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A partner with Meriwether & Tharp LLC, Robert L. Tharp offers legal representation to people in Atlanta and Johns Creek, Georgia. He focuses his practice on family law, handling cases involving divorce, child custody, contempt actions, modifications to child support and alimony, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity, family violence, grandparents’ rights, divorce and military divorce.

In 1993, Mr. Tharp graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts. He then studied law at Emory University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1996. That same year, he was admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia.

Family law matters are often difficult for people to go through, given the intense emotions that are involved. Mr. Tharp understands this and sits down with clients to help them put these emotions aside. He then educates clients about their rights and options, giving them the ability to make decisions that will be of benefit to them at the current time, as well as in the future. Mr. Tharp believes in trying to achieve results for clients amicably but will take the matter into a courtroom, if necessary. He is known for his great compassion and respect for clients’ feelings and challenges.


Civic involvement is important to Mr. Tharp. He has been involved with various debate projects including extensive involvement in the formative years of the Atlanta Urban Debate League. For his efforts in this area, Emory University presented Mr. Tharp with the Warren Akin Outstanding Alumni Contribution award.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    20 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Edward Oles

    I highly endorse this lawyer. Robert is smart, professional, knowledgable, diligent and attentive to detail. His firm recently won an important case in the Georgia Supreme Court, establishing new law on issues of child support. When facing him in a case, I can trust his integrity and professionalism, and that he will leave no stone unturned for his client. He is a skilled negotiator with a keen sense of his client's situation.


    David Oles Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Debra Lee McLean

    Bob possesses an amazing talent for negotiation and is a highly skilled litigator. He's one of the brightest attorneys that I have ever had the good fortune to meet.


    Debra McLean Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Meriwether & Tharp, LLP

6465 East Johns Crossing
Suite 125
Johns Creek, GA, 30097


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199608/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Silver Award (Website Writing)Omni Awards2016
Platinum (Radio Ad Campaign - Scenario Ads)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Gold (Website Design)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Gold (Website - Home Page Design)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Gold (Mobile Website)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Gold (Mobile Website - Information Experience)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Gold (Radio Ad - Marriage Tips)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Gold (Videos for the Web)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Gold (Website - Web Copy)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Gold Award of Excellence - Website Structure and Navigation)Communicator Awards2016
Silver Award of Distinction (Website Home Page)Communicator Awards2016
Gold Award of Excellence (Website - Law & Legal Service)Communicator Awards2016
Bronze Award (Website - Graphic Design)Omni Awards2016
Platinum (Website - Small Business)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Honorable Mention (Consumer Web Site)Muse Creative Awards2016
Silver Award (Website - Business Website)Omni Awards2016
Bronze Award (Website - User Interface)Omni Awards2016
Platinum (Website - Business to Consumer)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Platinum (Website - Professional Services)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Platinum (Video - Marketing a Service)Hermes Creative Awards2016
Platinum (Website - Informational Website)Hermes Creative Awards2016
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Client Distinction AwardLexisNexis2015
Best of 2015Kudzu2015
Best of 2014Kudzu2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Warren Akin Outstanding Alumni Contribution awardEmory University1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMeriwether & Tharp, LLP1998 - Present
OwnerTharp Law Firm1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Quail HollowBoard Member, Treasurer2013 - Present
Forsyth County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1996 - Present
Ridge at Stoney PointBoard Member, President and Treasurer2008 - 2011
State Bar of Georgia, Appellate Practice SectionMember1998 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Immel v. Immel, 298 Ga. App. 424 (2009)Sucessfully reversed trial court verdict against client.
Harmon v. Harrell, 2008 Ga. Lexis 273 (2008)Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia upheld our client's rights to purchase the hotel
Green v. Raw Deal, Inc., 290 Ga. App. 464 (2008)Successfully reversed trial court judgment against our client.
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Publication nameTitleDate
mtlawoffice.comDivorce Hurts, but it Doesn't Have to be Nasty2016
Meriwether & Tharp, LLCInternal Training Site2016
M&T - You Tube ChannelVarious Web Videos explaining the Divorce Process in Georgia2016
Meriwether & Tharp, LLCGeorgia Family Law Treatise2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Emory UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
“The Road to a Successful Mediation”“Mediation Preparation”; “Negotiation Techniques”2016
Setting the Stage for a Resolution Focused Approach"The Resolution Focused Approach" & "Mastering the Initial Consultation to set the Stage for Resolution2016
Meriwether & Tharp LLC Family Law Training"How to Be Productive Like a BOSS - 4 Simple Concepts to Move Your Day from Busy to Productive"2016
Meriwether & Tharp LLC Family Law Training"Case Status Overviews"2016
Meriwether & Tharp LLC Family Law Training“The M&T Way – Divorce Hurts but it Doesn’t Have to be Nasty”2016
Meriwether & Tharp LLC Family Law Paralegal Training“Case Management Essentials”2016
Meriwether & Tharp LLC Family Law Paralegal Training“The Role of a family law paralegal”; “How Do you Determine Income”; “Child Support Worksheets – Beyond the Basics”; “How to Create a Complete Marital Balance Sheets”; “Tops things to review for a DRFA”2016
Meriwether & Tharp LLC Family Law Training“How to handle an Intake like a Boss”2015
Essential Elements of the Four Core Areas of Family Law“What is Income for the Purposes of Calculating Child Support and Alimony”; “Alimony”: “Equitable Division”2015
Trust Dale TV Show"Divorce Doesn’t have to be Nasty & Expensive"2014
Conference for Emory law students (*years are estimates)Starting your own legal practice2007
Conference for Emory law studentStarting your own legal practice2004
Conference for Emory law studentsStarting your own legal practice2000