Attorney - Brad  Carver


Brad Carver
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6967
F: 404-954-5020
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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

Energy, Regulatory & Utilities

Mr. Carver focuses his practice on energy, utilities, environmental and local government law specializing in electric, natural gas, and telecommunications regulation. He represents clients before the Georgia Public Service Commission, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and the Georgia General Assembly.


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


 Georgia, 1999


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


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.


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


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