Patrick "Leh" Meriwether

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Woodstock, GA

Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
 | 145 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 300
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: 6788799000
Fax: 678-879-9001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

When he founded Meriwether & Tharp, LLC, Patrick “Leh” Meriwether committed to helping people throughout the state of Georgia navigate difficult matters, including business and transactional issues as well as family law cases. Since that day in 1998, he has delivered unparalleled representation.

Mr. Meriwether has earned a number of accolades throughout his career. He holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; he has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and Georgia Trend Magazine named him as a Legal Elite.

These honors are the result of personalized service and returning favorable outcomes to clients. When Mr. Meriwether takes on a case, he evaluates the ways in which the issue at hand could take a toll on clients. In addition to financial repercussions, there are emotional stressors to consider as well. Mr. Meriwether does an excellent job of using compassion when responding to a client’s concerns. He is also able to remain aggressive in pursuit of the best possible result to a case.

A certified mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Meriwether has several tools at his disposal when trying to resolve an issue. He is also a skilled litigator and has gone to court countless times on behalf of clients.

Mr. Meriwether is a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Family Law section, the Blue Ridge Bar Association, and the American Bar Association’s Family Law and Business Law sections. A published author, he frequently appears on a local radio show and delivers lectures regarding his practice area.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami in 1992, Mr. Meriwether earned a Juris Doctor in 1995 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About Patrick Meriwether

Admitted: 1996, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.mtlawoffice.com/patrick-meriwether

Honors/Awards:

  • 2017 Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine, 2017
  • Top 100 Fastest Growing Law Firms in America, Law Firm 500, 2017
  • Georgia Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2017
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2016
  • Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2016
  • Top 100 Fastest Growing Law Firms in America, Law Firm 500, 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyer, The National Advocates, 2015
  • Avvo Client's Choice, 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyer, The National Advocates, 2014
  • Superb Rating 10 out of 10, Avvo.com
  • "Best of" Award, Kudzu.com 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 for Law Firm
  • Top 100 Lawyer, The National Advocates
  • Received the highest rating possible from AVVO of 10 out of 10 "Superb", avvo.com

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Neutral Civil Mediator, Registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, 2010 through present
  • Arbitrator, Registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, 2007 through present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Member, 1997
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1997
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, , 1996
  • Forsyth County Bar Association, Member of Legislative Committee, 2009 through 2011
  • Member of Family Law Section of Georgia Bar 
  • Blue Ridge Bar AssociationMember, 2009 through present
  • Supreme Court of the State of Georgia, Member , 1997 through present
  • Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, Member, 1997 through present
  • State Bar of Florida, Member, 1996 through present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section, 2004 through present
  • Member of Forsyth Bar Association
  • Civil Arbitrator
  • Civil Mediator
  • Member of Blue Ridge Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Story Teller in Upstreet at Woodstock City Church Location for North Point Community Church.  2016 through present, 2016
  • Thrive Group Leader - Woodstock City Church Campus for North Point Community Church.  2013 through 2017.  Thrive is a 9 week course that walks married couples through materials built to help their marriage thrive., 2013
  • Den Leader & Cub Mobile Director - Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2010 – 2015
  • Financial Peace University Facilitator for Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company, 2008 – 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • A whole day seminar presented to lawyers and paralegals, teaching them how to move from busy to productive so that they can better serve their clients., Presenter/Lecturer, How to Be Productive . . . Like a Boss, 2016
  • Continuing Legal Education - The Four Core Areas of Family Law, 2015
  • How to Handle an Intake . . . Like a BOSS Presenter/Lecturer, 2015
  • Presented an all day seminar to attorneys and paralegals on how to handle that very first phone call with a potential client. How to project empathy to the client while giving them realistic, ethical advice. Drafted a 50 page booklet explaining the nuances involved in handling that call the right way the first time. Also developed material for break out sessions for attorneys and paralegals to practice with fictional clients., Presenter/Lecturer, How to Handle an Intake Like a BOSS, 2015
  • Presented Continuing Legal Education on Child Custody in Georgia., Presenter, Essential Elements of the 4-Core Areas of Family Law, 2015
  • Oddities and Challenges of Family Law - Reading and Interpreting Financial Documents.  Co-Authored Material and Spoke at CLE , Speaker, Oddities and Challenges of Family Law CLE, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Court Appearance Justifies Positive First Impression.  Article written for the Cherokee Tribune in their From the Bench and Bar section emphasizing the importance of dressing appropriately and handling yourself correctly in the Courtroom., Author, Court Appearance Justifies Positive First Impression, Cherokee Tribune, 2012
  • Effect of Supersedeas in a Hotly Contested Divorce Case.  The article explains the impact that supersedeas can have on a custody case when a party appeals a final order.  It also provides a history of the issue along with the current law and how a practitioner should deal with it.  , Co-Author, Effect of Supersedeas in a Hotly Contested Divorce Case, The Family Law Review , 2012
  • Top 10 iPhone/iPad Apps for a Family Law Attorney, Co-Author, Top 10 iPhone/iPad Apps for a Family Law Attorney, 2011
  • Avoiding the Conflict of Divorce, Author, Avoiding the Conflict of Divorce, The Cherokee Tribune, 2011
  • Reducing the conflict in divorce cases, Author, Reducing the conflict in divorce cases, The Cherokee Tribune, 2011
  • Holiday Stress and The Courts, Author, Holiday Stress and The Courts, The Cherokee Tribune, 2011
  • Family Law Practice Management, Co-Speaker, Family Law Practice Management, 2011 Family Law Conference, 2011
  • Ask the Expert: Divorce and COBRA, Author, The Peaceful Co-Parent, 2010
  • LLC Trends and Developments by National Business Institute., Speaker, 2009
  • The Paralegal's Guide to Contracts and Transactional Documents, Institute for Paralegal Education., Author of Material and Speaker, 2009
  • Family Law Practice Management for the 2011 Family Law Conference

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Fox v. Fox, 2012
  • Grenevitch v. Grenevitch, 285 Ga. 509, 2009
  • Delta Cleaner Supply Co. v. Mendel Drive Assocs., 286 Ga. App. 227, 2007

Educational Background:

  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 1992
Office Location for Patrick "Leh" Meriwether

145 Towne Lake Parkway
Suite 300
Woodstock, GA 30188

Phone: 6788799000

Fax: 678-879-9001

 

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Last Updated: 7/25/2018

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