Courtney Carpenter

Attorney Courtney H. Carpenter

Attorney Courtney Carpenter prepared us for every step and possible outcome of the process. She doesn't tell you what you want to hear, but tells you what you need to hear so you have realistic expectations. She was both professional and supportive through mediation. We were very pleased with the end result of our case. - Heather T.
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Courtney H. Carpenter

Senior Domestic Attorney

Courtney H. Carpenter provides representation in all matters of family law and is passionate about helping clients find the best resolution possible based on their individual goals. The litigation process can be complicated and emotional, and Ms. Carpenter works with each client to help them navigate their options to make informed decisions throughout their case.

Ms. Carpenter earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in political science, a certification in professional politics, and a minor in international affairs, graduating magna cum laude from Kennesaw State University in 2006. Thereafter, Ms. Carpenter earned a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 2010. During her time at Emory, she volunteered with Student Legal Services and was a participant in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society.

Ms. Carpenter’s legal career has almost exclusively focused on family law since 2011. Prior to joining Burns Smith Law, Ms. Carpenter was a Partner at one of the largest family law firms in Georgia.

Notable Achievements

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019

Education & Training

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA
    Juris Doctor, 2010
  • Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA magna cum laude
    Bachelor of Science magna cum laude Political Science| Minor in International Affairs | Certification in Professional Politics.

Associations & Memberships

  • Georgia Bar
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association

Areas of Specialization

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Contested Divorce
  • High-asset Divorce
  • Modifications
  • Contempt Actions
  • Paternity Actions
  • Legitimation Actions
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Adoptions

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2010 (active)