Ms. Karen G. Thomas



Recipient Best Brief Award in Legal Research and Writing. Associate, King & Spalding, 1987-1989. Assistant County Attorney, Gwinnett County, 1989-1995. Deputy County Attorney, Gwinnett County, 1995-1999. County Attorney, Director of Law Department, Gwinnett County, 1999-2011. Chief Counsel, City of Atlanta Law Department, 2011-2012. Deputy City Attorney, Infrastructure Practice Group, City of Atlanta, 2012-2016. Partner, Carothers & Mitchell, LLC, 2016 - Present. Leadership Gwinnett Class of 1999; Regional Leadership Institute 2004; Past President, County Attorneys Section, Association County Commissioners of Georgia (2009-2010); Past Chairman, Local Government Section, State Bar of Georgia (2009-2011).

Areas of Practice (5)

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Local Government Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
470-208-2416  Phone
770-932-6348  Fax
University Attended:
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, B.S., magna cum laude, 1984
Law School Attended:
University of Texas, J.D., 1986
Year of First admission:
1987, Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Gwinnett County Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia.
Birth Information:
Falmouth, Jamaica, West Indies, March 2, 1963

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