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Steven P. Shewmaker

Family Attorney at Peachtree Corners, GA

5.0   103 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Steven

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After twenty-two years of service in the United States Army, I bring an Army Officer's no nonsense approach to the practice of law.  I take to heart that people hire an attorney to represent their interests by identifying the critical issues, explaining them in plain language and working hard to acheive the best possible results.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 7 ...
Top Contributor 2016,2015,2014,2013
Top Contributor
2016 2015 2014 + 1 ...

Location

Shewmaker & Shewmaker LLC
50 Technology Parkway South
Peachtree Corners, GA, 30092

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  103 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Carlos | May 19, 2023
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Great Attorney
He definitely does his job by providing service he swiftly handled my case and within minutes came up with a resolution so that we all can benefit from.
Posted by Gerald | May 15, 2023
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Defense with Understanding and Empathy
What sets Steve apart is his exceptional empathy and understanding. He represented me in a challenging warrant hearing, providing fair and equitable representation while maintaining a respectful and considerate approach towards all parties involved. This level of empathy, rare to find, significantly mitigated the emotional and mental toll I was personally experiencing through this hearing. For anyone facing family or criminal law matters, I would highly recommend Steve. His legal acumen coupled with a felt empathetic approach, guarantees the best possible defense and representation.
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Posted by Rose | April 28, 2023
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Divorce and military pension
Steve is a brilliant attorney. He is fluid, knowledgeable and have such a profound presence in the courtroom. If I had any additional cases in which I needed an attorney, hands down, I would hire Steve immediately. Having Steve in my corner and having him present my case just made me know I had the best representation in the courtroom. I can’t say enough about him and I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a winner in their corner. Put it this way, if I ever need an attorney again, I am calling Steve Shewmaker. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs an outstanding attorney.
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Response from Steven Shewmaker April 28, 2023
You are a really classy lady. I’m so glad it all worked out. You were a real pleasure to work with.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2023
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Relentless!!
Steve was referred by a lawyer friend as the best with military cases, whether it be EEO, harassment, hostile work environment or other. In an extremely emotional time for me, Steve never waivered. He boldly interviewed and questioned senior level leaders using facts and witness statements to fight for me, in the end, closing the case favorably. I'd recommend his services to military and federal employees.
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Posted by Eric | November 27, 2022
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Grateful Veteran
I spent the better part of a year looking for an attorney to take my case that no one else was wiling to accept due to its complexity. As I was about to give up, Steven and his team were recommended by another lawyer. After speaking with him briefly, I knew I had the right professional for the job. He and his team put tremendous effort in preparing for our court date. With me being out of the state due to military service, he ensured I was well represented and handled everything perfectly. I could not have asked for a better outcome. I only wish I could have found him sooner. Absolute class act and top tier professional!
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Posted by John | November 21, 2022
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John Madrigal
Very professional. Straight to the point. He’s very good at communicating with you too. Quick at responding to emails or returning phone calls.
Posted by Terry | October 13, 2022
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The best result I could have hoped for
I contacted the VA seeking legal assistance and was directed to Mr. Shewmaker. He has provided me with the best legal assistance I could have hoped for. He is blunt, honest, and will fight for you. Thank you Steve for your assistance.
Posted by Lewis | August 16, 2022
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The Best you could ever have
I was recommended to Mr. Shewmaker by my uncle, and having been my first time working with lawyers I didn't know what to expect but I could definitely say that I couldn't have chosen anybody better to help me with my case. When I brought it to him he went from being a consultant to completely taking it over and representing me and eventually helped me win my case. If you ever had to choose anyone to represent, you could never choose anyone better.
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Posted by James | August 7, 2022
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Teamwork at its best
After contacting, consultation then hiring Steve, I was truly impressed with the initial interaction. I couldn't ask for more. Steve and his team nailed it! They listen to my concerns and issues that I was having with the military, gathered all the facts and then went to work! I'm so proud and impressed with the professionalism, determination and efforts that they put forth to defend me as client and my rights. I was afforded to tell my story for the first time after three years. I felt a big relief to be heard and knowing they had my best interest at heart. Thank you and your team Steve for everything. Finally, Victory at last!!
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Posted by Megumi | August 4, 2022
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Amazing Counsel, Warrior, Mentor, Friend
Steve is all these and more. He showed genuine care over my time-sensitive custody case and held my hand the entire way through this painful process. With him as my counsel, Steve helped me achieve the best result in what came out of my divorce/child custody battle. It was a complicated matter, as I took on a permanent change of station from Georgia to an overseas assignment. I went ahead of my family to make arrangements. During that time, my husband served me with a custody complaint from his home state (outside GA). When I called Steve about it, he passionately felt that we stood a chance contesting jurisdiction based on the UCCJEA, yet he was careful in giving me no promises up front. At this time I had another attorney representing me from the state holding this complaint over my head, and Steve was in lock-step with my other counsel, proving to be instrumental in getting this case dismissed from the other state. He successfully advocated for jurisdiction to remain with Georgia, helped me through a temporary hearing to have my daughter come home, and fought like hell in encouraging the judge to award me primary custody at our final hearing. Moreover, from officer to officer, he's expressed care about my career and was a powerful mentor for me. Although I endured all kinds of difficult emotions through this case, I truly appreciated its journey when it meant getting to work with Steve. If you need a strong, caring and honest attorney who will stand by your side regardless of the probability of the outcome, I don't recommend anyone other than Steve to have your back.
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Posted by Daniel | June 21, 2022
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Excellent Retired JAG officer — with civilian Temporary Protective Order expertise
I am very pleased to have the honor to review such a professional lawyer. He entered my life, when I needed sound advice, and truth. This lawyer cares. God bless you, and God bless LTC Retired Shewmaker.
Posted by Gerald | May 31, 2022
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Outstanding Legal Service Provided
Greetings. I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for all the expert legal service and advice that was provided to our son by the Peachtree Corners, Georgia Law Firm of Shewmaker & Shewmaker LLC. In particular, our lawyer Mr. Steven P. Shewmaker represented our son in the most professional and diligent manner possible. From the very first contact with Steve, it was evident that he took the necessary time to listen to our concerns and provided expert advice on how best to proceed forward. Steve has an excellent interpersonal skill when he interacted with us and he is very prompt, courteous and has impeccable oral and written communication skills. I will highly recommend Shewmaker & Shewmaker LLC and Mr. Steven Shewmaker to all our friends and associates who require military and civilian legal services. Our family is so grateful that Steve represented our son to a very favorable outcome pertaining to his legal needs. Shewmaker & Shewmaker LLC and Mr. Steve Shewmaker are the legal professionals that you need in your corner!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
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Knowledgeable-diligent. Answer to prayer!
I am so thankful for Steve Shewmaker and his exceptional firm. They were an answer to many prayers in a most difficult time. Knowledgeable, patient, diligent and gifted. I’m blessed by the work of his capable hands and forever thankful for his efforts on my behalf. I highly recommend Steve Shewmaker for anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Robert | May 4, 2022
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Outstanding in Military Law/Incredible, Dedicated and Compassionate
There are not enough power words in Websters dictionary to describe Steve Shewmaker. The job he performs in a court room for his clients is truly a life saving experience. His military background and knowledge of military law is second to none. I had a 5 year divorce case pending with no end in site. Steve was my 3rd attorney. YES, I said 3rd. Do to a personnel family matter my second attorney had to drop my case. However, she didn't leave me hanging, instead she introduced me to Steve Shewmaker and the rest is what fairy tales are made of. He was truly my Fairy God Father. The first day we met Steve showed me in his personality and conversation that he respected the military and the law. He took my case with only one week notice to prepare for trail by jury. Steve worked day and night to include weekends. Yes, I said weekends! He told me my case was personnel and a challenge and that's what he lives for. That went a long way with me because he also told me he would win. I was faced with a divorced case where my ex-wife or her attorney cared nothing about bending the truth or being honest in any way. I needed a Superman attorney who played by the rules and practiced with Honor, Courage, Integrity and Commitment. Steve has all qualities and believe in justice and the truth. The opposing attorneys never saw him coming. He is very prepared and has the ability to take complete control over the court room and the Jury. His closing arguments are spot on. He explains everything to you and he listens which makes you part of his team so you don't feel like a client. If you looking for an attorney who will look out for your best interest and fight to the end for you, then I tell you now to stop looking!!! HIRE Steve Shewmaker. I promise you won't be disappointed. Thank you Steve for everything... You saved my life !
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Response from Steven Shewmaker May 5, 2022
What a great honor to represent you Sir. Jury trials in divorce cases do not come around all that often, and when they do you really got to put it together right. Representing you is one of those rare pleasures. I am so happy for you and your family that you triumphed over real unfairness. You will always have a special place in my memory.
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Posted by Erwin | February 1, 2022
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Faithfulness, Steadfastness, Tenacity, and Subject Matter Expertise!
Without exception, Steve’s SME is thorough and complete. His understanding and application of Military and Civil Law use-case scenarios impacting the practical realities of life is unfounded! He has successfully resolved many of my legal challenges, e.g., Divorce proceedings involving both Civil and Military issues. Steve’s experience and diligence in the judicial branch workflows and activities have empowered me as a client to understand the interpretation and application of State and Federal laws. He has consistently and successfully anticipated many potential shortcomings, and suggested required remediation; all in an effort to mitigate liabilities impacting his client. His knowledge, credentials, accolades from peers and the judicial system are well recognized, respected, appreciated, and worthy of admiration. His overall candor and flexibility to adjust to unseen circumstances is without question. His tenacious attitude and presentation in the courtroom demonstrate not just grace and gentility, but a bullish determination to exemplify truth and facts impacting the matter at hand. The most important attribute of all has been and is his “faithfulness and steadfastness” that has been provided to me through the years in combating “injustice and prejudice.” There is no one without fault, but those imposed upon my character were without merit. Steve’s support exemplified the true nature of my desire to be equitable and fair, to which all parties involved acknowledged and recognized my heart's intent.
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Posted by Michael | July 9, 2021
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The Best there is....bar none
Steve's a great lawyer but when you add on his military background it makes him unparalleled. My case involved a clarification of a poorly written court order for military retirement pay. I struggled for a year to get the case resolved and finally my attorney said, "let me introduce you to Steve". Steve took the case and promptly did the detailed work only the government can understand. Not enough stars to rate this man. Hire him and don't look back.
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Posted by Shawn M. | May 26, 2021
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Handled my second case and won again!!!
Steve and his wife handled my divorce and now an ugly 2 year custody battle... both times we won. This duo are unbeatable and I dare someone to try this “Dream Team”! Steve will guide you to the finish line and you will win if you listen to his advice. I truly felt Steve fought for me and my son and I am truly thankful.
Posted by Terri | April 1, 2021
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Government’s Worst Nightmare
I hired Steve to represent me in a military case. Although I was offered a JAG attorney I decided to go with Steve. This was by far the best choice I made. Knowledgeable, caring and charismatic the government’s attorneys were no match. He literally had them shaking as they attempted to present their case. It was no surprise that we won. Without question I would hire Steve again as well as recommend him to anyone having who is seeking representation in a military court. He is worth more than his fee. I should mention that he fee included him flying out of state for three days to handle my case. Great Job Steve!!
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Response from Steven Shewmaker April 2, 2021
I had the most fun representing you. It was just a lot of fun to tear into the Army’s pathetic case. You were easy to work with, a thing that made my work even more pleasant. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2021
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TPO re-hearing
Steve Shewmaker, of Shewmaker and Shewmaker(https://shewmakerandshewmaker.com), guided me through every step of the process and ultimately got my case dismissed when my previous attorney could not and said I would not win a re-hearing. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, and I consider myself fortunate to have known him. This was an extremely emotional time in my life, and he handled it with empathy and compassion. The entire experience was positive and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his expertise.
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Response from Steven Shewmaker April 2, 2021
You are a good man, and representing you was my honor.
Posted by Cory | February 21, 2021
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Absolutely the best law team for military personnel
I was recommended to Steve Shewmaker by several other attorneys that I reached out to. I was going through a divorce and was very close to retirement from the military, so I wanted someone who was very familiar with service member benefits and had experience in military law. Everyone recommended Steve and his team. With Steve having served over 20 years in the military himself, he continues to portray professionalism, loyalty, candor, and definitely takes the initiative on getting ahead of things when it comes to working on your case. On our first meeting, we sat down and he worked up every number almost to the dollar on various scenarios and what I could expect to come out of the divorce with. I also worked with Hannah Apicelli, who is an attorney there as well. Hannah is a very kind person and just like Steve, makes you feel like a priority. I never had a problem with not receiving any requested information or a callback from them. Hannah and Steve truly do an amazing job at educating and counseling their clients on the outcomes of divorce. I couldn't be happier with the team I chose and will absolutely recommend them to anyone in the future.
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • International Law Officer
  • United Stated Army Reserve: 350th Civil Affairs Command
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Command Judge Advocate
  • Unites States Army Reserve
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Owner / Partner
  • Shewmaker & Shewmaker
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Lynch & Shewmaker LLC
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Legal Assistance Attorney
  • United States Army, 213th LSO
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Newton County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Army Officer
  • United States Army
  • 1990 - 2006
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Education

  • Georgia State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Saint Mary's University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1999
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Criswell v. Zverkov
  • The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's decision.
  • Dudney v. State of Georgia
  • case dismissed
  • W___ v. W___
  • Client received all real property of the marriage and $447,000 in child support and alimony.

Associations

  • Georgia State Bar Military & Veterans Section
  • Continuing Legal Education Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Vice Chair of Military Family Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar, Military and Veterans Section
  • Editor of Section Quarterly Newsletter
  • 2012 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2007 - Present
  • DeKalb Family Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Honor Graduate - Judge Advocate Officer's Advanced Course
  • United States Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
  • 2009
  • Graduate Cum Laude
  • Georgia State College of Law
  • 2005
  • Bronze Star
  • Unites States Army
  • 2004

Publications

  • Family Law Institute CLE - 2011
  • "The GI Bill Jumps into the Family Law Pool"
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Alaska State Fall Judicial Conference
  • Military Divorce Matters
  • 2014
  • Military and Veterans Section Spring CLE: "It's a Family Affiar"
  • Military Pension Division in Divorce
  • 2013
  • Family Law: Advanced Issues
  • Division of Military Pensions in Divorce
  • 2013
  • Fall CLE - Magistrtae Judges of Alaska
  • Military Aspects of Family and Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • Alaska Judges Conference
  • MIlitary Domestic and Criminal Law Matters
  • 2013
  • ABA Spring CLE Conferance
  • Domestic Violence and the Military
  • 2013
  • 2012 Military Law Symposium
  • Military Aspects in Domestic Legal Matters
  • 2012
  • 2012 Georgia Family Law Institute
  • Social Security Issues in Domestic Law
  • 2012
  • Family Law Institute
  • Hot Topics in Family Law
  • 2011
  • 2010 Alabama Military Law Symposium
  • Military Aspects in Domestic Law Cases
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (17)
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Military law Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Steve Shewmaker is a high caliber and professional attorney. He cares about his clients and gets incredible results against incredible odds. He is a natural litigator and outstanding story teller."
Military law Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Steven Shewmaker is the attorney I trust to answer questions on military and family law. He is an expert on the effects of divorce on a military career and a zealous advocate for criminal defense clients."
Military law Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Shewmaker is an outstanding attorney who will work diligently to resolve any issue you may have."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions are clear and correct. He is a knowledgeable attorney in this area."
Military law Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Caring, dedicated attorney who is obviously willing and able to help those in need of an advocate!"
Military law Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I know LTC Shewmaker through the U.S. Army JAG Corps. Whether it is family, criminal or military law, Shewmaker is an excellent litigator. I recommend him without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Shewmaker is one of my hardest working colleagues in the field. He is honest, intelligent, and thorough. Steve also pursues his cases with a diligence so rarely seen in this field. As a solo practitioner, I rely on my colleagues to bounce ideas off of and Steve never lets me down and does not take days to get back to me. I am proud to call him a fellow family law attorney and a friend - one of the hardest working attorneys in Georgia, without a doubt!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Military law Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is the military law guru, period. And he's always open to help other young lawyers new to the field. He's a great asset to our legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to endorse Attorney Shewmaker. His work as an attorney is examplified by information he provides on AVVO and the comments by his cleints and other attorneys. Further, his years of service to our Country indicates he is a true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steven since 2005, when he was interning and practicing in the Newton County District Attorney's Office & I was at the Public Defender's Office. He has always held himself to the highest ethical standards with opposing counsel and the court. Since he has gone into private practice, he has been a tireless advocate for his clients. I endorse him without question."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Shewmaker is an excellent attorney, one of the most outstanding in his field. I know when I send clients to Steve, which I frequently do, that they are in the best possible hands and that Steve will devote himself fully to obtaining the best possible result for them. If you are in need of a family law attorney, you definitely will not regret hiring Steve."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is a very talented and knowledgable domestic and criminal defense litigator. He is a persuasive advocate for his clients, yet is pleasant and personable with opposing attorneys and in front of judges. If you retain Mr. Shewmaker, you are in very capable hands!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is a very talented attorney. I have had the pleasure of knowing him throughout my legal career and recently worked with him on a case. I consider him a person of character and integrity. He is always professional and helpful and will go the extra mile for his clients. Steve has a welcoming personality and is very easy to work with. He is well respected in the legal community and is truly one of Atlanta's best! I recommend Steve without any hesitation."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Steve for several years and have the utmost respect for his abilities and legal acumen. He is a straight shooter who knows how to get the job done. I would not hesitate to consult with Steve on different matters and am most impressed by his thoroughness and his ability to analyze issues expeditiously."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is smart, tenacious and a great attorney. Anyone who hires Steve will not be disappointed."
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steve Shewmaker. I've worked with Steve on many occasions and have had the opportunity to see Steve in court. Steve is a zealous advocate for his client leaving no question unanswered nor stone unturned. You can count on Steve to accomplish what he is hired to do. Steve's experience as a former prosecutor gives him the insight to know what the prosecutor needs and is missing in their case to your advantage. Steve's knowledge of the law and remarkable problem-solving and research abilities, along with his skillful presentation of the case ensure that your case will result in not just top-notch defense, but top-notch outcome."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Peachtree Corners Family Lawyer Steven P. Shewmaker
Steven P. Shewmaker
Family Attorney
Peachtree Corners, GA
Licensed for 17 years