Jonathan Hedgepeth

Top rated Family Law attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Heredia Family Law
Jonathan Hedgepeth
Heredia Family Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1991

Education: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, French

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

Heredia Family Law

3330 Cumberland Blvd.
Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30339 Visit website


Jon Hedgepeth is an accomplished attorney who develops personal relationships with families to help them overcome their legal hurdles. As a partner at the law firm of Hedgepeth | Heredia Family Law, LLC, he assists clients across Atlanta and throughout Georgia in all areas of family law.

With over three decades of experience, Mr. Hedgepeth takes a collaborative approach to resolve legal disputes outside the courtroom but is always ready to represent his clients’ interests in a trial. Clients rely on his services in matters related to divorce, spousal and child support, adoptions, paternity disputes, property division, marital agreements, family violence and post-judgment modifications.

Fluent in English and French, Mr. Hedgepeth obtained his Juris Doctor in 1991 from the Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law after completing his Bachelor of Arts from the Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, in 1987. He was licensed to practice in Georgia in 1991 and is also qualified to appear before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of Georgia.

Professionally engaged in several legal organizations, Mr. Hedgepeth is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, Old War Horse Lawyers Club and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He is the former president of the Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section.

A certified collaborative law professional, Mr. Hedgepeth was honored with numerous awards and accolades. He was listed in the Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite list, the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and the Top 100 Lawyers list by Worth magazine. He holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” client rating on Avvo.

A talented and thoughtful writer, Mr. Hedgepeth is the author of a number of scholarly articles and blogs. When not advocating for the rights of his clients, he volunteers his time to provide pro bono legal services. He is a part of the 1000 Lawyers for Justice and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. He was recognized by the State Bar of Georgia for his services to the underprivileged.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1991, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

  • Served as an expert witness in Washington, D.C. for a case regarding the interpretation of a prenuptial agreement involving a billion dollar estate.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Prenuptial Agreements", National Business Institute Seminar on Domestic Law in Georgia, 2003 "Income Tax Planning Considerations", NBI Seminar on Domestic Law in Georgia, 2004, Determining and Dividing Marital Assets, NBI Seminar on Domestic Law in Georgia, 2005 Premarital Agreements and Divorce Procedure, NBI Seminar on Domestic Law in Georgia, 2005; Navigating Complex Asset Cases, NBI Seminar on Advanced Family Law, April 2010, Speaker, Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute
  • Same Sex Marriage:  Supreme Court Ruling Brings Right to Marry, Divorce, Create Prenuptial Agreements and More..., Author, 2015
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas-So Who's Got the Kids?, Author, 2015
  • The January Effect: Start of New Year is the Busy Time for Divorce, Author, 2015
  • Who Gets the House? Real Estate and Family Law, Author, 2015
  • Authored article concerning the uptick in divorce filings after the New Year, and appeared on radio and television regarding same, Author, The January Effect: Start of New Year is the Busy Time for Divorce Filings, HHR Blog, 2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Lawyer's Club of Atlanta
  • Past President of the Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member, Georgia Bar Family Law Section
  • Board of Governors, Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section, President, 2010-2011
  • Master, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inns of Court, 2008
  • President, Atlanta Bar Association, Family Division Board of Governors, 2010
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA, 1987
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Collaborative Law Practitioner, 2004
  • Member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, 2004
Representative Clients:
  • Numerous NFL professional football players and NBA players represented as well as many high profile members of the business community throughout Georgia, 2007
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2008
  • Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Worth Magazine, 2002
  • Appeared in The Atlanta Business Chronicle's "People on the Move", People on the Move, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2017
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite-Best Lawyers in Atlanta, Appeared in the 2009, 2012 and 2013 Georgia Trend Legal Elite-Best Lawyers in Atlanta, 2012
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Serves on the Atlanta Bar Foundation Law Jam Committee since its inception, 2011
  • Recognized for outstanding public service in providing legal representation for low income citizens of Georgia from the State Bar of Georgia, 2007
  • 1000 Lawyers for Justice
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Selected in Best Lawyers in America publication for 2021, 2022 and 2023. , 2021
  • Listed in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Listed as an authority on prenuptial agreements in Georgia in Dove v. Dove, 258 GA. 647, 2009
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Foundation Board of Governors, 2023

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Fair and reasonable. Was President of the Atlanta Section of Family Law in 2011. Admitted to Inns of Court. Clients appreciate his ability to handle cases efficiently without wasting time and money. Peers appreciate his reasonable approach and responsiveness. Judges appreciate his keen knowledge of the law.”

“Jon and I work well together. We both advocate for our clients but we are civil to each other in the process. ”

“Jon has recently been named in Worth and Georgia Trend magazines as a top lawyer in his field. Each year the SuperLawyer list overlooks him yet names some of his colleagues who are either retired or no longer practicing in the domestic bar. Jon is an active participant in the Atlanta Bar Association and currently serves as VP/President Elect and one year away from being president. He is an elite member of the Charles Longstreet Weltner Inns of Court. Jon actively supports Visions Anew, a women's group dedicated to empowering women facing divorce. He has spoken at many CLE seminars and consistently receives high ratings on his presentations. Jon is a damn fine lawyer and has the respect of Judges in all counties and courts as well as of his legal peers. Clients send him referrals consistently. The fact that enough of his "competitors" do not submit his name is no reason to keep him off your list. We all are keenly aware that lawyers bargain with each other for nominations. Jon does not engage in such a practice since he considers recognition as a SuperLawyer to be an honor and not an advertisement. So please, include Jon Hedgepeth on your next list because he really is a Super Lawyer and a Super Person. Thank you.”

“Fine divorce lawyer with good bedside manner and understanding of when to fight.”

“Jon is a highly competent attorney and well versed in Family Law. I frequently refer clients to him and he has always done a fine job for them.”

Office location for Jonathan Hedgepeth

3330 Cumberland Blvd.
Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 404-913-8719


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