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Georgia's Banks Stubbs & McFarland Merges with Carter Pilgrim

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Established Forsyth County Law Firm Joins Forces with Suwanee-Based Law Office to Expand into Gwinnett

CUMMING, Ga. - eTradeWire -- Forsyth County-based Banks Stubbs & McFarland announced today its merger with Gwinnett County's Carter Pilgrim Attorneys at Law. In doing so, Banks Stubbs & McFarland expands to two offices – one located in Cumming and the other in Suwanee. The merger effectively increases the combined law firm's team size, client base, capabilities and service area to include Gwinnett County.

Established in 1991, Banks Stubbs & McFarland has deep roots in the North Georgia community. Over the last 30 years, the firm has fostered a solid reputation for personal service with its clients and advocating for their rights with excellence and integrity. Phil Pilgrim and Amy Carter have worked together since 2009. They eventually formed Carter Pilgrim, LLC in 2013 and it has quickly grown a following along with a list of accolades from Avvo, a legal directory and online attorney ranking platform.

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"Over the last eight years, Amy and Phil have built an outstanding reputation in the areas of DUI, Family Law, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury," said Rafe Banks III, one of the founding partners at Banks Stubbs & McFarland. "We are excited by their enhancement of our award-winning team of attorneys, particularly given our rising DUI caseload. As one of North Georgia's longest serving litigation firms, we take this merger very seriously and are excited to grow our reach into Gwinnett County. What makes Carter Pilgrim such an excellent fit for our team is that they share our ethic of hard work to restore lives shattered by injury, arrest or divorce."

Offering nearly 150 years of combined experience, the newly merged law firm will function under the name of Banks Stubbs & McFarland, with family law expert Amy Carter and DUI defense specialist Phil Pilgrim serving as partners. Representing clients in Gwinnett, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, Dawson, & Barrow Counties, its areas of practice include Criminal Defense, DUI, Family Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Estate Planning.

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Partners at Banks Stubbs & McFarland also include:
  • Rafe Banks III – former District Attorney who specializes in Criminal Defense and DUI Defense
  • R. Parker McFarland Jr. – voted Best of Forsyth Personal Injury Attorney in 2020 and 2021 by Forsyth County News
  • Eric J. Tatum – voted Rising Star by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, in 2021 specializing in Family Law Litigation
  • Jacob Stidham – specializing in Criminal Defense and DUI Defense

Attorneys Kathryn Clark, Randy Meincke and Mitch McKinney round out the legal team. Both offices boast highly capable support teams.

To learn more about Banks Stubbs & McFarland, prospective clients are encouraged to visit www.banksstubbs.com. Initial consultations with a member of its growing team of experienced attorneys can be made by calling 770-887-1209.

Source: Banks Stubbs & McFarland
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