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R. Shannon Carpenter

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Phone: 404-991-5950

307 14th St NW #100
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

R. Shannon Carpenter is a native of Augusta, Georgia and has been practicing law in Atlanta since 2003. Mr. Carpenter received his undergraduate degree from University of Georgia and is a graduate of Georgia State University College of Law where he graduated with honors.

Prior to joining Van Sant law, Mr. Carpenter practiced at one of the most respected law firms in Atlanta, Georgia where his practice was focused on defending some of the largest insurance companies, commercial trucking companies, and product manufacturing companies in the world. However, he left this position after only a few years in order to found Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., as he realized that working with individuals and their families was much more fulfilling. This insider knowledge into how such companies evaluate claims gives Mr. Carpenter a unique perspective which he uses to maximizes the recoveries he obtains for his clients.


J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2003
Cum Laude

B.A. Environmental Economics, The University of Georgia, 1997

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2003
All Trial Courts of Georgia, 2003
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2003
Georgia Supreme Court, 2003
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Georgia Membership No. 111303
Member Since: 2003

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2009

Atlanta Bar Association
Member Since: 2009

Personal Life

Shannon and his wife, Beth, have been married for 8 years and they have a 5 year old daughter, Camille, and a 7 month old daughter, Charlotte. Beth is a stay at home mom and grew up in Thomson, Georgia. They live in John’s Creek, Georgia and are active in Bridgeway Soccer Program where Shannon is an Assistant Coach for Camille’s 5 and under soccer team.

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From the first time I called them to the current status of my case, has been by my side through it all. I would like to thank everyone in Van Sant Law for answering any questions that I have in a timely manner. I can personally say, Everyone in deserves recognition for being honest, hard working, ethical, logical, dedicated people. The only reason I rated them 5 stars is because it would not let me go higher! Hilary
I was in a car accident with a tractor trailer two years ago and David Van Sant came highly recommended for someone I could talk to about the situation. Best decision I've ever made! He fought for me in ways that was truly amazing. David and his crew worked so hard to come to a great conclusion on my case. Thank you David, Michael and everyone in the office. Mary
Attorney David M. VanSant is one of the best injury trial attorneys here in the Atlanta area. They are precise and unique in their approach. When I had my car accident, my whole world was turned upside down, but with Attorney VanSant and his team of professionals dedication and quality of service, my life is back on track. Let the VanSant team handle your case! You're in good hands. Crystal