Patricia McCorvey Karras’ areas of practice include family law, personal injury, real estate law, estate planning and probate law. She is a member of the Valdosta Bar Association, serving as Secretary in 1987, and the State Bar of Georgia. She was a member of the first Leadership Lowndes class and has served as a board member of the VSU Alumni Association.
She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1985, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board, and was active in Phi Delta Phi, serving as Exchequer in 1983 and Magister in 1984. During her term as president, the legal fraternity was awarded the Bibb County Volunteer of the Year award for its service to the community in tutoring the children residing at the Masonic Children’s Home in Macon.
Patricia and her husband, Mark, were married in 1985 and have two children, Maggie and Carter, who are both graduates of Auburn University. She and her family are members of First Baptist Church of Valdosta. She also serves on the Board of Directors Camp Rock of Georgia, Inc., a faith-based program that supports and nurtures at-risk children through a traditional sleep-away wilderness camp and residential facilities. Camp Rock also provides adoption and emergency temporary family placement services for children in need.