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Allen F. Harris

Divorce and separation Attorney at Roswell, GA

5.0   29 reviews
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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1985
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DIVORCE ATTORNEY EXPERIENCED IN PROTECTING ASSETS IN MID-HIGH INCOME DIVORCES. CALL NOW

Allen focuses his practice on divorce and family law matters, including custody, visitation, child support, alimony and prenuptial agreements. He is a member of the Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta, the Atlanta Bar Association (Family Law Section), and the State Bar of Georgia (Family Law section). Allen received his B.A. degree from Georgia College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Walter F. George Law School, Mercer University. He has been licensed and practicing law since 1985. He has a comprehensive understanding of complex issues that arise in divorce and family law. He teaches Continuing Legal Education to other lawyers on subjects including: Division of Property, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements and Division of Retirement Benefits and Stock Options. Allen is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating possible and has been recognized as one of the Top Attorneys in Georgia in Atlanta Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Trend.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2015 2013 2012 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Harris Divorce & Family Law
295 W. Crossville Rd. Ste. 540
Roswell, GA, 30075

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2011
Excellent Attorney
During a very difficult time, Allen not only proved to be a skilled attorney who got results, he listened and focused on understanding what was most important to me in this process and built a strategy around that. For anyone facing a family law issue, I would recommend Allen highly.
Posted by Steve | March 28, 2011
Divorce Representation
Allen is a Great Attorney! His advise and council was stop on! His knowledge of the Law is outstanding! There is no doubt that I am much better off because Allen represented me!!
Posted by David | September 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Need an excellent Divorce Attorney? Here He is!
Yes Allen Harris is your Attorney to choose if you are Divorcing. He listens. He understands. Gives excellent advice. Remember you pay for what you get! But count on an Attorney that will fight for you and what you deserve. I am blessed so found him! Fair and very professional. His staff are friendly and understanding what we are going through, I was blessed to find him you will be too! Thank you for helping me through this time!
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2021
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Great Experience During Difficult Time
I had been separated from my husband of 27 years for the past year. My ex had insisted that we could settle on our own since we didn’t share any assets. However, I wanted to make sure I was being protected and had reached out to a few attorneys for initial consultations including Harris Divorce and Family Law. Then to my surprise I got served! I retained Allen Harris and he immediately made this difficult process bearable. He and Kera were very responsive and professional. They are completely transparent on their fees and are reasonable. I am so glad I had Allen’s representation, he made sure we followed GA law and that my alimony was fair.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2018
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A Top Notch Divorce and Family Law Attorney
I am an attorney who hired Allen to represent me in my divorce. Allen is a very conscientious attorney who holds his clients' interests paramount to all others. I have referred many friends and clients to Allen for sound advice involving separation, divorce, custody, modifications and appeals of issues arising out of those matters. Based on my own personal experience with Allen, I will not hesitate in referring other client and friends to Allen in the future.
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Posted by Judi | February 19, 2017
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Highly recommend!
Allen was recommended to me from a friend of mine. When I called for a consolation, Allen made time for me on a Friday at 5pm. I was immediately put at ease and felt totally comfortable. His professionalism, knowledge of the law, empathy, and attentiveness to detail went above and beyond. He answered my emails promptly, gave me amazing advice, and recommended superb professionals to help me. I was thrilled with the outcome of my case. I got everything I wanted and more!
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Posted by Creighton | December 7, 2015
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Great Attorney & Person
Allen is an absolute wonderful person to not only represent you in your divorce but also a wonderful person personally. He truly cared and was there during every step of what is most certainly a very difficult situation. He was quick to respond to any question or concern I had, even on a weekend or holidays. He got me better than expected results for my divorce and I will most certainly be recommending him to anyone who needs an attorney that is calm, cool, collected, and confident.
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Posted by Cynthia | November 13, 2015
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Professional experience
My experience with Mr. Harris was excellent. He was professional, and the advice he gave was clear and understandable. My case was handled to my satisfaction in a timely manner. I was informed by phone or email at each step of the process.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2015
divorce
Divorce is never easy but Allen led me through it with the utmost professionalism. His fees were fair, his place of business very comfortable, and I felt I could totally trust him with the personal details of my marriage and finances. Never once did it get adversarial, which was a primary goal of mine.
Posted by Kim | February 5, 2015
Very Good Attorney!
Divorce is one of the hardest things to face in life. Emotions are extreme, everything is volatile and Mr. Harris is an expert at calming down any situation. Negotiating is a specialty and he has the wisdom to know what to fight for. He is kind and compassionate, and helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I would highly recommend him and I am very thankful that I found him.
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Posted by Oswald | January 15, 2015
I have recommended Allen to a friend
I was comforted having Allen on my team throughout my divorce. He was always on top of my case. He had a very detailed recollection of all of the details. He steered me away from emotional battles that were not worth the fight but was willing to push for the battles worth winning. Ultimately, I always felt he had my best interest at heart. This included recommending that I use another attorney for a particular aspect of the case. I know he chose my well being over his financial interest. I have recommended Allen to a friend and am sure I will again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2014
Post Nup
Allen Harris is an absolute joy to work with. I needed to have my post-nup done immediately and he was fully on top of all the details from the very first minute of our phone call. He constantly kept me informed and made me feel comfortable while discussing my documents. I was especially impressed by his quick responses. He never left me wondering when I would get a phone call or schedule a meeting. Everything was communicated amazingly. I especially loved how he met all of my requests and even stepped aside to check up on me to make sure I was being taken care of appropriately. He always made me feel like I was his main concern and I had all of his attention. He also offers great advise for legal matters for your future. The office is such a professional and comfortable atmosphere that I really enjoyed my time there. His partner Jim Peterson was able to answer my questions when Allen was in court and the secretary Angela is equally as informative. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! I would definitely recommend Allen Harris to anyone who needs a great lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2014
Professional and efficient
I could not have asked for any better lawyer than Allen to handle my divorce case. He listened, provided professional advise, was very responsive so this case was handled very smooth and with a satisfactory outcome for me. Surely recommend Allen.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2014
Outstanding Attorney
I wholeheartedly recommend Allen Harris. I interviewed a few attorneys to handle my divorce case. What initially impressed me with Mr. Harris was the way he calmly talked me through the process without making grandiose promises. Mr. Harris proved to be someone you could trust, at a time when you are not sure you can trust anyone. His integrity and knowledge of the law is exceptional. He always listened and keep me informed. And while he did not make grandiose promises, he preceded to get a settlement agreement for me that far exceeded any hopes or expectations! I will always be grateful to Mr. Harris for the outstanding way he handled my case, his professionalism, and his compassion.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2013
Positive review for Allen F. Harris
I felt Allen took a lot of stress out of the process for me. I felt like I got a fair settlement and would recommend him to anyone I know.
Posted by Greatful Medical Doctor | October 3, 2013
Amazing Lawyer
I am a medical doctor and will be graduating law school May 2014. Allen helped my sister with her child custody case about 2 years ago. My sister had seen 3 other Attorneys that took tens of thousands of dollars from her but did nothing to advance her case. I found Allen on Superlawyers.com and I thank God every day. Allen actually listened to my sister and gave her realistic options. After about one year my sister's case was settled and she received much more than she or I ever expected. Allen truly is a Super Lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Kristi | July 22, 2013
Outstanding Lawyer
I was so pleased with Allen Harris's services. I had a horrible experience with another attorney before I retained Mr. Harris. Mr. Harris provided accurate information while the previous attorney provided inaccurate information. He was responsive and kept me informed of all updates. He gave me options to consider that helped me significantly when I had to make some hard decisions. My outcome was successful, and I was pleased overall. I would hire Attorney Allen Harris again if I ever needed another attorney, especially with family law matters. After hiring a poor attorney in the beginning and then hiring an outstanding attorney later, Mr. Allen Harris, the differences in service, knowledge and being trustworthy was clearly apparent to me in all interactions.
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Posted by Laura | June 27, 2013
Mrs. LBJ
This was a very interesting case due to the fact that it was an attempt to collect an excess of $50,000 in past-due child support and Allen Harris was brilliant in his representation despite the challenge it presented. This has been ongoing since 2005 and many obstacles presented themselves throughout this long, drawn out process. Despite these difficult circumstances he has been there for me the entire journey. He was very attentive to my needs as a client, he was there to support and encourage me in times that were difficult and felt hopeless. He remained fully focused on my case when others would have given up or discouraged. He was also there to not only listen when I had issues regarding the case, but to make suggestions and allow me not to get overwhelmed or lost in the legal jargon that was thrown at me. I am forever grateful for the way that he represented me in this case, not only because he was successful in collecting the full amount of back child support with interest; but because he went above and beyond as legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2013
Great family attorney
Allen possesses vast experience within the family law sector of legal work. I interviewed 4-5 attorneys before selecting Allen and ultimately felt the most comfortable with him. He has the ability to keep you calm during very tumultuous times due to his even-keeled demeanor. He is in constant touch throughout the process and delivers on his promises consistently. Allen works late hours and even over the weekends to make sure your responses are delivered in a timely manner. We were up against a fairly aggressive attorney who often failed to deliver their responses in a timely manner. Allen was able to quell the aggression while sticking to our objectives. Ultimately, I ended up with a settlement that was fair to both parties. When I was interviewing attorneys, a buddy of mine gave me sage advice that I would like to pass along to anyone who experiences this set of unfortunate circumstances. This person advised me to select someone that would stand up for my rights, but would not destroy any future co-parenting relationship I may have in place. If you have children, whether you like it or not, you will be in contact with your ex for the rest of your life. It is a road less travelled, but if you can somehow retain an amicable relationship with your ex, your life will be much less stressful. My point is Allen afforded this opportunity to me and I took advantage of it and have a situation where my ex and I are friends at the end of the day. Trust me, it did not start out as a friendly situation! All in all, I could not be happier that Allen was the attorney I selected.
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Posted by Nick | November 25, 2012
Great service!
Allen was prompt, responsive and understanding. I would highly recommend his service.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Harris Divorce & Family Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Peterson & Harris
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • Walter F. George Law School Mercer University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Georgia College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Roswell, GA
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Attorneys in Georgia
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100: 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Georgia
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100: 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Georgia
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys in Georgia
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Georgia
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Georgia Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Georgia Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys in Georgia
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • The Top Attorneys in Georgia
  • Top Attorneys in Georgia as Published in Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Georgia Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
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Publications

  • The Family Law Review
  • Dividing Goodwill After Miller v. Miller
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law From A to Z
  • Marriage Dissolution Process and Procedure
  • 2015
  • Complex Assets in Divorce
  • Dividing Stock Options and RSUs (Restricted Stock Units)
  • 2015
  • Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish
  • Enforcement and Post-Trial Modifications
  • 2014
  • Divorce Law Guide from A to Z
  • Child Support and Spousal Maintenance
  • 2013
  • Divorce Law Guide A to Z
  • Child Support and Spousal Maintenance
  • 2013
  • Advanced Issues in Divorce
  • Resolving Disputes and Speeding Up the Process
  • 2012
  • Advanced Issues in Divorce
  • Troubleshooting Marriage Dissolution Issues
  • 2012
  • Your Family Law Practice in the 21st Century
  • Division of Property; Child Custody and Child Support
  • 2011
  • Advanced Issues in Divorce
  • Resolving Disputes and Speeding Up The Process
  • 2009
  • Advanced Issues in Divorce
  • Troubleshooting Marriage Dissolution Issues
  • 2009
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Violence In The Home
  • 2008
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Navigating Complex Asset Cases
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (15)
Endorse Allen
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's well respected among his peers and clients alike."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Harris provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
Family Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Allen is an intelligent, and knowledgeable attorney. I respect Allen's work ethic and professionalism. He is a great attorney to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Allen and I worked as opposing counsels on a pretty contentious case. Allen remained professional throughout the case and we were able to work together to reach a settlement for the parties even when it looked like the case would never settle."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Allen was an opposing counsel in a recent matter. He was reasonable and a pleasure to work with. He did an excellent job representing his client throughout the negotiation process. I would be comfortable in referring matters to him in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Allen has a wealth of experience in family law and litigation. Allen provides his clients with sound legal advice designed to help his client obtain the best result possible. Allen is active in the legal community and well-respected."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Allen Harris and I worked together recently on an emotionally charged divorce. We convinced our clients to attend a settlement conference and resolved all outstanding issues in long but productive settlement conference. Our collaborative efforts brought resolution to case that I believe could have taken months to resolve. Allen is a smart and compassionate lawyer who possesses great legal skill but above that is a lawyer who is willing to listen to reason. I highly endorse Allen Harris."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Allen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Allen to be a very skilled attorney and a strong advocate for his clients. I do not hesitate to refer individuals in need of his expertise to him because I know he will do an excellent job."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Allen is a terrific family law attorney who is well known and respected in the Atlanta legal community, particularly among family law practitioners and judges. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Allen has an excellent reputation which is well deserved."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I fully endorse the legal representation provided by Allen Harris, Esq. We met as opposing counsel in a highly contested matter. Allen was able to advance his client's interests in a manner which allowed the case to eventually be resolved."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Harris. I have known him and his partner for many years and know Mr. Harris to be a highly effective family law practitioner. While Mr. Harris is an excellent litigator, he diligently tries to resolve his cases fairly and ethically without immediately resorting to trial. Mr. Harris is highly respected in the Atlanta family law community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Allen is a thoughtful, creative and diligent lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Allen Harris for several years. He is an outstanding family law attorney who aggressively represents his clients. He has written several articles and lectured other lawyers on family law matters. Should a family member of friend need such legal services, I would not hesitate to strongly recommend Allen Harris."
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Roswell Divorce and separation Lawyer Allen F. Harris
Allen F. Harris
Divorce and separation Attorney
Roswell, GA
Licensed for 38 years
Virtual consultation available