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Lance Newton Owen

also known as Lance N. Owen

About me

I grew up in southwest Georgia in the small town of Blakely.  I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1992 and received my law degree from the University of Memphis in 1995.  I moved to Griffin right after I took the bar exam and have been practicing with the same firm for more than 20 years now. 

I believe the most important attribute of any attorney engaged in the practice of family law is that he or she must be honest with prospective clients.  I've been in the courtroom on many occasions and thought to myself, "Wow...I can't believe that lawyer took that person's money and is making those arguments before that judge".   Your chances of obtaining the result that you want may be slim or even nonexistent.  Your lawyer needs to be up front with you about your chances BEFORE you pay him or her a retainer. 

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    20 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    20 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    20 years
  4. Appeals: 5%
    20 years
  5. Adoption: 5%
    20 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Heather Colleen Donahue

    Lance does a great job of working with difficult cases while maintaining a respectful approach to opposing counsel. He advocates strongly for his clients.


    Heather Donahue Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jody Louis Sellers

    Lance Owen exemplifies the best qualities every client needs in an attorney: hard working, dedicated, and trustworthy. I don't hesitate in endorsing Mr. Owen and the work he provides for his clients.


    Jody Sellers Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Johnston, Owen & Bullard

124 North Hill Street
Griffin, GA, 30223-3327

Johnston, Owen & Bullard

18 Atlanta Street, Suite 300
McDonough, GA

1 Center Drive
Fayetteville, GA



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199511/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJohnston, Owen & Bullard2006 - Present
PartnerShepherd, Johnston & Owen2003 - 2006
AssociateShepherd & Johnston1995 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Henry County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Towaliga Circuit Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Griffin Circuit Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A1995 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaFormer President1994 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Murray v. GardnerReversal in Client's favor
Eubanks v. RabonReversal in Client's favor
Cook v. CookAffirmed in Client's favor
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Publication nameTitleDate
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MemphisLawJD1995
University of GeorgiaPolitical ScienceBA1992