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Joann Sharp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Duluth, GA

Meriwether & Tharp LLC
6465 East Johns Crossing, Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 678-879-9000
Fax: 678-879-9001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Appellate
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Joann Brown Sharp is a partner at the highly respected Georgia law firm of Meriwether & Tharp LLC. With seven law offices throughout the state, the firm offers the people of Georgia a wide range of family law services. Ms. Sharp focuses her practice on assisting clients in North Georgia from the firm's locations in Alpharetta and Atlanta by representing their interests in matters related to:

  • Family Law Appeals

Ms. Sharp began her legal career in 1998 after earning her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her admission to the South Carolina Bar. She soon decided to move to the Atlanta area, and the State Bar of Georgia granted her admission in 1999. In 2012, the state of Tennessee approved her to practice law in its courtrooms, and she now represents clients throughout Georgia on family law appeals.

Over the course of her 20+ year legal career, Ms. Sharp has earned the respect of both her clients and her peers, thanks to her role in a number of major cases, many of which garnered attention in national media outlets. She is a skilled trial attorney with a background in corporate law, and her courtroom experience continues to serve her family law clients well today.  Over the past few years, she has focused her practice on appellate work in the family law arena.  As evidence of her abilities and her excellent reputation, she has an "Excellent" rating from Avvo.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Appellate


6 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2006

About Joann Sharp

First Admitted: 1998

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Past President, Georgia Bar Association, Women in the Profession
  • Tennessee, 2012
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • Georgia, 1999
  • South Carolina, 1998

Educational Background

  • JD from University of South Carolina School of Law., 1998
  • Master's of Liberal Arts from Auburn University at Montgomery (emphasis on English Literature)., 1992
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Bachelor of Arts in English, 1989


  • Messick v. Messick, 2021 WL 1975874.  Discussing enforceability of settlement agreements in family law., 2021
  • Angst v. Augustine, 356 Ga.App. 402 (2020)(determining periodic v. lump sum alimony)., 2020
  • Mbatha v. Cutting, 356 Ga.App. 743 (2020)(determining choice of law rule for equitable division in divorces)., 2020
  • Provenzano v. Jones, 302 Ga. 139 (2017)(interpreting the live-in-lover statute)., 2017
  • Serluco v. Taggart, 357 Ga.App. 296 (2020)(determining whether child support modification was governed by UIFSA or UEFJL., 2020
  • Ford v. Ford, 347 Ga. App. 233 (2018)(discussing jurisdiction in divorce and custody)., 2018
  • Reid v. Lindsey, 348 Ga. App. 425 (2019)(involving grandparent visitation)., 2019
  • Wertz v. Marshall, 2019 WL 2610761 (June 26, 2019)(involving jurisdiciton under the UCCJEA with military spouse)., 2019
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Office Location for Joann Sharp

6465 East Johns Crossing
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097

Phone: 678-879-9000

Fax: 678-879-9001

Last Updated: 6/6/2022

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