5.0 stars 37 totalReview Steven Shewmaker
Posted by a Child Support client
I started working on my child support modification case some months ago with another lawyer, A S. My lawyer then started working with Mr. Shewmaker a few months after. Before July 29, 2013 I had not talk to or seen S.Shewmaker.
The day I meet with my lawyer A.S., to go over my case was the day I met Mr. Shewmaker. Right away S.M., made me feel very good about my hearing the next day. Mr. Shewmaker knew my case, was very confidient in the court ruling in my favor. It was as if I had started my case with him as well.
Steven Shewmaker is an exceptional lawyer and postive mentor/role model for new lawyers. "Big Papa" (Mr. Shewmaker- nick name for himself) knows his stuff and makes newbies like myself comfortable with laws of the court. Mr Shewmaker sat in with my lawyer, A.S. to assist as needed. Mr. Shewmaker was very observant to my lawyer and the case needs allowing him to jump in to assist. During my hearing he continously asked how I was doing. Mr Shewmaker continously praised and encourgaed A. S. on the GREAT job she was doing.
If I was to ever need or knew anyone in need of a lawyer I would not hesitate to recommend Steven Shewmaker.
Posted by Patrick
I cannot speak highly enough of Steve Shewmaker. Writing a review for an attorney of Steve’s caliber is one of the most challenging endeavors I have ever undertaken as I cannot put into words my overwhelming gratitude.
I hired Steve in December 2012 one week prior to my court date to handle a family law modification case that had a degree of complexity of epic proportions. I am a father with primary custody and my ex-wife attempted to modify custody. If a father with custody asking an attorney to prepare for trial in less than a week on a case that has years of history is not complex enough, my prior divorce decree was from out of the State of Georgia which created an even more convoluted legal arena in which Steve had to operate.
My previous out of state court order was poorly written and it was designed in a manner for a father with custody to fail. For many years I was saddled with trepidation and afraid that one minor human error may cost me custody. Although I was an emotional wreck living in a constant state of fear, Steve was cool and collected from the start. He treated me with the respect and dignity of a trusted colleague, set realistic expectations, and alleviated my anxiety.
Steve worked evenings and the weekend to prepare me for trial. When the day of court arrived and I took the stand I was at ease knowing that Mr. Shewmaker was in complete control. Steve was well prepared, organized, and he commanded the courtroom in the manner I’d expect of a Lieutenant Colonel and a former US Army Ranger. He was an aggressive, yet diplomatic, litigator that was only focused on achieving an outcome that was in my and my children’s best interest. His performance the day of trial was outstanding as I watched his calculated and methodical strategy unfold.
In the legal arena there are no guarantees that a judge will rule in your favor. After the dust settled from trial I not only retained custody, but my kids ended up with a far better arrangement than what I was willing to negotiate pre-trial. For many years I acquiesced to nearly every demand from my ex-wife out of fear; Steve gave me the courage to finally say ‘no’ and lifted a great burden from my shoulders. There is nothing more important than your kids; you can trust that Steve Shewmaker will provide you the absolute best legal representation that money can buy.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client
I hired a lawyer for a domestic violance incident. After my previous lawyer failed to show for two of my court dates, along with numerous non-returned phone calls, I decided to seek additional represetation. In talking with a coworker about my crappy lawyer, she referred me to Steve. I hesitated calling Steve because I had already invested money in the first lawyer, but Steve offered a free consultation, so I figured what could it hurt. I gained more knowledge of my options and rights as a citizen within 30 minutes of meeting Steve than the three months working with my first lawyer. Even though I basically threw $600.00 down the drain with the first lawyer, I was 100% sure I wanted to start over with Steve. Here is is one year later, and he was able to get my case dismissed with minimal punishment and ZERO fines! I hope I am never in need of a lawyer, but if by chance I find myself in that situation, I without a doubt will use Steve Shewmaker.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Mr. Shewmaker is an awesome lawyer. Not only did he resolve the case but he made me a better person in the process. While working on my case, he made me aware of procedures and certain rights owed to me as an US citizen and US Service member. What I personally like about him is I was feeling hopelessness. Like there was no way out and no end in sight. In seeing my depression, he immediately expressed his concern and then positively spoke on my attributes and the case. This willingness to take time out of his busy schedule just to consult me in a more personal way is by far what impressed me the most about him. To know that you have someone to talk to even in a professional manner about the case and what options you have goes a long way. I personally would like to say thank you again to Mr. Steve P. Shewmaker.
Posted by Anna
He helped my divorce case which was going on and on since 2010. He is definitely experienced, he is simple and straight forward. I can't say how much I appreciate what he did for me. He can be very aggressive if needed, he knows how to handle the case in his way. Got bless i met a great attorney like him!!
Posted by Tayna
Let me begin by saying "THANK YOU" to Mr. Shewmaker. My case was a child custody case with my ex-husband. I had another lawyer that honestly did not have the chops to carry out my case. I was referred to Mr. Shewmaker by another law firm in the Altanta area due to his military experience. I needed real help, my case was 2 hours away but, I needed a good lawyer and he was not only GOOD but AWESOME. I was awarded custody and I thank God, Mr. Shewmaker, and the Judge for making that so. All truth will come to light and he has the experience and know-how to fight the tough cases.
Posted by Frankie
I presented a very unique problem to Steve, which I had been dealing with for a long time. My bottom line experience was that I got what I came for “CLOSURE”. I can now continue on with my journey thanks to Steve!
Posted by Badi
Cool, calm and calculating, just to name a few of Steve's qualities. He is definitely a "straight shooter" and keeps you well informed of the reality of your case but offers realistic options and great advice. I never felt that the focus was about money. You hear so many horror stories about attorneys but my experience has been a pleasurable one with Steve. He is very focused even when you think he's playing around. His performance in court demonstrated his ability to control and guide the case to a favorable outcome. He is a natural leader with many great qualities. Even the opposing counsel seemed to look towards Steve for direction at times.
Steve's approach is simple but effective. He cuts through all the bureaucratic nonsense and gets right down to business. As a man in a custody case, I had my reservations about using a male attorney but it was the best decision I made other than seeking full custody of my children. I guess because of Steve's military background, I tend to think of his performance as a "Drone attack". He does a massive amount of preparation and then things seem to get eerily quiet at times. I sometimes thought that I had been forgotten but Steve was only looking out for my expenses. His phone calls were brief and to the point. Steve is not going to waste your time or money on useless conversation. When the time came he attacked every possible aspect, with great precision. He picked apart the opposing counsel and was such a gentleman about it. The bottom line is that Steve is an amazing attorney, extremely ethical, very knowledgable and professional.
Posted by Nicoleena
Mr. Shewmaker handled every aspect of my case with integrity. He lent a helping hand and was sympathetic and understanding and worked towards the best interest of myself and my family at all times. I would gladly hire him again for ANY legal need.
Posted by a Divorce client
Steven Shewmaker and his wife and law partner Patty Shewmaker handled my divorce in Atlanta, Georgia. I was a military spouse for the full 20 years of my former husband's active duty. The Shewmakers led me through the divorce process with a commanding knowledge of my military rights and benefits and gave me the all important confidence that the proper military paperwork would be filed to receive these benefits.
It can be very difficult to find a lawyer that has the specific knowledge of the military rules that directly effect the benefits issued in a military divorce. Not only do both Steven Shewmaker and Patty Shewmaker have that expertise, they also lecture and teach this law.
I feel very fortunate to have had them represent my interests in this matter. They treated me with respect and gained my respect in return.