Carly Compton is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in Georgia. As a research attorney for single plaintiff litigation matters, she performs multi-jurisdictional legal research and analyzes issues on a variety of legal topics; writes concise, objective summaries of complex legal issues; and provides recommendations for strategic action by clients faced with employment litigation challenges. At the outset of each litigated matter, she prepares an Initial Case Dossier, which provides clients insight into the legal landscape of the case.

Prior to joining Littler, Carly was a staff attorney for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, assisting in the disposition of federal appeals in the areas of employment law, direct criminal law, habeas actions, civil rights litigation, immigration law, and social security. Previously, she was an associate at a small firm in Lexington, Kentucky, focusing on insurance defense and medical malpractice plaintiff’s work. 

During law school, she clerked for a Huntington, West Virginia, firm on a variety of civil defense cases in the areas of corporate litigation, municipal defense, and medical malpractice defense. Carly also clerked for a civil defense firm, chiefly working on employment law, education law, and business litigation. 

Professional & Community Affiliations


Games Organization Committee

Georgia Special Olympics Horse Show


Recipient, CALI Award in Excellence for Highest Grade in Administrative Law

University of Kentucky



  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 2012
  • M.A., University of Kentucky, 2010
  • B.A., Ithaca College, 2008magna cum laude

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