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Patrick Lehmon Meriwether

Divorce and separation Attorney at Woodstock, GA

4.9   40 reviews

also known as Leh Meriwether, Patrick "Leh" Meriwether

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  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 27 years
    Florida - FL 27 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

CALL NOW TO SPEAK WITH A TEAM OF DIVORCE PROFESSIONALS! 678-807-9940

I co-founded Meriwether & Tharp, LLC with Robert “Bob” Tharp in 1998. In the beginning, the firm was just two young lawyers who thought that they could make a difference by teaming up together. At present, we are the largest family law firm in the state of Georgia. The firm has over 40 lawyers dedicated to helping clients get through difficult times.

In 2009, we surveyed the family law landscape and decided to make a change. We began to develop a vision of a better way to practice family law. As our vision became a reality, the firm grew.

As the practice grew, our team honed our courtroom skills to zealously advocate for our clients. But, more importantly, we learned that lawyers should work to resolve most family law cases. In some respects, working to resolve cases is much more challenging than litigating the cases. It requires digging in to find out where the problems are and looking for solutions. Often solutions are found outside of the confines of the legal system.

In addition to working to resolve the case, we also help our clients perform a three step cost-benefit analysis of their situation to help them make wise decisions. First, we help the client understand the legal strengths and weaknesses of a their case. Next, we discuss with the client the financial repercussions and costs of pursuing a specific litigation plan. And finally, we explore the long term 'emotional' price of any particular plan. The emotional price can include the value of ending a case earlier so that the client can move on with their life. The emotional price can also include the toll protracted litigation can have on children.

We are here to help. Sometimes that help involves giving the clients certain tools to save their marriage and never hire us. We love it when that opportunity comes along.

When I am not helping someone with their divorce, or trying to save their marriage, you will find me with my wife and kids or in my woodworking shop.  On a personal level, I hold a Black Belt in Judo and was the State Champion in my division while in law school.  I was active in my sons’ Cub Scouts and Boy Scout activities.  I was also the den leader for both my sons and ran the Pack’s Cub Mobile Race (with 99 scouts) for five years in a row.  I have built my children’s bedroom furniture; our kitchen table; end tables; an entire suite of furniture on our back porch including a swing bed; and even my office desk out of Ambrosia Maple.  In my spare time, I also enjow using my woodworking skills to craft individualized and unique pens. Click here to see a link to my pen selection!  If that weren’t enough, I also have a podcast called The Avid Woodworker ().

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2016,2015,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2016 2015 2013 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Meriwether & Tharp LLC
145 Towne Lake Parkeway
Suite 300
Woodstock, GA, 30188
Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
288 Lawrence Street, NE
Marietta, GA, 30060
Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
3330 Cumberland Blvd.
Ste. 500
Atlanta, GA, 30339
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ron | February 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dealing with a difficult situation
Leh and his team helped me navigate a divorce from a High Conflict ex. In the end a agreement was reached and my desired outcome achieved. The money involved was not insignificant, but in the end I spent 1/3 on legal fees compared to the other party, because I took Leh's advice and engaged with the team in a way that minimized their time. I encourage you to check out the pod cast of his radio show; the stories are all true... and anonymous, but some sounded really familiar. The show is revealing about what happens in family law situation, but also highlights Leh's true nature and compassion for his clients and families caught up in the craziness that pervades divorce cases.
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Posted by Linda | August 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
Leh helped me out of an unhealthy marriage and I felt very comfortable with his staff and his method of listening then suggesting options. He stayed calm and guided me in the right direction when it was the worst period in my life. Thank goodness! I'd certainly recommend him for anyone needing a divorce. A+ service!
Posted by Lindsey | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful!
My team at Meriwether & Tharp Woodstock was the best team out there. I was always made to feel like my case was important and they were always there for me things got emotional and impossible. Mr. Meriwether, Andrew, Carly, Jennifer, Jessica, Amy, David, Julianne, Blake and Courtney all were very professional and friendly and I felt completely supported and defended. Mr. Meriwether was instrumental in my case and the advice and concern he gave was invaluable. Thank you so much team for all that you've done for me and my family. I feel like I couldn't have done it without you!
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Posted by Ryan | March 19, 2019
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Awesome Team
I am always concerned engaging lawyers for any reason. There is a stigma that exists around the fact that they are looking for ways to push an agenda. I must say working with Patrick and then primarily Andrew that was not the experience I had at all. They took one of the tough decisions in my life and were supportive of my wishes and ensured I got what I wanted without causing anymore pain or torment than you would expect from this type of issue. I would encourage anyone looking for someone to help them through the rocky waters of a divorce reach out to this team. As much as I loved them I hope I never have a reason to call them again, but feel confident that if I do they will honor my wishes and make them come true. Dare I call them a genie in a bottle!?!
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Posted by Dave | November 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I was introduced to Leh Meriwether before I needed to enlist his services and I'm glad I met him!
Posted by Katie | November 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome advice and Team
Patrick was more than happy to help when I was referred to him from a friend. Not only did he steer me in the right direction, but he also helped coach me about the law, but emotional support as well. There is much more to child custody than just the law and Patrick fully understands that!
Posted by Pat | October 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
I met Leh 2 years ago when my divorce started. Meriwether and Tharp was the first attorney office I went to and never changed. Leh helped me through the most difficult time in my life and led me through each situation that came up in these last two years. He is understanding and as a divorce attorney he is the best. You will feel very confidant in hiring Leh as your attorney. Thank you Leh for all of your help and getting me through this difficult time.
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Posted by Pete | September 28, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Leh Meriweather provides excellent legal advice!
I have had the opportunity to work with Leh on several occasions, each better than the previous. Last week, I reached out to him to get some perspective on a particularly sticky situation. Leh listened, provided guidance, and even offered suggestions that I would consider to be a bit 'out of the box'. I really appreciated that. His approach is simple and straightforward. With Leh, I never get the sense that I am 'on the clock', so to speak. It is refreshing to work with someone who genuinely cares. If you are in need of sound legal guidance, I would highly recommend Leh!
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Posted by Chris | September 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Team!
Divorce is always difficult but it's good to know you have good people working in your best interest. Georgetta and her team did a fantastic job keeping me "sane" throughout this ordeal. They kept me informed and always returned my emails or phone calls in a prompt manner. They approached this process with professionalism and compassion for their client. I highly recommend them!
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Posted by Mike | August 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Team
Leh and his team represented me in my divorce. It is easy to get distracted on emotions but Leh did an excellent job at focusing on the issues and separating emotion from the divorce process.
Posted by Dale | June 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great person and lawyer!!!!
Leh and his team helped me through a really tough divorce. It was one of those cases that took a long time to get through. But, after many battles, we were able to finally get it resolved without trying the case in front of the Judge. I was very happy with the final agreement that was reached. His team fought hard for me, which sometimes meant telling me things I did not want to hear. He helped me work through the mess instead of fighting everything my ex threw at me. It is all too easy to get swept away in the emotions of the situation, and that is when Leh’s team would help me work through the emotions so I did not do something stupid that could hurt my case. Even though it was not pretty during the divorce, my ex and I actually get along now for the kids. Despite the sometimes ugly aspect of the divorce, however, my ex has even referred Leh some cases herself! Dale
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Posted by Michael | February 15, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Brilliant Attorney!
Leh is one of the most compassionate and understanding attorneys! He knows his stuff but listens and advises with confidence and humility. I love the way he treated me as if I were his best friend and I have no doubt he treats all his clients this way! He is truly a brilliant lawyer.
Posted by Brett | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made me feel like it was going to be all right
I met with Mr. Meriwether about responding to an uncontested divorce. I was unsure of the processes of divorce. Leh went through the legal processes of both defendant and petitioner. He told me what I could expect and gave me a few options that I could consider. His team gave me confidence and peace of mind on the decisions that I had to make. I feel that I had the best representation thanks to Meriwether & Tharp.
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Posted by Izzy | December 8, 2015
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Skill and Effectiveness
I came to Meriwether & Tharp having made the difficult decision to terminate my marriage and after having heard of them through a reference on the radio. After the initial phone and office consults I felt that I had the right legal team to advise and represent me through this process. Leh Meriwether, Andrew, and team made me feel at ease and in good hands. Their solid performance and attention to detail helped me navigate through the complexity of divorce and was the perfect balance of skill and “bedside manner”. It also showed me what a good legal team can be like!
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
No Divorce is pleasant. I know Mine was a total nightmare, but having Leh on my side made it a bit better. He genuinely cared about my family, and always put my children's best interest first. He set realistic expectations for the outcome, and actually surpassed those expectations. He was always willing to go above and beyond what a normal lawyer would do. I would highly reccomend Leh and his team.
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Posted by Brad | September 4, 2015
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Excellent Team
Leh Meriwether and his team routinely provide excellent counsel and go that extra mile to make sure that the best possible outcome for the whole family is the primary goal. He not only handled my mediation, but will routinely help with critical answers when I need them. My children have directly benefited from his good advice and I have been able to avoid a lot of unnecesary conflict and stress. If you have to deal with divorce, his team is the one you want on your side.
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Posted by Kim | August 10, 2015
M&T team saved my relationship with my daughter
After a very contentious divorce and subsequent parental alienation from my ex, I sought legal help from Meriweather and Thrap to modify my parenting agreement. They helped me get more time with my daughter, get into co-parenting and family therapy (which my ex had initially resisted). One of the main attorneys on my case had moved to another firm, and Leh helped me transition to a new attorney in the firm, and with coordinating all the intricacies of the case. He also helped with the financial side, and the fees were quite reasonable.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2015
Highly recommended..
Extremely professional and knowledgeable team at M&H; very helpful in every step of the process. Leh, Andrew and Carly helped in every step of the process with proper guidance and legal advise. Communication is key to the process and they are all very responsible and work as a team. THANK YOU VERY MUCH...Highly recommend this team...
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Posted by Jill | April 15, 2015
Highly Recommend Meriwether and Tharp!
Meriwether & Tharp and everyone who works with this group have always been extremely professional and available. They answered all my questions promptly and really took the time to walk me through the process. We are so happy with their service and will be continuing to use them in the future. Highly recommended to everyone.
Posted by Todd | August 25, 2014
Patrick Meriwether is an outstanding lawyer.
I cannot say enough about the quality of the service that I received from Patrick Meriwether. From our very first meeting, I found Patrick to be honest, empathetic and accurate in the information that he provided. Divorce is a process filled with anxiety. Patrick gave me the information and action that I needed to help allevaite that stress. I have and will continue to refer friends to Patrick Meriwether.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Tax Consultant
  • Arthur Anderson, LLP
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Patrick Meriwether, LLP
  • 1996 - 1997

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1995
  • University of Miami
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fox v. Fox, Supreme Court of Georgia, No. S12A0672
  • Success. We upheld the Trial Court decision
  • Grenevitch v. Grenevitch 285 Ga. 509 (2009)
  • Success. Supreme Court overturned the trial court
  • Delta Cleaner Supply Co. v. Mendell Drive Associates, 286 Ga. App. 227 (2007)
  • Successfully defended trial court award in favor of our client.
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Associations

  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Certified Civil Mediator
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Certified Arbitrator
  • 2009 - Present
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Court of Appeals State of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • United States Northern District
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Florida
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Healthy Married Life Podcast
  • President
  • 2013 - 2021
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Legislative Committee
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2021
  • State Bar of Georgia, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2010
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2013
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Fastest Growing Law Firms in America
  • Law Firm 500
  • 2016
  • Best of 2015
  • Kudzu
  • 2015
  • Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Best of 2014
  • Kudzu
  • 2014
  • Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best of 2013
  • Kudzu
  • 2013
  • Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Oddities and Challenges of Family Law CLE Materials
  • Reading and Interpreting Financial Documents
  • 2014
  • The Peaceful Co-Parent
  • Ask The Expert - Divorce and COBRA
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Newstalk 1160 a.m. - Atlanta Divorce Team Radio
  • Mediation
  • 2017
  • Newstalk 1160 a.m. - Atlanta Divorce Team Radio
  • Legitimation
  • 2017
  • 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
  • How to Handle an Intake Like a BOSS
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • The Four Core Areas of Family Law
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education - Oddities and Challenges of Family Law
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Family Law
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education - Oddities and Challenges of Family Law
  • Dividing Trust Assets in Divorce
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education - Oddities and Challenges of Family Law
  • Review and Interpreting Financial Documents
  • 2014
  • 2011 Family Law Conference
  • Family Law Practice Management
  • 2011
  • The Paralegals' Guide to Contracts and Transactional Documents
  • Drafting Contracts and Transactional Documents
  • 2009
  • LLC Trends and Developments
  • Recent Trends and Developments with LLC's
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (47)
Endorse Patrick
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Meriwether is a highly skilled, very professional attorney who takes a reasoned approach to sensitive family law issues."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. I have know Mr. Meriwether for over five years now. I have had the pleasure of co-presented continuing legal education classes with Mr. Meriwether in the past and have been impressed with his legal acumen and professionalism. It has been my pleasure to refer family law cases to Mr. Meriwether in the past and he has always handled them flawlessly."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Patrick "Leh" Meriwether is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable attorney's I have had the pleasure of meeting in my legal career. What sets Leh apart from other attorneys is his drive to understand the reasons underlying his client's need for legal action. He truly cares about his clients’ situation and does everything in his power to address their underlying issues to avoid the legal process and save them the time, money, and stress associated with family law litigation. However, when it is apparent that legal action is needed Leh's knowledge of applicable case law and twenty plus years of experience make his legal advice second to none. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and does everything in his power to get them the best results possible. I strongly endorse this Patrick “Leh” Meriwether."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on several cases with Leh, he has extensive experience in family law, he is focused and dedicated to achieving good results for his clients. He is always available to give great advise on case management/client management."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Great attorney, doesn't stop fighting for his client's rights."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked in collaboration with Patrick on a difficult case a couple of years ago and found him to be very responsive and professional. His firm recently opened a satellite office in Canton, where my office is located and I look forward to a continued working relationship. I would certainly recommend him to represent anyone needing a solid advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Meriwether is a very knowledgeable and caring family law attorney. He has vast experience in his area of the law, and he is very passionate about what he does. I have sent numerous clients his way, and they have all been very pleased."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Meriwether is always works hard to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. He is a strong advocate for his clients and always works toward the goal of reaching a fair outcome."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Patrick for quite a while and we have opposed one another on several cases. It has always been a pleasure. He is a formidable opponent, but remains collegial throughout. That leads to better results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Leh is a brilliant and dedicated attorney. His tenacity is unsurpassed and I recommend him highly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Leh is a masterful attorney, who is able to counsel his clients through a vast array of difficult legal problems. Leh's negotiation skills make him a tremendous asset to any client who needs a powerhouse attorney to represent their interests."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Leh on several cases. He is an absolute professional in his approach to his cases and his clients. Leh is a strong and knowledgeable advocate for his clients. He knows what issues are worth fighting and what issues are best resolved through negotiation. He also actively gives his time to community organizations such as Scouting. It is my pleasure to endorse him in the area of family law and would recommend him highly to anyone seeking an experienced and knowledgeable attorney in that area of the law."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Leh Meriwether, partner at Meriwether & Tharp, LLC, provides excellent legal advice to his clients always discussing different strategies throughout a case to adjust to new developments and using realistic and practical solutions to resolve issues. Understanding the difficult nature of family law cases, Leh works hard to settle his cases to help his clients move forward, especially as co-parents, as amicably as possible but knows when a case must be brought to trial. In the courtroom, Leh is extremely competent, well-spoken, organized, and thorough. Leh is highly respected among his peers."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Leh is a highly skilled attorney and a tireless advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.This attorney has a strong reputation, is a zealous advocate for his clients and is a credit to the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Meriweather is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. If I needed counsel in GA, he would be the lawyer I would choose, I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Meriwether is always works hard to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. We have worked on the opposite sides of numerous cases and I always know that he is going to advocate strongly for his clients. He is also very fair, thoughtful and open to finding a fair solution to the disputes in a case."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. I first met Leh as the opposing counsel on a matter and found him to be a highly skilled, very professional attorney who takes a reasoned approach to sensitive family law issues."
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Woodstock Divorce and separation Lawyer Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
Divorce and separation Attorney
Woodstock, GA
Licensed for 27 years
Virtual consultation available