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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Licensed since 1995
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I have known Lance for more than fifteen years, and we have tried numerous cases against each other. Lance zealously advocates for his clients. He is a very skilled trial lawyer, who is always well prepared. He has the experience and knowledge to handle complex civil matters.
Betty Wheeler Divorce & Separation Attorney
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1995||08/22/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Partner||Johnston, Owen & Bullard||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Shepherd, Johnston & Owen||2003 - 2006|
|Associate||Shepherd & Johnston||1995 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Henry County Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Towaliga Circuit Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Griffin Circuit Bar Association||N/A||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Delta||Former President||1994 - 1995|
|University of Memphis||Law||JD||1995|
|University of Georgia||Political Science||BA||1992|