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Sean Robert Whitworth

Divorce and separation Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.7   65 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Sean

Learn Sean’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    My practice is a family law practice and we handle all matters including divorce, custody, legitimation, support, modifications, contempt and adoptions

    14 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    My practice is a family law practice and we handle all matters including divorce, custody, legitimation, support, modifications, contempt and adoptions

    14 years

  3. Family
    20%
    My practice is a family law practice and we handle all matters including divorce, custody, legitimation, support, modifications, contempt and adoptions

    14 years

  4. Adoption
    10%
    My practice is a family law practice and we handle all matters including divorce, custody, legitimation, support, modifications, contempt and adoptions

    14 years

  5. Uncontested divorce
    10%
    My practice is a family law practice and we handle all matters including divorce, custody, legitimation, support, modifications, contempt and adoptions

    14 years

ATLANTA'S FLAT RATE FAMILY & DIVORCE ATTORNEY. READ MY REVIEWS & CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

This practice offers reliable advice and representation, always maintaining focus on the client and never forgetting that we are dealing with real people, real needs, and real pain.

I offer free consultations because you cannot help people if you are not willing to listen to their problems.

I offer flat rate billing because the process is difficult enough without dealing with monthly bills from your attorney.

I offer an approach to the law that recognizes that I am dealing with a person who has come to me for help.  This means that the moment you walk into my office you will have an attorney at your side advocating for your interests, and if this means aggressive litigation that is fine.  However, if your issue can be resolved with less financial costs and emotional burdens, I will seek this path.  Regardless of which approach best meets the needs of your particular issue, my office will fight and support you from the initial intake to the final disposition.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2023 2019 2018 + 4 ...

Location

The Law Offices of Sean R. Whitworth
3225 Shallowford Rd
Suite 430
Marietta, GA, 30062

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  65 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Chris | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Phenomenal staff & attorney
After a ridiculously expensive and lengthy divorce, I hired Sean Whitworth for a modification. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and wish I had hired him to represent me in the divorce. His staff is amazing and communicative throughout the process. I will never even think about hiring another family law attorney in the future and will refer everyone to Sean’s office for any family law matter. Sean, his staff, & their system works - hire him and trust the process!
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Posted by Brittany | June 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There are no words to thank Sean enough!!!!!
I cannot thank Sean and his team enough for all he has done for me and my family. From day one, before I even officially retained Sean, he fought for me and my case. He was fully invested in my situation and emotionally involved. He was always extremely professional and it is blatantly obvious not only how knowledgable he is but how much he GENUINELY cares for his clients. He went above and beyond for me every single day and got me my son back when I felt like my entire world was falling apart. My case was unique, it was messy and he gave me something to believe in. Sean is personable, relatable, honest extremely intelligent, and all around amazing attorney and person in general, which is hard to come by if you have searched for a lawyer before. It can be extremely overwhelming to find a genuinely GOOD lawyer, but not only is Sean a good lawyer, but a good person as well, he is the complete package. He was always honest with me, always kept me informed, kept me in the loop, always made time for me, and always made me feel like he had my back. For lack of a better term, Sean and his team KNOW their stuff and they will FIGHT for you EVERY single day, they will NOT give up on you. I promise you will not find a lawyer that will invest his time or commit to fighting for you and your case like Sean will. Just when I felt like giving up, when I felt hopeless, lost, scared, confused, and a mix of so many other nightmarish emotions, Sean was there to fight for me and to make sure I didn't give up, and he won for us, and got my son back for me. As I said before, he is EXTREMELY knowledgable- he has not only the personality, but the education and the experience to fight for you and get you through possibly the worst moments of your life. He will be there for you as he was for so many of my worst moments and I cannot thank him enough. He truly is the BEST you will find. Look no further. If you need somebody to FIGHT for you, and to WIN for you, he is your guy. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK you to Sean and his entire team. I will FOREVER be grateful to all of you!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and affordable attorney - Exceptional Service
Sean has been my attorney for a little over two years now and it has been a true blessing having him represent me in family court. My cases with my ex were extremely challenging and have been ongoing and dreadful for over 10 years leaving me often times feeling helpless and defeated with other attorneys in the past. However, since meeting and hiring Sean, he has been able to successfully resolve and win ALL of my cases that my ex kept prolonging. Sean and his team have a great depth of knowledge of the law, and his representation as my attorney has been outstanding each time. When I needed legal assistance Sean and his team gave immediate attention and action. For court, Sean was always prepared and ready, confident and assertive. He defended me and advocated for me and my child. The entire team is compassionate, professional, personable, reliable, and trustworthy. If Sean was unavailable, Michelle and Aurielle were always there to assist and they kept me informed and updated. I strongly recommend Sean and his team to handle your family law matters...You will not regret it. I more than appreciate all they have done over the past 2 1/2 years. They are a true blessing.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Sean and team!
Wow!! Sean is the best attorney out there! Throughout my case I went through a multitude of attorneys and not one of them worked as hard and diligently as Sean did. Sean was attentive, personable and honest. He did not back down in the court room and ultimately got me the best outcome I could’ve hoped for. I highly recommend Sean if you are wanting an attorney to be in your corner throughout the whole process.
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted
Customer service with the staff was excellent. When I contacted the office I was given all information needed to give me an idea of what was needed to start the process. Sean was very polite and knowledgeable.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trustworthy and Honest
After a grueling experience with 2 other lawyers, I received a referral from a family friend. Sean was not only knowledgeable, but passionate. The level of expertise regarding family law was outstanding. I felt more relieved and relaxed after my consultation regarding what I needed to do with my case. Thank you so much for your help. Best lawyer in Marietta.
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Posted by Aneesah | October 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing family law attorney
Sean WON my custody battle for my toddler. This was such a challenging obstacle to face and Sean restored my faith in the judicial system. To not know if you will be able to keep your own child is terrifying. He prepared me for court and he shut down the other parent! The judge had no choice but to rule in my favor. I would only hire him for any future court cases. I will continue to recommend him to family, friends and strangers!
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Posted by Ann Garnett | February 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Professional and Kind!
Divorce is a painful experience. I was extremely frustrated and wanted to get through this as soon as possible, with the least damage to my spirit as well as my pocket. I am so thankful to Mr. Whitworth and his entire staff. They answered all my questions and provided me with a complete and thorough breakdown of my cost. They took the time to explain the process and made me feel like I was their only client. I would HIGHLY recommend this law firm!
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Posted by Sharon | September 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
From the moment I began contemplating filing for divorce from my husband, I contacted Sean and set up a consultation. We covered a lot of territory during our initial conversation and he made me feel completely at ease instantaneously. We then met in person to go over details, filing the complaint, etc. and every step of the way, he got the things done that needed doing quickly and efficiently. Divorce is stressful enough but with Sean handling all the things, I felt that I’d get to the finish line without difficulty and I finally did. I highly recommend him to help you through your divorce process. You’ll be glad you did.
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Posted by Alan L. | September 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney- Sean W.
Sean is very professional and responsive to his clients. He really does care about right and wrong and good prevailing. He has a big heart for kids. If you need a good family law attorney you should call Sean. Alan L.
Posted by Aanya Patel | September 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Atlanta
Sean Whitworth was my attorney for my divorce and he was nothing short of great! Very affordable and gets the job done. He moves quickly and with care. His courtroom presence is like no other, very confident and professional you can tell he's been doing this for years. With a divorce being so stressful I wasn't sure I was going to make it through. Sean was supportive throughout the entire process. Highly recommend, 10/10 attorney. Thank you again Sean!
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Posted by Wendy | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mr. Whitworth is very knowledgeable and was able to object and defend me very quickly. He won every aspect of my case and got me more than I ever expected. The flat fee was the only way I could afford an attorney and he even won that so my ex has to pay me back for my attorney fees. He has his own way of working; stick with him because he won’t let you down! He got me the best results possible and is great at what he does. I am so thankful for Mr. Whitworth and forever grateful that I was referred to him.
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Posted by Terrie | August 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn't have survived this without Sean!!!
If you need a warrior lawyer a lawyer that has your back and will fight to the bitter end with you Sean is the attorney for you!! He works for his clients as though you are his only client with your best interest in the forefront!
Posted by Gerod | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I owe everything to Sean
Sean has been representing me since 2012 when my divorce was finalized. The cards were stacked against me, but every single time, he managed to defend me properly and i left victorious in the courtroom. I've hired him on 4 separate occasions and couldn't imagine hiring any other attorney in the future. The last case I had was very nasty, my ex had made numerous falsified allegations against me. Sean used his expert knowledge of Georgia family law to convey my case to the judge and I was awarded sole legal and physical custody, the mother can now only visit my daughter in a supervised setting to ensure her safety. Honestly I don't know what I would do without having him in my corner. His fees are flat-rate and beyond reasonable as opposed to dealing with a firm that charges hourly and doesn't provide any real results. He knows the ins and outs of my court proceedings and always fights his hardest for his clients.
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Posted by Lisa | March 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!!
Sean started out as my divorce attorney. I had a stalking situation and he had a Battery Charge and a TPO violation Charge. Sean and his staff of Disha & Michelle were very supportive thru this whole ordeal. Sean got me bail on an aggravated stalking charge which is a no bond situation. What he says he delivers and I hope he will continue to fix my record. He even texted me the next two days to make sure I was home safe and sound. I will continue to provide referrals for this firm
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Posted by Chris | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce attorney you can hire
I owe my life to Sean! I went through numerous attorneys during my divorce/custody battle until I met Sean. Everyone who came before just wanted money and didn't care about me or my child. When I met Sean, that all changed; I could tell he actually wanted to help us. I now have sole custody of my child; (I fought for 50/50) and my son is thriving! Thank you Sean from the bottom of my heart!
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Posted by Kenny | December 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and straightforward
After 15 months, 3 different divorce attorneys, lots of stress and money spent on attorneys fees, I was blessed to found Sean Whitworth. He had one month to prepare for my trial and deal with a very uncooperative oposición. At our first visit, he heard my case and immediately understood what i was fighting for and how to defend it. He knew the law that protected my rights and stood by it to the day of the trial. He was straight forward and told me what I should expect, what he will be able to do and what he needed from me in order to prepared for trial. He filed all the documents, he said he will filed, the next day of our first meeting. He looked at me in the eye and put me at ease at a very stressful time in my life. He was stunned on how complicated the other attorneys had made my case of divorce with no children. He will not waist your time scaring you with complicated verbiage about the law. He is easy to talk to and he takes the time to listen. At trial, I was able to communicate with Sean as the testimony was being delivered and he will make notes to cross examine. I was very impress of how confident he presented my case at the beginning and at the closing statement. I felt protected by Sean and his knowledge of the law. Sean will defend your rights and make your anxiety go away. I will definitely recommend Sean to anyone that what’s strong representation. Thank you Sean for defending me and helping me get what I deserve. I was very happy with the fair results of my case. God bless you and your family!
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Posted by Nadia | August 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
He helped me gain custody of my daughter a couple years back. He taught me so much and thanks to his knowledgeable advising and litigating we got the results I was hoping for. Thank you Sean!!
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
I had used other attorneys in a long, complicated legal battle, over the course of several years , to very disappointing, heartbreaking results.. I hired Sean and he was was able to acquire an emergency order and then finally FULL CUSTODY of my children for me. He he did all of this from beginning to end for a fee that was beyond reasonable. Thank you, Sean!
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Posted by Patrick | June 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney in Atlanta Metro Area - Bar None
Sean and his team took on my case as I decided to substitute counsel at a critical juncture during my divorce case. Right form my first contact, Sean was immediately available, attentive to my concerns, extremely personable, and most importantly very knowledgeable and results driven. He SHATTERED expectations in getting a highly contentious divorce case that other attorneys projected would take years, finalized within 2 months. Throughout the process, Sean and his team exhibited excellent professionalism, communication skills, and follow-up. Sean goes the extra mile by translating legal jargon into easily understood layman terms to put you at ease. He further has the emotional intelligence to help you navigate through a difficult experience. To compliment his own skills, he also has very capable staff working under him. Sean Whitworth is an elite family law attorney. He should be your first choice if you live in the Atlanta metro area. Thank you for all your help!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Sean Whitworth
  • 2009 - 2016

Education

  • University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Houston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Lawyer of distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • Top Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Award
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Sean
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Other
"I was peripherally involved in a case with Sean, who represented a parent in a custody dispute. While everyone else was usually up in arms with drama, including myself, Sean remained collected and focused, and kept the case on track. The case recently resolved at mediation, and the outcome was the best possible scenario for all parties, and most importantly, the baby. Sean is patient and kind to all parties throughout litigation, but can and certainly will, become the staunch advocate that is needed to make sure the law is followed, and his client's legal rights protected. I recommend Sean to anyone who wants to ensure the best possible outcome for themselves and their children in a custody dispute. Custody dipsutes are painful enough as is....you need an attorney who will avoid the drama and stay focused on the lives that will be affected."
Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. Highly recommended. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer provides excellent personal service to each and every client. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Whitworth is a very knowledgeable attorney in the area of Family Law and well respected in the community."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sean has a vast knowledge of the law and is a skilled advocate in the courtroom. I have seen him get excellent results for his clients."
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