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Merlinus Goodman Monroe

Self-Employed Appellate Practice, Family Law, and Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Family Law
  • Georgia
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On the morning of July 3, 2003, I was driving to cover Court for another attorney during a tropical storm, when I was blown off the road by the intense rain and high winds. I was informed by a third party whose judgment and observation I trust that my estimation of time during that period was very wrong. I spent a short time in a medically-induced coma, followed by about three weeks of being unconscious. The accident left me paralyzed on my right side, and I spent approximately four to five months after I awoke re-learning how to walk, talk, etcetera, so that I could return to work as a self-employed attorney. I started working again less than eleven months after my accident, and most people cannot even begin to guess at this upon meeting me, I am pleased to say. I had previously spent approximately a year as an Assistant District Attorney for the Enotah Judicial Circuit, assigned to prosecute felony and misdemeanor crimes in Towns and Union Counties. Before that, I was an Associate Attorney with a local law firm practicing many different areas of law, but primarily child custody and divorce, real estate work, and incorporations. I also worked from June 2007 until May 2009 as the Hall County Law Librarian, operated by the Superior Courts of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit. As a consequence of this employment, I could not appear for anyone or sign any pleadings under my own name in Hall or Dawson Counties, though. I have experience at, and am considered proficient in, criminal practice (including work related to drug possession and to sex offense cases), international law (such as Hague Convention work and also Civil Law concepts, as well as international child support obligations), municipal law, business law, and intellectual property work, including trade secret practice and litigation of trade secret issues. I have served as counsel for several corporations in their State law claims and defenses. I also have substantial experience at incorporations. I

Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Georgia Sex Offender Registry Litigation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Tulane University-LA
Law Degree
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A. (1998) | Criminal Justice
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Professional Associations
Georgia State Bar
- Current
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American Bar Association  # 00871406
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website of Merlinus Goodman Monroe, LLC
Contact & Map
Merlinus Goodman Monroe, LLC
Post Office Box 365
Dahlonega, GA 30501
Telephone: (678) 943-3532