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Jerry L. Stepp

Family Attorney at Decatur, GA

4.8   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 55 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1968
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jerry

Learn Jerry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family

    54 years, 1,240 cases

  2. Divorce and separation

  3. Personal injury

    54 years, 362 cases

  4. Estate planning

    54 years, 553 cases

  5. Arbitration

    8 years

  6. Mediation
    divorce and civil mediation

    8 years

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. 



Jerry L. Stepp, P.C.
150 E Ponce De Leon Ave Ste 300
Decatur, GA, 30030-2553
Jerry L. Stepp, P.C.
945 East Paces Ferry Road
Suite 2280
Atlanta, GA, 30326
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Posted by Robert | July 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Lawyer
I am very pleased to submit my strongest possible recommendation for the excellence of Family-related legal services provided to me by Mr. Jerry L. Stepp, P.C. Mr. Stepp and his very capable staff helped me in contested divorce proceedings, and in establishing child support on behalf of my 12-year-old triplets. He also helped me to prepare to my satisfaction a Last Will and Testament and an Advanced Health Directive. I can't imagine that any other attorney could have been more helpful to me or to anyone else seeking similar legal services. I would be delighted to answer any questions that a potential client might have about the performance, quality and results of the services provided by Mr. Stepp.
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Posted by Whitney | October 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jerry gets results!
Jerry helped me resolve a significant issue with my landlord when the property owner failed to obtain a certificate of occupancy prior to renting me a townhouse in a new development. I was impressed by the quick response from the property owner once Jerry was involved!
Posted by Colette | October 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience!
Mr. Stepp is extremely knowledgeable! The diversity of his experience as a lawyer is an advantage that gives his clients an edge. Mr. Stepp's ability to respond and strategize taking into consideration all facets of my various situations over the years has always led to positive outcomes, every, single, time.
Posted by Luis F. Goez | October 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I feel compelled to express my sincere gratitude for your executional representation. In my time of need during my divorce, I did feel comforted by your ability to understand and both you and your staff were very receptive to my needs. Your secretary was always welcoming, warm hearted and extremely helpful. Our phone conversations were just as informative and personal- as if we were speaking in person. I will highly recommend you and your staff as a professional, experienced and genuine representation in your field. Thank you again.
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Posted by Tammie | August 16, 2016
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First Class All the Way
Jerry always had my best interest at heart and was a gentlemen from beginning to end through my legal process. 'Speak softly and carry a big stick.' is how I would describe Jerry.
Posted by Matt | January 21, 2013
A Man of High Character
I am the father of 2 beautiful girls. I hired Jerry to help me get full custody of my daughters. Jerry is patient, level-headed, professional, and hard-working. Jerry and I worked together over a 2 year period, 4 times in court - and I now have full custody of my young daughters.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practioner
  • Jerry L Stepp, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Katz Stepp Wright & Fleming, LLC
  • 1997 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Stepp Bowers & Smith
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Weeks & Candler, LLC
  • 1985 - 1990
  • Partner
  • Jones & Stepp, P.C.
  • 1974 - 1985
  • Associate
  • McCurdy Candler & Harris LLC
  • 1968 - 1974
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  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1968
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1965


  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Attorney Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Lawyers Club
  • Attorney Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1968 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Georgia Top AV Rated Lawyers
  • American Lawyer
  • 2016
  • 10 Best For Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Georgia CLE
  • Domestic Relations
  • N/A
  • Guest Speaker
  • Emory University School of law
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (39)
Endorse Jerry
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jerry is a respected and seasoned family law attorney. He has years of experience and does excellent work."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jerry is friendly, knowledgable, and a very capable advocate. He represents his clients with grace and integrity, and at the same time is tenacious in putting forward his client's argument."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jerry for many years and know him to be an excellent attorney who gets good results for his clients."
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"We worked with Jerry to resolve a trust dispute. Jerry was prompt in his communications, creative in his problem-solving, and attentive to details, to the benefit of his client. Not only is Jerry a fine attorney, but I enjoy being around him."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jerry has a wealth of experience in all areas of domestic relations law. Whether it's handling divorce, custody, child support or any other family issue, Jerry has the background a client needs to achieve a successful outcome."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jerry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Personal injury
Criminal defense
Workers compensation
Juvenile law
Estate planning
Estate planning
Bankruptcy and debt
Corporate and incorporation
Criminal defense
Estate planning
Medical malpractice
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