Firm Overview

Serving Local, Regional and National Business Interests

Stokes Carmichael & Ernst LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, has established itself as one of the most well-respected civil and business litigation law firms in the region. Representing clients in commercial collections and banking litigation, business law and litigation, employment law and litigation, and general civil litigation, SCE Law employs a results-driven focus to meet the needs of professionals, executives and corporations.

SCE Law celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2022 -- a testament to the firm's success and longevity.

SCE Law brings over 50 years of general business and employment law experience and a clear understanding of how corporations of all sizes operate. We work to provide superior legal representation and defense for a number of industries, and our clients range from sole proprietorships to small and mid-sized companies to large multinational corporations.

The Partners (seated: [M. Stokes - Retired], BILL CARMICHAEL, MIKE ERNST, and TOM KEOUGH), Attorneys & Staff of SCE Law

Focused on Providing Real World Legal Solutions®

There is no magic bullet. No panacea. No universal strategy to law that always works. Successful strategies are built specifically to meet the individual needs of a client, whether an individual or an organization.

SCE Law's legal professionals are driven to succeed for our clients. Our lawyers achieve success by being:

  • Experienced
  • Knowledgeable
  • Adaptable
  • Creative
  • Agile
  • Aggressive

Since 1972, Stokes Carmichael & Ernst LLP has produced results that have gained the attention of the legal community and independent organizations.  SCE Law is recognized in numerous independent publications as among the most respected law firms in the region.  Both SCE Law as well as individual partners have:

  • received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating — “AV® Preeminent®” — for excellence in legal ability and ethical standards;
  • been recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; and
  • been consistently honored as being among "The Best Lawyers in America®" by Best Lawyers®.

In addtion to the above shared honors, individual SCE Law partners have received consistent recognition for their legal work, including:  "Georgia's Legal Elite: The State's Most Effective Lawyers" (Georgia Trend Magazine); "Super Lawyers®" (Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, and Atlanta Business Chronicle); and "Top Rated Lawyer®" (ALM).

SCE Law is also a Silver Preferred Service Provider to the Community Bankers Association of Georgia.

Find Out How We Can Help You

To schedule an initial consultation with our office, call us at 404-352-1465 extension 441 or contact us online.

SCE = Success Comes from Experience

Areas Served

From our office in Atlanta, Georgia, Stokes Carmichael & Ernst LLP provides quality legal representation to business clients throughout the State of Georgia, the southeastern United States, and elsewhere. Let SCE Law put The Power of Legal Knowledge® to work for you.

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