Jim Neil Peterson Jr

Jim Neil Peterson Jr

The Peterson Firm
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Georgia
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For over 40 years, Jim Peterson has focused his practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, support modifications, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Jim's prior work experience includes working for a large firm handling complicated corporate litigation. This provided him with the invaluable experience, knowledge and skill necessary to handle complex divorce cases involving significant assets and family businesses.

Additionally, Jim has substantial trial experience (both jury and non-jury) and has argued numerous landmark cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Jim's clients often come as referrals from other attorneys and former clients who know and respect his professional reputation.

Jim has been named to Atlanta Magazine's prestigious Super Lawyers list for the last 15 years, being recognized as one of the top 5% divorce attorneys in Georgia. He has also been named as a member of the "Georgia Elite" by Georgia Trend Magazine every year since 2008.

Jim is a cyclist, runner and triathlete. His accomplishments include competing in numerous marathons, century bike races, 4 Ironman Triathlons, and 3 Half-Ironman Triathlons.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
The Peterson Firm
- Current
Mississippi College School of Law
J.D. (1984)
Activities: Mississippi College Law Review (1982-1984)
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Appalachian State University
B.A. (1980)
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Top Attorneys in Georgia
Super Lawyers Magazine
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024
Georgia Legal Elite
Georgia Trend Magazine
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Client Choice Award
Professional Associations
Atlanta Bar Association
Activities: Family Law Section
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Lawyers Club of Atlanta
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Old War Horse Club
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State Bar of Georgia
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section (admitted 1984), Services Committee (1985-1994)
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Speaking Engagements
How to try a Divorce case, Masters in Trial, Atlanta, Georgia
Valuing and Dividing Business Assets, Complex Assets in Divorce, Atlanta, Georgia
National Business Institute
Websites & Blogs
Jim Peterson's Website Profile
The Peterson Firm Website
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Contact & Map
The Peterson Firm
1355 Peachtree St. NE
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Telephone: (404) 719-5179