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Xavier Carter


Growing up, Xavier dreamed of following in his father’s footsteps to become an attorney working for everyday people who are facing some of life’s most challenging circumstances. Xavier is now living out his dream as an advocate on behalf of plaintiffs. In 2018, he joined the law firm then known as Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, P.C. At the beginning of 2023, Xavier became a partner in the newly formed Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King P.C.

Since becoming an advocate for the victims of negligence, Xavier has fought tirelessly on behalf of individuals who have been seriously injured and on behalf of families who have lost loved ones as a result of the negligence of others. His practice focuses primarily on medical negligence committed by health care institutions and providers as well as nursing home and assisted living facility abuse and neglect of the elderly and disabled. 

In 2022, Xavier was a co-lead member of two trial teams that secured record-setting trial verdicts on behalf of victims of neglect by long term care facilities. Xavier and his partners secured a $15.3 million dollar verdict in McKinney v. Life Care Centers of America, et al, by demonstrating to the jury how systemic understaffing caused chronic neglect that ultimately led to the death of their 77-year old client.The firm followed that verdict up with a $2.8 million verdict in Perloe v. Somerby Senior Living, LLC. In that case Xavier and the Lourie Chance trial team held accountable an assisted living facility that allowed a fire ant infestation to develop until their client was attacked by fire ants on multiple occasions, ultimately leading to her death less than a week later.

Most recently, in June 2023, Xavier was co-lead counsel on a Lourie Chance trial team that obtained a $40 million dollar verdict against a physicians’ group and a hospital in a complicated medical malpractice case in Bibb County, Georgia.    

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  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2009);
  • Howard University, B.A. (2004) (magna cum laude)

Xavier began practicing law in 2009 with King & Spalding, LLP, where his practice focused on professional liability defense and commercial litigation. He served on the firm’s Hiring Committee, its Associate’s Committee, and was a co-leader of the firm’s African American Affinity Group.

In 2014, Xavier joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama as a federal prosecutor. As an AUSA, Xavier honed his trial skills prosecuting white collar crime, civil rights abuses, and violent crime. Xavier organized and led complex investigations involving fraud, theft, and embezzlement from individuals, companies, and government entities. He also investigated and prosecuted cases involving law enforcement officer misconduct and civil rights violations by members of law enforcement agencies. Xavier served as both the Civil Rights Coordinator and the Human Trafficking Coordinator for the USAO for the Northern District of Alabama. His time at the United States Attorney’s Office allowed him to further develop his love for advocating on behalf victims. 

   Xavier graduated magna cum laude from Howard University, in Washington, D.C. After college, he spent two years practicing public accounting before attending law school at the University of Virginia, where he served as Vice-President of the UVA chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), was a member of a national runner up team in the NBLSA Thurgood Marshall National Mock Trial Competition and served as a Commissioner of UVA’s North Grounds Softball League.

Xavier is a member of the Gate City Bar Association and an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, where he serves on the GTLA Executive Committee as Co-Chair of the Minority Caucus. He also serves on the GTLA PAC Board. He was a member of the GTLA LEAD Program Class of 2020. Xavier serves on the board of Atlanta Thrive, an organization dedicated to empowering parents of Atlanta Public School children to advocate in their best interests of their children. Xavier lives with his wife, Ashley, and two children, Xavier Jr. and Olivia in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a huge fan of sports generally, but the NBA and the NFL in particular.

  • Bar & Court Admissions:
    • Georgia (2009);
    • Georgia Supreme Court (2009);
    • Georgia Court of Appeals (2009);
    • Northern District of Georgia (2009);
    • Northern District of Alabama (2014)
  • NBLSA Thurgood
  • Marshall National Mock Trial Competition
  • Commissioner of UVA’s North Grounds Softball League

Xavier O. Carter - Personal Injury Attorney