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Susan Jean Mccarthy

Family Attorney at Cumming, GA

5.0   3 reviews
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  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 25 years
    Florida - FL 29 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1999
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Membership Lapsed No misconduct found

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

About Susan

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Ms. McCarthy graduated with honors from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in political science and criminal justice. She went on to graduate cum laude from the Stetson University College of Law where she was a member of the Law Review and the Moot Court Board. She received a Teaching Fellowship in research and writing, as well as won first place honors being named as the "Best Brief Writer" in a national appellate advocacy competition by a panel which included California Supreme Court Justices.

Subsequently, Ms. McCarthy interned for a federal judge, the Honorable Judge Elizabeth. Kovachevich for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She was honored to have many of her draft opinions published in the Southern Reporters. Ms. McCarthy went on to work for the Governor of Florida, the late Governor Lawton Chiles where she worked directly for the Governor's general counsel. In that capacity, she attended hearings on behalf of the Governor, wrote legal memorandum and outlined the Governor's constitutional appointment powers.

Thereafter, Ms. McCarthy went into the private practice for a large civil litigation firm in West Palm Beach, Florida. There she practiced in all aspects of civil litigation including corporate and insurance defense, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation. Ms. McCarthy successfully participated in several multi-million dollar jury trials and gained valuable litigation experience.

In 2000, Ms. McCarthy moved to Atlanta and opened her own private practice. Ms. McCarthy specializes in all aspects of civil litigation including family law, commercial litigation, real estate, labor, construction law, personal injury, medical malpractice and appellate advocacy. Ms. McCarthy currently represents several large and small businesses in Georgia and also devotes a significant portion of her practice to help Georgia families with their family law and personal injury matters.

While enjoying her work in the private sector, Ms. McCarthy has also continued her academic work as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has taught several business and leadership courses. She has also been a paid guest speaker for several large companies, including Xerox, speaking on the issue of business writing, etiquette and communication in the workplace.

Ms. McCarthy currently enjoys spending time with her husband, a local business owner, as well as two young children, Lauren and Matthew. She is an active member of her church community and often finds time for pro bono and other charitable work.


Susan Jean Mccarthy
327 Dahlonega Street, Suite 701
Cumming, GA, 30040


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Posted by Sarah | March 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really Good Experience With Susan!!
I had a fantastic experience working with Susan McCarthy. She is very knowledgeable about the law, will work diligently on your behalf and is super responsive. She kept me informed every step of the way through my case and went to bat for me with a very difficult other party. Susan will explain each step to you while detailing best and worst case scenarios. She will not simply tell you what you want to hear. She is honest, empathetic and realistic. I never once felt like a faceless client and am so thankful to have been referred to Susan by a friend. If you want to work with a lawyer that actually cares about you and your case, I would whole-heartedly recommend Susan.
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Posted by Joel | January 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Susan is EXCELLENT!!!
I was a client of Susan McCarthy but she makes you feel at ease like family. Susan was positive in giving you clear fact that may or may not occur. She takes her consultation very seriously. I would recommend Susan to anyone with a family, personal injury, divorce and separation situation that needs a lawyer to speak with.
Posted by Bill | August 22, 2013
Really Helped Me
I was in a bad place when my wife left me. She was sympathetic and understanding. I appreciated her no-BS attitude and told me what to expect. She really helped me through the process


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • President/Owner
  • Law Office of Susan J. McCarthy
  • 1999 - Present


  • Stetson University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Corporate Sponsors
  • Business Etiquette
  • N/A

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Cumming Family Lawyer Susan Jean Mccarthy
Susan Jean Mccarthy
Family Attorney
Cumming, GA
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation