• The University of the South (B.S., 2006)
  • Colorado School of Mines (M.S., 2009)
  • Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2012)


  • Georgia
  • Not admitted to D.C. but being supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar member

Carter F. Thurman practices in the Firm’s Complex Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups.

Mr. Thurman's experience includes litigating complex cases in the Natural Resources Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, primarily involving NEPA, CAA, Federal Aid Highway Act, Mineral Leasing Act, and FLPMA matters.  He has significant experience in motions practice, taking and defending fact and expert depositions, and leading e-discovery efforts involving document collection from multiple federal agencies.  Mr. Thurman also has trial experience presenting opening and closing arguments.  His work at the Justice Department included defending agency actions under the APA and defending against challenges to rulemakings.  Following law school, he worked as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, where he assisted judicial boards hearing suits brought under the Atomic Energy Act regarding nuclear safety, security, and the environment.

Mr. Thurman received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where he received the Clinical Legal Education Association Award as Most Outstanding Student for all clinics.  He received his M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and his B.S. in Natural Resources from The University of the South, where he was a member of the Order of the Gownsmen and a member of the Sewanee Baseball Team.