Carlton King's entire legal career has concentrated on civil litigation with particular emphasis on trying cases in the courtroom. 

In recent years, he has drawn on his years of trial experience as a mediator and arbitrator, assisting in the resolution of disputes through ADR.

Carlton brings a practical sensibility to dispute resolution and has dealt with a myriad of commercial subject matters. During his career he has trained many young lawyers and for several years he managed the litigation practice of FordHarrison.  He is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts and has tried cases in a number of jurisdictions other than Georgia.

Carlton has served on seminar panels addressing civil litigation and trial practice, and has participated as an instructor in trial advocacy programs for law students and practitioners.  He has also been an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law.

Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation (recognized since 2003)
  • "Georgia Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2019)
  • "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend

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  • Participated in case in which Ga. Supreme Court set rules for discontinuing life support ("Right to Die" case)
  • Obtained jury verdict setting will aside because of undue influence
  • Convinced jury that defendants had misappropriated computer trade secrets from national corporation.
  • Obtained $600,000 jury verdict for law firm against former partner for misappropriation of business opportunity.
  • Obtained jury verdict for defamation of seven agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of bank in discriminatory lending case.
  • Obtained summary judgment against defendant in negligence case, and held it on appeal.
  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of landowner in specific performance case.
  • Obtained jury verdict in employment discrimination case for large grocery chain.
  • Obtained jury verdict against lawyer for professional negligence in writing a will.
  • Successfully defended bank trust officer accused of negligently managing trust account.
  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of department store in false arrest case.
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    J.D., 1971
  • Furman University
    B.A., 1968
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Georgia