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Lance Newton Owen

Lance Newton Owen

also known as Lance N. Owen

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Personal Injury, Child Custody, Adoption, Appeals

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. 

You can find valuable information about attorneys through AVVO, but whether or not you hire a particular attorney should be based on how you feel about the attorney after you have spoken with him or her.  Please also keep in mind that attorneys who offer free consultations and reduced rates may be desperate for work and might be willing to tell you what you want to hear in order to collect a fee from you.          



















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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  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

8 total 

  • Betty Deann Wheeler

    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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lauren King Sprayberry

    Lance is a remarkable attorney of the highest personal and professional integrity. His work ethic, attention to detail and overall legal abilities are outstanding. Lance is focused, determined and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He zealously advocates his clients' interests in and out of the courtroom while maintaining an excellent rapport with judges, mediators and colleagues. If you are looking to retain one of the best attorneys in Georgia for personal injury and family law matters, including, but not limited to, divorce, child custody, adoption and child support, I highly recommend and endorse Lance Owen. You will be beyond satisfied with Lance Owen's representation.


    Lauren Sprayberry Criminal Defense 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 199507/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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