David A. Canale

Top rated Family Law attorney in Woodstock, Georgia

Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
David A. Canale
Meriwether & Tharp, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1995

Education: Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

Meriwether & Tharp, LLC

145 Towne Lake Parkway
Suite 300
Woodstock, GA 30188 Visit website


A partner at Meriwether & Tharp, LLC, David A. Canale focuses his practice exclusively on family law matters. Working out of the firm's office in Woodstock, Georgia, he provides representation to people throughout the state. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and Louisiana.

Mr. Canale is well-versed in all divorce issues, including the division of complex assets and debts, spousal and child support, and child custody and visitation. A forceful courtroom advocate for his clients when litigation is necessary, his background in mediation and negotiations often allows him to help clients find resolution on these matters through the use of those alternative dispute resolution methods. In addition to his divorce practice, Mr. Canale has assisted clients who have already had their marriages legally dissolved and who are now seeking enforcement of or modifications to existing support and parenting orders, and he has helped domestic violence victims obtain protective orders. His successful track record in all these endeavors has led to his receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Mr. Canale graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1982. He graduated from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Canale's professional affiliations include the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court, the State Bar of Georgia (Family Law Section), the Louisiana State Bar Association, and local bar associations.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1989, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.mtlawoffice.com/david-canale

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Cobb Justice Foundation; Boy Scouts of America
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Attorneys 2015-2016; Member, Executive Committee
Educational Background:
  • 1982 - BS, LSU; 1989 - JD, LSU, 1982
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Cobb County Bar Association, 1996
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • All State and Superior Courts in Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Louisiana, 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section, 1995 - Present
  • Charles L. Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
  • Family Law Section - State Bar of Georgia and Cobb County Bar Association
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presentation on legal issues involved in obtaining grandparent visitation., Presenter, Grandparents' Visitation After Divorce and Death: Litigation Strategies and Proactive Steps to Protect Rights, Strafford Live CLE Webinars, Attorneys, 2019
  • "Understanding Temporary Family Violence Protective Orders," Atlanta Divorce Team Radio (2016)
  • "Things You Thought You Knew," Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court (2016)
  • "Top 10 Qualities of a Successful Paralegal," Kennesaw State University Paralegal Studies (2016)
  • "Crafting Action Plans for Clients in a Divorce," Meriwether & Tharp Firm Seminar (2016)
  • "Courtroom Decorum," Newstalk 1160 a.m. - Atlanta Divorce Team Radio (2016)
  • "Crafting a Winning Parenting Plan with Marsha Schechtman," Atlanta Divorce Team Radio (July 22, 2017)
  • , Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2020
  • Moot Court Board, Member
  • Order of the Coif
  • Pro Bono Award, State of Georgia, 2005
  • Selected as a Top 100 Family Law attorney for the State of Georgia by The National Advocates, The National Advocates Top 100, The National Advocates, 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Cobb County Superior Court Judges & Cobb County Bar Association, 2012 
  • Client’s Choice, Avvo.com - 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Client Rated, Preeminent Client Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Avvo rated 10.0 out of 10.0, Avvo Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, Avvo.com, 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • Cobb County Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Louisiana State Bar
  • State Bar Of Georgia (Family Law Section)

Office location for David A. Canale

145 Towne Lake Parkway
Suite 300
Woodstock, GA 30188

Phone: 678-317-2742


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

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