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Allen F. Harris

Allen F. Harris

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Marriage & Prenuptials, Family

About Me

I am a native of Georgia, married with a child in elementary school and a child in middle school.  I am an avid sports fan especially college football and golf. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Divorce & Separation: 90%
    10 years
  2. Family: 5%
    10 years
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%
    10 years



Hourly ($385/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Jeffrey G. Casurella

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jeffrey Casurella Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sarah Renee Low

    I endorse this lawyer. Allen was an opposing counsel in a recent matter. He was reasonable and a pleasure to work with. He did an excellent job representing his client throughout the negotiation process. I would be comfortable in referring matters to him in the future.


    Sarah Low Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Peterson & Harris

3103 E. Shadowlawn Avenue
Atlanta, GA, 30305



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198508/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Attorneys in GeorgiaSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top Attorneys in GeorgiaSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2011
Top Attorneys in GeorgiaSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2010
The Top Attorneys in GeorgiaTop Attorneys in Georgia as Published in Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPeterson & Harris1990 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1985 - 1985
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
The Family Law ReviewDividing Goodwill After Miller v. Miller2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Walter F. George Law School Mercer UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Georgia CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Divorce Law Guide A to ZChild Support and Spousal Maintenance2013
Advanced Issues in DivorceResolving Disputes and Speeding Up the Process2012
Advanced Issues in DivorceTroubleshooting Marriage Dissolution Issues2012
Your Family Law Practice in the 21st CenturyDivision of Property; Child Custody and Child Support2011
Advanced Issues in DivorceResolving Disputes and Speeding Up The Process2009
Advanced Issues in DivorceTroubleshooting Marriage Dissolution Issues2009
Advanced Family LawViolence In The Home2008
Advanced Family LawNavigating Complex Asset Cases2008