Brad Carver

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1775 

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. He is the District Chairman of the 11th Congressional District, a member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Republican Party, an alternate delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, and a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH. 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 retired after 28 years of service at the end of 2018 from the U.S. Army Reserves in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, with his last duty position being Team leader at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia, 1999

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

PUBLICATIONS

  • BUCKHEAD BIDDING FOR NEW CONGRESS DISTRICT: Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 5-11, 2011, Page 3A
  • A YEAR AFTER RULING, OUR WATER FUTURE IS NOW BRIGHT. Atlanta Journal-Contitution. July 14, 2010. Written by Scott Cole and Brad Carver.
  • 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.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta Young Republican (Life Member)
  • Buckhead Young Republicans (General Counsel)
  • Energy Bar Association
  • 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
  • State Bar of Georgia

Recognitions

  • 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)
Atlanta partner Brad Carver was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Politically Georgia article “Georgia Renews Old Quest to Retake Tennessee Border.” To read more about Carver’s ongoing mission to
Partner Brad Carver has been selected by the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General (JAG) for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Carver is currently headquartered
HBS Partner, Brad Carver has been appointed to the Atlanta Commission on Veteran Affairs by the Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell. HBS is honored to
Bard Carver, partner and Senior Managing Director of Government Affairs at Hall Booth Smith has become the newest regular columnist/contributor to James magazine, the nine
Good-faith effort avoids litigation By: Brad Carver,  The Atlanta Journal Constitution For nearly 200 years, Georgia and Tennessee have been disputing the location of their border. Georgia House Resolution 4
Lobbyist Spending Down Significantly This Legislative Session By: Jonathan Shapiro, WABE News Lobbyist spending on state lawmakers was down more than 30 percent this legislative session compared
Practice Specific Experience

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. He is the District Chairman of the 11th Congressional District, a member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Republican Party, an alternate delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, and a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH. 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 retired after 28 years of service at the end of 2018 from the U.S. Army Reserves in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, with his last duty position being Team leader at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia, 1999

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

PUBLICATIONS

  • BUCKHEAD BIDDING FOR NEW CONGRESS DISTRICT: Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 5-11, 2011, Page 3A
  • A YEAR AFTER RULING, OUR WATER FUTURE IS NOW BRIGHT. Atlanta Journal-Contitution. July 14, 2010. Written by Scott Cole and Brad Carver.
  • 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.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta Young Republican (Life Member)
  • Buckhead Young Republicans (General Counsel)
  • Energy Bar Association
  • 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
  • State Bar of Georgia

Recognitions

  • 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)
Atlanta partner Brad Carver was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Politically Georgia article “Georgia Renews Old Quest to Retake Tennessee Border.” To read more about Carver’s ongoing mission to
Partner Brad Carver has been selected by the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General (JAG) for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Carver is currently headquartered
HBS Partner, Brad Carver has been appointed to the Atlanta Commission on Veteran Affairs by the Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell. HBS is honored to
Bard Carver, partner and Senior Managing Director of Government Affairs at Hall Booth Smith has become the newest regular columnist/contributor to James magazine, the nine
Good-faith effort avoids litigation By: Brad Carver,  The Atlanta Journal Constitution For nearly 200 years, Georgia and Tennessee have been disputing the location of their border. Georgia House Resolution 4
Lobbyist Spending Down Significantly This Legislative Session By: Jonathan Shapiro, WABE News Lobbyist spending on state lawmakers was down more than 30 percent this legislative session compared
Practice Specific Experience