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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 Law

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


  • Admitted in 1987, Georgia


  • University of Texas
    Class of 1986
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    Class of 1984
    magna cum laude

Associations & Memberships

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia.

Carothers & Mitchell, LLC represents individuals and businesses throughout Georgia, including Buford and Gwinnett Counties and Metropolitan Atlanta.