About Carl S. Pedigo, Savannah Divorce Mediator


  • University of Virginia – BA – 1967 – 1971
  • University of Georgia School of Law – 1971-1974
  • Faculty – Univ. of Georgia Business School – 1974-1975


  • Practice of law – 1976 – current – Savannah, Georgia
  • Partner in law firm of McCorkle, Pedigo & Johnson, LLP until 2008, an 8 lawyer firm; handle 50-60 contested divorces per year until 2008. Since 2008 have individual practice focusing on mediation and collaborative law.

Accomplishments Related to Domestic Field

President, Savannah Bar Association 2003-2004; President-Elect, former President – Younger Lawyers Section, Savannah Bar Assoc; tried 300  jury and bench trials in the domestic field; graduate of mediation course with Divorce Mediation Institute (Dr. Carl Schneider); graduate of National Institute of Trial Advocacy -Houston, Texas in family law field; former Judge Pro Tem – Juvenile Court; member of Georgia Bar Association; and Family Law Section – Treasurer (1995-1996), Vice Chairman (1996-1997), Chairman (1997-1998). Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers from 1998 to 2007, one of only approximately 34 members in the State of Georgia. Presented papers on:

  1. Settlement Techniques and Evaluation of your case – Family Law Institute, 1986;
  2. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act to Counsel of Superior Court Judges, 1989;
  3. Evidentiary Issues in Divorce to Ga. Trial Lawyers, (March, 1994);
  4. Professionalism in Domestic Law, (June, 1994);
  5. Evidentiary Issues in Divorce to Nuts and Bolts Seminar, (1995);
  6. Why Should Good Lawyers Consider Getting Into and Stay In the Domestic Field to Savannah Bar, (January,1996);
  7. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act and PKPA to Council of Superior Court Judges – August, 1996;
  8. Team Leader AAML Seminar (12/98);
  9. Presenter on Prenuptial Agreements at American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Seminar (12/99); and
  10. Presenter on Privileges When Your Client Doesn’t Want to Talk About It, Savannah Bar Association Seminar (January, 2000).
  11. Presenter on: The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act or How to Make More Uniform the Prior Statute (PKPA) Which was to Make Uniform the Prior Statute (UCCJA) Which was to Make Uniform Conflicting Case and Statutory Law Concerning Jurisdiction in Child Custody/Visitation Cases, Family Law Institute (May, 2002.)
  12. Presenter on Mediation in Divorce at Family Law Institute 2010.

Chairman of two “Nuts and Bolts” Domestic Seminars (1996); and Chairman of the Family Law Institute with 170 participants (1997).

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