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Margrett A. Skinner has been an attorney since 1987 and has practiced in the area of divorce, custody, legitimation, bankruptcy, and personal injury since that time. Margrett was originally born in Georgia but moved to Chicago as a child and attended college and law school there and transferred to Emory to be near her family.  She practiced in Atlanta for 11 years and moved to Macon in 1997 and now wishes to relocate to the Carrollton area and work in her Newnan office with Laura L. Thompson.   Margrett Skinner primarily specials in custody and divorce cases.  Her firm currently takes cases involving personal injury actions, automobile accidents, legitimation, child custody, modifications of child support and child custody, divorces (including military divorces), adoptions, along with bankruptcy cases.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Divorce & Separation: 60%
    28 years
  2. Child Custody: 40%
    28 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Laura Leigh Thompson

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with her for 3-4 years. She is a wonderful person and attorney!

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    Laura Thompson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Veronica Monique Allen McClendon

    I endorse this lawyer. Margrett is a veteran family law attorney and demonstrates true for her clients.

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    Veronica McClendon Education Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Margrett A. Skinner

501 College St.
Suite. 202
Macon, GA, 31201-0615

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198707/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in GA, 2014

    updated

    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Margrett’s comment: “Incident happened in 2010 when both of my parents had cancer and I had colon surgery - dispute with client that blackballed me on web and I retaliated and mentioned her full name. The client after”

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Public Service AwardState Bar of Georgia2012
Outstanding Public Service AwardState Bar of Georgia2011
Outstanding Public Service AwardState Bar of Georgia2010
Outstanding Public Service AwardState Bar of Georgia2009
Outstanding Public Service AwardState Bar of Georgia2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMargrett A. Skinner1987 - Present
ClerkStokes Lazarus & Carmichael, LLP1986 - 1987
ClerkJenner & Block1969 - 1983

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Macon Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaAdmitted to Practice1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bell vs.City of Forsyth, 258 Ga. App. 331 (2002)This case changed statute of limitations on when a person can sue.
Sheppard vs. McCraney, et al., 730 S.E. 2nd 721 (2012)The trial judge had said that the paternal grandparent did not have rights to visit the grandchild when the maternal grandparents had guardianship. The Appellate Court said he did have rights.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
DePaul UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1982