Jason Carter represents clients in high stakes trial and appellate business litigation including business torts, class actions and other complex commercial cases. He combines a successful litigation practice with a strong commitment to public service, and was recently elected to the Georgia State Senate representing the 42nd District.
For the past three years, Jason has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Atlanta Magazine, a listing of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Georgia. In 2009, he was recognized as being “On The Rise” by the Fulton County Daily Report, an honor given to only 12 attorneys under the age of 40 in the state of Georgia. Jason has received numerous other awards for his legal work and community service, including the Anti-Defamation League’s Stuart Eizenstat Young Lawyer Award.
Represented David McDavid in obtaining a $281 million jury verdict against Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) for breaching an agreement to sell McDavid the Atlanta Hawks, the Atlanta Thrashers and the operating rights to Philips Arena. The jury verdict is one of the largest compensatory damage awards in Georgia history.
Represented a global real estate investment company in successfully defending multi-million dollar claims brought by other investors in one of Atlanta’s highest profile real estate developments.
Represented a consortium of health insurers on appeal in the Eleventh Circuit, and secured the reversal of an adverse decision arising out of a complex antitrust class action.
Represented the National Football League Players Association in obtaining summary judgment on a $20 million claim allegedly arising out of the NFLPA’s Financial Advisors Program.
Founding Chair, Georgia Appleseed Young Professionals Council
Board Vice President, Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
Board Member, Georgia After School Investment Council
Board Member, Hands On Atlanta
Trustee, The Carter Center
United States Peace Corps Volunteer, Lochiel, South Africa, 1998-2000
State Bar of Georgia, Access to Justice Committee
Honors and Awards
Georgia Rising Star, Atlanta Magazine
“On The Rise,” Fulton County Daily Report, a recognition given to only 12 attorneys in Georgia under the age of 40, 2009
Stuart Eizenstat Young Lawyer Award, Anti-Defamation League
- November 7, 2013
- July 3, 2013
- February 21, 2013Super Lawyers
- February 21, 2012Super Lawyers
- 2010Atlanta Magazine
- May 11, 2010The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- The Atlanta Journal Constitution Discusses Case Which Josh Thorpe and Jason Carter Helped Successfully Defend the National Football League Players AssociationMarch 31, 2009The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2004, summa cum laude
- Order of the Coif
- Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review
- West Award for Academic Excellence
Duke University, B.A., 1997
Law Clerk, Judge Frank Mays Hull, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2004-2005
- State Bar of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals