"Mr. Smith has filed a petition in the U.S. Supreme
Court, asking it to prohibit lower courts from enforcing fraudulent child-support
orders. "All men and children deserve to know the truth, he
says." - Cheryl Wetzstein, Washington
“…In the two years since he was tested, Smith has become a one-man army trying to advance a
relatively new legal term - "paternity fraud." He has recruited Georgia legislators …”. --
Kathleen Parker, Orlando Sentinel,
"Carnell Smith, an engineer in Decatur, Ga., who was getting
nowhere in challenging a support decree, started a group called U.S. Citizens Against Paternity Fraud that
lobbied for the law Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes signed in May. The slogan on
the Web site of Smith's group (www.paternityfraud.com): "If the genes don't fit, you must acquit."
- Martin Kasindorf, USA TODAY
“With 1 out of every 3 men who take a DNA paternity test -
turning out not to be the biological father of the child, it behooves every man,
(married/single) to hear
Carnell Smith speak on this pervasive issue. In warfare, one of the primary rules of engagement is: “To
avoid a trap you must first be aware of its existence.” Smith will show you how 1 out of 3 men DNA tested get
caught in this devastating trap, what to do if you are a victim and most importantly, how to avoid
becoming a victim."
- Gillis Triplett, Founder and CEO of Mastering
"With DNA testing so prevalent, an ever increasing number of men are finding out (usually after a
divorce or a child support dispute) that they are not the fathers of children that they have been raising or
supporting. Dubbed "paternity fraud" by Carnell Smith of Georgia, a man who found himself in this
predicament, it is an issue that has caused national turmoil."
- Dr. Henry C. Lee and Frank Tirnady, Blood Evidence
"Carnell Smith launched Citizens Against Paternity Fraud and began lobbying the Georgia
legislature to change laws that limited the admissibility of DNA tests. In May 2002, the effort passed...
" - Matt Welch, Reason
"Carnell Smith, founder of U.S.
Citizens Against Paternity Fraud, counters that men unfamiliar with the legal system do indeed deserve
sympathy. There's a broad assumption that men understand the legal arena and how family law works, but at the
same time, no one is providing that information..." - Cecily Ruttenberg
"Carnell Smith was willing and prepared to continue a physical and emotional relationship with
the girl he once thought was his daughter but, as a black male living in Georgia, he also wanted to be a free
man."- Attorney Ronald Henry - The Innocent Third Party: Victims of Paternity Fraud:
(ABA Article) Family Law Quarterly
There is an epidemic sweeping this nation…It causes havoc, emotional harm and social
harm...” Robert Pierre, Staff Writer, The Washington
“Smith is a crusader, a self-appointed legislative lobbyist for a cause that maintains biological
bonds should trump everything else.” - Mike Tierney,