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Tessie Deleana Edwards

Divorce and separation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.9   34 reviews

also known as Tessie Deleana Edwards, Tessie D. Edwards

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023

About Tessie

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SUPPORTING GOOD PEOPLE THROUGH BAD SITUATIONS IN FAMILY LAW AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE.

Tessie D. Edwards fights to find the right solutions for families in crisis. With her years of experience as a prosecutor, attorneys respect Tessie as an aggressive advocate who knows how to achieve clients’ objectives. Clients see her compassionate side, where she and her team take the time to listen to gain a full understanding of the situation.

 

With a passion for justice, Tessie started her career in criminal law, serving as an Assistant Solicitor General in Clayton County and an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County. She prosecuted over 2,000 cases involving a variety of offenses including crimes of family violence.

 

Over time, her zeal to help children and families drew her toward the practice of family law. She strives to help families recognize how to put the best interests of their children at the forefront and to find solutions that meet the needs of the family while still fulfilling legal requirements demanded by the courts.

 

Tessie leads a team that understands the nuances of family law and how courts apply statutory guidelines and legal precedent to reach their decisions. They find alternative methods of helping clients get what they want while protecting the overall needs of the family.

 

Whether you need legal assistance with divorce, custody, visitation rights, family violence, or other issues involving the welfare of your family, Tessie and her team will make your priorities their priorities until you reach a positive outcome.

 

Education:
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2018
Client's Choice
2023 2018

Location

Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C.
50 Hurt Plz, SE Ste 1250
Atlanta, GA, 30303

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Monique | March 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing law firm!
Tessie D. Edwards and her staff were AMAZING in handing my divorce. She and her staff were efficient and effective with communicating with me throughout the entire process. They showed empathy and were supportive every step of the way. I plan on using them again with another case that is upcoming very soon. They pride themselves on serving their clients with excellence and fidelity.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Dynamic Litigator, Legal Advocate, and Leader!
I was introduced to Attorney Edwards through a mutual friend to assist with what was to be a simple interstate modification (GA/IL). She and her team are the utmost professional—I always feel supported; and that they will represent me. I am honored to have found her; and will always be a client!
Posted by Zonela | April 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great
Thank you Mrs. Edward's and your team for all help and support. Katie thank all your a help .
Posted by Justin | March 15, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent law firm!!!!
Great law firm! Tessie D. Edwards is a skilled, competent attorney that applies a strategic approach towards each case. Charles Edwards is also a prudent and relentless legal advocate who provides stability and reassurance no matter the circumstances. I would highly recommend anyone in need of immediate legal assistance to contact this firm and not to look elsewhere!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Dedicated and Determined Team
I am pleased to be represented by Tessie D. Edwards & Associates. Attorney Edwards and her team has been supportive during a very emotional process. Thanks to Attorney Markes for jumped in with sincerity and determination. Tasia Whitehead I am so grateful that you have been there with me through this process. You have been encouraging every step of the way. Tesia, thank you for your continued professionalism and kindness. Attorney Edwards you know my love for you. Ms. Anita Williams
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Posted by Darryl | January 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best In The Business!!!!
Mrs. Edwards has been representing my family and I for years. She is straightforward and force to be dealt with. She is very knowledgeable and hands on. Every question was answered and phone calls returned. There is not another firm that I would deal with. She is #1 on my list and comes highly recommended.
Posted by Tracey | January 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Law Firm: Highly Recommend
I now have Tessie Edwards' firm on speed dial. Ms. Lolita K. Beyah is a gem; a true asset to the law firm. I would go as far as stating confidently that the lady is Perry Mason personified. The staff I communicated with were top notch in professionalism and timely in returning communications to address concerns. They too are instrumental to the firm's success. I know who to turn to for all my legal needs and can say that representation would be beyond the call of duty.
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Posted by Robbie | January 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Hardest working firm around!!
The staff and attorney are very professional. This is a firm I would recommend to anyone looking to win their case.
Posted by Johnnie Stafford | January 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Client
The experience with Tessie D. Edwards & Associates was great. The level of patience and professionalism, was priceless. I recommend to anyone who needs illegal assistance to consider the services of this law firm. Thank you again for your services.
Posted by Terrance | June 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I am very appreciative of Mrs. Edward's and her firm for representing me in my case. She was very professional and hands-on. If you are in need of a good professional lawyer that deals with Child custody, divorce,etc. I would definitely recommend Mrs. Edward's and her firm.
Posted by Demetrius | April 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Harris
I was in a serious car accident last year. I had to have reconstructed surgery on my shoulder as a result. I’m so glad I used Tessie D Edwards law firm!! They handled my case from start to finish with honesty and professionalism!! They fought hard on my behalf to make sure that I I was compensated for all of my injuries. Thank you guy’s so much!!
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Posted by Sulaiman | March 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST!!!
It’s my pleasure to leave a review for Attorney Tessie Edwards and her staff. They have most importantly been very easy to contact and my questions get answered immediately. I’m a single dad who has been granted temporary full custody of my 4 sons and we have no reason that this decision would be overturned at the culmination of the case. My previous Attorney who was my attorney for nearly 10 years was appointed to be a Judge and told me she would no longer be able to help me in my divorce case. When I heard this I was distraught and felt very uncomfortable about what the future might hold. My previous attorney told me not to worry and that there is only one person she would even consider to have assist my family throughout these proceedings. My fear then was would I be able to afford this new “strong” attorney. Attorney Edwards was easy to contact and understood my situation and allowed me to pay on a payment plan. My family suffered a loss of a close family member and attorney Edwards herself called to tell me no payment needed for the month and to consider it as though I made payment. That for me showed they are a cut above the rest!! God Bless Attorney Edwards and her staff. Sulaiman Karatela
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Posted by David | February 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best attorneys in Atlanta!
Attorney Tessie Edwards is excellent! She handled my case in a very professional and efficient manner. She was reasonable with attorney fees and payments, and is very insightful about best courses of action. She was very encouraging during instances when I was ready to give up. I felt very confident in her ability. If you want an attorney who is one of the best, and ready to fight for you…I highly recommend Attorney Tessie Edwards!
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Far exceeded my expectations
I was referred to Mrs. Edwards' firm by a mutual friend. Mrs. Edwards and her staff have far exceeded my expectations. They showed empathy, compassion and at times they made me feel like I was more than just a client. I will diffidently recommend her firm to anyone who might need her services.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fought for me
I had tried multiple times over the years to get custody of my child with failed attempts. There were multiple incidents at the other parent’s home, that made me question my child’s safety and future. I later found myself in court again fighting for custody once more. But this time was different, I hired Attorney Edwards and followed her advise to the T. I am proud father who has custody of his daughter now because of Attorney Edwards, and this year my daughter will be graduating high school and attending college in the fall. Thanks Attorney Edwards
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hard worker
Truly passionate about being a lawyer and puts in 100% for every case. The leadership and advice given was very well taken for my case and built a great bond as client. I would recommend this young lady to all. She should do all practice of law.
Posted by Nicole | December 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Woman of her word!
At first I almost changed my mind about hiring her due to not being able to have direct contact with her, like most Attorneys offer. However, once I saw the connection between her & my son I was sold! She really cares about her clients & fights for them. We highly recommended her. My son was facing prison time & ended up with not having to serve any! Thank you Attorney Edwards for everything.
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Posted by Dellonte | December 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
I was really pleased with the way mrs. Edwards made me comfortable and reassured me that she had my best interest at heart. She always answered my question and explained to me what will probably take place. Great strategizer! I highly recommended.
Posted by Daniel | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I hired Attorney Edwards for a criminal matter in Henry County State Court. She was honest and straight to the point. She made a difficult situation easier and I would recommend her for any of your legal needs.
Posted by AMH | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Representation you can TRUST and DEPEND on!!!
I had the unfortunate pleasure of working with Attorney Edwards on not one, not two, but three occasions. I know it might not appear so however I am a law abiding citizen. Lol Prior to working with Attorney Edwards, I honestly did not have a very high opinion of lawyers and thought that they were all rather sycophantic, oleaginous, vile individuals who take oaths to justly apply and uphold the law all the while strategically doing the opposite at the expense of their clients wellbeing and finances. Thanks to Attorney Edwards and her dogged conviction to providing excellent customer service and her belief in going the extra mile for her clients; she totally salvaged and restored my faith that it is possible to have superior representation from someone who truly does act with the Client's best interests as their guiding principle! So, for ALL of my legal needs, I, at the very least, consult with Attorney Edwards as I trust her judgement implicitly!!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Interim Suspension issued in GA, 2023
updated on 12/14/2023

Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Tessie D. Edwards, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Fulton County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Clayton County Solicitor General's Office
  • 2006 - 2007

Education

  • Indiana University (Indianapolis)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 500 Fastest Growing Firm Honoree
  • Law Firm 500
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 100
  • The National Black Lawyers Association
  • 2022
  • Elite Lawyer in Divorce & Family Law
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2021
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section
  • The Family Meeting - CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section
  • Elder Law Enforcement - CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section
  • Fiduciary Litigation - CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section
  • Special Needs Trusts - CLE Attended
  • 2022
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Edwards in both Family Law and Criminal Defense cases. Attorney Edwards is a highly knowledgeable and skilled. I have referred numerous cases to her because I have seen the quality of work she does. I highly recommend Attorney Edwards."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. I have known Tessie for a few years she does exceptional work, is very detailed and knowledgeable. Tessie is a zealous advocate who fights for her clients and obtains favorable results. I have consulted with her in the past, she is a competent and professional attorney. Highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Tessie. She is one of the best in the business and I do not hesitate to refer clients to her who need help in the area of family law."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tessie is an amazing attorney full of zealous advocacy for her clients and love for the law. I have worked along side her and referred clients to her and I endorse her wholeheartedly!"
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Edwards' presence in the courtroom is powerful. She exudes confidence and passion for her clients with every word that she speaks. It is amazing to see how she can take the most complex family law case and present it to the Judge in a very straightforward, simple way that results in her clients getting a favorable outcome. Attorney Edwards is well-respected among her peers and feared by her opponents. She is a force to be reckoned with. I can certainly say without a doubt that Attorney Edwards is a great assets to anyone's legal team!"
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Edwards and I have opposed each other on several matters. She is a passionate and zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only is Attorney Edwards knowledgeable, but her passion is second to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Edwards is a tenacious and seasoned litigator. Her professionalism and prowess are evident in the courtroom and beyond. A personable and zealous counselor!"
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Atlanta Divorce and separation Lawyer Tessie Deleana Edwards
Tessie Deleana Edwards
Divorce and separation Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details