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Michael Scott Carlson

Michael Scott Carlson

Adjunct Professor

Ext.

Education

A.B., University of Georgia
J.D., Washington and Lee University

Courses Taught

Advanced Evidence

Career Highlights

Carlson is currently serving as Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in Cobb County, Georgia. Prior to his appointment as an Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Carlson practiced in the law firm of Hull, Towill, Norman and Barrett in Augusta , specializing in media law and general civil practice. In 2005, Carlson received the J. Roger Thompson award from the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council for outstanding service as a faculty member at the Basic Litigation Course. In 2009, Carlson accepted the Georgia Gang Investigators Association’s President’s Award on behalf of the Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney, which was honored for its successful efforts in combating and preventing criminal street gang crime in Georgia. The Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court honored Mr. Carlson by inducting him as a Master of the Inn in 2010. 

Carlson received his law degree from Washington and Lee University, earning, among other distinctions, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Award for his “demonstrating the talents and attributes of the trial advocate.”

Publications

Carlson on Evidence: Comparing the Georgia and Federal Rules by Ronald L. Carlson and Michael Scott Carlson was published in December 2012 by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia. It is a rule-by-rule comparison of the new and former Georgia, as well as the federal evidence rules.