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Douglas Nathan Fox

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lawrenceville, GA

4.9   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Our divorce practice is solution-driven and aims to strengthen our client's future family relationships and finances. We serve as problem-solvers and as an effective voice for our clients' personal welfare as they prepare for their next life-phase.

  2. Criminal defense
    Combining a thorough grasp of criminal procedure with a recognition of police overreach, we strive to find solutions that preserve a client's dignity, minimizes future harm, and that conform to each client's personal needs and context.

  3. Child custody
    If anything stirs a parent, it is the protection and advancement of their child's welfare. Child custody cases occupy a large footprint in our firm. Clients regularly take solace in our personal attention, passion, experience and courtroom skills.

  4. Family
    Breakdowns in relationships can carry consequences that require the establishment of clear legal rights. We handle it all: divorce, custody, child support, modification, legitimation, alimony, grandparents' rights, restraining orders, contempt, etc.

  5. DUI and DWI
    Though many lawyers advertise their DUI skills, our firm's grasp of the giant mass of DUI laws and our attention to each client's specific personal context leave our DUI clients well-protected, empowered and convinced we are truth-in-advertising.

  6. Child support

  7. Adoption

  8. Alimony

  9. Marriage and prenuptials


Through years of experience in domestic and criminal litigation, Douglas Fox has learned what clients truly want:  the right result and solutions that work. At Fox Firm, P.C., we have the patience to grasp the specific details of a client's case, the experience to devise a winning legal strategy, and the loyal tenacity to successfully plead a client's case. 


Developing the accurate narrative for the case and knowing the proper forum and audience to present it to is the practice technique that sets Douglas Fox apart from many other lawyers in the community. Educated at Vanderbilt University before receiving a law degree from University of Georgia in 1995, Douglas Fox prides himself not just on extensive familiarity with law and legal process...but also on a sense of fundamental fairness, justice and doing the right thing for his clients.


At Fox Firm, P.C., results really do matter.


Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2017 2014 2013

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Fox Firm, P.C.
268 West Pike St., Suite A
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046


4.9 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
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Client's Choice
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Posted by Hector | October 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great divorce representation
This is the second time that Doug represented me in divorce proceedings. The first time, Doug represented me in a motion for contempt case in August 2013. The second time, Doug represented in a fully contested divorce case that involved significant amount of assets in November 2021. Both cases were rather complicated that needed special attention to details. From the beginning he demonstrated a thorough knowledge of law. He focused on the key concepts of both my cases. During the court proceedings, Doug not only helped me prove my cases, but he took over the court room. He gained momentum throughout the proceedings and asked the right questions of my ex-wives. Before the judge ruling, it was obvious that the case was going to be ruled in my favor. That is how good he was. He provided a well-organized, aggressive representation. Needless to say I would definitely hire him again.
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Posted by John | July 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Never ending story Finally ended!
When someone makes the decision to get divorced it's never easy especially with children involved. When I finally reached my breaking point, I consulted with Mr. Fox on my situation on a suggestion from my cousin. He laid out my options of how I could proceed, still undecided my now ex-wife broke the final straw. As this process drug out just shy of 2 years Mr. Fox was always on point with answers to my questions and sound legal advice. With all the twists and turns of my particular situation he helped guide me on a path which ended in the best possible situation for my youngest son and myself. I now have physical custody so I may ensure my son's continued development which was severely hindered by my former wife. I cannot thank Mr. Fox enough for his diligence, hard work, and tenacity through this case. If you have a difficult situation, I would highly recommend hiring Mr. Fox to handle your case. I know if my ex comes back for another round, he will be the one I hire without a doubt. I also must thank Katherine who works with Mr. Fox she is an indispensable asset to the team.
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Posted by Arthur | April 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney! Great Service!
I contacted Doug Fox to assist with a modification of parenting time and child support for the children with my first wife. During that case, my second wife was arrested on a DUI and my child with her placed in foster care. I had to contact Doug for assistance with this case as well. He wasted no time in preparing and attending the emergency placement hearing scheduled in 2 days. During both of these cases he was always prepared and timely in filing documents and communicating with me. Doug is an extremely detailed and proficient attorney who will provide the hard feedback even when it’s not what you want to hear as a client. While he makes suggestions and provides guidance, he always listened to what I wanted and would provide me with what was likely to be the outcome. Child custody cases can be very emotional and mine was no different. Doug was able to help me isolate the emotional from the legal and provided me with the guidance for the best outcome possible. If you are looking for an attorney that is extremely proficient, pays great attention to detail, is able to help separate emotions from the logics of the case, and an attorney with excellent communication skills then I recommend you contact Doug of The Fox Firm.
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Posted by Gerald | February 27, 2019
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Best Experience
If you ever need a really good and aggressive attorney who will stick by your side and fight for you until the end then Mr. FOX AT Fox firm is the person to do business with. He is very honest, reliable and passionate about his clients and his work. Losing is not an option for him! He is extremely professional and take what he does very serious. I would definitely use him to represent me again in any case. Thanks again for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2018
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Great Lawyer!
Douglas Fox is an experienced lawyer that can handle any circumstance involved with your case. Mr. Fox and his paralegal (Katherine) demonstrated compassion, professionalism and ensured I was well informed before any decision was made. Mr. Fox also answered email/questions directly, correspondence was great. If you are looking for an experienced lawyer that is not afraid to tell the truth (i.e. not just get your business), take time to answer every question you may have, and not be intimidated by any high-powered law firm. I recommend Douglas Fox, you will receive an experienced, virtuous lawyer that will represent you exceptionally in any legal proceeding.
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Posted by elizabeth | June 14, 2018
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A Lawyer you can believe in!
When I first met Mr Fox, it was obvious he was the right choice. He reviewed my case with care, listening intently to any and all questions or concerns I had with interest and sincerity. Communication is important, which is why I was so thankful for Mr Fox professionalism in always responding to every message and phone call without delay. he handled my child custody case with a hop to it mentality and he left no stone unturned, informing me of the best path to take, Most importantly Doug made sure my son's best interests were met. He understood my situation and tried successfully to get a favorable outcome for us ,I was not disappointed. Highly Recommend Doug and Katherine his paralegal !!!
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Posted by Peter | February 11, 2018
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My second time with Douglas Fox
My divorcee was the second time I hired Douglas Fox to represent me. Again I am pleased with his diligent work. I hope I never need a lawyer again, but if I do, I wouldn't hesitate to hire him a third time.
Posted by Jennifer | February 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Finally Justice
Doug Fox is an excellent attorney. I hired Doug after I did not win my case with a previous attorney who convinced me to settle out of court for just joint custody and visitation of my son. Doug won my case and helped me to gain full, sole custody of my son. He is very thorough with his research and has great court presence. If he doesn't know something (which he is very knowledgeable and it is unlikely), he will find the answers. He is always focused and "on the ball". Katherine Zezima, Doug's paralegal, is very knowledgeable as well, helpful, and encouraging. They work well together and truly care about their clients. I would recommend the Fox Firm to everyone.
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Posted by Amy | November 27, 2017
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Dedicated, Result Driven
Douglas Fox became my 4th attorney in a seven year battle with my non compliant ex. Mr. Fox listened, advised, and fought to get my name off my ex's mortgage (per the original divorce decree), managed to get my attorney fees paid for by my ex, and further compensation from my ex for ruining my credit. I'm not much of a Dawg fan, but Douglas Fox is the one Bulldog I want in my corner! Oh and don't underestimate his Paralegal, Katherine, she's amazing!
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Posted by Zoe | October 16, 2017
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I switched to Attorney Doug Fox from another attorney, and it was the best decision I made. Divorce is an extremely stressful situation, but that was really lightened for me by knowing I had a competent, knowledgeable, and experienced attorney who always responded and acted promptly. Doug, exceeded my expectations, by not only working for my children’s custody, and my good financial outcome, but he also put an end to the narcissistic abuse I was still enduring even after over a year of separation. Katherine, Doug’s paralegal, is top-class, with a deep knowledge and long experience of family law. She brings compassion and understanding; and compliments Doug perfectly. Together, along with Doug’s associate, they make a professional, competent team.
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Posted by Km | September 25, 2017
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Works to Get the Job Done
Mr. Douglas Fox of Fox Firm P.C., and his staff were very professional and quite attentive when I needed to hire a Gwinnett county attorney for a family member. His paralegal was More than helpful and understanding to my needs when talking with me during multiple phone calls before I even met with and hired Mr. Fox. Once hired, he took immediate action even while I was still in the office and portrayed a personal interest in getting the case resolved as quickly as allowable within the court system. He knew the laws and understands the judicial system and didn't back down on getting answers and cooperation from resources that were dragging their feet on getting the case pushed through the system. If a personal situation ever requires me to hire a Gwinnett county attorney or recommend one to family or friends, I would not hesitate to mention the Fox Firm.
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Posted by elizabeth | July 4, 2017
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best representation
Doug is no nonsense, experienced attorney that I would recommend to anyone anticipating a difficult custody case. He is honest, hardworking, compassionate, and diligent at getting the best results for his clients. Custody cases are painful enough and anxiety over the future is very consuming. The burden of it all is reduced knowing you have top notch representation. I can not thank him and his associate Anthony for getting what was best for my 19month old .
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Posted by Scott | March 3, 2017
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Hired for Family Law
I highly recommend Attorney Douglas Fox who recently handled a complicated family law matter for me. The case was complicated by long-distance technical consultations, complex federal entitlement law and by parties residing in different states. Despite these challenges, his legal expertise and ethical approach to litigation kept us on the best glide path in approaching my case. His preparation was key to the successful conclusion of my legal matters. This attorney was really familiar with all the facets of my case. Many law firms just don’t have the time to spend on individual clients. Attorney Fox made himself available throughout the course of our case to included direct access by email and cell phone. In addition, his office staff were able address many common issues on the spot. His fees are extremely fair. I can’t emphasize this enough; I clearly had the best attorney on my side during our legal wrangling. Whether you arbitrate, go to court or settle, you cannot get a better combination of experience and knowledge than when you are represented by Attorney Douglas Fox. I would definitely engage Attorney Douglas Fox again and I recommend him with our reservation. Scott L
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Posted by CHRISTOPHER | August 22, 2016
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Without question one of the best
Doug Fox is an excellent attorney who appreciates the value of solid communication. He places emphasis on making certain every detail is reviewed and nothing is overlooked. His attention to detail is second to none. His attentiveness to my needs as a client was remarkable. I retained Mr Fox for my divorce case. Now that the divorce is concluded I know that I made the right decision with the Fox Firm. He and his Paralegal Katherine Zezima were professional and courteous . All of my phone calls, my questions and my concerns were promptly responded to by both of them. His advice was sound and his superior knowledge of the law and the system were evident. The Fox Firm receives my recommendation without question.
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Posted by Drew | October 1, 2015
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I will continue to call on Doug
Doug represented me in a divorce / child custody case and did an exemplary job. He communicated very well and had great attention to detail, both of which are of critical importance in legal proceedings. I also found that Doug was personally interested in my case and went above-and-beyond to be responsive to my personal needs. Last but not least, he displayed the highest level of integrity. I will continue to call on Doug whenever I need legal counsel, and highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Wayne | November 6, 2014
The Returned of My Children
I give the Fox Firm P.C. 5 stars. I am more than 100% satisfied for the services by this firm. Mr. Fox is very professional and passionate and is one of the best attorneys in town. As far as communication, he makes it easy by emailing or by phone. Mr. Fox and his legal assistant, Katherine, kept me updated on my case and informed me without me having to call them all the time. Mr. Fox and Katherine has make me feel comfortable to talk to them and express my true concerns and feelings like a friend rather than leaving me feeling like it is just attorney and client. I would highly recommend Fox Firm P.C. for anyone who needs a good attorney. Mr. Fox has represented me with a high intensity divorce case.(In fact, my wife and my in laws had suddenly removed and relocated my son and daughter from Georgia to Pennsylvania). I was emotionally paralyzed and in extreme emotional distress. I felt powerless by not being able to see my children everyday). After Mr. Fox accepted my case, he immediately got an emergency court date and I soon got the court visitation right for my children. He has fought hard in the court room, court hearing after court hearing. Finally in October 2014, he got the court order for the return of my children back to me from Pennsylvania to Georgia for me to have custody. Mr. Fox is more than just a lawyer to me.
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Posted by Lauren | August 15, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
I hired Mr. Fox to handle a TPO that my ex boyfriend filed against me. He was very knowledgable and had my case dismissed. I would highly recommended him for any legal needs
Posted by Glenn | May 30, 2014
Divorce Case
Doug Fox handled my recent Divorce case with upmost professionalism from day one up until the end. I relied on his knowledge of the law and the easy way he was able to walk me through the complex case. While my Ex paid thousands of dollars to deal with everyone in another law firm, except the main lawyer, I met with Doug one on one every time and I truly believe that gave him the edge over the other firm in settling my case. I would highly recommend Doug and his office to anyone needing legal help, which is the same way a friend recommended me to him years ago.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2014
Douglas Fox Great Attorney
A while back I found myself in a little trouble of my own doing. There was not one to really blame but myself but I needed to have representation to mitigate the situation. As someone who had previously only ever had a speeding ticket before I was extremely nervous about the situation. Mr. Fox guided me through the entire process. He handled my entire case professionally and ultimately allowed me to continue to live my normal life. Mr. Fox's guidance helped keep me sane during a very difficult time and continuously encouraged and informed me of where I stood. I would recommend Mr. Fox with anything as he kept things completely honest but provided great work ethic and skills needed to ensure that I can now look back at this as only a speed bump in my life.
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Posted by Ricky | April 8, 2014
Great Lawyer
Douglas Fox is a Professional. His advice is on point and his word is good as gold. He handled my case with my best interest at the root of all decisions made. I am very pleased with the services I received from the Fox Lam Firm.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Fox Firm, P.C.
  • 1995 - Present


  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Vanderbilt University
  • N/A


  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (2)
Endorse Douglas
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked opposite Doug on a number of cases over the years. A good number of our cases have gone to trial. I can say without reservation that Doug is the kind of litigator you want in your corner. He is not afraid of a fight and is a zealous, well-prepared advocate in the courtroom, but one who still works to get things resolved amicably where possible. He brings a great deal of insight from more than two decades in practice, and he takes the responsibility he is invested with by his clients seriously. He is a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. I have called him late at night before a trial from my desk to sort through those issues where we can find some common ground, and I know he is at his desk gearing up for trial, doing the work that needs to be done. I wholeheartedly endorse Doug Fox in the area of domestic and family law."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Doug as opposing counsel on a family law matter in early 2017. In addition to being a fellow long-suffering Atlanta Falcons fan, Doug is a professional who looks out for his clients' interests first and foremost. I have no doubt that Doug was ready to furiously advocate for his client at trial. However, he didn't have to because we were able to settle our clients' case amicably. This combination of strength and wisdom is a sure-fire indicator of a great attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug is a highly intelligent and motivated attorney. While we were on the opposite side of a case, I found him to be very professional and forthright. I would highly recommend Doug to anyone looking for a divorce/domestic attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had multiple cases with him. I know he works hard for his clients. I would recommend him, if I had a conflict and was not able to represent someone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is a tenacious advocate for his clients. He works hard for his clients and is very ethical."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Doug. I have known Doug for over 20 years and can attest to his skill and expertise as an attorney. Doug is passionate about helping his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Doug for over 20 years and he has always been very intense. He takes his cases very seriously and really devotes the time and energy needed to succeed in a case, no matter the difficulties the case may present. I like his aggressiveness and tenacity. If I had an issue in Georgia, I would turn to Doug and rest assured that I was in good hands."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a nasty & lengthy custody trial against Doug 2 years ago, and I can strongly say his experience and trial skills make him a top-notch attorney. In fact, on several occasions when I have run into Doug around the courthouse, I have turned to him for advice on an issue I am litigating. I certainly endorse this attorney to anyone in need of an aggressive attorney...and recommend opposing counsels think twice about taking a case against him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is tenacious in his representation of those accused of crimes."
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Lawrenceville Divorce and separation Lawyer Douglas Nathan Fox
Douglas Nathan Fox
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lawrenceville, GA
Licensed for 28 years