William K. Carmichael

Phone: 404-603-3423
Fax: 404-352-8463
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William K. Carmichael heads SCE's General Civil Litigation and Commercial Law 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 businesses in contract disputes and representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Mr. Carmichael joined SCE in 1979 and will celebrate his 45th Anniversary in the active practice of law in 2022.  Before joining SCE, 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
  • Franchise Litigation
  • 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 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
  • 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.