Morgan Akin is a veteran trial lawyer and is co-owner of Akin & Tate, one of the oldest continuous family practices in the United States. The firm was established in 1836 by Morgan’s great grandfather. Morgan and his five ancestors have provided legal advice and counsel to citizens of Cartersville, Bartow County, and northwest Georgia for almost two centuries. Morgan and his father, Warren Akin, joined with Lester Tate to form Akin & Tate, P.C. in 1996.

Morgan practices primarily in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury, business and commercial litigation, estate litigation, and real estate litigation. A former special assistant Attorney General representing the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT), Morgan now represents landowners against the DOT and other condemning authorities in eminent domain cases.

After graduating from college, Morgan was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force and was named a distinguished military graduate. He served in the Air Force reserve following law school, attaining the rank of captain. After graduating from law school, and following a brief tour in the Air Force, Morgan returned to Cartersville in 1974, where he has since been in the active practice of law.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern and Middle District of Georgia, 1974
  • Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of Georgia School of Law, 1974
    University of Georgia Law Review
  • B.A., English, Emory University, 1971
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • Cartersville High School, High Honors, 1967

Civic Involvement

  • Cartersville/Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, President, 1988
  • United Way of Bartow County, Campaign Chairman
  • American Heart Association, Campaign Chairman
  • Jaycee’s Young Man of the Year
  • Northwest Georgia Daylily Society

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors
    Member, 1994 – 1996
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    Member, 1996 – Present