Karen G. Thomas, born in Jamaica, West Indies, 1963; admitted to bar, 1987, Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia.

:  Clarion University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1984, Magna Cum Laude); University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1986 with honors); Recipient Best Brief Award in Legal Research and Writing.

Biography:  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.

Member:  Gwinnett County Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia.

Other:  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).

PRACTICE AREAS:   General Civil Litigation; Civil Rights; Local Government Law; Real Estate; Eminent Domain; Insurance Defense.