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Jessica Handley Frost

Child custody Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.0   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 29 years
    Ohio - OH 28 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1994
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1994
    Inactive No misconduct found

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I have been practicing in this area of law since I graduated from law school.  I have learned that there needs to be more focus on arguing over issues that matter than those that don't. Often, once the litigation is over, the mother and father still have to work with each other as co-parents.  The balance of getting what is fair and getting you and your children through a very difficult time both emotionally and financially is where I focus and help you navigate these uncertain

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Jessica Handley Frost
319 Atlanta Street Suite 210
Marietta, GA, 30060


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Posted by Cheryl Starks | May 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody (Parent vs Grandparent)
I hired Jessica on behalf of my son for a custody case. My son was trying to get custody against the maternal grandmother. One would think this is a slam dunk type case for a parent to get custody but unfortunately, it's not. Jessica worked on this case for a little over a year and did a great job based on the circumstances. We had a GAL who recommended that the grandmother get custody of the child but her recommendation had nothing to do with understanding of the law. Jessica was extremely passionate about this case and I would say she was amazing in trying to overcome so many obstacles that should not have been apart of this case. I would highly recommend Jessica as a Father's Rights Attorney.
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Response from Jessica Frost May 17, 2017
Thanks so much for these kind words.
Posted by Robbie | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good in handling the issues and being upfront
Jessica actually did me a favor by taking my case. I could have used other lawyers, but would have shorted myself. She is honest with you about your situation, tells you what to expect, and fights for you. She protected my rights as a father, who had done nothing wrong, against someone who had been working with "big name" lawyers to paint me in a negative light and build a divorce case against me for almost a year, without my knowledge. She had multiple lawyers as opponents for my case and was on top of the application of law and facts in a manner which almost made me feel embarrassed for them.
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Response from Jessica Frost March 15, 2017
Thank you for this review. While all cases are different and no specific result can be guaranteed I appreciate your kind words.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jessica is very knowledgeable about the law in regards to divorce and child support. She was always very open and honest with me and my case. She was prompt in responding to me and all my questions.
Response from Jessica Frost March 15, 2017
All results are different and they can never be guaranteed. I am glad you are satisfied with your result.
Posted by Karen | June 30, 2015
Great job!
Jessica represented me in my divorce and did a terrific job. She recommended I consult with a certified divorce financial planner she'd worked with, and he helped me tremendously. Then Jessica worked with me to create a fair settlement and to execute it without dragging on, AND without going to court. Her paralegal Kerry also was very helpful and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Jessica without hesitation.
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Posted by Stewart | June 13, 2012
My lawyer and my friend
I was recommended to use Jessica from a friend of mine who was associated with her professionally. I was glad that I chose Jessica over all the other attorneys I spoke with. She is honest, reliable, tough when necessary, collaborative when its effective, and ALWAYS gives you her opinion when asked for or not. Many times she told me to follow or not follow a course of action - she was right most of the time. She also treats your money and your time as if she were spending her own money. You never have to worry about Jessica overbilling for her time. She is fair and tries to find the most effective and efficient way to get the job done. Although my divorce was contentious and very long, Jessica was always able to remember the details. In court she was on her game all the time. She was prepared, professional, and persistent at all times. Most family lawyers dont go to trial. Jessica did and the results were excellent. She practices law the old fashioned way - with results and integrity.
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Posted by Stephanie | October 25, 2011
Unsurpassed Attorney
Jessica Frost came very highly recommended to me when I needed a divorce attorney. In the beginning she asked many questions and gathered as much documentation as possible about the situation my children & I were in. She was always very open and honest giving excellent advice as to how to handle certain situations and she never sugar-coated things which helped to keep my guard up and expect the unexpected. She kept the safety of my children and I a top priority at all times. Her recommendations were always spot on to keep the case in our favor and she remained one step ahead of the game. Her diligence and experience allowed her to anticipate things before they happened, helping to be more prepared as situations would arise. Her honesty and integrity set her apart in her field. I would recommend Jessica Frost to anyone in need of a family law attorney!
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Posted by Tracie | August 23, 2011
Mrs. Frost has been the best, most thorough, most reliable, most honest attorney I have ever used!
I have used Jessica Frost on for several different types of cases related to support and custody. She has always been upfront and honest about the case and is very good at keeping her clients informed and up to date. She has always put the best interest of mine and/or the child first. She and her staff are always quick to respond to any requests or questions I have had. She is one of the very few attorneys out there that I have met, that has a heart and that will be completely upfront and honest and give you her legal and personal opinion about the case. I would highly reccomend Jessica Frost!!!
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Posted by Kary | January 11, 2010
Jessica Frost review
I was referred to Jessica almost four years ago, and she patiently worked with me in a post-divorce agreement and child support modification case that lasted much longer than either of us anticipated. I appreciated her ability to relate to me in layman's terms, and to share information in a way that I could make the best decisions possible as we proceeded. I was very satisfied with the outcomes of the case.
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Posted by sara | January 8, 2010
I was very satisfied with Jessica Frost
I found Jessica very easy to work with and very knowledgeable. She always kept me informed and returned my calls and emails in a very timely manner. I always felt that my case was as important to her as it was to me and was satisfied that it was being handled in the best possible manner. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case and would use her again if I find myself in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Candice | May 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible attorney crooked as well
Watch out for this lady she will try to but you in a corner and manipulate you she isn't to be trusted she screwed my family.She gave kids to a abusive felon instead of a hardworking mother tried to hold it against her the hours she worked and made moving after a year into a bigger place a bad thing tried to say she was unstable even though she finished her lease.but gave to father that didn't hold a job and lived with his parent said he had a support system!! She's a joke very rude I see that hasn't changed!!
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Posted by A_Former_Client | April 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I agree with the person who wrote : "WARNING: Do NOT hire this attorney"
As a former client I can say that hiring Ms. Frost is inviting a train wreck for you. She is unresponsive, unreliable, and unprofessional. I can't imagine why she got positive ratings from anyone, perhaps they were for minor services where she did'nt have time to totally screw things up. Zero stars for her.
Response from Jessica Frost August 26, 2016
Hello whoever this is. I have looked through all of my former client's files and have no one that comes even close to your opinions. I invite you to please call me so that we can discuss your issues. I work hard to address all of my client's needs and if I am not in the office because I am in court on another case then my office staff is able to respond or get messages to me as the case may need.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2015
WARNING: Do NOT hire this attorney!
We hired Jessica for my civil case based upon these ratings...they are skewed. Jessica did not show dedication to our case or compassion to me as a client. Her responsiveness and communication to me regarding my case was negligible. She also did not hold up to her end of specific items in HER own contract. Jessica did not listen to my concerns or thoughts on strategic decisions regarding my case, which resulted in a lot of wasted time and money. There are too many other good, hardworking, compassionate attorneys to choose from. Please do not make the same mistake I did by hiring this attorney.
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Marsh & Frost
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • Levine & Smith
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Jackel, Rainey Marsh & Busch
  • 1995 - 2000


  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Non-active member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • member
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professional Top 5%
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Achievement Lifetime Member
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2011

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Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jessica for many years and I have litigated against Jessica. She is zealous in her representation of her clients, and professional in her relationship with other lawyers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Ms. Frost on several matters, aligning with her sometimes and opposing her on others. I have ALWAYS found her very well prepared, very effective before the Court, and demonstrating the highest standards of advocacy and professionalism."
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