Jim N. Peterson, Jr.

Top rated family law attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

The Peterson Firm
Jim N. Peterson, Jr.
The Peterson Firm

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1984

Education: Mississippi College School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

The Peterson Firm

1355 Peachtree St NE
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309 Visit website


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

Family law

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 1984, Georgia

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

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Educational Background:
  • Appalachian State University, B.A., 1980
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

Office location for Jim N. Peterson, Jr.

1355 Peachtree St NE
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-719-5179


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

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