At Carr & Weatherby, we care deeply about our community. Our senior partner, W. Pitts Carr, has spent a lifetime in public service. He has served the Georgia legal community in numerous capacities. He is on the ABA Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, and he has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Securities and Commercial Trial Attorneys. He has had the honor of being named by three different Georgia Governors to serve in various legal capacities.
Governor Joe Frank Harris named Mr. Carr to the Commission on Tort Reform for the State of Georgia, the group responsible for overseeing many significant changes to Georgia’s civil code. Governor George Busbee named Mr. Carr to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Department of Human Resources, and in this position Mr. Carr guided the Georgia Department through the choppy waters of HR. Finally, Governor Sonny Purdue appointed Mr. Carr a “Special Attorney General” to represent the State in a case which ultimately was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In addition to his work in the legal community, Mr. Carr has served for numerous charitable organizations and nonprofits, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Leukemia Society, St. Jude’s House, Atlanta Mission as the Chair and St. Phillips Cathedral as the Senior Warden. He has also 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 Christ the King.
For decades, Mr. Carr has provided scholarships for Duke University Law School. Some of his most rewarding experiences was his work with the Atlanta Mission, which provides homeless persons with hot meals, shelter, counseling and job skills. His experience with the Atlanta Mission was one of the main reasons we started our scholarship for At-Risk Youth.
Likewise, partner Alex D. Weatherby has served the community in many capacities. Mr. Weatherby is a member of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. This fraternity is dedicated exclusively to service projects in their community. Through this fraternity, and on his own, Mr. Weatherby has previously worked with St. Martin’s in the Pines Nursing Home as a family liaison and Habitat for Humanity as a builder. Mr. Weatherby also presently serves his local community, as a Board Member for his neighborhood Association in Decatur, GA, and as a member of his church in East Atlanta, Eastside Methodist Church.
Mr. Weatherby is also an active member of the local bar association. He is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar, and a member of the Litigation Committee and Small Firm Committee. He is a member of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, an organization dedicated to helping injured persons. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, and the Professional Liability Section of the Atlanta Bar. Mr. Weatherby enjoys returning to his alma mater, the University of Georgia School of Law, to volunteer as a judge for their moot court and mock trial teams.