Jason Carter represents clients in high stakes trial and appellate business litigation including business torts, class actions and other complex commercial cases. Jason is also a leader in the firm’s corporate recoveries practice where he helps companies identify, evaluate and pursue opportunities to bring in revenue through the legal department.
He combines a successful litigation practice with a strong commitment to public service. Jason currently serves as the Chairman of the Carter Center Board of Trustees. From 2010-2015 he served in the Georgia State Senate. In 2014, Jason was the Democratic Nominee for Governor of Georgia, receiving more than 1.1 million votes in a race that garnered substantial national attention.
Jason has been named to Georgia Trend’s list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians, and has consistently been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Atlanta Magazine. Jason has received numerous other awards for his legal work and community service, including the Anti-Defamation League’s Stuart Eizenstat 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.
Successfully defended one of Atlanta’s largest law firms in a lawsuit seeking $20 million in damages. Plaintiffs recovered nothing and paid attorney’s fees.
Currently representing clients in multiple class actions seeking hundreds of millions of dollars involving terminated employment benefits and bank overdraft fees.
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.
Chairman, The Carter Center
Trustee, Georgia Bar Foundation
Founding Chair, Georgia Appleseed Young Professionals Council
Former Board Member, Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
Former Board Member, Hands On Atlanta
United States Peace Corps Volunteer, Lochiel, South Africa, 1998-2000
Honors and Awards
Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2016-present
Georgia Rising Star, Atlanta Magazine
Stuart Eizenstat Award, Anti-Defamation League
UGA Alumni Association “40 Under 40”
Atlanta Business Chronicle “40 Under 40”
“On The Rise,” Fulton County Daily Report, a recognition given to only 12 attorneys in Georgia under the age of 40, 2009
- February 21, 2018
- February 21, 2017Super Lawyers
- February 19, 2016Super Lawyers
- January 1, 2015
- October 14, 2014Atlanta Magazine
- 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