Blake R. Carl
Partner

Blake R. Carl

Location:Marietta, Georgia

Phone:770-424-7171

Fax:770-424-0644

Email:E-mail Me

Blake R. Carl joined Dupree, Kimbrough, Carl, & Reilly, LLP in December, 2009, as an associate attorney and was elected partner in the spring of 2016. Mr. Carl concentrates his legal practice in the areas of family law, general civil litigation, criminal law, personal injury, probate and estate planning and appellate practice. Mr. Carl has handled numerous court hearings, bench trials and jury trials in the State and Superior Courts throughout Metro Atlanta.  Mr. Carl has also successfully tried a case in the United States Federal Court – Northern District of Georgia.  Mr. Carl has argued before the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals, and has won several appeals throughout his career.

Mr. Carl grew up in Gainesville, Georgia, and graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 2003, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science. In 2006, he received both a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the Louisiana State University Law Center. Prior to joining Dupree, Kimbrough, Carl & Reilly, LLP, Mr. Carl was an associate attorney at Richard L. Moore, P.C., in Marietta, Georgia.

Mr. Carl became a member of the Georgia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Cobb County Bar Association, and Atlanta Bar Association in 2006, and is currently admitted to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In September, 2010, Mr. Carl was admitted to practice law in South Carolina, and is licensed to practice in all Circuit Courts, Courts of Equity, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, and the South Carolina Supreme Court. In 2007, he was an Assistant Instructor at Kennesaw State University’s Paralegal Program in the areas of Legal Research and Writing I and II.

Mr. Carl, his wife and son live in Smyrna, Georgia. Mr. Carl enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sporting events, cooking on his Big Green Egg and traveling.  Mr. Carl is an avid fan of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons.  Mr. Carl is a member of the Smyrna First Methodist Church.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Appellate Practice

Education

  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, J.D. – 2006, B.C.L. – 2006
  • University of South Carolina, cum laude, B.A. in History and Political Science – 2003

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Best Lawyer for Family Law, 2021
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2020

Court Admissions

  • Georgia Courts, 2006
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • South Carolina Circuit Courts, Courts of Equity, the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association

Classes/Seminars

  • Assistant Instructor, Kennesaw State University’s Paralegal Program, 2007, Legal Research and Writing I and II
  • Presenter at the 2015 Family Law Institute
  • Presenter at the ICLE Succeeding in Family Law Hearings and Trials, 2015

Representative Cases

  • Doxey v. Crissey, Court of Appeals of Georgia, June 26, 2020, 355 Ga. App.891 (property dispute involving an easement)
  • McCarthy v. Ashment, Court of Appeals of Georgia, October 30, 2019, 353 Ga .App 270 (contempt issues in domestic relations case)
  • Strickland v. Strickland, Supreme Court of Georgia, March 7, 2016, 298 Ga. 630 (grandparent custody case)
  • Strickland v. Strickland, Court of Appeals of Georgia, August 18, 2016, 338 GA. App. 535 (grandparent custody case)
  • Crutchfield v. Lawson, supreme Court of Georgia, January 21, 2014, 294 Ga. 407 (subject matter jurisdiction in contempt case)
  • Harris v. Snelgrove, Supreme Court of Georgia, November 21, 2011, 290 GA. 181 (grandparent custody case)
  • Thompson v. LaFarge Bldg. Materials, Inc., Court of Appeals of Georgia, April 16, 2015, 332 Ga. App.256 (personal guaranty/statute of frauds case)
  • Dodson v. Walraven, Court of Appeals of Georgia, November 16, 2012, 318 Ga. App. 586 (child support/imputed income case)
  • Brogdon v. Brogdon, Supreme Court of Georgia, February 27, 2012, 290 Ga. 618 (divorce/contempt/child support case)
  • State v. Kazmierczak, Court of Appeals of Georgia, March 30, 2015, 331 Ga. App. 817 (motion to suppress search warrant in criminal case)

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