is one of the most professional lawyers I have ever met. I would use Mr. Schluter and his law firm for any legal case. They are the absolute best.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Shawn P. Hammond & Associates
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Schluter Law Firm LLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Office of the Solicitor General Richmond County
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Staff Attorney
  • Georgia Legal Services Program
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of Georgia, Augusta Circuit
  • 2001 - 2003
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  • Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of South Carolina, Aiken
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Verdree v The State of Georgia
  • Judgment reversed and case remanded.


  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing Research and Drafting
  • Mercer University
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Domestic Relations for Police Officers
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Carl
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carl is a great family lawyer! He has a lot of experience, knows the law and cares about his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carl is a very experienced trial attorney and a has a focused mindset which makes him an excellent advocate for his clients. His extensive knowledge of family law and domestic matters make him the right choice for anyone needing assistance during a divorce, custody dispute, or adoption."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carl is an excellent. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Friend
"I fully endorse Carl Schluter in the area of family law. Carl was a classmate of mine at Mercer. He always exhibited the intelligence, ethics, and professionalism that makes a good lawyer. His character has made him success in the very difficult field of family law. I would strongly recommend Carl to anyone needing a lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carl is a hard working advocate for his clients and he handles his cases with the highest level of integrity."
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carl Schluter is respected, dedicated and hardworking attorney. He is well-versed in domestic/family law litigation. I have observed him representing numerous clients and he is always well prepared and thorough in researching the law and representing his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Carl for over six years, and he does a good job for his clients. He is very thorough and can be depended upon to fight for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Carl's experience and abilities are far beyond where he is currently rated. I have worked with him on many cases and his dedication and knowledge of the law make him a trusted and valued assest. I have referred several clients to him and I have never had any sort of complaint regarding his representation."
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