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Debbie C. Pelerose

Divorce and separation Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.4   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1984
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Debbie Crosby Pelerose is a born and bred Georgia native, having been born in Macon and spending most of her formative years in Smyrna. She attended Emory University for her undergraduate degree, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1981, then went on to attend Mercer University – Walter F. George School of Law and earn her Juris Doctor in 1984. After working at another practice for several years, Debbie opened her own in 1992. She is proud to handle family law matters of all kinds, as well as civil litigation, contract disputes, and juvenile court matters. Call Debbie Crosby Pelerose, P.C. today to learn more or to schedule your appointment!

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Debbie Crosby Pelerose, P.C.
132 Forest Avenue
Marietta, GA, 30060
Debbie Crosby Pelerose, P.C.
Mailing Address
PO Box 5208
Marietta, GA, 30061
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Posted by Catherine | November 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Getting my Life Back!!!
I am so appreciate for Mrs. Pelerose representation of me during my Divorcee proceedings! My case was a very difficult one and she gave me the right advice and information on every twist and turn. I am so thankful for her and her team! I now can move on and start me life over!!
Posted by Jonathan | October 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding in all aspects
I highly recommend Ms. Pelerose. After unsuccessfully using two previous lawyers for a rather complex family law issue and fraud by the opposition, Ms. Pelerose navigated the complex issues within both family law and civil fraud and resolved the case to my satisfaction. Ms. Pelerose listened to my concerns, worked well with the other professionals I hired and provided correct legal advice essential to resolving this problem to my satisfaction. Again, highly recommended. I would not hesitate to hire Ms. Pelerose in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2015
Wins every time
Debbie Pelerose is the only attorney I have EVER trusted and would always use. I have retained Debbie Pelerose off and on since 2002. Every time we had a hearing for contempt, custody, child support modifications, contempts and more contempts, Debbie ensured my case was handled professsionally and in the best interest of my children. She always did her best to try to mediate, settle, etc to avoid extended court costs, time, stress, and anxiety. She is ALWAYS professional in her interactions even when dealing with not so professional people. I must say, she won EVERY time we went to court which has been at least 13 times. If you have children involved, she will hands down ensure the best outcome for them. Almost every time she won my attorney fees as well. Awesome attorney.
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Posted by Samuel | April 19, 2015
The Best There Is!
If there were more than 5 stars, I'd give them! In fact even with just 5 stars, I give Debbie Pelerose 20. Debbie Pelerose handled my recent divorce wonderfully. She demonstrated extreme professional skill, constantly kept me advised me of what was going on, kept me "in the loop" for all decisions, showed concern for me as a person, and made me feel every confidence in her and in working with her. Along the way I came to feel comfortable with Ms. Pelerose not simply as my attorney but rather as someone I could trust and rely upon just as I could a friend. That trust was not misplaced. I cannot recommend her too highly and have already done so. As an aside, Ms. Pelerose was recommended to me by a friend who is an attorney himself after I asked "Who would you go to in my situation?". He immediately and without any further thought said Debbie Pelerose. That in itself is high praise and again shows the exemplary quality of Ms. Pelerose as an attorney and a person.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2014
Be prepared to be charged outrageous amounts, do your own leg work (when it comes to the reason you hired a lawyer in the first place: to get proper documents from outside parties & proper due dates) and pray she does what she says she is going to do in a timely manner...then you might get the results you need. She seemed too busy for my case (after being paid over $30,000.00), she hardly returned calls & when paperwork was due she never submitted it for the judges signature. I called her office multiple times, they said she was on vacation. I was beyond frustrated with her, her staff & their lack of knowledge. I would never recommend her to represent me or anyone else I know. Horrible experience.
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  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Debbie Crosby Pelerose, P.C.
  • 1992 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hanna & Pelerose, P.C.
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Attorney
  • L. Lynn Hanna & Associates
  • 1984 - 1988
  • Law Clerk
  • Harrison & McGarity
  • 1983 - 1984
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  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981


  • Cobb Justice Foundation
  • Founding Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Associations
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Cobb Justice Foundation & Legal Aide, Cobb County
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Unknown Attorney | Nov 01
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Family Attorney | May 07
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"I endorse this lawyer."