Schondelmayer, Carter Page

Carter Page Schondelmayer

Carter Page Schondelmayer is a partner in the Firm focusing on labor and employment law. With over 20 years of experience as a trial attorney, she has defended some of the area’s largest private and governmental employers.

Carter has overseen the defense of cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts in a wide variety of employment matters, including racial and gender discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act (Section 1981 and Section 1983), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), leave-related complaints under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as a variety of state law wrongful discharge, contract, unemployment and tort claims.

Carter assists clients with workplace investigations, compliance audits, and management training. She has extensive experience drafting employment agreements, restrictive covenants, personnel policies, and separation agreements. Carter has successfully guided clients through the investigative processes of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Federal and State Departments of Labor (DOL), the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance (OFCCP) and the Office of Civil Rights.

Despite her emphasis on employment law, Carter has also handled litigation related to trusts and estates, school board personnel, and also general municipal issues. More recently, she represented the Columbus Consolidated Government and its Council in two high profile cases brought by elected officials challenging the annual budget processes of the City Council. She was successful in earning judgments for the defense prior to trial.

Carter has been a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution since 2011. She was recognized by her peers in the Georgia Super Lawyers for consecutive years as a Rising Star.  She has also been named a Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine in Labor & Employment law.

Carter is a founding member of the Women’s Giving Circle with the Boys & Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley and remains actively involved in that organization. She also volunteers with South Columbus Elementary and its Partners in Education. She has been a Barrister in the American Inns of Court, a member of the Columbus Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. She is the former chair of the Governmental Affairs section for the Columbus Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), a past president of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, a former cabinet member of the United Way Annual Campaign, and has volunteered for many other local non-profit community organizations. Carter, her husband Heath, and their son are members of St. Paul United Methodist Church.


Carter P. Schondelmayer
(p) 706-243-5610 | (f) 706-323-7519 | | Download vCard

Debbie K. Pemberton (Assistant)
(p) 706-243-4061 | (f) 706-243-0417 | | Download vCard



  • University of Georgia, (B.A., 1995)
  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1998)

Bar Admissions

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

Areas of Practice