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Carlos A. González

Carlos A. González is an attorney living and practicing in Atlanta, Georgia, where he focuses his practice on civil litigation in state and federal courts. In addition to his traditional legal practice, Mr. González also serves as a permanent arbitrator on a collective bargaining agreement and and is a special master for federal courts in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. He has also successfully mediated settlements in long-standing lawsuits and class action cases.

As a special master, he has had direct responsibility for coordinating several hundred million dollars in court-ordered remedial relief and managing the implementation of federal court decrees involving the reform of state institutions and agencies. Mr. González holds evidentiary hearings and files reports and recommendations with the district court on a range of substantive and procedural issues. His first federal appointment as a special master came in 1993, less than four years after graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School. In 2008, he was named to a permanent panel of arbitrators in the collective bargaining agreement between the Kroger Company and UFCW Local 1995.

Honors Membership Awards

 

FEDERAL COURT APPOINTMENTS AND SELECTED GENERAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Mediator, 2010. Enterprise Vending Group, LLC v. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.,Civil Action 09-1-06510-33, Superior Court Cobb County Georgia (2009). (Contract Dispute)
  • Special Master, 2008–2009, In re Carpet Patent Infringement Cases, Civil Actions 4:05-cv-133, 4:05-cv-189, 4:05-cv-190, and 4:05-cv-191, Northern District of Georgia (2005). Appointed by Judge Harold L. Murphy, United States District Court. (Willful Infringement, Enablement, Lost Profits, and Indfiniteness)
  • Mediator, 2005–2006, Trull, et al. v. Mark IV Industries, Inc., et al., Civil Action 1:02-cv-243, Western District of North Carolina (2002). (Class Action, ERISA, Retiree Medical Benefits)
  • Mediator, 2004, United Steelworkers of America, et al. v. Pirelli Tire, LLC., Civil Action 3:04-0195, Middle District of Tennessee (2004). Appointed by Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., United States District Court. (Class Action, ERISA, Retiree Medical Benefits)
  • Special Master, 2002–Present, Reynold, et al. v. Roberts, et al., Civil Action 85-T-665, Middle District of Alabama (1985). Appointed by Judge Myron H. Thompson, United States District Court. (Class Action, Title VII, Employment)
  • Mediator and Special Master, 2000–2006, Geier, et al., and The United States v. The State of Tennessee, et al., Civil Action 5077, Middle District of Tennessee (1968). Appointed by Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., United States District Court. (Class Action, Title VI, Higer Education Reform)
  • Mediator, 2000, In Re Polypropylene and Nylon Carpet Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket 1075, Northern District of Georgia (2002). Appointed by Judge Harold L. Murphy, United States District Court. (Class Action, Price Fixing)
  • Special Master, 1993–2008, Knight, et al., and The United States v. The State of Alabama, et al., Civil Action 83-1667, Northern District of Alabama, (1983). Appointed by Judge Harold L. Murphy, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, sitting by special designation. (Class Action, Title VI, Higer Education Reform)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, 2009.
  • Arbitrator, Permanent Panel, Kroger Co., and UFCW Local 1995, 2008–Present.
  • Attorney, Rogers & Hardin, Atlanta, Georgia, 1991–1993.
  • Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Harold L. Murphy, United States District Judge, Northern District of Georgia, 1989–1991.

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

DIRECTORSHIPS, PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Board Of Directors, The Source For Learning
  • Board Of Visitors, Berry College
  • State Bar Of Georgia
  • Georgia Hispanic Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Charter Member and Fellow, Academy of Court-Appointed Masters
  • AV Rating From Martindale-Hubbell
  • Marquis Who's Who In America
  • Marquis Who's Who In American Law

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, 1989.
  • Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1988–1989.
  • Recipient, Vanderbilt Law Review Note Award, 1989 for published note in the Vanderbilt Law Review, 41 Vand. L. Rev. 1323 (1988).
  • M.A. Religion, Yale Divinity School, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1986.
  • B.S. Political Science, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1983.