Carrie Anderson Hackett founded Hackett & Wine, LLC with Ashley Wine in 2012, after working for other metro-Atlanta family law criminal defense firms. Carrie and Ashley founded Hackett & Wine to provide diligent, effective, compassionate representation to domestic clients in Fulton, Cobb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Cherokee, and DeKalb Counties. Carrie is a certified domestic mediator and a Guardian ad Litem, which is a person appointed by the Court to investigate and make a recommendation about which custodial situation would be best for the minor children involved in a family law case.
Before founding Hackett & Wine, LLC, Carrie worked for a number of criminal defense and family law firms as an associate and as a partner. She has successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases ranging from DUI to vehicular homicide and rape. Carrie's criminal law experience has helped her domestic clients, particularly when there are interrelated issues of domestic violence, protective orders, or sexual allegations that could impact the custody outcome for a client. Since Carrie transitioned to a solely family law practice in 2011, she has resolved hundreds of domestic cases ranging from high asset divorces, to custody modifications, to contempt. Carrie is a comfortable and passionate trial lawyer and an effective advocate for all people facing a financial or custody battle.
Carrie's professional experience as a domestic lawyer, coupled with her personal experience as a divorced parent gives her a deeper insight and empathy when performing her Guardian ad Litem work and as a domestic mediator. Carrie enjoys getting to know the parents and children she interacts with and comes up with creative solutions to facilitate parenting time between both parents and their children.
Carrie Hackett graduated from Emory University's School of Law in 2006, where she was on the Dean's List. She graduated from Tulane University in 2003, cum laude with Honors in Latin American Studies. Carrie grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, where her dad was a professor at Florida State University. Carrie currently lives in unincorporated Roswell in East Cobb County with her son Henry, and with her husband, Cobb County Juvenile Court Judge, Jeff Hamby.
Ashley Wine was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She lived in a number of major cities throughout the United States before her family settled in Orlando, Florida, where she lived until she graduated from high school. Ashley went on to attend The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where she received an Academic Excellence Scholarship. While at Ole Miss, Ashley served as Vice-President of her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. In addition to being involved on campus, she made Chancellor's Honor Roll, Dean's Honor Roll, and was accepted into the prestigious organizations: Order of Omega, Omicron Delta, and Who's Who Among Students in America's Colleges and Universities. Ashley graduated Cum Laude from Ole Miss in May 2008.
After graduating from Ole Miss, Ashley attended Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson, Ashley was a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Phi Alpha Delta, and became involved with her community in the Junior League of St. Petersburg. She graduated in May 2011 with a Certificate of Concentration in Elder law and was awarded for her outstanding Pro Bono and Leadership work.
Prior to becoming a founding partner at Hackett & Wine, LLC, Ashley worked for a prominent Orlando attorney assisting with high profile criminal and divorce cases, the Coleman Legal Group, LLC, and the Boyd Law Group, LLC. Since she became a partner at Hackett & Wine, LLC, Ashley has handled hundreds of domestic cases ranging from high assets divorces, to custody modifications, to contempt.