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Pandora E. Palmer

Family Attorney at McDonough, GA

5.0   19 reviews

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About Pandora

Learn Pandora’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    60%
    Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Modifications, Contempts, Adoption, Prenuptial Agreements

    29 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Drug offenses, DUI, Domestic Violence, Robbery, Assault, Battery, Traffic Offenses

    29 years, 500 cases

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    Automobile accidents, workman's compensation, wrongful death

    29 years, 50 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    5%
    Deprivation hearings, Termination of Parental Rights, Criminal/Delinquent cases

    29 years, 200 cases

I was appointed to the Henry County State Court bench by Governor Nathan Deal in December 2018 and was sworn in on January 7, 2019.  I look forward to serving the residents of Henry County in this new capacity.

I am a member of Jonesboro First Baptist Church. In my spare time, I love to play volleyball, paddle board, ice skate and snow ski.

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Licensed for 28 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/03/2022
State HI
Status Inactive
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/22/2022

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

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Henry County State Court
One Judicial Center
Suite 340
McDonough, GA, 30253

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Posted by Gwendolyn | December 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Not Just Results...But An Attorney Who Cares!!!
I cannot say enough about how pleased I am with Pandora Palmer and her amazing team of professionals! My divorce was a long, drawn out, grueling two year process. When I first met with Pandora, she immediately showed compassion for me and my situation. She and her paralegal, Tiffany, got right on my case, being thorough in researching all aspects of it. Pandora presented me with the facts of what I was facing and gave it to me straight--no sugar coating. She was honest...but with compassion. My case was handled with the utmost importance and professionalism. Phone calls, faxes, and emails were promptly returned. Meetings and correspondence was very detailed. My ex-husband had the worst attitude and behavior throughout the entire process and his attorney/team was less than professional. However, Pandora and Tiffany were firm--countered swiftly, and remained poised and professional at all times. They showed genuine care and concern for me and my minor child, and even showed the same level of care and concern for my oldest child, who is a young adult and was not being represented in the divorce for that reason. My divorce has been final for a few months now. My ex-husband and I had to be back in court just recently to address attorney's fees---Pandora got great results on that too! Should you ever be in need of an awesome attorney, who will fight for you and follow through with great results, I highly recommend Pandora Palmer and her team of professionals as your attorney...you won't regret it!
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hands down the best
If you are looking for a divorce attorney, you are making a mistake if you do not choose Pandora. I never once had any doubts about my case, because I knew she was the best. I high recommend Pandora!
Posted by Wayne Powers | September 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
the best
I would highly recommend Pandora Palmer. She has help me on more than one ocassion. Pandora was very thorough and prepared to help. Her team does great work!
Posted by Jessica | July 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Pandora Palmer and Tiffany McCoy were both a great pleasure to work with during my divorce. Emails and phone calls were promptly returned and they were very professional. Although I’m sure she was working on a lot of other cases, I never felt like just a number. I was always informed and up to date. I’m not sure what I would have done without them.
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Posted by Chris | May 7, 2018
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Criminal defense
We hired Pandora as our attorney in a case with our son. She met with us immediately and explained everything very thoroughly, answering our questions and advising what would be best in each situation. She was extremely professional in all of our dealings and gave her best always. She always explained everything with complete truth even though sometimes that was hard to hear. We would highly recommend her and would not hesitate to hire her. The office staff was also very professional and timely in communicating with us anything needed or happening in the case. We are so thankful for her and her staff!
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2017
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Pandora was excellent, she handled everything exactly as expected. The process went faster than I expected, I am happily divorced now. Tiffany was wonderful to deal with also, they have a great team and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Candace | April 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
Pandora is absolutely amazing. She definitely deserves a high rating! Tiffany, her legal assistant too. She is very truthful, loyal and told me exactly what to expect. She was more prepared for my case than I was. She not only won my case she called me twice afterwards to make sure I was ok. I would hire her over and over again. She hit them where it hurts! Tiffany became a friend that I could trust and Pandora became an inspiration to me. She presents herself well, in court, she is one tough and knowledgeable attorney!!
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Posted by KP | March 31, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Ms. Pandora Palmer have been our savior in a case that could have been devastating for our family. They have been their in our time of need and we could not be more grateful and thankful towards them. The staff is very friendly and was willing to listen to our concerns. They do not work only for the money but from their heart to save us. They work with us like a family. We highly recommend this Attorney.
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Posted by Chris | October 10, 2016
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Best Attorney
My family and I hired Ms. Palmer to assist in finalizing a legal matter that my previous attorney screwed up. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, and most of all honest. I told her what I needed and before any paperwork was signed she made sure she could deliver so there was no time wasted. Contact between Ms. Palmer and I was always cut, dry, and to the point again cutting down on wasted time which I experienced previously. I highly recommend highering Ms. Palmer to get you through whatever issue life has presented you with, I assure you, you won't regret that you did.
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Posted by Heather | September 8, 2016
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I highly recommend Pandora Palmer
Pandora and her team are top notch, experienced, and aim to please. Divorce was the worst thing that has ever happened to me, saddest time of my life, but this team of professionals helped make me feel secure at the most insecure time for me. You will not regret having her on your side. She and Tiffany helped me so much and cared so much. I highly recommend Pandora and her team to anyone seeking legal help.
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Posted by Nancy | September 3, 2016
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Divorce
Pandora represented me in my divorce. She and her staff are professional and very experienced. But most importantly, they helped me through a very difficult time by supporting me and being understanding. We just had my final hearing and to say I was pleased with the outcome would be an understatement. Pandora fought for me and got results! I would highly recommend Pandora Palmer !
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Posted by Vermelle | March 25, 2016
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Looking for the best, meet Pandora E. Palmer.
Pandora and her group are awesome. I cant begin to express my graditude. My case has been dragging on for years. They have been patient and stuck with me through it all. My ex husband has put me back and fourth though the court system but Pandora and her staff never left me or let me down. She was always on point with all her documentation and never left room for questions or any discrepancy. I would highly recommend her to anyone. My experience with her has been memorable as well as rewarding.
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Posted by Kathy | December 11, 2015
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Excellent Representation
I am very pleased with my experience with Pandora and her firm. She offers her clients honesty and integrity, two traits that are very important to me. I admire her ability to remain professional, even when dealing with a challenging case and a difficult opposing counsel known for his blustering and underhanded tactics. She was always patient in answering my many questions and concerns. I cannot thank her enough for that. Her wonderful staff, especially Warren, is efficient and courteous, returning calls and emails promptly, and always keeping me informed as to the progress of the case. While it’s unfortunate that certain situations require hiring an attorney, I’m glad to know that there are ethical and knowledgeable professionals like Pandora who will work hard to resolve the case with the best outcome for her client.
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Posted by Beth | April 3, 2015
Divorce client
Pandora handled my divorce in 2010 and it was a breeze. My ex-spouse had vowed to fight me with everything he had just to make me miserable. When he saw I had retained Ms. Palmer, he simply signed the papers. He said I'm not spending the money to fight that "very unflattering word". Simply her reputation saved me both time and money!
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Posted by Chris | April 8, 2014
THE BEST ATTORNEY IN MCDONOUGH, GA
I had a difficult divorce to say the least. Ms. Palmer was my third attorney but she was the only attorney in McDonough that could get the job done. She is brilliant and did an amazing job. She goes into court prepared and is perfect in her execution. She is the ONLY attorney I will recommend or use ever.
Posted by Tracey | March 21, 2014
Amazing Attorney!!!
I have never had any legal issues that required a lawyer. So as a mom, just think of how stressed and terrified when an situation with my teenage son was beyond anything that I could handle. Pandora Palmer was referred to me and after our initial meeting, I left her office feeling such a sense of relief. There was no way of knowing the outcome of our case, but having Ms. Palmer and her amazing team on our side throughout the entire process, made things so much easier. I remember my son telling me, "mom I think we're gonna be okay because Ms. Palmer has my back". And she did. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Mary | March 10, 2014
Great Attorney!
Highly recommend Pandora. Pandora handled 2 different cases for me in the past, one very recent . Both cases, Pandora was very thorough, made recommendations that worked and was prepared at all times. The office support, I also found responsive to my needs and pleasant to work with.
Posted by Jenny | January 20, 2014
Pandora E. Palmer as your attorney!
I was referred to Ms. Palmer and I am happy with the results and overall experience with her and her paralegal, Warren. Both were so nice and concerned and helped me with everything I needed. Anytime I contacted her office I was responded to quickly and was very informed at all times what was going on with my case. If I need a lawyer in the future, I will be headed to Ms. Palmer's office for assistance!
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Posted by Katie | February 18, 2013
Pandora is a fantastic advocate!
Pandora has been my divorce attorney in a VERY difficult case for the last year. If not for her, my FAR more wealthy opponent would have railroaded me and left me with nothing. Pandora was always very honest with me and ensured that I felt prepared for any upcoming hearings. She is a very kind and involved person, and having been her client for a year now, I have always felt important to her. She is much more than the typical attorney, very professional, even when faced with the most frustrating opposing counsel. If you are looking for an attorney who operates with integrity and can still get the job done, you won't regret hiring her.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judge
  • Henry County State Court
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner
  • Pandora E. Palmer, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Smith, Welch, Webb, & White, LLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Smith, Welch, & Brittain, LLP
  • 2004 - 2011
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Education

  • Georgia State University
  • J.D.
  • 1994
  • University of Georgia
  • B.A.
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Turner vs. Turner, 285 Ga. 866
  • Case reversed & remanded

Associations

  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Towaliga Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Rockdale County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kiwanis
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Haven House
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Henry County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2005 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Clayton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Public Service
  • Pro Bono Project of the State Bar of Georgia
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Thomson Reuters
  • Divorce Proceedings In Georgia: What You Need to Know
  • 2012
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Inside the Minds: Witness Preparation & Examination in DUI Proceedings
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Clayton County Bar Association CLE
  • Effective Trial Preparation and Presentation in Family Law Cases
  • 2016
  • Henry County Chamber of Commerce Seminar
  • Protecting Your Assets in the Face of Life Changing Events
  • 2014
  • Henry County Bar Association Fall CLE Conference
  • How to Present an Angel at Court When Your Client is Obviously Not!
  • 2009
  • Professional Women's Network Referral Group Seminar
  • Managing Your Future
  • 2008
  • Georgia Legal Services Program Seminar
  • How to Determine and Achieve the Best Results for Your Battered Client
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Pandora is an excellent attorney and friend. She is a powerhouse attorney who is always in high demand. She works extremely hard and is dedicated to her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Pandora for more than 20 years. She is a hard working, results oriented attorney who gets results for her clients. She is very knowledgeable about the law and driven to win her cases."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pandora is an excellent all round lawyer. Greatly respected by her peers and the judiciary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pandora is one of the best lawyers in McDonough. She is professional, courteous, and has been very helpful to me as a younger lawyer. I highly recommend Pandora!"
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Pandora is one of the best attorneys in our area. She is well prepared and effective in the representation of her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel on numerous cases with Pandora over the past 20 years. Pandora is well versed in family law. She takes the time learn the facts of her client's case, to interview her client's witnesses, to investigate the contentions of the other party and to adequately prepare for hearings and trials. She and I actually had a conversation this morning wherein I commended her on the form of and the accuracy of the information contained in the Settlement Agreements and Orders that she prepares. Pandora and her staff are extremely conscientious. I would endorse Pandora and her firm to handle any family law matter."
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McDonough Family Lawyer Pandora E. Palmer
Pandora E. Palmer
Family Attorney
McDonough, GA
Licensed for 28 years