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Donato Palumbo

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tucker, GA

5.0   35 reviews

also known as My Cousin Danny, Palumbo Law LLC

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 9 years
    New York - NY 14 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    Connecticut - CT 14 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Donato

Learn Donato’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    44%
    Our law firm is dedicated to the practice of divorce and separation law and family law. We can represent you in a simple matter such as a support modification or in a complex divorce proceeding or an action to terminate parental rights. We have reasonable fees and free phone consultations.

  2. Family
    26%
    Our law firm is dedicated to the practice of divorce and separation law and family law. We can represent you in a simple matter such as a support modification or in a complex divorce proceeding or an action to terminate parental rights. We have reasonable fees and free phone consultations.

  3. Criminal defense
    15%

  4. DUI and DWI
    15%
    DUI and Criminal Defense

Donato “Dan” Palumbo a/k/a My Cousin Danny is a Principal of Palumbo Law, LLC. Dan is a native of New York who moved to Atlanta several years ago with his wife, Jessica (an Atlanta native), and their two daughters. Dan attended Purchase College in Purchase New York graduating with honors while working a full-time job as a Professional Firefighter. Dan was a firefighter/ EMT with the Eastchester Fire District in Eastchester, New York from 1988 to 2014.
Dan began his legal career in 2005 when he entered Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, and graduated with honors in 2009. While at Pace Law Dan participated in Jessup Moot Court as part of an award-winning team and along with Jessica, was co-founder of the Pace Law School Chapter of the Unemployment Action Committee (U.A.C), an organization of law students that advocates on behalf of claimants seeking disputed unemployment benefits at administrative law hearings. Almost immediately Dan realized that his true calling was making passionate and well-articulated legal arguments before a Judge or Jury to help his client win. Dan was named UAC advocate of the year for 2008,
After law school Dan began his own family law practice in White Palins, New York while still working as a professional firefighter. Dan litigated divorce and other family law matters; while serving as a Court appointed Guardian ad litem in Bronx and Westchester County Probate Courts. Once Dan decided to practice law full time, he retired from the fire department, and moved to Atlanta with his family; and My Cousin Danny was born. Dan has significant experience in all aspects of family law litigation, including representing clients in divorce matters, custody cases, child support cases, contempt actions and modifications. Dan has successfully litigated in Superior and Juvenile Courts, including divorce, contempt enforcement, and deprivation proceedings. Dan is xxperienced in criminal litigation, including traffic tickets, DUI, misdemeanors, and felony cases.
Dan is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar of New York. As well as being admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Georgia. Dan is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the United States District Court, for the Northern District of Georgia. Dan has retired in good standing from the practice of law in the State of Connecticut and District of Columbia.
Dan has presented before the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section moderating a panel titled “Show Me the Money, How to Convince A Judge to Impute Income in Domestic Relations Cases.”
Dan is a member of:
- Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL);
- Lawyers Club of Atlanta;
- American Bar Association;
- New York Police and Fire Retirees Association;
- International Association of Firefighters;

In his spare time Dan enjoys cooking, travel, spending time with his family, and spending time outdoors.

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Location

Palumbo Law LLC
2323 Brockett Rd
Tucker, GA, 30084

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Chris | March 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, knowledgeable and, straightforward
Dan is the guy you want. He's a no BS guy who tells it like it is and works hard to get you the best possible outcome. He's easy to get in touch with and if he's busy he'll promptly reply to your questions when he has time. I liked how he would take the initiative to deal with issues without me having to remind him. I really appreciated his work ethic and his commitment and would readily recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Jason | February 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
I am Ofc. Daniels with Dekalb County PD.
Attorney Palumbo is extremely skillful and knowledgeable about his trade. I retained his services in regards to a civil contempt matter and he treated my case with all the seriousness and integrity that I would expect from a lawyer. Attorney Palumbo literally controlled the court proceedings from start to finish. Opposing counsel was outmaneuvered at every step. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer.
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Response from Donato Palumbo February 9, 2024
Thanks for the kind words Jason. It was great meeting you. Stay safe and keep in touch. Dan
Posted by Henry | December 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client (Senior Network Engineer)
Thank you so much for your excellent representation. Get ready to receive all the best recommendation from me to all those I know that would need good legal representation. My God continue to bless your practice because your are a fair a honest man beside being a very, very good lawyer.
Response from Donato Palumbo December 14, 2022
Thank you for the kind words. Glad I was able to help. Keep in touch. Dan
Posted by Michael | July 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Donato Palumbo
Dan is a brilliant lawyer and am grateful for his passion, dedication and professionalism. Had a divorce and Dan kept me informed throughout the process. Highly recommend Dan and will use him again for any legal matters.
Response from Donato Palumbo July 5, 2022
Thanks Mike. It was great getting to know you and my privilege to help out. Keep in touch. Dan
Posted by Carla | June 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for our "cousine" Dan
Since the moment we hired Attorney Dan, he jumped straight into our case. Within the first 3 days he had already resolved our legal matter. I love how fast he was to respond. He was always there to answer any questions or concerns. Our case was resolved in 4 months, thanks for taking off the legal pressure off our shoulders.
Response from Donato Palumbo June 21, 2022
Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and work with you. Best regards and keep in touch. Dan
Posted by Wendy | January 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Will
Dan was extremely helpful in creating a will for a loved one. He guided me through the process. He was thorough, and had a very quick turn around time for this work. I appreciated Dan's knowledge, professionalism and support.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2021
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Highly recommended, had a very pleasant experience, work was done in a timely manner and results were just as promised!
Posted by Philip | October 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Thank you very much!!This Guy Dan is the best he help me get my life back sleeping like a baby. Did his job all the way to the end and we came out on top. Thanks again Dan⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Posted by Tiffany | June 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Painless Divorce
Dan was wonderful! I was very nervous when I decided to file for divorce. I assumed it would be very complicated but he explained every detail to me and helped me every bit of the way. He explained every step of the process and helped me reach my desired outcome! Thanks Dan!
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Issue
Dan, My attorney stood up w/ me to the last minute. He is very knowledgeable on divorce cases. From the beginning I knew Dan is the person can fight for me. I definitely appreciate all his work. I recommend Donato Palumbo to any friends and family. Again, thank you for such a wonderful job!
Posted by alla | June 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent service
i contacted Dan Palumbo in january and hired him in february. I was involved in a domestic violence case and wanted a divorce and custody of my one year old daughter. It is now June and i am divorced and i was also granted sole legal and physical custody of my daughter. i couldn't be happier with the results. The results took a bit longer because my ex husband was agreeing to sign everything at first then demanded money so i served him through publication which ran in the paper for 4 weeks. It is now over and let me just say the whole process was so smooth. i received invoices that indicated exactly what i was charged for and what my remaining balance is (since i paid in advance). highly recommend!!!
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Posted by Channa | March 10, 2021
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Divorce laywer
Dan is by far one of the best Devorce lawyer. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a good divorce lawyer.
Posted by Nicole | January 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER EVER!!!!!!
I had a very unique case that would be an uphill battle. I was seeking custody of my grandson. I live 5 hours away from Dan and none of the local attorneys had the experience required or wanted to touch my case. Dan listened to me and my urgency and didn't hesitate to take my case even with the distance involved. He had no problems with driving the 5 hours for court appearances and he was extremely fair with his travel costs fees. I could go on an on and my review, seriously, could be 3 pages long on how awesome Attorney Palumbo is. He is extremely knowledgeable, honest, and really cares about his clients. In my experience working with Dan, he goes above and beyond for you in comparison to what other attorneys would provide. For court, he was well-prepared and on point, citing case law and history. He can be aggressive when need be. Hire Attorney Palumbo for any of your law needs, I can promise you, you will not be disappointed. Dan gets the job done with the same urgency. I trust him 100% and would not seek legal advice or representation from anyone else. He is worth every penny and he truly is the BEST LAWYER EVER!!!!
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Response from Donato Palumbo February 2, 2021
You flatter me. Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and helping you out. Keep in touch.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best defender of innocence
Dan took the n my case in which I was charged as the assailant. Dan secured the onsite video and showed the court that I was actually the victim. Once the court saw the video they dropped the charges and dismissed all charges brought against me.
Response from Donato Palumbo January 13, 2021
It was a pleasure meeting you and I'm happy to have helped.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Honest Service
I was referred to Dan through a legal assistance service through my employer for help with legitimation, custody, and child support and I can strongly recommend his services. He was incredibly thorough in explaining the stages of the process and breaking everything down to ensure that I understood my options. He was very communicative and no-nonsense straight forward. I appreciate very much his honesty not only on his price rate and timeline but also in making sure I had a realistic expectation on my case. Dan was professional and flexible with my time through the COVID shutdown of the court and offices and even worked with my legal assistance company to get them to cover as much of his fee so I would pay less out of pocket. This was AFTER successfully completing my custody case, going as far as refunding me when my legal aid company covered his fee.
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Response from Donato Palumbo October 29, 2020
Thank you for the feedback. I was glad to have helped you. It is always a pleasure meeting good people and helping them navigate the often confusing legal system. Keep in touch.
Posted by Amber | October 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Dan was very knowledgeable and kept me updated throughout the entire case. He's an amazing attorney and very good at what he does! Thank you for helping my son and I Dan.
Response from Donato Palumbo October 9, 2020
Thank you Amber. It was great getting to know you and I'm happy that I was able to help you. Keep in touch.
Posted by Christy | June 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
I hired Mr. Palumbo for a complicated custody modification involving an out-of-state move. After firing another lawyer who was ineffective in getting anything done, Mr. Palumbo managed to successfully wrap up the case in a few short weeks. He is efficient, communicates with his clients, smart, doesn't take any crap and understands the need to keep unnecessary drama to a minimum. I would hire him again without hesitation.
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Response from Donato Palumbo June 4, 2020
Thank you Christy. Please keep in touch and let me know if I may be of further service.
Posted by Kevin | June 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stayed on the case
Case was an easy case for divorce but the COVID-19 shutdown caused a delay. Through it all though, Mr. Palumbo stayed persistent with emailing and calling the clerk of court regularly until they finally got it done. He did a great job!!! Thanks, Dan
Response from Donato Palumbo June 2, 2020
Thank you Kevin. Glad I was able to help and you both can move on.
Posted by Taylor | May 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally found an honest lawyer
Dan was my attorney for my custody modification. He was and honest every step of the way and gave me great legal advice on top of being aware of cost. Highly recommend him.
Response from Donato Palumbo June 1, 2020
Thank you Taylor for such kind words. It was my pleasure to meet you and work with you to achieve your goal. Keep in touch.
Posted by Jeff | January 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough, and to the point
Dan did a great job handling my dispute. He worked hard to quickly get to heart of the matter and try to resolve my issue without additional court time. He wasted no time (or money) in working with opposing counsel, and when resolution was no longer an option, Swiftly go my case in front of Cobb County. Dan prepared a case that was thorough, well thought out, but still left room for last minute resolution. Throughout, Dan fought for my best interest and was diligent in keeping me informed of progress. His follow up and communication were top notch. I highly recommend Palumbo Law after witnessing his work ethic in my domestic dispute.
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Response from Donato Palumbo January 30, 2020
Thanks Jeff. It was my pleasure to meet and help you. Keep in touch. Dan
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Palumbo Law LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Shewmaker & Shewmaker LLC
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Donato Palumbo, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Firefighter
  • Eastchester Fire Department
  • 1990 - 2010
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Education

  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • State University of New York, College at Purchase
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anonymous v Anonymous
  • recalcitrant party was forced, under threat of contempt findings and losing a driver's and professional license, to pay the arrearages with interest.

Associations

  • Tucker Business Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Italian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2015
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Eastchester Fire Figther Union
  • Officer
  • 1990 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • Pace University School of Law
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Section Fall Conference
  • Imputing Income
  • 2018
  • Career Day
  • Choosing your career
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Endorse Donato
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently reached out to Donato to assist a friend with a divorce/separation as well as a criminal matter. He was extremely attentive to our needs and knowledgeable of local law. He responded to all of our questions within the same day. Finally, I found his drafting skills to be excellent. I would use Donato again in the future and highly recommend him to others."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is knowledgeable, hard working and incredibly affable--great guy to deal with and his clients all say that."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Donato "Dan" Palumbo is an extremely intelligent and knowledgeable attorney as well as being a nice guy. I referred a close family friend who got into legal trouble in GA, where Dan practices law, and he was extremely helpful, personable, and reassuring to the client. He was able to offer sound legal advice, was very thorough, and kind to the client as well. I greatly appreciate his efforts and recommend him unreservedly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Donato is an intelligent, hardworking attorney and I often recommend him to clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Donato is a smart hardworking divorce lawyer who knows how to get the job done."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Palumbo's thoroughness and attention to detail are attributes which make him a skilled client advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Donato is diligent, aggressive and gets the job done for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Palumbo for several years. I was witnessed his skill and acumen both in and out of court. He is a highly skilled Divorce Lawyer that gets results for his clients. In many circumstances, he has obtained custody and child support results that would not have been possible with other attorneys. If you are in need for a good divorce that that is result oriented then Mr. Palumbo is your guy."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Family member
"This attorney knows his business when it comes to divorce and separation. He is absolutely a "go to" guy!"
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Tucker Divorce and separation Lawyer Donato Palumbo
Donato Palumbo
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tucker, GA
Licensed for 14 years