William K. Carmichael

Senior Partner

Phone: 404-603-3423
Fax: 404-352-8463
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William K. Carmichael heads SCE Law's Commercial Law and General Civil Litigation practice groups. Mr. Carmichael has extensive experience litigating cases involving commercial and general business matters throughout the United States at the trial and appellate levels, in both state and federal court. His practice focuses primarily on representing creditors, businesses in contract disputes, and plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Mr. Carmichael joined SCE Law in 1979 and celebrates his 47th Anniversary in the active practice of law in 2024.  Before joining SCE Law, Bill was a law clerk to the Honorable George T. Smith, Georgia Court of Appeals, from 1977-1979. He has been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of “Georgia's Legal Elite: The State's Most Effective Lawyers” in the area of personal injury law.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law, Collections, and Creditor Bankruptcy
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Business Law and Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: 5th Circuit; 11th Circuit
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia


University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia

  • J.D. – 1976

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

  • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1974
  • Major: English
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honors: Pi Gamma Mu

Honors and Awards

  • “Georgia's Legal Elite: The State's Most Effective Lawyers” by Georgia Trend Magazine: Personal Injury

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Community Bankers Association of Georgia (Associate Member)
  • Georgia Bankers Association (Associate Member; Bank Counsel Section Member)
  • Commercial Law League of America

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Clerk, Hon. George T. Smith, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1977 – 1979

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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