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About me

After twenty-two years of service in the United States Army, I bring an Army Officer's no nonsense approach to the practice of law.  I take to heart that people hire an attorney to represent their interests by identifying the critical issues, explaining them in plain language and working hard to acheive the best possible results.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    3 years
  2. Family: 45%
    3 years
  3. Military Law: 10%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Dereck Jon Hecht

    Steven Shewmaker is an outstanding attorney who will work diligently to resolve any issue you may have.


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  • Linda Juergens Lawrence

    I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions are clear and correct. He is a knowledgeable attorney in this area.


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Contact info

2845 Henderson Mill Road
Atlanta, GA, 30341


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200611/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Honor Graduate - Judge Advocate Officer's Advanced CourseUnited States Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School2009
Graduate Cum LaudeGeorgia State College of Law2005
Bronze StarUnites States Army2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
International Law OfficerUnited Stated Army Reserve: 350th Civil Affairs Command2013 - 2013
Command Judge AdvocateUnites States Army Reserve2013 - 2013
Owner / PartnerShewmaker & Shewmaker2009 - 2012
PartnerLynch & Shewmaker LLC2007 - 2009
Legal Assistance AttorneyUnited States Army, 213th LSO2007 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneyNewton County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2007
Army OfficerUnited States Army1990 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia State Bar Military & Veterans SectionContinuing Legal Education Director2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationVice Chair of Military Family Law Section2013 - Present
Georgia State Bar, Military and Veterans SectionEditor of Section Quarterly Newsletter2012 - Present
DeKalb Family Law SectionTreasurer2011 - 2013
Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
W___ v. W___Client received all real property of the marriage and $447,000 in child support and alimony.
Criswell v. ZverkovThe Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's decision.
Dudney v. State of Georgiacase dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law Institute CLE - 2011"The GI Bill Jumps into the Family Law Pool"2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
St. Marys University School of LawInternational RelationsMA - Masters1999
University of AlabamaSpanish and Latin American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Alaska State Fall Judicial ConferenceMilitary Divorce Matters2014
Military and Veterans Section Spring CLE: "It's a Family Affiar"Military Pension Division in Divorce2013
Family Law: Advanced IssuesDivision of Military Pensions in Divorce2013
Fall CLE - Magistrtae Judges of AlaskaMilitary Aspects of Family and Criminal Law2013
Alaska Judges ConferenceMIlitary Domestic and Criminal Law Matters2013
ABA Webinar on Divorce and Military PersonnelMilitary Divorce; Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; Interim Family Support2013
ABA Spring CLE ConferanceDomestic Violence and the Military2013
Top 8 Current Challenges in Family LawUCCJEA and Military Divorce Fundamentals2012
2012 Military Law SymposiumMilitary Aspects in Domestic Legal Matters2012
2012 Georgia Family Law InstituteSocial Security Issues in Domestic Law2012
Family Law InstituteHot Topics in Family Law2011
ABA Spring CLEMilitary Divorce2010
2010 Alabama Military Law SymposiumMilitary Aspects in Domestic Law Cases2010