Carr Announces New Solicitor General

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Attorney General Chris Carr announced the following leadership change at the Department of Law.

“I am pleased to name Andrew Pinson as Solicitor General for the State of Georgia,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “As Solicitor General, Andrew will work closely with all of our outstanding lawyers to ensure that our office provides the highest quality representation regarding appeals at both the federal and state levels. Andrew’s background, experience and intellect are a great fit for this role, and I am confident the State of Georgia will be well-served with Andrew as Solicitor General.”

Andrew Pinson, Solicitor General

Effective September 16, 2018

As Solicitor General, Andrew Pinson will oversee the office’s appellate and multi-state litigation in state and federal courts. He will also collaborate on all phases of significant litigation with other attorneys at the Department of Law and advise the Attorney General concerning matters of national interest that may have implications for the state of Georgia. He previously served as Deputy Solicitor General, where he was the Solicitor General ‘s primary advisor for multi-state litigation and federal appellate matters, including in cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Before joining the Department of Law, Andrew was a part of the Issues and Appeals practice at Jones Day in Atlanta, where he focused on appellate litigation and complex trial litigation. He represented clients in state and federal courts in matters involving constitutional law, statutory interpretation, federal preemption, open records, family law, products liability, criminal law, patent law, jury issues, civil procedure and class actions. Andrew served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court, and before that, to then-Chief Judge David Sentelle on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

A Georgia native, Andrew received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. He received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and first in his class. While at Georgia Law, he served as Executive Articles Editor for the Georgia Law Review. He currently resides on the Law School’s Young Alumni/Alumnae Council.