Attorney - Brad  Carver

Attorney:

Brad Carver
Partner
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6967
F: 404-954-5020
E: bcarver@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Brad Carver is the Senior Managing Director of HBS Government Affairs and is a member of the Government Affairs; Energy, Regulatory and Utilities; Environmental, Mass Torts and Land Use; International; and Business Litigation practice groups. Prior to Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Mr. Carver worked for Miller & Martin, Alston & Bird, the Georgia Municipal Association, and Georgia Power Company.

During law school, Mr. Carver deployed with the Army to Tuzla, Bosnia, from May 1996 to January 1997 as the Commander of a Detachment of the 341st Adjutant General Co. and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. In September 2003, Mr. Carver returned to Atlanta from a 14-month tour of duty in Kuwait and Iraq where he supported 3rd Army as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exceptionally meritorious service during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Mr. Carver continues to actively serve in the U.S. Army Reserves in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Practice Areas

Government Affairs

Mr. Carver is Senior Managing Director of HBS Government Affairs and represents clients before the Georgia General Assembly and various state commissions and agencies.  Hehas been very active in the Georgia and Fulton County Republican Parties.   He served as a strategist in numerous national and statewide political campaigns including serving as a Congressional District Chairman for John McCain’s Campaign in 2008, Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Presidential Campaign in 2012, Legal Counsel to the 2002 Sonny Perdue Campaign, and County Chairman to Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s campaign. He is currently General Counsel to the Buckhead Young Republicans, was Treasurer of the Coverdell Leadership Institute Class of 2007 and is on the Board of the Republican Leadership for Georgia.  Mr. Carver is also Vice-Chairman of the Fulton County Republican Party, Chairman of the 11th Congressional District and serves on the Georgia Republican Party’s Board of Governors and State Executive Committee. He was an Alternate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012 and a Delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016. He has served as Special Executive Counsel to the Governor on water issues which landed him on the History Channel “How the States Got Their Shapes” and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.  He was named the Georgia Republican “Man of the Year” in 2011, was a Daily Report Dozen Under 40 in 2008, and Atlanta Business Chronicle (2007) and Georgia Trend 40 Under 40 (2011).

Education

A.B. Political Science, cum laude, Duke University, 1994
J.D. and M.B.A., cum laude and honor graduate, University of Georgia, 1999

Admitted

Georgia, 1999

Membership

American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Energy Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Young Republican
(Life Member)
Buckhead Young Republicans (General Counsel)
Federalist Society
Georgia Chamber of Commerce (Government Affairs Council)
Georgia Economic Developers Association
Georgia Professional Lobbyist Association (Board Member)
Georgia Young Republican (Member/Advisor)
German American Chamber of Commerce (Secretary)
Republican National Lawyers Association
Reserve Officers Association
Southeastern Energy Society

Publications

BUCKHEAD BIDDING FOR NEW CONGRESS DISTRICT: Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 5-11, 2011, Page 3A

TAPPING THE TENNESSEE RIVER AT GEORGIA'S NORTHWEST CORNER: A Solution to North Georgia's Water Supply Crisis, February 2008.

ELECTRIC LEGALITIES: A LOOK AT THE ELECTRIC INDUSTRY'S TOP LEGAL CONCERNS, Utility Safety Magazine, February 2002, Volume 5, Number 1.

THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA? The Effect of Electric and Gas Deregulation on Georgia's Cities,"August 15, 1997.
Written under the supervision of Professor R. Perry Sentell, Carter Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, in conjunction with the Georgia Municipal Association. Published and provided to GMA member cities and the Georgia Public Service Commission. The paper was also presented at a CLE class in Athens and given to all participating City and County attorneys.

A YEAR AFTER RULING, OUR WATER FUTURE IS NOW BRIGHT. Atlanta Journal-Contitution. July 14, 2010. Written by Scott Cole and Brad Carver.

Activities

213th Legal Support Organization, Major, Senior Legal Opinions Attorney
Atlanta Young Republicans
Buckhead Young Republicans (General Counsel)
Coverdell Leadership Institute (Treasurer 2007)
5th Congressional District Chairman, John McCain for President
5th Congressional District Chairman, Saxby Chambliss for U.S. Senate (2008)
Fulton County Republican Party (Vice-Chairman)
Georgia Republican Party (Board of Governors and State Executive Committee)
House District 56 (Former Chairman)
International Trade in Legal Services Committee 2008-09 (State Bar of Georgia)
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Bubba McDonald for Public Service Commission (Treasurer, 2008)
Special Executive Counsel to Governor Sonny Perdue on Water Issues
11th Congressional District Chairman

Awards

Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Army Commendation Medal (2)
Super Lawyers Rising Star (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
Selected as one of Twelve On The Rise, under 40 (Fulton Daily Report 2008)
Award For Leadership Excellence, 176th Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course (10/01/2008)
Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite (2009, 2010)
Honor Graduate, Judge Advocate General Officer Advanced Course (2010)
James Magazine Top 4 Rising Star (2010)
Georgia Young Republican Man of The Year (2011)
Georgia Trend Magazine 40 under 40 (2011)
James Magazine #5 Rising Star (2011)

 

White Paper

Tennessee River White Paper for GWRC Manuscript