Stokes Lazarus and Carmichael LLP Celebrates its 42nd Anniversary

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“Real World Legal Solutions”® continues to garner positive results for clients.

Today marks the 42nd anniversary for local law firm Stokes Lazarus and Carmichael LLP (SLC). Located in the Buckhead business community of Atlanta, the firm is celebrating over four decades of helping clients successfully maximize results and recovery through legal action.

Partner Wayne Lazarus attributes SLC’s success to its “Real World Legal Solutions,”® the firm’s unique brand of service that blends aggressive legal tactics with big-picture thinking. “We work to achieve our client’s objectives while recognizing the nuances of the communities and industries in which they serve.”

SLC represents both large and small businesses in many industries, but specializes in recovering assets and judgments for community banks throughout the state of Georgia. SLC also represents nationally known brands in franchise litigation and trademark infringement cases. In addition, the firm focuses on employment law, civil litigation, securities and insurance law. SLC has litigated and argued tens of thousands of cases with positive results for their clients over the years.

“The last four decades have brought about rapid change in the marketplace, and we continue to evolve and adapt to our clients’ changing needs,” said partner Bill Carmichael. “But through the years our core values have always remained the same. We listen to our clients and act in their best interest.”

The firm’s numerous accolades are a testament to its high standards, including the highest rating by the legal industry's premier peer-review rating system, Martindale-Hubbell.® The firm’s rating reflects "preeminent" legal ability and "very high" general ethical standards. The firm is home to several members of “Georgia’s Legal Elite: The State’s Most Effective Lawyers,” including Bill Carmichael, Michael Ernst, Richard Joseph, and Rachel Humphrey. Ernst is also a “Georgia Super Lawyer.”

SLC has also excelled at creating a rewarding work environment, as evidenced by the number of employees who have been with the firm more than 25 years (and some over 35 years). “We have an experienced team that works effectively to achieve results. It is gratifying work to see favorable rulings and positive results for our clients,” stated a founding partner Marion Stokes. “We are taking this opportunity to thank our clients, and we look forward to serving them for decades to come.”

About Stokes, Lazarus and Carmichael
For over 40 years, Stokes Lazarus & Carmichael LLP has successfully produced positive results for businesses in numerous industries, from nationally known brands to sole proprietorships. SLC also specializes in banking and collection matters. The firm is highly respected in the industry and has received the highest rating, “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5” by the legal industry's premier peer-review rating system, Martindale-Hubbell.® This rating reflects "Preeminent" legal ability and "Very High" general ethical standards. SLC partners are also routinely recognized as being among "Georgia's Legal Elite" (by Georgia Trend magazine), as a "Georgia Super Lawyer" (by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine and Atlanta magazine), and as a "Top Rated Lawyer®” (by ALM). More information about the firm and its attorneys is available at    

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