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Diane Cherry

Family Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.7   47 reviews

also known as The Cherry Law Firm, P.C.


Licensed for 34 years

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5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    The Cherry Law Firm represents clients in family law matters in Cobb and surroundings counties, in divorce, child custody, modification, juvenile cases, adoptions, guardian ad litem investigations and pre and post-nuptial agreements.

    35 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Diane Cherry has extensive experience in divorce and separation cases, including property divisions, guardian ad item investigations, child custody disputes, modification actions, child support determinations, contempt, restraining orders, alimony, dividing retirement accounts, negotiating settlement agreements and mediation.

    35 years

  3. Child custody
    20%
    The Cherry Law Firm represents clients in all child custody matters, including legal and physical joint, primary and sole custody determinations, parenting time agreements, modification of custody, support, guardian ad litem investigations.

    35 years

  4. Child support
    5%

    35 years

  5. Domestic violence
    5%

    35 years

EXCEPTIONAL COBB COUNTY FAMILY LAW, DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW REPRESENTATION. (404)-236-6936

I am a Cobb County divorce lawyer who  provides the highest level of legal services to clients in complex dissolution and custody cases. I am a tough advocate who works to protect the best interest of my clients and their children.  My practice emphasizes resolving contested financial issues and child custody issues.  My cases include executive divorces, divorces involving businesses, large estates, child support and maintenance (alimony).  I also negotiate prenuptial agreements.  I have substantial experience in mediation and litigation.

Licensed for 34 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/03/2022
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
Posted by Amanda | June 6, 2012
Patient, Detailed and Thorough Attorney
Diane was very patient with me and was much more on top of things that my ex's lawyer. She was always really well prepared and knows the law. I really appreciated the time and attention she gave to me and my case. She made me feel like I was her most important client and her office staff was very friendly and helpful as well.
Posted by JimC | June 7, 2012
Exceeded Expectations
I interviewed 3 other lawyers before signing up with Diane and my instinct was right on. She is very effective at getting results and did so without alienating the ex or her lawyer. She saved me so much money and aggravation and made it virtually painless for me. I am in a much better place now financially than I ever thought I would be and still on good terms with the ex, who wished she hired Diane before I did. You can't go wrong with Diane. She's outstanding!
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Posted by Marissa | May 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super hero disguised as a lawyer
After 10 years of an abusive relationship with a narcissist I was ready to take my life back.The idea of divorce was so overwhelming to me it was hard to process where to even begin.This is where Diane and her team of superheroes come in.I reached out to Diane and had an interview with her.One of the things that immediately grabbed my attention was that unlike other lawyers I had chatted with, she immediately saw the emotional side of things and seemed to understand that this was an incredibly hard choice for me.I was not taking my divorce lightly and neither was she.At this point, I was still hoping it might be possible to work through things, but I also was realistic that it was a long shot.Diane did not push me in any direction.She is a rare breed of lawyer that understands the emotions and yet can step back and advice that was in my best interest.In a divorce attorney this skill is invaluable.You're so emotional you need that attorney that can see why your emotional and deliver information and suggestions to you in a way that you can digest and understand what is emotional and what is in your future interest.My first call with Diane, she gave me some simple steps to get myself in a good place, so that if I did in fact choose to file for divorce, I would be in a position of truly understanding our household financial situation.She advised me on how to keep myself and my daughter safe.She also gave me contact information for a few other professionals that might assist me in my divorce.Three months later the choice was made, and I hired Diane and her team to represent me.Diane prepared me mentally, financially and emotionally for the road that lay ahead.She made it clear that my husband would more than likely play right out of the narcissist divorce play book.He would drag all skeletons out of the closet, make up things, try to disgrace me in the face of family and friends, and helped me anticipate what was headed my way and mentally prepare for this, so the tactics did not rattle me if they were employed.Boy was this good advice, I felt like I was always 10 steps ahead of my ex-husband and his lawyers through my entire divorce process, with Cherry Law on my side.My husband was extremely intimidated by Diane representing me.He immediately lawyered up as well. One of the things that impressed me most is early on, my husband’s attorney tried to have mine removed from my case based upon a conflict of interest since he had met Diane before I ever filed for divorce.I had no idea this was happening as Ms. Cherry and her team simply handled it without ever mentioning it till later in our case.This is what I hired them for!They were my shield and sword in my divorce.This allowed me to get through my days and focus on rebuilding a life and taking care of my daughter and my mental health.Some attorneys would have looked at these attempts as a way to turn a profit, however not mine.Cherry Law rolled this into the initial cost of her services and simply billed it against my retainer and kept things moving.That saved me about three weeks of sleepless nights worrying over losing my lawyer.There was a time towards the end when her team notified me of every new development as we were nearing the end and I needed to be making decisions on a daily basis to try and bring the divorce to an end.Again, rare skills set to know when to include the client and when to handle the behind-the-scenes stuff that I didn't need to lose sleep over.Often communications would not come from Ms. Cherry directly but rather her staff, specifically Tamara or Elizabeth were assigned to my case.These two women are unbelievable at their jobs.They are experienced paralegals who not only do they do an amazing job in their communications, but they also charge a lower rate for their time, thus saving me money!My divorce was finalized in a record 6 months!We never went to court, though my husband worked very hard to get us there.Thank you Mrs Cherry and Team!
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Posted by BRUNO | June 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
In my 35 years in the insurance business running several major distribution systems for major carriers she is one of the best lawyers I've encountered. Highly recommend her especially in regards to family and divorce matters.
Posted by Ron | August 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
she was phenomenal
My then-wife and I were attempting to get divorced as amicably as possible under the circumstances. We both thought that running up big legal bills over issues that weren't worth as much as the legal bills was stupid. Some attorneys might have found ways to provoke conflict. Diane did just as I asked and helped to defuse potential conflicts. She gave me good advice and guidance when I needed it. She was truly phenomenal.
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Posted by Theresa | February 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Calm and thorough in the face of my panic
My small matter was handled quickly, efficiently and brilliantly with excellent explanations and advice through the entire process. I felt safe and cared for through the entire strange court process please don’t hesitate to call Diane Cherry!
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Lawyer
Diane Cherry is an excellent attorney. She guided me through the legal process with a direct, but kind approach. She comes extremely prepared and provides direction on how you can cut down on your costs, which is very different from other lawyers. She is very responsive to any and all needs. I highly recommend her for any area of family law.
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Posted by Jonella | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Diane Cherry is no doubt the brightest and best family law attorney in Marietta and the surrounding areas. I was referred to her team by a friend who had used her previously, and she exceeded my expectations. I was so nervous to go to our first meeting as I had never needed an attorney for any purposes other than taxes and estate planning, but her and her team immediately put me at ease. Her knowledge of how to handle my divorce was outstanding. She is extremely prompt in returning phone calls and emails. She is beyond prepared. I would highly recommend her for any area of Family Law.
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Posted by Michael | September 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Child Custody
Diane and her team are exemplary. They were there to answer the questions I had about these devastating life changes and they worked to get me the best outcome for myself and my daughter. Divorce can leave you in a mess of emotions and confusion, but the Cherry Law firm is there to make it go as smoothly as possible. Your self-confidence will increase when you have them on your side. Child Custody can be frightening. The possibility of unjustly losing your child to a spouse or partner that isn’t playing fairly can really rattle your life to the core. Diane was my rock through this process and she kept a watchful eye on every letter printed on our custody agreements and made sure I was not bullied by my ex or didn’t get less than what was rightfully mine.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Focused
I've had many dealings with Diane Cherry and her Law Firm. She has always given me the best answer for my situation. I believe when you need a lawyer in the field she focuses in, you need someone that you can trust with experience. She has it.
Posted by Danny & Jennifer | November 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, No non-sense yet friendly with heart, very knowledgeable and focused, and SUPER EFFICIENT
I went with Ms. Cherry in early May of this year after consulting with 4 other highly rated attorneys. I am extremely glad that I chose her because my daughter is finally living with me. We were both extremely grateful that she was willing to take our case with all of these child support and custodial issues. Before my daughter and I became her clients, we thought we had a very good and strong representation from a very big, powerful, and reputable law firm that was pretty well known in the area. However, after thousands of dollars and 12 months of waiting, we found ourselves very disappointed. I was on a hunt for an exceptional lawyer to move our case forward yet again. That exceptional lawyer we were looking for turned out to be Ms. Cherry. She is a superb lawyer with a superb team. Ms. Cherry and her team (Ms. McKenzie and Ms. Hutchinson) are always on top of everything. They moved our case forward at the speed of light while keeping us up to date with what’s going on and making sure we understand every step. Most importantly, they have an outstanding reputation and relationships in the law community, including the judges. After 5 and a half months with her team my daughter is not only living with me, but she is also in a new and better school district. She had finally returned to the happy and worry free kid that she used to be. I am telling you as a parent: no amount of money can buy that feeling and happiness of seeing your child light up with joy. I could also feel that Ms. Cherry was not in it for the money like many other lawyers. I am currently in a very tough financial situation, I am a recipient of SSDI, and her team knows that. They are very conscious of your financial capabilities and I am sure I was underpaying her team for the results we were getting. One thing Ms. Cherry told me that I will never forget is that I did not need a male attorney, but a good attorney, and that is so true. If you are looking for a professional, focused, knowledgeable, confident, experience, caring and friendly lawyer, Ms. Cherry is an obvious choice. And believe me when I say that because I have had my share of different attorneys. With that being said, I would like to say thank you to Ms. Cherry and her wonderful team. My daughter and I will always be grateful for everything you have done for us.
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Posted by Claude | November 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and focus ( custodybattle)
I spoke to a few lawyers before i contacted Diane , after explaining my situation to see if I had a case, with her response I knew she was the lawyer I needed. Diane, wasn't in for a payday like some lawyers she represent me well in court and would be very patient with me when explaining complex things in simple form so i could get a better understanding. The Cherry lawfirm was there every step of the way, i get emails and calls with all updates and changes Diane's team , is a very loving, caring and generous people to work with, today I'll say Diane took away all my frustration, stress and confusion so I'm able to enjoy my son's company. Thank you cherry lawfirm lawfirm
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Posted by Marietta_dad | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, friendly, prompt, focused ,tenacious, winners
Diane and her team were always there for me. After being served and hearing what my spouse wanted, I was worried beyond belief. My worries all went away after my first meeting with Diane. Diane’s professionalism and knowledge makes you feel like you’re in good hands. Diane was able to explain the divorces process in a way that made it easier for me to understand. She explained each step to me and what to expect. Diane and her team were always prompt to call me back or answer an email. It did not matter how simple or obvious my questions were, Diane and team always answered in a professional and friendly manner. My divorce ended up taking almost three years as my spouse was being difficult; this did not stall Diane’s tenacity and focus on my case. From day one to almost three years later, Diane and team made me feel like I was a very important client and my case was a top priority. I was totally floored with the outcome of my divorce, it was better than I expected and I owe it all to Diane and her team.
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Posted by Rachel | November 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
From the initial phone consultation through the resolution of my case, Diane was both knowledgeable and efficient. There were days I called and emailed numerous times asking questions, airing concerns, and sometimes just needing to "talk things through". I was always treated with respect, given straight forward answers/advice, and the directives we would decide upon together were followed through immediately. This was a child custody case and I actually felt sorry for my daughter's father at times because I felt my legal team was running circles around his. I ended up with exactly What I needed for my child's safety and my piece of mind. Would highly recommend Diane and her team!
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Posted by Gil | October 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary Legal Team
Diane and her team of professionals (especially Rachele) worked through my contested, long term, divorce case very efficiently. This legal 'A Team' was always available to remove any legal roadblocks, confusion, and frustration and offered win-win solutions. Equally important, they were very ethical, provided me with clarity and moral support during a very chaotic time while protecting my privacy. If you are looking for extraordinary then look no further. Diane and her team is your pick!
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Posted by AcworthMom2016 | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very confident divorce lawyer
Diane Cherry is a very assertive, confident divorce attorney. I interviewed several lawyers, and she was the last one I interviewed because my gut told me she was the one to hire. I was looking for a go getter, and she definitely is one. I had a friend once tell me to not hire a lawyer that sugarcoats. Diane did not sugarcoat anything and was truthful in what to expect or not expect. She represented me during the emotional divorce process, and I am now a single mother to 3 children. I am pleased with my settlement. I plan to use Diane in the future if a need arises.
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Posted by Bianca | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Law Firm
Having to end forty years of marriage was not an easy decision, but The Cherry Law Firm has made the process a lot less painful. I highly recommend this firm as Diane Cherry and her awesome team truly cares about the client. They will be there every step of the way to guide and support you without breaking the bank. Bianca
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and professional
I recently entered into a divorce with no experience of the situation. Diane was able to help me through with her vast knowledge and professional demeanor. Her firm was very prompt with communication and organized.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exactly the attorney I needed
Diane had the knowledge, strength, and sharp perception to get me through a very tough divorce. She was unwavering when it came to ensuring fairness for my children and myself. I had a very aggressive opponent, and needed someone with the confidence and ability to handle him. Diane certainly did. I expected a long and difficult fight, but she remained tough and settled my divorce within 4-5 months. She also counseled me about potential future problems, and advised me on how to plan for them. I highly recommend Diane as an advocate during a divorce.
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Posted by Garrett | August 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gives great advice, very helpful
I needed some legal advice on an ongoing issue related to my divorce from 12 years ago. I explained the issue and she listened carefully and offered her advice, which was favorable to me. Diane was professional and to the point. She cares about what she does and I highly recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • The Cherry Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Swanson & Cherry LLC
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Adjunct Professor-Evidence & Trial Advocacy
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate Attorney
  • McPhail & Marmur, P.C.
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Associate Attorney
  • Boroff, Harris & Heller
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fox Rothschild O'brien & Frankel
  • 1988 - 1990
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • New York University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Gillis v. Am. Gen. Life & Accident Ins. Co.
  • Prevailing Party

Associations

  • Center for Collaborative Law in Georgia
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Cobb Library Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Cobb Library Foundation
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Cobb Library Foundation
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Cobb Superior Court Judges
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • End Distracted Driving Campaign
  • End Distracted Driving Campaign
  • 2012
  • Cobb County Family Law Workshop
  • Presenter
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
Endorse Diane
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Diane is a top notch divorce lawyer and she will protect you in a high asset case."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney without reservation. She is a gem of a lawyer and if she takes your case, you will get her heart and soul, as well as her brain. Hire her so that you don't have to go against her. She's a pit bull in court. A+"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Diane for many years, and no attorney brings more to the table than she does. Diane's passion for her client's cause, coupled with her keen intelect and understanding of legal nuance, make her a colleague I would recommend to a friend or family member of mine without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Diane for many years. She is an aggressive attorney who advocates for her clients forcefully, but also with integrity. She is a creative attorney, always willing to approach a tough issue from a different angle in order to achieve a just and appropriate resolution. Diane works tirelessly for her clients -- for as long and as hard as the case requires. Diane is the kind of attorney I would recommend to members of my own family - and I have. Diane is the advocate you want in your corner."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known and worked with Ms. Cherry for several years. She is a highly competent and dedicated attorney, who works tirelessly to achieve results for her clients. I steadfastly endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Diane is a zealous advocate who always has her clients' best interest in mind. She works tirelessly and diligently to protect and advance the rights and needs of her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane has a well deserved reputation as an excellent attorney who gets exceptional results for her clients. She represents individuals that have a real need for Justice and works tirelessly to ensure that they get it. I recommend Diane without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Diane for almost 20 years. After a short stint working at the same firm, we both opened our own practices. Over the years, I have referred a number of clients to Diane for employment and domestic law issues. I highly recommend Diane."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Diane without reservation. She is a hard working, tenacious lawyer who never gives up. She works tirelessly on behalf of her clients and fights to get every client the best result in their case. Diane also gives back to the community by taking a lot of pro bono cases and donating her time to charitable causes. Diane is a credit to the legal profession and the bar."
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