Carla L. Hines is a proud native of Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, Carla worked for many years in exports, logistics, and customs for a global ocean freight company handling such VIP accounts as Nike, Gap, HP, and Toys R Us. It was her work in the shipping industry that birthed the idea of pursuing a legal career in admiralty law.
After graduating with her Juris Masters from Emory University School of Law, Carla went on to pursue and earn her Juris Doctorate from Savannah Law School, a branch of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. While in law school, she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board, competing at the University of Georgia Moot Court Competition in Spring 2016. She also served on the executive board of several school organizations including the Environmental Law Society working closely with the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, Street Law, which traveled to various inner-city high schools and undergrad institutions encouraging students to pursue a career in law, and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International.
Carla’s most fond accomplishment as a law student was being accepted into the London Summer Study Abroad program hosted by the Southern University Law Center where she studied International Criminal Law and Constitutional Law, focusing on the intersections of British law and the U.S. Constitution. Her knowledge and appreciation of global law expanded during her 6-week studies in Europe, which included visits to Lloyd’s of London, the Royal Courts of Justice, and The International Court of Justice in the Hague, Netherlands.
As a practicing attorney, Carla has assisted clients in criminal, domestic, juvenile, and entertainment matters. However, it was the memory of being injured in a car accident that could have cost her life that motivated her to assist others injured due to drivers’ negligence. When she’s not engrossed in the law, Carla attends church, loves traveling, personal fitness/training, spending time with family and friends, composing music, and binge-watching TV faves like Law & Order and Game of Thrones.