Our Firm

Providing practical and pragmatic legal advice to our clients…

We evaluate our clients positions and help them plot a course through the legal and regulatory challenges they face. We develop an in-depth understanding of our clients’ objectives. Together, we will create a legal strategy to achieve our clients’ goals.

A small law firm with big firm experience…

Carvalho & Associates, P.C. was founded in 2004 by Attorney Michael P. Carvalho. Mr. Carvalho has over 25 years legal experience and is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan and the District of Columbia. We have satellite offices located in Boston, Detroit and Washington, D.C.

A brief History

  • 2008


    Successfully negotiated the first Consent Order under Section 113 of the Clean Air Act in EPA history

  • 2009

    Negotiated $975,000 Confidential Settlement in environmental property damage case



  • 2010


    Successfully represented the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) in in connection with appeal of Public Service Commission ruling involving $6.4 Billion for two new nuclear reactors

  • 2011

    Negotiated $725,000 Settlement in personal injury case involving illegal police pursuit resulting in traumatic amputation of pedestrian’s leg



  • 2011


    $406,000 Sanction Award for destruction of Electronically Stored Information Highest sanction of its kind in Georgia history

  • 2011

    $2.5 Million Jury Verdict in Storm Water Case & Property Rights case – Highest jury verdict of its kind in Georgia history, (upheld by the Georgia Court of Appeals in 2013)



  • 2012


    $5.2 Million Judgment in Storm water & Property Rights case – Record Judgment in Georgia

We offer a client-centered approach that starts with a thorough evaluation of our client’s goals and objectives.

Since 2004, Carvalho & Associates has represented a broad range of clients in Environmental, Energy and Land Use matters. The Firm regularly advises clients on complex regulatory issues and regulatory matters.