About The Adams-Carter Law Firm

We pride ourselves in our commitment to taking our clients and their situations personally. We provide compassionate, creative and personalized legal representation every time and for every client, no matter how complex their needs.

A Range of Unique Benefits

Our size, experience and location is what allows our Law offices to extend many unique benefits to our clients. We provide the same services as many larger firms do throughout the area, but we can make them more personal, more effective and more compassionate.

Meet Katherine Adams-Carter

With over 25 years in the legal profession, attorney L. Katherine Adams-Carter understands the law and values the importance of family. She understands the effects that a family law issue can have on your life, and she does not proceed with any family law action lightly.

An Atlanta native, Adams-Carter began her career in the insurance industry before deciding to go to law school. After graduation from the Walter F. Scott School of Law at Mercer University Ms. Adams-Carter worked for a larger law firm before founding her own practice in 1993 to focus on her specific interests and expertise in family law and probate issues.

Ms. Adams-Carter is an active and respected member of the Atlanta, Sandy Springs and DeKalb Bar Associations, in which she has held a number of senior positions. She is also a member of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Association while also being actively involved in many more community organizations in leadership roles.

We pride ourselves in taking our clients and their situations personally. We represent you from the mind and the heart.


  • Gary Mesnick
    To Whom it may Concern: For eighteen years, Katherine Adams Carter has been my lawyer and friend. When I owned my company, she was my firm’s attorney as well. She has always done an amazing job for me, for my family and for my company. We have been through a few law suits and she won them all. She has done my entire family’s wills and all necessary documents that go with them. I have referred her to many friends and families. Everyone has always come to the same conclusion. She is a brilliant attorney with an engaging personality. That is a rare combination. One of my favorite things about Kathy is that she never quits trying to make a compromise in her dealing with the other side. She is definitely the voice of reason. That is why her cases rarely go to litigation. She does not waste time driving the hours up on her clients. I could speak volumes about Kathy, but if you are looking for an intelligent and savvy attorney with a positive outlook and a great personality, she is for you. I highly recommend my lawyer and friend Katherine Adams Carter.
    Gary Mesnick
  • Amanda
    I would like to recommend Kathy Adams Carter as an attorney to anyone interested in legal services. Kathy is a strong and effective lawyer who can support you in the most difficult legal challenges. I am glad to put my trust in Kathy and would encourage anyone needing legal assistance to talk to her before selecting an attorney. Kathy represented me in a very challenging legal conflict. The other party retained an experienced attorney and started proceedings in a menacing confident manner. After many months, they lost and learned Kathy has the knowledge and skills to stand behind her clients and win. Not only does Kathy have tremendous legal skill, she also is a real, supportive, honest person. Kathy went beyond just being my attorney to being someone who cared about me being treated fairly. She took extra time to explain the legal process to me as well as risks and opportunities as we moved forward. The most important thing I can say for others who are looking for legal help is Kathy cares about her clients, is easy to work with, and in my opinion, has the skills to battle through any legal issue or opposing legal team. She is someone you can count on - professionally and personally.
  • Liz
    Katherine has been a wonderful lawyer and a very caring person. She has taken care of many things for me and my husband.
  • Jess
    I had given physical custody & agreed to support to get my Legitimation processed without opposition. Subsequently the SHTF & Kathy Adams-Carter represented me in a modification & really messy custody case that stretched out nearly 2 years from the point that DFACS gave me physical custody of my child. Kathy was a great advocate; more importantly, she was tough minded. Tough enough to keep me focused on a strategy that ultimately got me primary custody, only supervised visitation and living out of state.
  • Cindy
    Kathy helped me with a child support arrearage matter against my ex-husband. She helped me collect what was due and owing. Kathy is very caring and works hard for her clients. She is always professional in her dealings with clients and opposing counsel. I highly recommend Kathy for any legal representation needs.
  • Laura Davis
    I used Kathy 4 years ago and she was wonderful. My dad was an attorney and I grew up listening on on divorce cases and know how 'south' they can go. Kathy is genuine in her empathy, pointed in her plan/approach and extremely resolute/driven in getting her client's goals achieved--without any unnecessary hours or drama. I've proudly recommended her to many others, all which report a similarly positive experience.
    Laura Davis
  • Matthew
    Kathy Adams is very thorough. She followed through with everything that she said shw was going to do and then some. My experience with her was that she is very professional and easy to work with. Shi is also a very fair person. She did a great job on my case and I would recommend her to anyone I know. Thany you Kathy for being fair with me and getting results in a timely manor.
  • Joy
    Katherine Adams-Carter is the sort of lawyer you're happy to come across. Insightful, creative, empathetic and totally professional. I'd use her again in a heartbeat. I'm a very happy client.
  • Dionne
    I met with Kathy last year about my divorce and she took on my case. It ended up being a very nasty custody battle that required a lot of back and forth. Kathy was very thorough and professional. She walked me through every step and was patient when we had to go over stuff. I honestly could not ask for a better lawyer. She was truly on top of things and empathetic at the same time. She also worked with me on my payments.
  • Alexi
    I've never had a lawyer before and I was so happy to have met Kathy (and her assistant Judi). I'd heard so many bad things about lawyers that I really didn't know what to expect. She was wonderful. Anyone who says you don't need a lawyer on your side is foolish, they are there for your best interest, even if you're not sure what it might be exactly. I can't recommend her enough, she was caring, professional and experienced, everything you need to tackle life challenges.

Why Choose Us?

Client-Centered Approach

Our goal is to reduce the stress associated with your legal situation by explaining every step of the process and taking the time to answer your questions. We will listen to you, answer your questions, and give you clear explanations of what your options are step by step.

Outstanding Reputation

We have built a successful firm in large part based on client referrals. There is no better way to measure the quality of a legal firm than by asking former clients about the experiences they have had. At the Adams - Carter Law Firm, we have built an excellent reputation in the community and work diligently to be worthy of that reputation every day.



Attorney Adams-Carter is listed in Martindale-Hubble's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with an AV rating, the highest available for legal ability and ethical standards.



Knowledge and familiarity with local court systems is a must. The Adams-Carter Law Firm has been active in the areas served for over 30 years and all associates are intimately acquainted with it.



At the Adams - Carter Law Firm, we believe in providing high quality services at a reasonable price, always and without exception.

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