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Why Hire Carlton Folsom?

carlton_headshot_2Choosing an attorney to handle your case can be difficult. There are many attorneys out there: Some good, some mediocre, and some bad. A relatively small cadre of attorneys have extensive trial experience – many attorneys lack this attribute. Our view is that you should hire a “trial lawyer” - not a “file lawyer”. You need an attorney who will aggressively and professionally seek all necessary evidence and facts, in order to obtain a favorable result with a minimum of litigation. It is much more likely that you will obtain a favorable settlement, if the other side knows that your attorney is able and willing to skillfully try your case, if necessary. Sometimes, it is simply not possible to obtain a favorable result, without a trial. If you need to try your case, Carlton Folsom applies 26 years of trial experience in order to obtain the best possible result for you – his client.

Our demonstrated record of success includes the following recent results, obtained since 2015:

  • A jury trial acquittal in an armed robbery case. After a two day trial, the jury returned a unanimous (12 to 0) finding of Not Guilty (Gwinnett County Superior Court).
  • An award of virtually all of the marital assets and attorney’s fees of over $14,000.00, for the Wife and against the Husband, in a divorce case (Gwinnett County Superior Court).
  • An award of over $14,000.00 in interim attorney’s fees and costs, for the Wife and against the Husband, in a divorce (Gwinnett County Superior Court).
  • Dismissal of Child Molestation, Sexual Battery, and Burglary charges, after successfully bringing and arguing a Motion to Suppress (Barrow County Superior Court).
  • An award of over $10,000.00 in attorney’s fees and costs, for the Husband and against the Wife, in a divorce (Gwinnett County Superior Court).
  • A jury trial acquittal in a DUI case (Gwinnett County State Court).
  • An award of over $9,000.00 in attorney’s fees, for the Father and against the Mother, in a child custody and child support modification case (Gwinnett County Superior Court).
  • A favorable settlement for the Wife in a divorce case, where the parties had a successful small business. Settlement was reached after Mr. Folsom brought and won a Motion to Compel Discovery regarding the assets, some of which were not readily apparent (including an award of attorney’s fees for the Wife)(Forsyth County Superior Court).
  • An award of sole custody and $10,000.00 in attorney's fees to the Wife, in a divorce case (Gwinnett County Superior Court).
  • Judgment for the Wife in a divorce, awarding her permanent alimony, virtually all of the marital assets, and over $15,000.00 in attorney's fees (Gwinnett County Superior Court).
  • Motion practice in a criminal case, leading to dismissal of a charge of Aggravated Assault (Gwinnett County Superior Court)

Carlton Folsom’s results prior to 2015 include the following cases in numerous Courts:

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  • Dismissal of drug charges against an Air Force NCO/crew chief, which resulted in the dismissal of a top manager of the Air Force Drug Lab for falsifying test results (Carlton Folsom serving as Civilian Defense Counsel, General Court Martial, Barksdale AFB).
  • An award of extensive child support arrears for a Georgia mother, against a NFL running back and NFL Rookie of the Year. The Father/NFL player was also incarcerated as a result of his failure to pay child support (Bossier Parish District Court, Louisiana).
  • Jury Trial acquittal in a rape case, after jury deliberations of less than 30 minutes (Gordon County Superior Court, Georgia).
  • Jury Trial acquittal in a statutory rape case, for an Air Force NCO (Carlton Folsom serving as Civilian Defense Counsel, General Court Martial, Barksdale AFB).

We start thinking about how to handle – and if necessary, try your case – when we first meet you. We apply our experience to obtain the best possible results for you – our Client.

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