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Jim Peterson - Atlanta, GA

1355 Peachtree St. NESuite 1800 Atlanta, GA 30309

Updated: 12/11/2019

Atlanta Family Law Lawyer

Overview

With more than 35 years of legal experience, Jim focuses his practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, support modifications, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Prior to founding The Peterson Firm, Jim worked for a large Atlanta law firm handling complicated corporate litigation cases. This invaluable experience provided Jim the knowledge and skills necessary to handle complex divorce cases involving significant assets and family businesses...

With more than 35 years of legal experience, Jim focuses his practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, support modifications, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Prior to founding The Peterson Firm, Jim worked for a large Atlanta law firm handling complicated corporate litigation cases. This invaluable experience provided Jim the knowledge and skills necessary to handle complex divorce cases involving significant assets and family businesses.

Jim has extensive trial experience (both jury and non jury) and argued numerous landmark cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Most of Jim's clients come as referrals from other attorneys and former clients who know and respect his professional reputation. Jim's clients have ranged from stay-at-home parents to attorneys, business leaders, professional athletes, professors, airline pilots and doctors.

Consistently recognized as one of the top 5% of all divorce attorneys in the State of Georgia, Jim has been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list as published in Atlanta Magazine every year since 2008 and has been named as a member of the "Georgia Elite" by Georgia Trend Magazine every year since 2008.

Jim is an avid cyclist, runner and triathlete, and he has competed in numerous marathons, century bike races, 4 Ironman Triathlons and 3 half-Ironman Triathlons.

About Jim Peterson

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Attorney

Languages

  • English

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1984
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1984
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Member)
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1984 - Present (Family Law Section)
  • State Bar of Georgia Bar Services Committee, 1985 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Old War Horse Club
  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi, 1984
    J.D
    Law Review: Mississippi College Law Review, Member, 1982 - 1984
  • Appalachian State University , 1980
    BA

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Office Information

Address

1355 Peachtree St. NESuite 1800 Atlanta, GA 30309

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Other Sources of Feedback About Jim Peterson

Included on the 2024 Georgia list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Georgia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jim Peterson on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Top Attorneys in Georgia, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008 - 2019
  • Georgia Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2009 - 2018
  • AVVO Client Choice Award, 2014 - Present

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By Anonymous on Apr. 14, 2015
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I have referred more than 20 domestic law cases to Jim and every client has been extremely happy with his services. He is knowledgeable, can try a case if he needs to, is respected by other lawyers in the domestic law area, and resolves cases for a reasonable cost and without unnecessary expense. I highly recommend him.

By Anonymous on Apr. 14, 2015
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I have referred more than 20 domestic law cases to Jim and every client has been extremely happy with his services. He is knowledgeable, can try a case if he needs to, is respected by other lawyers in the domestic law area, and resolves cases for a reasonable cost and without unnecessary expense. I highly recommend him.

By Anonymous on Apr. 14, 2015
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Jim represented me on two different occasions and on both occasions, I came out better than I had hoped for. He ran circles around the opposing lawyers and gave me a sense of comfort and confidence throughout the process. Jim is very smart and attentive to his client's needs. From the beginning he gave me the feeling that I would win and we did. I fully recommend Jim Peterson.

By Anonymous on Apr. 22, 2020

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Jim is the best. He handled my difficult situation with professionalism and patience. He always responded to my questions and/or concerns promptly (within 24 hours). I also liked the fact that he is in his own practice and not in a large law firm and is very personable. He took the time to explain the process and what would be the best in my situation. He was also receptive to my concerns. His staff were responsive and caring also. I would highly recommend Jim. JH

By Anonymous on Mar. 06, 2020

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Jim worked over and beyond on my case to get the best outcome for me and my children. Jim worked with me every step of the way through my case and every scenario that arose. He gave me the best advice for my case and was honest with me when he thought I wasn?t being reasonable. I was able to get a hold of him when I needed him, even if that meant after hours. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone that is needing a divorce or custody attorney.

By Anonymous on Feb. 21, 2020

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There is no better attorney then Jim. He Is compassionate and a strong attorney. He knows when to play hardball and knows when to play the game. There is no one else I respect as much as Jim. 3 cases with him- he is the best!

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By Anonymous on Feb. 19, 2020

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If you are facing a divorce the most important decision you will make is choosing an attorney to represent you. If you want to make sure you have the best possible outcome, hire Jim Peterson before you soon to be ex does. Jim is well regarded in the field and rightfully so. His deep knowledge of the process of divorce served me well and lead to a settlement that ensured financial security for me and my children. As an added bonus, Jim is personable and knows how and when to lighten the mood with his wonderful sense of humor.

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