Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr believes there is no more solemn responsibility than to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, Georgia’s laws and Constitution, and the interests of Georgians.
Chris’s devotion to Georgia has guided his professional career, and his appreciation for the law has fueled his passion for results-oriented public policy.
As vice president and general counsel for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Carr worked with Georgia lawmakers and policy specialists from across the state and around the country to craft quality legislation that would bring positive results for Georgians.
During his six years as Senator Isakson’s chief of staff, Chris advised the senator on federal legislation and on numerous judicial nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts in Georgia and across the country.
As commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development from 2013-2016, Chris led the state agency responsible for creating jobs and investment in Georgia. During his tenure, Georgia was named the “number one state for business” three years in a row.
Through business recruitment, retention and expansion, international trade and tourism, as well as the arts, film and music industries, the department under Chris’ leadership helped facilitate 1,069 projects across the state that represent approximately $14.4 billion in investment and the creation of more than 84,000 jobs. In 2015, the Georgia agency was recognized as the top economic development agency in the country.
Soon after he began his term as Georgia’s attorney general in November 2016, Carr was appointed to the National Association of Attorneys General’s Human Trafficking and Substance Abuse Committees. Since 2011, Carr has served on Georgia’s Judicial Nominating Commission, the body charged with recommending candidates to the Governor to fill judicial vacancies. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Atlanta Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.
Carr began his legal career with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta.
Carr is a graduate of both the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Lumpkin School of Law.
Chris and his wife, Joan Kirchner Carr, have two daughters.