Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Duluth, GA
Attorney Georgetta Glaves-Innis is a partner with Meriwether & Tharp LLC law firm, which has several law offices across Georgia. Serving clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro and surrounding areas, Ms. Glaves-Innis focuses her practice solely on family law, and she provides unmatched representation and support to those who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issues affecting their families. Ms. Glaves-Innis is one of the partners in charge of recruiting top talents for the firm, she is also in charge of onboarding new Associates, and heads the Leadership and Training Department for the Georgia Offices.
A native of Jamaica, Ms. Glaves-Innis knew that she wanted to become an attorney from a very young age, and she immigrated to the United States when she was 16. She graduated from the University of Miami in 1992 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and in 2000, she obtained her Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Islip, New York. While in law school, she served as editor of the International Law Review and received a Public Interest Fellowship in 1999.
Upon graduating from law school and receiving her license to practice in 2000, Ms. Glaves-Innis relocated to Georgia and began practicing family law. Over the course of her legal career, she has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity when dealing with her clients along with her aggressive approach to helping them find the favorable outcomes they seek for their domestic relations challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Glaves-Innis has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Lawyers of Distinction rating, and Georgia Trend Magazine named her a Legal Elite in 2016. She is also a fellow with the prestigious National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and she has received many other top rankings and endorsements from her peers. She has also received Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo along with numerous positive testimonials and referrals from those she has served.
A leader in her field, Ms. Glaves-Innis has served as associate professor at Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, and she has published articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across her region on a variety of family law topics. She also helped establish the Gwinnett County Minority Bar Association, where she served as vice president, and she is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, the Gwinnett Association of Women Lawyers and the American Trial Lawyers Association, among her other professional affiliations.
Ms. Glaves-Innis has also served as head coach of the Chattahoochee High School mock trial team as well as mock trial attorney evaluator for Clayton and Gwinnett County high schools. She is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Georgia as well as before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.
*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.
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Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce
- Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
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About Georgetta Glaves-Innis
First Admitted: 2000, Georgia
Professional Webpage: https://www.mtlawoffice.com/georgetta-glaves-innis
Pro bono/Community Service
- Head Coach, Chattahoochee High School Mock Trial, 2009
- 2007, 2008, 2010, Mock Trial Evaluator 2006-2007 Mock Trial Coach for Chattahoochee High School. Yearly Volunteer at Roswell Restoration Center.
- Represented three pro bono clients (2 divorces, one Legitimation/custody)
- Mentor for New Attorneys with the State Bar of Georgia, 2014
- UGA - Key Note Speaker: Graduation for Paralegals at the Gwinnett Campus, 2017
- Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- American Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2003 - Present
- Georgia Supreme Court
- State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Division VP and Founding Member, Gwinnett County Minority Bar Association, 2007 Member, American Trial Lawyers
- Georgia Superior Court
- An active participant in the Georgia Association of Black Women's Attorneys. Volunteer at Nicholas House monthly. Attend and participate in Gwinnett County Bar Association, Family Law Division luncheons, meetings, and bar functions.
- Active Member of the Gwinnett County Bar Association., 2016
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- Active Member of the Gwinnett County Bar Association, 2017
- AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
- Superb Rating 10 out of 10, Avvo.com
- Award received for work performed as a law student with indigent clients., Public Interest Award, Touro Law School, 2000
- National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Fellow, 2018
- Awarded a Leadership award for my contribution to the firm's Leadership Initiative and for spearheading new firm initiatives., Leadership Award, Firm, 2020
- Legal Elite, Georgia Trend, 2016
- Volunteered several hours every month in Juvenile Court with truants., Volunteer Service with Truancy Intervention Project, Gwinnett County Juvenile Court, 2007
- Received 2017 Award as a top 10% of Family and Divorce Lawyer in the Country. Lifetime Member., Lawyers Of Distinction, 2017
- University Of Miami Coral Gables, Bachelor of Business Administration, Florida Honors Graduate, 1992
- Dozens of Contested Hearings (Temporary and Final) involving asset division, alimony, child custody, and child support. Drafted multiple briefs and motions on Attorney's Fees. Drafted Motions to Dismiss. Drafted complex Motions for Reconsideration. Drafted Multiple Motions to Enforce Settlement/Mediated Agreements. Drafted Multiple Detailed Guardian Packages. Argued Motions in Court.
- Contested Custody Three day Trial including several Experts (Vocational Expert and Guardian Ad Litem) (Successful Outcome for the Client) Contested Divorce Temporary Hearing involving out of Country Relocation (Successful outcome for the client) Contested Asset Division Cases (multiple cases), 2020
- Served as Co-Counsel on a three-day Jury Trial in Fulton County. Favorable Result for the Client., 2017
- Represent Clients at Temporary and Final Hearings on all issues, including child custody, child support, alimony, and division of assets. Participated in mediations, late case evaluations, depositions, settlement conferences.
- Presented the idea that has been adopted by many family law practitioners on trying to resolve divorces through a collaborative process. The collaborative process is a cost-saving for the parties, less emotional, and is a low conflict process for all involved., Speaker, In House Lecture on the trend toward Collaborative Divorces, Firm, Family Law, 2019
- Published Organ Donation and Incompetents, can they Consent? Comparative Analysis of American and Canadian Laws of Consent and brain death determination. Touro International Law Review Vol. 10, Spring 2000, Editor, 2000
- Panel Presentation at More house College with Paul Howard and Jason Sheffield on "recent changes in criminal law." 2012
- Full time Lecturer at Clark Atlanta and More house College in the Department of Sociology., Professor, Professor, 2015
- Attorney, Key Note Speaker, UGA Paralegal Graduation: Gwinnett Campus, 2016
- Attorney, Radio Talk Show, 2016
Last Updated: 5/15/2022