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Tessie Deleana Edwards

Divorce and separation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.7   30 reviews

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About Tessie

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After graduating from the Indiana University School of Law, Attorney Edwards began her career in private practice. She served as an Assistant Solicitor General in Clayton County where she prosecuted countless misdemeanor cases including:

  • Family violence
  • DUI
  • Possession of marijuana less than an ounce
  • Theft and traffic offenses

She also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County where she prosecuted burglaries, violent charges, theft, drugs, gun charges, child molestation and rape charges. She has handled over 2,000 cases during her career as a prosecutor.

Edwards has successfully tried both misdemeanor and felony trials, and she has argued over 100 motions to suppress, bond hearings, and probation revocations. For an attorney who will zealously advocate to protect your rights in matters of family law, criminal law, and personal injury claims, call us to speak with Attorney Edwards and understand your legal rights!

Licensed for 17 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Tessie

Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C.
50 Hurt Plz, SE Ste 1630
Atlanta, GA, 30303

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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| 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
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| 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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Posted by Elizabeth | December 10, 2018
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Excellent
Genuine, ethical, responsive and effective. Attorney Tessie Edway is calm and controlled personality, but tough when necessary. I highly would recommend Attorney Tessie Edwards again. She is a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Loretta | December 10, 2018
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Aggressive Trial Attorney
Attorney Edwards proved to be a very aggressive attorney in the courtroom resulting in a win. She can be trusted to provide the best representation. Attorney Edwards is experienced and it is evidenced in her knowledge of the law and the procedures surrounding it. Her fee was fair and competitive with the other firms I contacted. I rate her as excellent!
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Posted by Renee | December 10, 2018
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Attorney Tessie Edwards
My son was arrested facing serious sentencing on a felony charge. His case looked very grim. When Attorney Tessie Edwards took the case she was extremely knowledgeable, experienced and more importantly, she knows how to get the job done. Thanks you for your outstanding work.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
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A small business owner for over 17years...
Yes I use Attorney Edwards on a hit-and-run case a couple of months ago. She was excellent. She was very thorough she took the time to talk to me to make me understand exactly what was going on. s She came highly recommended from another friend of mine... that used her on a custody case. I was very happy about the out com of my case and I would definitely recommend her to anyone else that needed legal advice...
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Posted by RC | December 10, 2018
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One of the best and knowledgeable in the business.
Attorney Edwards was very understanding during this tough time. She is very knowledgeable in this legal field. She always gives you several outcomes and potential ways to reach the one you desire. She is very professional and punctual in all meetings that were set during our appointments and appearances. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an attorney who truly cares about their clients.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

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
  • Associate
  • Bush and Miller, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2006
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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

  • Elite Lawyer in Divorce & Family Law
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2021

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 17 years