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Holly Peace

Criminal defense Attorney at Peachtree City, GA

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Holly Peace was born in California and spent her younger years on the West Coast before moving with her family to Peachtree City, Georgia. Her passion for criminal defense began in the 3rd grade when she visited Alcatraz in San Francisco. After touring the prison and hearing stories from the prior inmates, she felt a desire to help those that society tosses away. That desire coupled with her faith in Jesus Christ forged her ambition for a career in the criminal justice system.

 

After graduating from McIntosh High School, she attended the University of Alabama on a full scholarship and obtained psychology and criminal justice degrees in three years. During her time in college, she worked as a jail detention officer.

She eventually moved back to Fayette County and worked as a case manager for Ballard & Ballard law firm. Her boss, Scott Ballard, successfully campaigned for District Attorney of the Griffin Judicial Circuit and Holly followed him to the DA’s office. Her reluctance to join the prosecution side of the justice system was relieved when Scott allowed her to create and implement the Pre-Trial Diversion program for the circuit, allowing first-time offenders a second chance at a clean criminal history record. Holly ran the program for four years and it continues to be a successful sentencing option for the DA’s office to this day.

Holly met her best friend and partner of Manning Peace, LLC, Cindy Manning, during her time at the district attorney’s office. When Cindy accepted a big firm job in Atlanta as a civil litigator, Holly followed her there to work as a Resource Center Specialist for Alston & Bird LLP. After four years of the long commute, Holly was happy to accept a position with then Fayette County State Court Judge Carla McMillian and served as her judicial assistant until Judge McMillian was appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals by Governor Nathan Deal in 2013. It was then that Holly joined Manning Peace, LLC and, after 10 years of working with and for attorneys, began attending law school.

In 2016, Holly graduated from Georgia State College of Law in an effort to further her ability to help people. She insists there are no bad people, only bad choices. Her passion and ambition to systematically change the justice system grow stronger with every new case she handles.

Client communication is Holly’s favorite part of working at Manning Peace, LLC. She loves meeting people at their greatest time of need, getting to know them and their family, and walking them through the storm of prosecution until it is behind them. She is a skilled negotiator and compassionate counselor for clients in distress. She enjoys helping clients navigate the emotional and confusing waters of the court system. With patience and kindness, Holly takes all the time needed to ensure those we represent are comfortable and understanding of the process.

Holly is married to Dana Peace, who owns Peace Carpentry LLC. They have a daughter who is in Kindergarten. Apart from her practice, Holly owns Peace Stables, LLC, a hunter/ jumper horse stable small business in Coweta County. She is also the past president of the Southern Hunter Jumper of Georgia, a local horse show organization. Together with her husband, Holly teaches elementary-aged Sunday school kids at Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville, where they have been members for over 10 years.

With every client she meets, Holly is reminded of her favorite Bible verse and life mantra which is from Micah 6:8: Seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God.

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Licensed for 6 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Manning Peace, LLC
153 Senoia Rd
Peachtree City, GA, 30269-1006

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Posted by Kevin | July 19, 2021
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Stop Searching - Holly Peace Is The Best
I found myself in a very delicate domestic situation that included multiple arrest, kids, and special bond conditions. All of which were, primarily, based off false allegations. Finding the best attorney was paramount in order to defend my freedom but most importantly, my reputation and name. A close friend suggested Holly Peace of Manning & Peace. I scheduled my consultation and quickly knew that I had found my attorney for life. Holly took the time to explain the details of the legal process in a manner that I could easily understand. But she spent even more time LISTENING to my side with an open mind and non-judgmental demeanor. She worked diligently on my defense and was always prompt in answering any question I might have had. She provided an honest assessment to the risk-reward possibility with every decision. Which, in my case, led me to fight the allegations to the fullest extent by going to a jury trial. Holly was an absolute "Star" throughout the trial. She connected with the members of the jury and tactfully challenged the state and their witnesses. She articulated the facts of the case versus the allegations which led the jury to find me NOT GUILTY on all counts. Holly's staff were all a direct extension of her. Cindy Manning, her partner, was kind enough to provide co-counsel during the jury selection and trial at no additional cost. She and I had never met prior to that. But she walked right up and sat next to me and treated me as if I were her own client. Madi, their office manager, was always so kind when scheduling events with me and dealing with the financial side of the matter. She also joined us at trial to help with jury selection along with awesome moral support. Holly's mother even attended the trial. Not only for moral support but to be an unbiased witness to how the proceedings were developing. If you find yourself in a scary legal scenario like the one I was in, I would high recommend Holly Peace! One of the best decisions I have made in my 42 years of life. K. Wingo
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Posted by Michael | August 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I needed a lawyer to help me with an arrest and subsequent charge. I found Holly Peace. She was able to get get the entire episode stricken from my record. I could not be more happy. I hope to never need a lawyer again, but I would use Holly again in a heartbeat.
Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2018
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Traffic violation
Ms Peace represented our daughter in a traffic violation. From the first time we met she answered all our questions and was very good at keeping us informed. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Manning Legal Group LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judicial Assistant to Judge Carla McMillian
  • Fayette County State Court
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Resource Center Specialist
  • Alston & Bird, LLP
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Director of Pre-Trial Diversion Program
  • Fayette County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Legal Assistant
  • Ballard & Ballard
  • 2003 - 2005
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Education

  • Georgia State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Alabama
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
  • McIntosh High School
  • 2000

Associations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Southern Hunter Jumper of Georgia
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
  • Georgia State University
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Holly
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Our legal community needs more capable, respected, fearless women like Holly. She’s only getting better, and badder, with time."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Holly is a committed & passionate advocate on behalf of her clients. Additionally, when I have a question about some legal issue, I do not hesitate to ask her opinion. She really knows her stuff!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Holly is an excellent attorney with a natural gift for courtroom advocacy. I strongly endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working closely with Holly over the years. She has a passion for criminal defense and wholeheartedly advocates for her clients. I would highly recommend Holly to any potential client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have worked with Holly for over a decade, starting when she was the developer and coordinator of the Pre-Trial Diversion program at the Fayette County District Attorney's office. Since then I've supervised her as a legal assistant, law clerk and now associate attorney. She is the most compassionate, hard working attorney you will meet. She cares deeply for her clients and will continue to fight where others would have long prior given up hope. I wholeheartedly and eagerly endorse her."
Criminal defense
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Peachtree City Criminal defense Lawyer Holly Peace
Holly Peace
Criminal defense Attorney
Peachtree City, GA
Licensed for 6 years
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