Amy K. Waggoner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Alpharetta, GA

Waggoner Hastings LLC
 | 3820 Mansell Road, Suite 170
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-641-8200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Amy K. Waggoner is a founding partner of Waggoner & Hastings LLC, an Alpharetta, Georgia, law firm providing family law and divorce-related legal services throughout the metro Atlanta region. As an attorney, Amy assists her clients with matters such as divorce, domestic partnership agreements and dissolutions, child custody and support issues, paternity and legitimation cases, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Amy holds an *AV Preeminent rating and is certified in the practice of collaborative law. She teaches "Collaborative Divorce" at Georgia State University College of Law and is a founding member of the Atlanta Collaborative Divorce Alliance.  She regularly lectures on Collaborative Practice at continuing education events around the country.  Amy serves as a guardian ad litem to protect the interests of children involved in contested custody matters and volunteers her time on behalf of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, assisting low-income litigants in domestic relations matters.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018

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About Amy Waggoner

Admitted: 1995, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.whfamilylaw.com/firm/amy-waggoner/

Honors and Awards:

  • In 2015 Amy was elected to the Board of Directors for the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia., Board of Directors, Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • In 2013 Amy was named a Fellow by Litigation Counsel of America, the trial lawyer honorary society., Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2013
  • Amy was named to the "Legal Elite" panel by Georgia Trend magazine, 2013, Legal Elite, Georgia Trend, 2013
  • Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia, 2012
  • Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia, 2011
  • Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia, 2010
  • Amy was recognized by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation for her pro bono work with indigent clients., Pro Bono Top 50 Award, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, 2005
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation "Top 50" Award, 2004
  • Judge, Clayton County Mock Trial Competition, 2000
  • Graduate, Leadership Clayton, 1999
  • Amy was chosen as Lead Articles Editor of the Law Review at Georgia State University College of Law. This honor was in recognition of her writing abilities and leadership achievements., Articles Editor, Georgia State University Law Review, Georgia State University College of Law, 1994
  • Amy received the American Jurisprudence Award for Achievement in Litigation by achieving the top grade in her class., American Jurisprudence Award for Achievement in Litigation, American Jurisprudence, 1994
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Maryville College Presidential Scholar

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Adjunct Professor, Georgia State University College of Law, 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgia State University College of Law, 2012
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgia State University College of Law, 2011
  • Registered Family Law Mediator, State of Georgia, 2009
  • Registered Mediator, State of Georgia, 2009
  • Registered Arbitrator, State of Georgia, 2009
  • Trained in Collaborative Practice by the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Founder, Just Family Solutions, a mediation and arbitration service for LGBT clients and those in non-traditional relationships., 2013
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2005
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2005
  • Member, International Association of Collaborative Practitioners, 2004
  • Member, Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, 2004
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association Solo Practice/Small Firm Section, 2001
  • Member, North Fulton Bar Association, 2001
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section, 2001
  • Graduate, Leadership Clayton Program, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1997
  • Member, Stonewall Bar Association, 1996
  • Tennessee, 1995
  • Georgia, 1995
  • Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, 2001 - 2008
  • President, Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, 2004 - 2005
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia Solo Practice/Small Firm Section
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section
  • Sustaining Member, Atlanta Collaborative Divorce Alliance, 2007 - Present
  • Traffic Court Committee, Atlanta Bar Association, 1996 - 1997
  • Guardian ad Litem for Children in Contested Custody Cases, 2001 - Present
  • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Board of Directors, ACLU of Georgia, 2007 - 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Event Organizer, Annual Free to Breathe® 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk in Atlanta, GA
  • Member, Leadership Clayton Program, Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, 1998 - 1999
  • Member, Public Interest Law Society, 1992 - 1995
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation - Pro Bono Representation of Indigent Clients, 2001 - Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, "Gay Marriage in Georgia: Where Are We and What's Next?" DeKalb Bar Association Family Law Section, DeKalb Bar Association, 2014
  • Speaker, "Innovations in Divorce: Alternative Dispute Resolution for Divorcing Families", National Association of Social Workers, Georgia Chapter, 2012
  • Speaker, "Peaceful Divorce Resolution: ADR vs. Collaborative Law", National Business Institute, 2012
  • Adjunct Professor, "Collaborative Divorce", Georgia State University College of Law, 2012
  • Trainer, Family Law Collaborative Practice, Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, 2011
  • Trainer, Collaborative Practice, Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire, 2011
  • Trainer, Advanced Collaborative Divorce Training, Illinois Collaborative Law Institute, 2011
  • Adjunct Professor, "Collaborative Divorce", Georgia State University College Of Law, 2011
  • Speaker, International Academy Of Collaborative Professionals, 2010
  • Speaker, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Navigating the Terrain of Divorce", Association For Conflict Resolution Georgia, 2010
  • Guest Instructor, "Introduction to Collaborative Practice", Mercer University School Of Social Work, 2010
  • Trainer, "Family Collaborative Law Practice Training", Institute Of Continuing Legal Education In Georgia, 2010
  • Trainer, "Family Collaborative Law Practice Training", State Bar Of Georgia, 2010
  • Speaker, "Introduction to Collaborative Practice", National Association Of Social Workers, Southern Region, 2010
  • Guest Instructor, "Collaborative Practice for Master's in Social Work Candidates", Mercer University School of Social Work, 2010
  • "Child Custody, Child Support, and Cases Involving Domestic Abuse", Advanced Issues In Divorce, 2009
  • "Collaborative Divorce", National Association Of Social Workers, 2009
  • "Collaborative Practice Training", Institute For Continuing Legal Education, 2009
  • Trainer, "Family Collaborative Law Practice Training", Institute Of Continuing Legal Education In Georgia, 2009
  • Speaker, "Managing Client Expectations in Collaborative Cases", Collaborative Law Institute Of Georgia, 2009
  • Speaker, "Introduction to Collaborative Practice", Cobb/North Fulton LPC Association, 2009
  • Speaker, "Introduction to Collaborative Practice", National Association Of Social Workers, 2009
  • Speaker, "Complex Custody Issues in Advanced Family Law", National Business Institute, 2009
  • Speaker, National Business Institute, 2009
  • "Standards and Ethical Considerations for Collaborative Practice", Institute For Continuing Legal Education, 2008
  • Speaker, Mid-Year Meeting, State Bar Of Georgia, 2008
  • Speaker, "Georgia Law Relating to Non-Traditional Family Units", National Business Institute, 2008
  • "Georgia's New Child Support Guidelines", 2007
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in Georgia Family Law", Georgia Family Law Practice For Paralegals, 2006
  • Quoted by Georgia Supreme Court in Miller v. State, 266 Ga. 850 (1996), declaring Georgia evidence statute unconstitutional, Commentator, Georgia Supreme Court, 1996
  • 11 GSU Law Review 209 (1994)., Georgia State University Law Review, 1994
  • Trainer, Collaborative Law Institute Of Georgia
  • Presenter, "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Navigating the Terrain of Divorce", Association For Conflict Resolution
  • Author, "TeamWorks" Collaborative Practice Blog, 2009 - Present

Representative Clients:

  • McNeil v. State, 229 Ga. App. 149, 1997
  • Quoted in Miller v. State, 266 Ga. 850, 1996

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Associate Judge, Municipal Court of Union City, Georgia, 1999

Newsletters:

  • Deliberations, News and Views from the World of Family Law, Deliberations

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 1985
Office Location for Amy K. Waggoner

3820 Mansell Road
Suite 170
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Phone: 770-641-8200

 

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Last Updated: 9/29/2017

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