Ryan R. Shafer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Johns Creek, GA

Meriwether & Tharp LLC
6465 East Johns Crossing, Suite 400
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 678-879-9000
Fax: 678-879-9001
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice exclusively on divorce and other family law matters, Ryan R. Shafer is an associate at Meriwether & Tharp, LLC. Working out of the firm's office in Johns Creek, Georgia, he furnishes advice and counsel to residents of Fulton County and other parts of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Georgia since 2013, Mr. Shafer is also admitted to practice before all New Jersey state courts.

Many of Mr. Shafer's clients are people whose marriages have irretrievably broken down. He provides aggressive courtroom advocacy on their behalf when they have been unable to come to an accord on their own or through negotiations on such matters as property division, alimony, child support, and child custody and litigation has become necessary. For those clients whose marriages have already been dissolved, he helps them to obtain modifications to or the enforcement of existing support and parenting court orders. Mr. Shafer's other family law experiences have included contempt proceedings and the establishment of paternity.

Majoring in mathematics, Mr. Shafer attended La Salle University in Philadelphia as an undergraduate and received a bachelor's degree in 2008. Subsequently deciding to pursue a legal education, he then enrolled at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Prior to being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2013, Mr. Shafer clerked for a judge on the Supreme Court of New Jersey and was a research assistant to a professor at his law school. Before joining Meriwether & Tharp, LLC, in February 2015, he was an associate at a family law firm in Clayton County, Georgia. Mr. Shafer's professional memberships include the Gwinnett County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

About Ryan R. Shafer

Admitted: 2013, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.mtlawoffice.com/ryan-shafer

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2016 through present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, Member, 2013 through present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2013 through present
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, Divorce/Family section, Member, 2016 through present
  • State Bar of New Jersey, Member, 2013 through present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, 2013 through present

Educational Background

  • La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, 2008


  • Awarded to the student who receives the highest grade in the class, Trademark Law, CALI Award, 2013
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Office Location for Ryan R. Shafer

6465 East Johns Crossing
Suite 400
Johns Creek, GA 30097

Phone: 678-879-9000

Fax: 678-879-9001

Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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