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James J. Macie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Jonesboro, GA

Meadows, Macie & Morris, P.C.
2212 Emerald Dr
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 770-478-4155
Fax: 770-471-2951
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney James J. Macie is a partner with the law firm of Meadows, Macie & Morris, P.C., in Stockbridge, Georgia. A top-rated attorney with more than 41 years of legal experience, Mr. Macie devotes his practice exclusively to family and domestic relations law, and he has achieved notable success serving the needs and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Divorce and separation

·        Child custody and support

·        Property division

·        Alimony and spousal support

·        Adoption

·        Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

A 1961 summa cum laude graduate of Siena College, Mr. Macie earned a graduate degree in theology, and he spent nine years serving as a Catholic priest before making the decision to pursue law as his career. He attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1977. A compassionate and personable attorney, Mr. Macie credits his experience as a priest for allowing him to better assist his clients with the tumultuous and traumatic emotional aspects of divorce.

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Macie has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics related to family law and domestic relations. In 1984, he wrote the "Family Law Chapter" of the Georgia Lawyers Basic Practice Handbook, and he has delivered presentations regarding child custody and visitation matters, using private investigators in domestic relation cases, and other related matters.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Macie is a member of several local, state and national bar associations, including the Clayton County Bar Association, where he currently serves as President. He holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received many other awards and honors for his professionalism and service.

*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
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Father's Rights


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About James J. Macie

First Admitted: 1977, Georgia

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Educational Background

  • Siena College, summa cum laude
  • University of Georgia, with Additional Graduate Studies in Law and Literature and Theology

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Family Law Chapter”, Georgia Lawyers Basic Practice Handbook, 1984
  • Presentation, "The Utilization of Private Investigators in Domestic Relation Cases"
  • Presentation, "Child Custody and Visitation"

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair, Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®


  • “Jim is a former Catholic Priest, who has been practicing family law since 1977, first as a member of a preeminent (at the time) Atlanta firm, then as a solo practicioner, and since 2006 as a "named partner" of this firm.Jim is the former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and has spoken and presented papers to various bar meetings.”
  • “One of the more senior family lawyers in the greater Atlanta area, Jim Macie has been the former chair of the Family Law section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and spoken at both professional and lay conferences on various aspects of family law. A former Catholic Priest, Jim brings a deep understand of family issues in representing his clients.”

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

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Office Location for James J. Macie

2212 Emerald Dr
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Phone: 770-478-4155

Fax: 770-471-2951

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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