Afiya F. Hinkson

Top rated Family Law attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

The Hinkson Firm
Afiya F. Hinkson
The Hinkson Firm

Practice Areas: Family Law, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 2013

Education: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

The Hinkson Firm

4707 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Unit #467861
Atlanta, GA 30338 Visit website


Attorney Afiya F. Hinkson is the founder and owner of The Hinkson Firm in Atlanta, Georgia. A top-rated lawyer with more than 12 years of total legal experience, Ms. Hinkson provides unmatched counsel and support to clients across her region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Family Law 

· Contested and Uncontested Divorces

· Child Custody, Child Support and Visitation Rights

· Modifications of Child Support and Modification of Child Custody

· Alimony and Spousal Support

· Legitimation and Paternity

· Contempt Actions

· Restraining orders

· Guardian Ad Litem services

· Grandparents' Visitation Rights

· Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements

· Private Child Welfare Law Cases

· Contract Disputes

· Cease and Desist Letters/Demand Letters

· Mediation

As an attorney, Ms. Hinkson has gained a reputation for her compassion and care when dealing with her clients during a very difficult and stressful time in their lives. She has become known as a passionate advocate for the rights and interests of her clients and children, and she has achieved a long record of obtaining successful outcomes for those she serves in many counties throughout the State of Georgia.

Ms. Hinkson holds her certification as a Child Welfare Law Specialist ("CWLS") by the National Association of Counsel for Children, and she is a registered Mediator in the State of Georgia through the Office of Dispute Resolution. As such, she regularly helps her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive and time-consuming litigation.

Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Ms. Hinkson delivers the highly personalized counsel her clients need to make the best-informed decisions, and she works diligently to help them pursue the successful outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

A 2005 Cum Laude graduate of the University of West Georgia, Ms. Hinkson obtained her Juris Doctor from Mercer University School of Law in 2009. She is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts as well as before the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Georgia Supreme Court. 

Attorney Hinkson has achieved many awards including the Chief Justice Hines Award in Child Advocacy and 40 under 40 by the National Black Lawyers Association.

Practice areas

Family Law, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Business Organizations, Child Support, Contracts, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Juvenile Law

  • 80% Family Law
  • 20% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 2013, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National Black Lawyers Association, 2020 to Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, 2018 to Present
  • State of Georgia
  • Georgia Child Support Commission, Low-Income Deviation Study Committee 2019 to present
  • Entertainment Law Section, State Bar of Georgia 2014 to present
  • Georgia Dispute Resolution Section, State Bar of Georgia 2018 to present
  • Child Protection and Advocacy Section, State Bar of Georgia Executive Committee 2014 to Present
  • Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia 2013 to present
  • DeKalb Lawyers Association DeKalb County, Georgia 2013 to Present
  • Forsyth County Juvenile Court Bar Association Former President 2015 to Present
  • Wade Walker YMCA Executive Board Stone Mountain, Georgia 2014 to 2016
Educational Background:
  • University of West Georgia, B.A., Mass Communications, Cum Laude, 2005
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Admitted to the State of Georgia Supreme Court, 2013
  • Admitted to the State of Georgia Court of Appeals Court, 2013
  • Guardian Ad Litem, 2018
  • Certified Child Welfare Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children, 2019
  • Certified and Registered Mediator, State of Georgia, 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 Nationally, Attorney, National Black Lawyers, 2021
  • Light of Hope Recipient, Attorney, CASA, 2019
  • Chief Justice Hines Child Advocacy Award, Attorney, Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Court of Georgia, 2020
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • National Black Lawyers 40 Under 40 Recipient, 2021

Office location for Afiya F. Hinkson

4707 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Unit #467861
Atlanta, GA 30338

Phone: 470-705-8719


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

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