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John Preston Smith

John Preston Smith

also known as John P. Smith, John Smith

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About Me

I have two wonderful children, Harrison age 16, and Madeline, age 12. For the past 20 years I have lived in Athens, Georgia with the kids, two dogs, four cats and a really good vacuum.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    15 years, 500 cases
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    15 years, 200 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
    15 years, 200 cases
  4. Child Support: 15%
    15 years, 150 cases
  5. Family: 15%
    15 years, 150 cases



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Tony Alto Taylor

    John is a kindhearted family lawyer but aggressive when necessary.


    Tony Taylor Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Christine Nalbone Scartz

    John is a compassionate and aggressive negotiator.


    Christine Scartz Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Daniels & Taylor, P.C.

390 West Crogan.
Suite. 300
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono AwardCobb County Bar AssociationN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AssociateStearns-Montgomery & Associates2008 - 2009
AssociateBallinger & Associates2005 - 2007
PrincipalLaw Office of J. P. Smith2003 - 2005
AssociateMcGinnis & Chambers2000 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Divorce LawyersMember2009 - Present
Family Law ProfessionalsMember2009 - Present
Collaborative Family Law GroupMember2009 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMemberN/A
Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ms. P v. Mr. PCustody to Mother with appropriate support
Chafin v. ChafinPending
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Publication NameTitleDate
Legal EthicsThe Law of Professional Responsibility1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of GeorgiaLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Georgia, AthensAnthropologyBA1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Divorce Resource: Radio Sandy SpringsMedically Fragile Children in Divorce2009