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Jerry prides himself on the ability to handle complex and difficult matters for his clients by combining a strong knowledge of diverse legal matters with a devoted work ethic.  The cases he handles are very serious matters and are treated as such.  Jerry has extensive experience and training in contrested hearings and trials before judges and juries.  He is driven and determined to achieve positive results for his clients.  He is always prepared to work in a cooperative and amicable manner to obtain the most beneficial and appropriate outcome in a case whether the case is concluded by settlement negotiation, mediation, arbitration or by non-jury trial or jury trial.  The commitment to his clients is to work towards purposeful resolutions and to do so with minimum distress and maximum value. 

Jerry has represented thousands of clients in all types of matters and cases including but not limited to, Family Law, Juvenile Court, Products Liability, Personal Injury, Probate matters, Wrongful Death, Worker's Compensation, Corporate and Business Litigation and Contract Disputes.

Jerry also provides ADR services.  He is registered by the State of Georgia as an arbitrator, a civil mediator and a divorce mediator. 



Practice areas


  1. Family: 55%
    46 years, 1.24 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    46 years, 362 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    46 years, 553 cases
  4. Mediation: 5%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Arbitration: 5%
    Less than 1 year



Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (25-45%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Briant Glen Mildenhall

    Jerry is an experienced and dedicated attorney. He works hard for his clients, and uses fine-tuned legal skills to get great results. He has an outstanding reputation in the courtroom with judges and other attorneys.


    Briant Mildenhall Personal injury Attorney
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  • Robert J. Fleming

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Contact info

Jerry L. Stepp, P.C.

150 E Ponce De Leon Ave Ste 300
Decatur, GA, 30030-2553


GAActive Member in Good Standing 196807/15/2016
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-Hubbell2016
Georgia Top AV Rated LawyersAmerican Lawyer2016
10 Best For Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersAmerican Registry2016
Top LawyerGlobal Directory of Who's Who2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractionerJerry L Stepp, P.C.2016 - Present
PartnerKatz Stepp Wright & Fleming, LLC1997 - 2016
PartnerStepp Bowers & Smith1990 - 1997
PartnerWeeks & Candler, LLC1985 - 1990
PartnerJones & Stepp, P.C.1974 - 1985
AssociateMcCurdy Candler & Harris LLC1968 - 1974
Association namePosition nameDuration
Old War Horse Lawyers ClubAttorney Member2008 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaAttorney Member1968 - Present
DeKalb County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1968 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationAttorney Member1968 - Present
Lawyers ClubAttorney Member1968 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member1968 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of Georgia, AthensPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar pf Georgia CLEDomestic RelationsN/A
Guest SpeakerEmory University School of lawN/A