Jim N. Peterson, Jr.

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Peterson Firm
 | 1355 Peachtree St NE, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-719-5179
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    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.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

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    About Jim Peterson, Jr.

    Admitted: 1984, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.thepetersonfirm.net/attorney/peterson-jim/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Georgia, 1984
    • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1984
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1984
    • Member, State Bar of Georgia
    • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1984
    • Member, Mississippi College Law Review, 1982-1984

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta

    Educational Background:

    • Appalachian State University, B.A., 1980
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    Office Location for Jim N. Peterson, Jr.

    1355 Peachtree St NE
    Suite 1800
    Atlanta, GA 30309

    Phone: 404-719-5179

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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