Jason Carter is a Partner with Bondurant, Mixon and Elmore, representing clients in high stakes trial and appellate business litigation including breach of contract, class actions, business torts and other complex commercial cases.
Jason’s expertise in intellectual property includes litigating common law intellectual property, trademark, trade secret and patent disputes. Jason is also a leader in the firm’s corporate recoveries practice where he helps companies identify, evaluate and pursue revenue-generating opportunities through the legal department.
Jason combines a successful litigation practice with a strong commitment to public service. Among other activities, Jason chairs the Carter Center’s Board of Trustees. From 2010-2015 he served in the Georgia State Senate, and he was the 2014 Democratic Nominee for Governor of Georgia.
Jason has been named to Georgia Trend’s list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians, and has consistently been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Atlanta Magazine. Jason has received numerous other awards for his legal work and community service, including the Anti-Defamation League’s Stuart Eizenstat Award.
A ninth-generation Georgian, Jason is a grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and the son of Jack Carter and Judy Langford, daughter of former Georgia State Senator James Beverly Langford. Carter attended Duke University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in philosophy and political science.
After graduating from Duke University, Carter served in the Peace Corps stationed in South Africa. Jason Carter lived in Lochiel, South Africa, where he worked on education issues in rural areas. He learned to speak Zulu and Siswati. He wrote a book, titled Power Lines, about his experiences there.
Carter later attended the University of Georgia School of Law, with a Juris Doctor. He clerked for Frank M. Hull on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit after graduating from law school.
Jason’s wife, Kate, is a high school teacher, and former journalist with the Athens Banner-Herald, where she won several awards. They have two sons, Henry and Thomas.