also known as Seth Harp
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Seth Harp has been a partner at the firm for more than thirty years. He is accomplished in the practice of family law and taxation as it relates to family law.
Seth served as a State Senator for the 29th District of Georgia until 2011. In the Senate, he served as chairman of the Higher Education Committee, vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Chair, Georgia Commission on Child Support, 2007—2011. He was also a member of the Government Oversight, Special Judiciary, Joint Legislative Ethics and Appropriations Committees.
Seth is an author and lecturer on taxation and family law. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the areas of civil law and family law. He has been an officer in and is a member of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Law. Seth is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Seth is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia; the Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia; and all other Georgia courts.
Seth served in combat in Vietnam as a United States Marine and then attended law school followed by service as a United States Marine Corp JAG Officer. Seth earned his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy at Auburn University and his Juris Doctorate from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1973||09/08/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Listed in the "Best Lawyers in America"||Wodard/White, Inc.||1992|
|Listed in the "Best Lawyers in America"||Woodard/White, Inc.||1991|
|Listed in the "Best Lawyers in America"||Woodard/White, Inc.||1990|
|Listed in the "Best Lawyers in America"||Woodard/White, Inc.||1989|
|Partner||Harp, Poydasheff, Post & Sowers||1978 - Present|
|State Senator||Georgia General Assembly||2001 - 2011|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Columbus Symphony Orchestra||Board of Directors||1993 - Present|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Member||1987 - Present|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Treasurer||1987 - 2011|
|Kiwanis Club of Columbus||Director||1984 - 1986|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||Member||1983 - Present|
|Columbus Symphony Orchestra||President||1982 - 1986|
|Kiwanis Club of Columbus||Member||1976 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1973 - Present|
|Columbus Lawyers Club||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Poole v. Country Club of Columbus, Inc., 129 F.3d 551 (11th Cir. 1997)||The Eleventh Circuit granted our appeal and reversed.|
|Davidson v. Callaway, 274 Ga. 813 (2002)||Opponent's appeal dismissed.|
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|Georgia General Assembly||Senate Bill 382- Child Support Guidelines||2006|
|34 Mercer Law Review, pg. 113||"Domestic Relations Law, an Overview,"||1982|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|Auburn University, Auburn||Pharmacy||BS - Bachelor of Science||1966|
|Faculty Member||Matrimonial Law Trial Practice Workshop||1997|
|9th Annual Family Law Institute||"Practical Problems in Military Divorce and Military Retirement Benefits||1991|
|Georgia State University, College of Law||"Evaluation of Assets and Income"||1984|
|Family Law Practice||"Post Judgment Proceedings"||1982|
|Multiple speaking engagements during multiple State Senate campaigns||Public Policy & Government||N/A|