W. Pitts Carr
Pitts Carr is one of the founding partners of the nationally recognized law firm Carr & Weatherby, LLP. During his 35-year tenure as a trial attorney, Mr. Carr has become one of the most respected and experienced attorneys in the Southeast. He has been described as a tough litigator with a reputation for professionalism and high ethical standards in the courtroom. He also is known for his unequaled success rate.
Mr. Carr graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia, followed by a J.D. degree from Duke University Law School in 1972. He has been named by a number of federal and state courts to serve in leadership positions in cases of national importance.
Mr. Carr is a member of the American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association. He is on the ABA Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Securities and Commercial Trial Attorneys. He was named by Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris to serve as Chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Tort Reform for the State of Georgia, Chairman of the Board of Medical Assistance (now Community Services), and member of the State Personnel Board. He was appointed by Governor George Busbee to serve on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Department of Human Resources.
He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Atlanta Life Financial Group. He has served on the boards of a number of charitable and religious organizations including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Leukemia Society, St. Jude’s House, Atlanta Union Mission, Chair, and St. Phillips Cathedral, Senior Warden. He has served as the Chair of the Stewardship Committee at the Cathedral of Christ the King, as well as a lay member of the Executive Council. He currently serves on the Financial Council.
For the past 20 years he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association in the capacity of General Counsel. He was named by Governor Sonny Perdue to serve on the legal committee for the State of Georgia coordinating the State’s joint litigation with twenty other states relating to the Health Reform Bill.
A native of Thomasville, Georgia, Mr. Carr resides in Atlanta with his wife, Julie, and their four children. He is an avid outdoorsman and pilot.
Alex D. Weatherby
Alex D. Weatherby joined the firm in August of 2010. He graduated from Samford University in 2006, with Summa Cum Laude honors. He, then, attended University of Georgia School of Law, receiving his juris doctorate degree in May of 2010, with Cum Laude honors. Mr. Weatherby’s practice is entirely devoted to litigation.
While in law school, Mr. Weatherby was a member of the Moot Court Board and Mock Trial Board. Through these organizations, he competed nationally in the ABA National Moot Court Competition and Emory Civil Rights Competition. In his final year of law school, he was named a Pupil to the Chattahoochee Inn of Court, which is an honorable legal society dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism and ethics of its members. He served as a member of the SBA Student Affairs Committee.
Mr. Weatherby received the “William King Meadow Award” while at Georgia law school. This award, which is voted on by students and faculty, is “given to one student in the graduating class best exemplifying integrity, responsibility, and high legal ethics, and who has the keen sense of humor necessary to bring a proper perspective to solving legal issues.” Mr. Weatherby prides himself on living true to this award, practicing law with integrity, ethics, and the proper perspective.
Mr. Weatherby worked for the Western Circuit of Georgia Public Defender’s Office during his third year of law school, in which he regularly argued motions and hearings before a Superior Court Judge. At the Carr Firm, Mr. Weatherby has prepared for numerous trials, which have resulted in favorable outcomes for his clients.
Mr. Weatherby was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He and his wife, Sage, live in Decatur, GA with their daughters, Sybil and Elyse, and dog, Matisse.