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Robert Keith Prater

Car accident Attorney at Sharpsburg, GA

4.4   29 reviews

also known as Keith Prater, R K Prater

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 36 years
    Alabama - AL 35 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    from routine sore back cases to truck wrecks on the interstate, having handled well over a thousand cases this attorney is experienced in every kind of proximate cause and every traffic and evidentiary scenerio imaginable.

    36 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    From premises liability cases to defective products cases, when an injury occurs and the injury is serious an investigation into exactly what was the dominant cause is critical

    36 years, 800 cases

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    Probate Planning; Wills; Trusts; Estates under 2 million and referrals to specialists for Estates over 2 million

    36 years, 300 cases

Over the past 23 years this lawyer has handled thousands of cases of all types, from large asset divorces to permanent and debilitating injuries, to defective and dangerous vehicles, shoes, food products, medical devices, houses, even swimming pools.  Well over thirty million dollars have been recovered and, or protected in these lawsuits.  Experienced as a traffic court judge, this lawyer also handles DUI, Speeding and other traffic charges that might impact insurance rates and even careers.  Call before evidence in your case is lost, goes missing or is forgotten.

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Location

R. Keith Prater, P.C.
150 Main Street
150 Main Street
Sharpsburg, GA, 30277

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Triesje | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Divorce Lawyer!
I got divorced in 2013 and I walked out of the divorce free from any fee because we won the request to have my ex husband paid for my attorney fee. None of my ex husband's request was granted and not only that, he was the attorney who also cared for his client's emotional. He sat with me right after the mediation to help me calming down and after 5 years now, I look back and all his advice was awesome. He also took care of my will for my children and I'm recommending him to a good friend of mine filling for the divorce. I believe he will be doing the fantastic job for my friend. Thanks Mr. Prater for helping me with my divorce.
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Response from Robert Prater May 29, 2020
Thank you Triesje. You were a great client. Together we were a formidable team. I hope you and your family are doing well and prospering.
Posted by Jody Pitts | July 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce settlement
Mr. Prater handled my case some 10 years ago. It is because of his joint ability to implore compassion and a never back down attitude at appropriate times that I was able to make it through with the most important thing. Joint custody of my daughter, whose mother was attempting to railroad me. I am indebted...
Response from Robert Prater May 29, 2020
Thanks Jody. You are a great dad and together we prevailed! I hope you and your family are doing well and prospering.
Posted by Alyx | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust the process.
Keith fought tooth and nail for my case. I never felt like I had to settle for something that wasn't what I wanted for my child. He helped me come up with a realistic plan and we were able to achieve everything he promised. I know it's extremely stressful to go through any type of divorce or custody dispute but trust the process and trust Keith.
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Response from Robert Prater May 29, 2020
Thanks Alyx! I know you are doing well and prospering as we are friends of Facebook. God Bless you and your wonderful family.
Posted by Joe | March 12, 2015
Warrior Attorney
My 1st experience with being sued and Keith Prater came highly recommended. A total professional, He is a no nonsense guy, right to the point, no time wasting. He is a true Warrior Attorney and I am extremely happy he was on my team.
Response from Robert Prater May 29, 2020
Thanks Joe. I am very proud to call you my client. Here's to a healthy and prosperous 2020 and beyond!
Posted by Tracy | January 28, 2015
Post Divorce Issues
After an uncontested divorce, all hell broke loose. I found my way by the grace of God to Keith Praters office summer of 2010. I was an emotional wreck with tears in my eyes. He told me to stop crying and get myself together. He was firm with me yet compassionate. I toughened up that year because of Keith. I learned how to document and I learned how to respond or not respond to the ex. Keith taught me how to be mentally and emotionally smart. It's now 2015 and we have not taken a break. He has represented me in several contempt issues, alienation and custody issues, traffic court with my daughter, and now another issue regarding property. In my opinion Keith Prater is the best lawyer around. He has fought for me thru thick and thin and on the weekend of an Alabama football game!!! Keith is the absolute best. I am truly blessed that I stumbled into that office in 2010. It changed my life!!! Keith will always be my lawyer and Keith will always be my friend. I have a motto when it comes to exes that I thought I'd share...U can't fix stupid but u can sure take them to court. Document,Document,Document!!!
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Response from Robert Prater May 29, 2020
Thanks Tracy. You case was a doozie! I am proud to call you a friend.
Posted by Susan | December 10, 2014
He knws the law inside and out!
Mr. Prater was very knowledgeable of the law! He was readily available with an answer to all of my questions! I would highly recommend his services to anyone!
Posted by Heather | July 14, 2014
Amazing service!
He made the divorce process easy. A few years later I needed a duplicate document and Keith was lightening fast on getting the information to me.
Posted by newnanxchange | January 10, 2014
Estate Planning
My Wife and I went to Mr. Prater to have our wills prepared. Mr. Prater was very professional and courteous. Being my first experience with a lawyer he was very helpful and took the time to explain everything. He even tied our wills with ribbon and sealed them with wax "the old school way" . We actually enjoyed the experience as odd as it seems. If we ever have other legal needs we will be calling on Mr. Prater again.
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Posted by Meshelle | March 30, 2013
AN Excellent, intelligent, kind and fierce Lawyer
Mr. Keith took on my extremely complicated contested divorce two weeks before the final. He has only charged a retainer, and I have surly blown through that by now. He isn't pushing me for more money right now because he knows my situation. Which shows he cares and no just about money!!!! He has always gotten back in touch with me immediately, late at night, on the weekends. He has filed tons of stuff already, met with my witnesses, and every-time I met with him he is more and more passionate about my case, as I have been the victim of years of abuse. HE FREAKING cares..he is interesting, disciplined, and I know is going to wow the courts, as I have seen him do in the past. EVERYONE that needs a lawyer that will listen and care about your concerns, needs to call this man. Integrity and kindness, are an understatement.
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Posted by Tonya | February 5, 2013
Outstanding Attorney
Keith Prater did an excellent job on my Divorce. He truly cares for his clients, He was very prompt in returning my phone calls and e-mails. He walked me through the process with compassion. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Clark | January 18, 2013
Clark Raines Client
Keith is one of the best lawyers I've ever had. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and efficient. Not only do I appreciate his talents, I appreciate his character as well. My shopping for a lawyer days are over, I will use Keith for any and all my needs for representation.
Response from Robert Prater February 4, 2013
Thanks Clark!
Posted by Marsha | January 17, 2013
Attorney who cares
Several years ago I was on the receiving end of a law suit. Having never been sued before I was not familiar with the process and was quite anxious. Keith Prater took the weight of the potential litigation off my shoulders. My case was handled swiftly and settled favorably prior to going to court. He kept me well informed throughout. If, in the future, I require legal assistance I would not hesitate to retain Keith again.
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Posted by Annie | January 17, 2013
Mr. Prater Got Me Justice
When I first came to Mr Prater's office, I was impressed with his knowledge of the law and the clear way he outlined my injury case and how we would proceed with it. His office kept me in the loop throughout the whole process of preparing my case and when we went to court the case he presented for me was straightforward and effective. I have used Mr Prater's services three times for different matters and he has delivered every time. I consider him my attorney and will definitely bring all my future legal matters to him. I recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2012
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Mr. Prater has helped my daughter with several legal issues ( teenage years, ugh) each have had favorable outcomes and I am very pleased with his services. I would highly recommend him for any type of legal issue you have.
Posted by Sandy | June 18, 2012
Finally, a GOOD attorney!!
After using several attorneys over the years, I finally found one that I would gladly recommend! My husband passed away unexpectantly without a will, and "surprisingly enough", the relatives came out of the woodwork to claim his estate. Keith aggressively stood up for me and my rights, not just filing all the necessary paperwork with the courts. He had the backbone to say, "Hey, wait a minute. This is his WIFE..." I had unsuccessfully employed two previous attorneys before I found Keith, and they did absolutely nothing for me. Keith fought for me. If anyone needs a GOOD attorney that will listen, please use KEITH PRATER!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2012
Keith has your back when you need it
I was getting thrown under the bus by a company that thought a single individual couldn't stand up to them. Kieth leveled the playing field and brought them to the negotiating table. They settled quite nicely in my favor. I would have NEVER received the settlement without Keith's tenacity and legal prowess.
Posted by Anna | June 13, 2012
Works FOR you, WITH you
Twice I have gone to Mr. Prater for issues where only a trusted and knowledgeable attorney would be able to resolve my problems. He answered my inquiries almost immediately, and I was able to meet with him within a day or so. He got down to business, asked me for precise information, and got to work. I was amazed and very greatful how quickly he resolved my problems. I would recommend Keith to anyone.
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Posted by Michelle | June 7, 2012
Cient Review
Keith helped me with my child custody case recently. He has a straight-forward personality and upfront with facts he's looking for in his cases. He clearly defended me in front of the judge and then proceeded to make a negotiable offer with my ex-husband's lawyer which worked out well in both favors! Thanks for all you hard work!
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Posted by Tracy | June 1, 2011
Post Divorce Issues
Keith is all business in the courtroom. I have post divorce issues regarding my ex not following the divorce decree and causing alienation with my daughter. He fought hard for me in court and I won every issue in the contempt case. Keith is smart, savy, firm, and was very honest and supportive. I have been very pleased with Keith Prater and look forward to settling some other court issues soon. With Keith representing you, you cannot go wrong. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Connie | March 18, 2011
Very helpful and personable
I am an attorney in Macon, Georgia who worked with Keith in a divorce matter where I represented the Wife and he the Husband. Keith was always diligent in returning my phone calls and answering my emails in a timely matter, which is more than I can say for a lot of attorneys. That is invaluable in keeping the cost of your divorce down......an attorney who will work with the opposing counsel in a timely matter, instead of dragging things out just to bill more time.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 5 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 310-495 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • R. Keith Prater, P.C.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Judge
  • City Of Grantville Municipal Court
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Glover & Davis, P.A.
  • 1992 - 1993
  • City Attorney
  • City of Grantville
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Attorney
  • Glover & Davis, P.A.
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Clerk
  • Smith & Taylor
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Marketing Representative
  • American Petrofina
  • 1978 - 1984
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Education

  • Ron Lloyd Enterprises, LLC
  • Certified
  • 2010
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978
  • Deerfield Academy
  • 1974
  • Texas A & M Corpus Christi
  • MMA ~ not completed
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hardaway v. Cordell
  • Policy Limits Settlement
  • Turner v. Booth et al.
  • $85,000 mixed settlement and Judgment
  • Henderson v. Bannister Homes
  • $135,000 arbitration & judgment
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Associations

  • Georgia State Bar
  • Mock Trial Regionals Panel Judge
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Coweta Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2006
  • Coweta Circuit Bar Association
  • President
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Newnan-Coweta County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1991 - 1992
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Counsel
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Mentor: Transition Into Law Practice Program
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Juris Prudence Award in Evidence
  • Lawyers Co-Op
  • 1986
  • Editorial Board
  • Law & Psychology Review
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • Business Law For Entrepreneurs
  • Business Law Practicalities
  • 2007
  • Business Law For Entrepreneurs
  • Business Law Practicalities
  • 2006
  • Business Law For Entrepreneurs
  • Business Law Practicalities
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (24)
Endorse Robert
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a solid reputation in the community and field."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith is a pillar in the legal community. I would gladly refer cases to Keith should an opportunity arise and feel comfortable sending my client to him knowing they would be in excellent legal hands."
General practice Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Keith Prater. I have referred multiple clients to him,always with very happy results. I greatly respect his legal knowledge and skills, intelligence, judgment, integrity, and diligence. He is always one of my first choices in referring clients, and I would gladly entrust him with any legal matter of my own."
Litigation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I HIGHLY endorse this lawyer. Keith is a fine and talented lawyer. I practiced in his area for quite a few years and KEITH WAS A LAWYER'S...LAWYER! Use him, you can't go wrong."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Prater is a hard working attorney who truly cares about his clients. He will go above and beyond to make sure his client's needs are met. I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Prater is a tenacious advocate for his clients and very knowledgeable in the law."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Keith Prater is a zealous advocate and a very effective, intelligent attorney. I recently appeared opposite Keith in a case and have gained a strong respect for his skill and tenacity, as well as his professional courtesy and dedication to his clients. Lawyers like Keith Prater are a rare find, and I would (and already have) recommended his services to my clients and fellow lawyers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Few attorneys can combine knowledge of the law with the relevant facts, speak openly and honestly about the strengths and weaknesses of a case, and minimize tension between the parties to get them to focus on their children all at the same time. Keith Prate does all that while remaining a force to be reckoned with in court if the case can't get settled. I would trust my brother to Keith's representation any day of the week."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith Prater has been my mentor since 2009. Lawyers that are truly comfortable at trial are hard to come by, but Keith is one such lawyer. His knowledge of personal injury law and procedure are second to none. In fact, Keith is the guy other lawyers in our community send problematic cases simply because he knows how to get things done. As a mentor, Keith has shown me how to run a case in preparation for trial because he is always ready to fight for his client's civil justice. Some lawyers talk about being "trial lawyers;" Keith actually is one. Having Keith on your side ensures your rights will be zealously advocated to the extent the law allows."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Keith is a well-trained and excellent lawyer who knows his way around the courtroom. I would not hesitate to hire him for my personal legal needs based on his excellent understanding of the law and the courtroom. I highly recommend Keith."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Prater has assisted me in establishing my sea legs as a local attorney in Newnan. Mr. Prater has a wide range of experience as a lawyer, and a practical approach to litigating an array of difficult cases."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will doggedly fight for his client whether in the courtroom or the mediation room. He has great negotiating skills. He always seems prepared and fully informed, which is a testament to his concern for his client and to his excellent support staff."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Keith on several domestic cases as opposing counsel. His level of professionalism and knowledge of the law is extraordinary. Keith's dedication to the practice of law and to his clients is profound."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Keith is dedicated to his clients , and is a tireless advocate. He would certainly be a good choice for a client needing soild legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Prater has been practicing criminal defense as well as personal injury and divorce law for a long time in Newnan. He is very smart and has made himself available in crisis situations on short notice to save the day for clients - and I have witnessed this."
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