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Anthony M. Zezima

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lawrenceville, GA

5.0   48 reviews

also known as Anthony Michael Zezima


Licensed for 39 years

About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Divorce cases include all issues related to marriage, such as Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody, and Equitable Division of Marital Property

    39 years

  2. Child custody
    35%
    Custody includes visitation issues, including Grandparent Rights, when not part of a divorce case

    39 years

  3. Appeals
    20%
    Appeals of Family Law cases only, from any Superior Court in Georgia to the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

    39 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    Prenuptial Agreements, Post Nuptial Agreements,

    39 years

Managing Attorney of Anthony M. Zezima, P.C., a Family Law firm in metropolitan Atlanta.  My office handles only Family Law matters.  We handle trial work in the metropolitan Atlanta area, including Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Walton, Rockdale, Hall, Forsyth, Barrow, and Jackson Counties.  However, we handle appeals to the two Georgia appellate courts from any county in the state of Georgia. I have been handling Family Law cases since 1983.  We do contested trials, both Judge and Jury.  We handle negotiated settlements and mediation, to arrive at the final result in the most efficient manner available.  You will not have to change attorneys to go from negotiation or mediation to a trial, if that becomes necessary.

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Licensed for 39 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Posted by Art | May 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Representation
I am extremely happy that I chose to hire Mr. Zezima. He consistently gave me sound legal advice, and was quick to return calls or emails. My divorce involved child custody, division of property and alimony. I was afraid my case good get ugly and be tough to settle. We were able to get everything settled in mediation. If I need an attorney that practices family law again I won't hesitate to call Mr. Zezima. I will also recommend him to anyone I know who is seeking an attorney for any family law case.
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Posted by Heather | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny
I was involved in a custody battle for my then 4 year old son, and I don't know what I would have done without Anthony. I was a single mom who was being bullied and sued for custody. Not only was I financially unstable, I was overwhelmed and scared. He never sugarcoated anything, and was always very straightforward about the situation. When we finally had our day in court, Anthony's experience REALLY shined; he made the other attorney from a very high profile firm look like a night school lackey. I won custody of my son and five years later I am still eternally grateful.
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Posted by Lina | March 10, 2021
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Exceptional Attorney
Divorce is never easy and finding the right attorney during this time is very important. When I found myself in a middle of my divorce overwhelmed with emotions and lost for direction, I called Anthony Zezima. His calm, confident, and reassuring attitude made all the difference. Anthony is an extremely talented and experienced attorney whose wisdom immediately tells you that you are in good hands. He was always available, responsive, and fair during the process and tough when it was called for. I would recommend Anthony Zezima to anyone who is facing a divorce. He is truly the BEST!
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Posted by Jacquelyn | January 24, 2018
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Experienced Professional Attorney!
I thought that I was trapped in a marriage where my new spouse chose to be the absent partner. He had gained my consent to marry him under false pretenses. When I spoke to Mr. Zezima and explained my situation he said he would be able to help me pursue the annulment that I desperately needed.I had read many wonderful reviews about him, and felt very comfortable speaking with him. After speaking with him one time, I felt that his professional expertise would be to my advantage. He listened attentively to my concerns and I felt that he truly would help me. Mr. Zezima is knowledgeable concerning Georgia law, he is kind, supportive and professional. His assistant also had the same characteristics. He was kind, always professional and ensured that my calls were always returned in a timely manner. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Zezima if you need a good attorney. He will get the job done in an expedient manner, not wasting your time or money. His fees are reasonable.Many thanks to Mr. Zezima because today I have my freedom from a fruitless, non- committed relationship and I am at liberty to live a wholesome life.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2018
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Legal Assistance with Contempt and IDO
Mr. Zezima and he team made a difficult process much more tolerable. I especially appreciated the follow-up after court. It was nice to hav him on my side.
Posted by David | December 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
i would like to give the law firm of Anthony Zezima the highest possible recommendation I could give. Anthony has forever changed the life of my son and without his help it would not have been possible. I found working with Anthony to be an excellent experience despite very trying circumstances. Anthony was always courteous, professional and very patient as he explained the intracacies of the legal process. I found Anthony easy to get ahold of and his communication was excellent and I always knew what to expect next. I would highly recommend Anthony to anyone in need of a family law attorney and I will forever have a debt of gratitude for all his help.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Grandparent visitations were received in a time of concern and uncertainty. Mr. Zezima brought his professional skills and talents forth for the best interest of my grandchildren. Eternally grateful!!
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient!!!
Mr. Zezima and his legal assistant Dodie handled my case in an efficient manner. They always responded to my emails in a timely manner. They did an awesome job and saved me a lot of money!!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and responsive, an attorney who will advise and represent you without compromising.
I contacted Anthony after reviewing a few profiles online, it was after office hours and was happy to have spoken to him…the best decision ever! I was going through a one-sided divorce and wanted an attorney who was experienced in their profession while compassionate who will fight on your behalf. I highly recommend Anthony, his team is professional, engaged and return inquires timely. Going through a divorce is mentally and emotionally stressful, having Anthony on your side lessens the anxiety, you are in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Effective
Wish I began with Anthony, instead of a large law firm. Anthony is very effective, will push your case forward instead of adding fees and having excuses for delays. He uses his in-depth knowledge of divorce laws and significant experience with the court system to break everything down into simple terms and develop a strategy for your case as he did with me to get to a point of closure in my divorce.
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Posted by Sam | February 26, 2016
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Excellent Attorney. You will not be disappointed.
I was very lucky. I randomly picked Anthony from Avvo search result and I can't be any more happier. From the initial correspondences with my ex-wife's attorney, I could immediately tell that Anthony have a wide breadth of experience in handling difficult ex-wife's and her unreasonable attorney. He does not back down and will fight for your case. Another one of Anthony's strength is that he is an excellent in developing winning strategies both short term and the long term. Because of his brilliant strategies during the temporary hearing, he got me the best result that I could've asked for: equal custody of my kids. I also must give recognition to Anthony's assistant, Dodie. She is on top of everything. She is very responsive, organize, and, as always, very, very friendly. In summary, Anthony and Dodie made a huge, positive impact on my life. I thank God for them every night for what they have done for me.
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Posted by Mike | April 19, 2015
Fast Flexable Extra Understanding
Anthony was shocked when I, a stranger, walked into his office with no appointment . . . (Almost as shocked as I when my wife hit me with divorce papers.) . . . yet he was kind and receptive. He had time, so we sat down immediately to talk. Although the divorce was simple, getting it done quickly was not, and Quick was needed. My x-wife was uncooperative, and her attorney proved to be incomplete, unresponsive and casual about his errors in court documents. Through all of this Tony did his part and much more that should have been done by my x-wife and her attorney. He also kept me on track as I formed a proposed settlement and kept me from giving her everything, as I tend to do. The final settlement not only left me fully intact but also provided me additional funds three times more than I expected. AND the divorce was finished in a record time of about 33 days. Tony's legal assistant, Dodie, was wondrously responsive, kind and understanding. She made the difficult and unpleasant easy and quick. Between Tony and Dodie I threaded my way through retirement, divorce, and buying a house during the same 30 days . . . and never forget that the Lord had a hand in putting all these people together and accomplishing His will.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
Child Support/Custody Modification
Mr. Zezima cleaned up a big mess that another attorney caused in a previous case in DeKalb county. He was very informative and kept me up to date with everything. Ms. Routon is awesome as well. I came in requesting some modifications to my visitation & child support amount and Mr. Zezima let me know what he could reasonably see happening so once I was brought down to reality all was good lol. Great guy and he will work with you as best as he can. I can definitely say experience counts and its worth paying for so you can either WASTE your money with a less experienced attorney or you can go with Mr. Zezima and get it done right the first time and move on with your life.
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Posted by Kris | June 2, 2014
100% Satisfied
I can't express how thankful and appreciative I am of Mr. Zezima's time, consideration and professional services. His experience and knowledge is invaluable. As he will surely tell you, if you are attempting an uncontested "true" joint custody divorce, there are many hurtles - legal, financial and (most challenging) emotional. Through it all, he was instrumental in assisting me maintain a steady, cool and informed mental frame...and to great success! The reality of my divorce is that I could've lost everything - my kids, my house, my business and more. Having just received our final judgement from the court, I am overjoyed that this most difficult time (of my life) has come to a resolution which has far exceeded my original expectations and puts to rest some of my greatest fears.
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Posted by Stephen | April 1, 2014
Would highly reccommend.
Mr Zezima worked on a successful child custody/ support modification case for me last year. Mr Zezima was responsive and easy to get in contact with during the litigation to help walk me through some events. He's trust worthy, honest, easy to talk to and understand. I'd reccommend Mr Zezima and would work with him again myself if the need arises.
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Posted by Kemp | March 30, 2014
Very Highly Recommend! Excellent Attorney!
I don't know how many lawyers I have fired before I found Mr. Zezima. With a difficult ex-wife and a demanding personality of my own (I'm often described as truculent and recalcitrant), I never thought I would get my child custody issues resolved. I had moved out of Georgia and was being denied all access and visitation with my daughter. I needed a new visitation agreement that accommodated the geographic challenge posed by my relocation. Not only did Mr. Zezima get my case settled quickly and effectively, he did an excellent job of communicating with me and making sure I got the results I needed. He will not only fight the battle for you, but every move he makes is aimed at winning the war...without stripping your wallet. His honesty and professionalism are apparent from his handling of my case as well as every contact I've had with his assistant, Dodi. If what you're doing matters, hire only the best!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2014
Awesome experience and result!!
was my 3rd attorney in 6 months after two horrendous experiences. with less than two weeks before trail before wendy shoob, he steeped in and changed the case 180-deg and in my favor. within 3 days he hit plaintiff ex-hubby with 12-jury trial. other 2 attorneys kept telling jury trial not possible in fulton, and if granted, would cost 50 grand. within 72 hours, i got a out-of-court settlement. Ex decided to accept settlement i offered way back through other two attorneys. Not until Mr. Zezima came onto scene did he realize it is time to settle or face the jury verdict and a much bigger loss. Zezima also took care of my nasty ex-attorney who churned 20000 in bills and kept asking for more. He warned her of the bar and being reported to. Very meticulous with billing issues, does not run up the bill. Experienced, and well known in legal circles of metro atlanta. Very strongly recommend! After six months of stonewalling, my case was settled with a week of Zezima taking over.
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Posted by Julio | March 28, 2014
Anthony Zezima, the Ultimate Professional,,,
Would I recommend this Lawyer?,,,,, Absolutely, and without any hesitation whatsoever,,,,, Anthony Zezima is the ultimate professional,,, Encompassing all capabilities that an attorney should have,,,, Experienced, Knowledgeable, and Compassionate,,, Just to mention a few,,,, He is the attorney you want to have in your corner,,, Immediately, for the outset of accepting my difficult divorce case,,, Anthony was understanding and empathetic to my emotional state,,,, He never allowed me to falter,,,, Always provided me the legal guidance and overall reliance I sought,,,, Throughout the divorce settlement negotiations,,, Anthony maintained me continually informed regarding compliance deadlines,,, He was timely in responding to my many inquires,,,,, He counseled me on critical decisions,,, ranging from financial to family issues,,,,,, I was even advised and forewarned of possible future consequences concerning the choices I was making,,,, On the occasions when my situation appeared bleak,, Anthony always seemed to have a resourceful solution to the matter,,,, When I was most distressed and distraught,,, Anthony, provided me the support I needed to carry on, not detriment myself and succeed in finalizing my divorce,,,,, Consequently,, I have very few regrets now that my divorce is over,,,,, Just recently, in a post-divorce spat, Anthony came through for me again, representing me in the manner that I see myself,,, and defending my perspectives,,, If you are considering a lawyer,,,, and you are searching for someone you can trust to represent your best interests, then you owe it to yourself to engage Anthony Zezima to be your attorney,,,
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Posted by Sylvester | March 20, 2014
Absolutely brilliant
Mr. Anthony M. Zezima is an absolutely brilliant attorney. It's one thing to trust someone as a professional--it's entirely something else when you trust them as a person. He is as unstoppable and very aggresive in the courtroom. His office staff is extremely intelligent and kind, and help greatly in resolving problems. I cannot thank Mr. Anthony Zezima enough.
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Posted by Rene'e J | March 20, 2014
He Is Awsome
I absolutely love Mr Zezima!!!! He is an excellent attorney, I would recommend him to any and everybody. He definitely know his field, and knows how to keep his clients informed. I live out of state and he handled my case with out me stepping foot in Georgia. I also love the fact that I never had to call and ask for any info or check the status of my case, he was always two steps ahead, and Dodie is also very good about delivering messages and make sure they get a response. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Owner
  • Anthony M. Zezima, P.C.
  • 1988 - Present
  • Associate, and then Partner
  • Black & Black, P.C.
  • 1983 - 1988

Education

  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Taylor v. Lackey
  • Custody of child awarded to client
  • Bell v. McPherson
  • Final Order granting visitation
  • Uscanga v Uscanga
  • Won custody for mother
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Associations

  • Gwinnett Pro Bono Project
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2002 - Present
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, Divorce/Family Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1991 - 2020
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyer Foundation
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1983 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Gwinnett Pro Bono Project 19 years continuous service
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • 36 year service award
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • 2019
  • Gwinnett Pro Bono Project 18 years continuous service
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • 2018
  • 35 years continuous service award
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • 2018
  • 34 year service award
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • 2017
  • Gwinnett Pro Bono Project 17 years continuous service
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Gwinnett Pro Bono Project 16 years continuous service
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • 33 year service award
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyer Foundation
  • 2016
  • Gwinnett Pro Bono Project 15 years continuous service
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • 30 year Service Award
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyer Foundation
  • 2013
  • 10 years of service award
  • Gwinnett Pro Bono Project
  • 2012
  • 25 year service award
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyer Foundation
  • 2008
  • 20 year service award
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyer Foundation
  • 2003
  • 15 year service award
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyer Foundation
  • 1998
  • Family Law Attorney of the Year
  • Consumer Business Review
  • 1995
  • 10 year service award
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyer Foundation
  • 1993
  • 5 year service award
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyer Foundation
  • 1988
  • Magna Cum Laude - 2nd highest grade point average in class
  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law
  • 1983
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award
  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law
  • 1983
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2022
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Presiding Judge
  • 2021
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Presiding Judge
  • 2020
  • Emory University Mock Trial Competition
  • Presiding Judge
  • 2019
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2018
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competion
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2017
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2016
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2015
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2014
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Presiding Judge
  • 2013
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2011
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Presiding Judge
  • 2010
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Presiding Judge
  • 2009
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2008
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2007
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2006
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2005
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2004
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • Attorney Evaluator
  • 2003
  • Law School Class Adjunct Professor
  • Civil Procedure
  • 1985
  • Law School Class Adjunct Professor
  • Domestic Relations
  • 1985
  • Undergraduate Class Instructor
  • Constitutional Law for Police Officers
  • 1984
  • Law School Class Adjunct Professor
  • Domestice Relations
  • 1984
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Attorney endorsements

Received (44)
Given (42)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony and I recently had a case with complex jurisdictional issues. Tony admirably argued points of law we don't often deal with as family lawyers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tony as a colleague and opposing attorney for many years. There are very few attorneys who are as knowledgeable about the law as he is. And with this knowledge he brings passion for the law, which shows in how he represents his clients. I can whole heartedly recommend Mr. Zezima, because he is a very formidable legal opponent, a very good attorney, and a genuinely nice person with honor."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Zezima provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I do not usually work well with others. That being said, working with Mr. Zezima to assist my client with an appeal was very truly a pleasure. He never lost sight of the client's needs while trying to balance the law, learning the facts, and trying to keep costs reasonable."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about child custody matters and eager to answer questions to worried parents."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer provides excellent personal service to each and every client. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly excellent lawyer. Well respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony is professional and very knowledgeable!"
Child custody Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Whenever we have cases from Atlanta, Attorney Zezima is who we send them to. He's well-respected and does a good job."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tony is very knowledgeable about the law. He is the guy I go to when I have a question about the current state of the law."
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