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Douglas John Hassinger

Litigation Attorney at Cumming, GA

3.9   14 reviews

also known as Doug Hassinger

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1998
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Douglas

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Mr. Hassinger is a graduate of The Westminster Schools, The University of Georgia and John Marshall Law School.

Mr. Hassinger joined the Georgia Bar in 1998.  Practicing general litigation with an emphasis on Family Law for the first years of his practice, Mr. Hassinger gained valuable trial experience.  His passion being family law, he has practiced solely in that arena for the last two decades.  During that time, Mr. Hassinger has been privileged to work with some of the finest jurists, and has been honored to represent his clients.

An "almost" native of Atlanta, Mr. Hassinger has lived in the Metro Area for 45 years, and considers Metro-Atlanta home.

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The Siemon Law Firm
347 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA, 30040

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Posted by Cyrell | May 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A father figure who cares for his client
For conflict divorce, I recommend Atty Dough. He treated me like his own daughter. He creates balance in and out the court room. From the start, he told me to be open, realistic and stay calm. He focused on the most important issues despite the struggles in the opposition. A father figure who cares for her daughter. He exhibits rare vesting in his clients that put you at ease about knowing that your case will be handled fully, professionally, and right the first time. Atty Dough, you are an example of such a good and a loving dad, I salute to you.
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Response from Douglas Hassinger May 20, 2022
Thank you for the kind words - and moreover, for trusting us with the most important things in your life, those amazing children. I'm (almost) as happy as you are with the result of the case - thank YOU for all the time, patience, work and trust.
Posted by Keith | March 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Integrity and results
Thank God Doug was on my team and not the opposing counsel. His strategies were well thought out, and he absolutely excels at dismantling the opposing counsels case, all while maintaining integrity. Doug knows what he is doing, and is extremely quick and effective to alter course when things change right in the courtroom. My case had many twists and unexpected turns and he navigated them fast and well. Doug excels at critical thinking, strategy, and instant adaptation. Moreover, you can tell he legitimately cares about what is right. I am now just under 2 years with my son living with me. Most people don't believe a father could win a custody case, however with Doug being so thorough and thinking two moves ahead of opposing counsel, it is possible and the result is the proof. It was not cheap (what custody case is), but without a doubt my son got what was the best outcome for him and is happy, and thriving.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows Dads Rights
There is pretty much a bias everywhere that moms are just better to take care of the kids. I have 3, and my ex was non-stop keeping us apart, talking bad about me - stuff you hear about all the time. When I met with Doug, I was looking for contempt. It took 8 1/2 months and 3 hearings, but by Christmas, Doug had gotten my kids living with me, a workable schedule, and my ex is paying me child support. Still waiting on the judge to see how much in attorneys fees she has to pay. It was a tough process, and yes, it was not cheap, but Doug was there every step of the way. Talk openly, listen to him, avoid the drama, and you couldn't ask for a better person on your team
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Posted by BH | April 29, 2013
Great Attorney and Equally Great Advocate
Mr. Hassinger was there for me a couple of time when I needed more than a "lawyer" during a couple of tragic events in my life. He is the first attorney I've ever met who LITERALLY "droppped everything" to come to my rescue (in his gardening clothes) within 45 minutes of my call. Mr. Hassinger is not only brilliant when it comes to the letter of law, but he has this knack of making one feel "at ease" during the most trying times due to both his demeanor and knowledge of the law. You just feel as if things are going to be okay; and then when he's done doing his lawyer thing, you realize that things are ACTUALLY going to be okay....just like he matter the judgement. If you need an advocate, then this is the guy to call. The law is his Samurai sword, and he know how to use it to help win a case....or in my case....cases. Great lawyer, and worth every penny.
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Posted by Danny | December 2, 2011
Answered a question on AVVO promptly and with insightful points. So refreshing to have a response that not only captures the essence of the question, but also shows a caring attitude. The points he made are ones that I have raised with 2 other hired attorneys who dismissed them as irrelevant. I wish I had hired Mr. Hassinger.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2010
Quick Response - great advice
I had asked a question on AVVO and recieved a quick response very detailed and accurate. I thank you.
Posted by Rebecca | October 18, 2010
Douglas Hassinger, as my attorney
Mr. Hassinger has helped me with multiple legal issues over the last ten years. I hired him to represent me for a divorce, involving child custody, visitation, and support. The second was a parental rights case, which was very difficult on many personal levels. Mr. Hassinger was very professional and extremely helpful during the entire process. The third case was a child adoption which he made very easy, and pleasurable. I recommend Mr. Hassinger to anyone who I think may have a need, and will also continue to consult him in the future, if needed. His personal relations are tactful and comforting during legal hardships, and I was pleased with the overall outcome in each case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2010
Amazing litigator
I was very grateful to have Mr. Hassinger represent me in my divorce last year. My ex, who is an attorney, was pretty intimidating when it came to negotiating child support and alimony, even though it wasn't me who was unfaithful in the marriage. Mr. Hassinger is very competent and a confident negotiator. He didn't shy away from my ex's hostile tactics, and instead, got me a fair deal. Divorce is enough of a nightmare without having to worry about being represented well or dragging out. In this case, I didn't have to, since Mr. Hassinger made sure every detail was taken care of. He did an excellent job helping me get through this ordeal and on with my life. I definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Deborah | February 20, 2010
Doug was awesome. He handled my divorce without ever going to court. We had a mediator, but Doug was clearly in charge.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2009
good guy in a tough time
I had to change the custody and visitation arrangement with my ex, which turned into a battle. Doug had been there before, and had all the information he needed to do the job and do it right. It was almost funny to watch him have all the details at his fingertips while her lawyer fumbled through a stack of papers.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Cannot recommend
Selected him based on several recommendations. After several reschedulings, the initial consult went fairly well. He promised to follow up and let me know if he could take my case. After waiting several weeks I called and sent emails. No answer. I received nothing but excuses from his office. I even asked for a recommendation if he couldn't or wouldn't take my case. Silence. No one ever bothered to follow up. No one returned my calls or emails. Very disappointed in him and the firm. I expected him to be better than this as he did come highly recommended. Thank goodness I wasn't charged for the initial consult otherwise I would have wasted my money.
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Response from Douglas Hassinger May 20, 2022
Unfortunately, an "anonymous" post leaves much to the imagination. What is clear is that this person was never a client. That said, we regularly discuss options with clients, some of which requires that a) they provide the documents at issue, and b) a significant investment of time in reviewing those documents and research into the particular issue. What this anonymous poster seems to say is that they wanted our firm to dedicate the time and resources without ever hiring us to do so.
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Posted by Keith | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do nothing attorney
I used the Siemon law firm and it was a huge mistake! I would give them Zero stars if I could. I gave Doug Hassinger $7,000 cash and he said that he would put it in an escrow account. And he was billing me $350 an hour. $3,500 was to deal with a TDO my wife put against me and another $3,500 to deal with the divorce. My wife cancel the TPO and she changed her mind about the divorce. So I paid her attorney to file the petition to cancel the divorce. So Doug literally had no time in this and now he is refusing to give back my money. And his office aid Samantha Hall refuses to return my phone calls to discuss the matter. These guys are not to be trusted! Absolutely a horrible experience!
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Response from Douglas Hassinger January 25, 2021
I'm not one to engage in this type of forum, but it would appear that you are leaving out vital details, and intentionally giving the wrong impression. To be accurate and clear: - You have been provided with detailed billing statements, and asked multiple times if there appears to be an error, and you refuse to communicate in a productive manner. - There were two TPO matters (one with an Ex Parte Order, and one without), One Administrative action, AND the divorce action. To summarize the situation more accurately: - Three (3) Court cases against you, - One (1) Administrative action against you - Five (5) days to prepare for hearings - Ninety-three (93) text messages with you - Sixty-Seven (67) emails with you and opposing counsels - Two (2) opposing attorneys against you - One (1) Court appearance on your behalf - Four (4) wins for you. - and all within Three (3) weeks. Finally, - I cannot imagine that opposing counsel would accept payment from you or otherwise communicate with you in any manner during our representation of you, as that would be a violation of ethical rules.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Does not do what he promised
In the first meeting make sure He talks his plan of actions in writing. He charged a lot of money but didn't do what He promised.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2012
Bad experience.
I retained Doug to handle my divorce. He did not keep me informed appropriately, at times it took weeks for him to respond. He had to reschedule court dates multiple times due to being overloaded with cases.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Siemon Law Firm
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Siemon Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Stearns Montgomery & Proctor
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Hassinger Family Law
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Hedgepeth & Heredia
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Managing Partner
  • Hassinger & Cook
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Associate
  • McCurdy & Stone
  • 1998 - 2002
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  • John Marshall (Atlanta)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • The Westminster Schools
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ambrose v. Broadhurst
  • Practical success
  • • In the Interest of S.T.E., a Child, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Success
  • Jim Ellis Atlanta v. Adamson
  • Upheld
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  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Level 2
  • Knights of Columbus
  • 2018


Speaking Engagements

  • JMLS Speaker's Symposium
  • Practical Implications of the Study and Practice of Law
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Douglas
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is an overall great attorney. His devotion to the practice of law is not only seen by his clients, but also his fellow attorneys (whether co-workers or opposing counsel). He is creative and driven to provide the best possible representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is one of the most experienced and competent family law attorneys in Georgia."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Douglas Hassinger is an excellent attorney. Anyone looking for a family law attorney would be fortunate to have Douglas on their side."
Family Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Doug worked with my firm when he began his practice and I have had the opportunity to work on both sides of the table with him since he began his own practice. I have found Doug to be innovative, adept and knowledgeable. Doug has great skill at solving problems instead of perpetuating them. He provides his client with solutions in cases with hard issues and significant life-changing impact. His talents are a credit to the profession."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is a colleague in the family bar and has been a good friend for nearly a decade. In the family bar in particular, I find there are many lawyers who are overzealous to a fault, who seem to have a total inability to see the other side and understand his/her motivations, perspectives, and wants. While I'm sure it makes the client happy to know s/he has a "pit bull" on his/her side, in reality the client is not getting good service from that lawyer, and is likely to spend more money than s/he should have to spend. Doug is different, which is a rarity in the family bar. To date, I have been fortunate enough not to face Doug in a case, as I know he is a tenacious, capable litigator. But the reason Doug is great at what he does is his ability to be reasonable first, brutally honest with his clients, and adversarial only as a last resort. I would have every confidence in Doug as my lawyer that I am getting the best value for my litigation dollar. He has my highest recommendation."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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