Anton F. Mertens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Mertens Firm
 | 1355 Peachtree St NE, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-381-1238
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Dutch,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Anton F. Mertens is the founding partner of The Mertens Firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Nationally recognized as one of the preeminent attorneys in the country, Mr. Mertens has more than 32 years of total legal experience. He represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Family law and divorce

    ·       Child custody and support

    ·       Alimony and equitable division of property

    ·       Contempt and post-divorce modifications

    ·       Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

    ·       Immigration law

    ·       Mediation

    No matter the issues his clients are facing or how complex their needs, Mr. Mertens delivers highly personalized counsel and dedicated support to help them make the best-informed decisions for their unique situations. Trained in mediation, he prefers to help his clients resolve their matters and reach agreements without the need for expensive and stressful litigation; however, he will not hesitate to take his clients' matters to court when necessary to ensure their best odds of achieving the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve.

    A personable and compassionate attorney, Mr. Mertens treats all he serves with the utmost respect and dignity as he works hard to help them through what is a very difficult and uncertain time in their lives. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding service, he has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell as well as consistent recognition from Best Lawyers since 2015. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1984 graduate of Mercer University, Mr. Mertens obtained his Juris Doctor from Mercer University School of Law in 1987. The Georgia State Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he has maintained active involvement with various local, state and national legal organizations throughout his career.

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    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%Immigration: Consumer


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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    About Anton Mertens

    Admitted: 1987, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Belgium Advisor for Economic Diplomacy in the State of Georgia (2015-2019)
    • Officer’s Cross of the Order of Leopold
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
    • Corporate America News, Legal Elite Immigration Attorney of the Year - Georgia (2016)
    • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Immigration (2013-2018)
    • Best Lawyers in America (2015-2019)
    • Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite (2015-2019)
    • Awarded for 20 years of distinguished service to the Kingdom of Belgium, Officer in the Order of Leopold, King Philippe of Belgium, 2017
    • Assist the Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta, Advisor for Economic Diplomacy, Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Mercer University Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors, President (2015-2018), Secretary (2012-2014)
    • Chair, Atlanta Sister Cities Commission Foundation and Chair of the Brussels, Belgium Sister City Committee (2017-2019)
    • President, Belgian-American Chamber of the South (2014-2019)
    • Co-Chair, Global Commerce Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (2016-2018)
    • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
    • Georgia-Alabama Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Atlanta Bar Association
    • State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program, Mentor
    • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2019
    • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
    • Georgia
    • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
    • State Bar Of Georgia, Family Law Section
    • Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
    • Atlanta United, founding member
    • Peachtree Presbyterian Church member
    • President, Mercer Law School Alumni Board of Directors , 2017
    • President of the Belgian-American Chamber of the South

    Educational Background:

    • Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, 1987
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    Office Location for Anton F. Mertens

    1355 Peachtree St NE
    Suite 1800
    Atlanta, GA 30309

    Phone: 404-381-1238

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    Last Updated: 9/3/2020

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