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Hannibal Frank Heredia

Family Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Hannibal

Learn Hannibal’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    90%
    Divorce/separation, child support, modifications, mediaiton,contempt,

    30 years

  2. Adoption
    5%

    17 years

  3. Appeals
    5%

    25 years

Raised in Alabama, Hannibal F. Heredia, moved to Atlanta after graduating law school. Mr. Heredia has practiced family law almost exclusively since 1994. After six years with Georgia Legal Services. Mr. Heredia joined the Cartersville, Georgia law firm of Perrotta, Cahn and Prieto, P.C. in 2000 where he was part of the largest family law practice in Northwest Georgia.

In January 2005, Mr. Heredia was named managing partner of Perrotta, Cahn and Prieto, P.C. In June 2006, he founded the firm of Hedgepeth and Heredia. In addition to practicing in all areas of the firm, Mr. Heredia also has extensive knowledge of surrogacy law as it exists in Georgia.

Being the child of Peruvian parents, Mr. Heredia is fluent in Spanish. In his free time Mr. Heredia enjoys most anything to do with music of all kinds.

Awards

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Location

Hedgepeth & Heredia, LLC
3330 Cumberland Boulevard
Suite 950
Atlanta, GA, 30339

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by William | January 23, 2011
Thorough and Strategic
Hannibal Heredia represented me for over 1-1/2 years during my divorce proceedings. Mr. Heredia provided excellent representation. Mr. Heredia was very strategic in preparing for my case. He was very thorough in explaining the legal aspects of my case. He explained the purpose and the strategy behind all of his briefs and letters. Mr. Heredia provided insight on how my judge has ruled on similar issues in the past and what to expect in my case. I felt overly prepared in all of my court appearances. I was never surprised by the judge's rulings or the opposing attorney's tactics. While I may not have agreed with the judge's rulings or the opposing attorney's tactics, I was never surprised. This was very important to me. Mr. Heredia was very strategic in which battles to fight. There were battles that I wanted to fight but Mr. Heredia explained that some did not support the strategy that we developed and would not optimize the use of my limited resource for legal fees. In addition, I thought he made every attempt to minimize my legal fees. Through his actions and counsel, I am convinced that Mr. Heredia understood my goals and shared my concerns for my for my daughters. I strongly and passionately recommend Mr. Heredia.
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Posted by Jennifer | June 26, 2010
Kind, trustworthy, accessible, cost conscious
If you're looking for an attorney who isn't a "stuff suit"--someone who genuinely cares about your situation --Hannibal Heredia is the perfect choice for a divorce lawyer. Hannibal just finalized my divorce on Friday. It was a year and a half of dealing with a very challenging situation that included my ex-husband being declared mentally incompetent to respresent himself. Eventually Hannibal and I were dealing with my ex's attorney and his court appointed guardian ad litem, as well as a guardian ad litem for our two young children. I knew nothing of the divorce process, and was completely overwhelmed at times. Over, and over, Hannibal took the time necessary to explain what my options were and how my decisions would impact the final divorce settlement. Hannibal ALWAYS returned my calls and e-mails promptly. His staff are very professional, knowledgable, and friendly. I would recommend him to anyone. He is a great attorney, and was a very nice person to work with during what was a very painful time for my and my children.
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Posted by Kim | June 1, 2010
Kim Turner
Hannibal has always done his best to represent me when "dealing" with my ex. I would highly recommend him and have recommended him to many of my friends
Posted by Karen | May 7, 2010
Exceptional Excellence
Hannibal has successfully handled several family Law issues for me over the last 7 years including divorce, court proceedings, custody, visitation and mediation. He is an exceptionally gifted family attorney, who is empathetic and honest. I explicitly trust his guidance and judgment.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2010
An overall great Lawyer. Highly recommend.
I have used Hannibal as my lawyer for almost 8 years in matters concerning my child and his father. He has helped protect my son and get the child support I was not receiving. Hannibal has been very patient with me and my questions/concerns which I have always been appreciative of. He has been very effective for me and I would never hire anyone else.
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Posted by iVONE | May 12, 2014
INCOMPETENT, SNEEKY, THE WORSE I COULD EVER HAVE
HE DID NOT HELP ME AT ALL. HE DID NOT GET ANTHING FOR ME. HE FORCED ME TO SIGN A SETTLEMENT SAYING I HAD NO CHOICE, WAS CHEEPER TO DOIT THAN GOING TO COURT. SUPER EXPENSIVE AND DID NOT DO ANYTHING IN COURT AND IN THE SETTLEMENT. DID NOT RETURN PHONE CALLS. BUT HE TOOK MY DIVORCE CASE.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Perrotta, Cahn & Prieto, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Moran and Associates
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Staff Attorney
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • 1994 - 1998
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Education

  • Southwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mongerson v. Mongerson
  • Supremer Court reversed trial court
  • Harmon v. Harmon
  • Supreme Court upheld trial court

Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member at Large
  • 2010 - Present
  • Americans Inns of Court, Bleckley
  • Barrister
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cartersville-Bartow County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Latino Who's Who
  • Latino Who's Who
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2012

Publications

  • Southwestern University Law Review
  • Is There Privacy in the Workplace?: Guaranteeing a Broader Privacy Right for Workers Under California Law
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts and Bolts of Family Law
  • Family Law Issues in Georgia's Juvenile Courts
  • 2012
  • Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Law
  • Child Custody and Parenting Time Issues
  • 2012
  • NBI continuing legal education seminar
  • Top Challenges in Family Law
  • 2012
  • NBI
  • Divorce Law Guide A to Z
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Hannibal
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked closely with Hannibal. He is a highly competent family law attorney. Hannibal works tirelessly for his clients and I would recommend him to anyone looking for help in this area. I would welcome the chance to work with him again."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Hannibal. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Hannibal contacted me regarding in connection with the domestication of a Colorado support order. He was ultimately successful in convincing the Georgia court to set aside the judgment on technical grounds. He was thorough and accessible throughout the time we worked together. He knew the issues and always had the best interests of his client in mind."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Hannibal for several years since working on opposing sides in a divorce case. He is extremely capable and very professional in his dealings with other attorneys. Hannibal is well-respected in the Atlanta area, and in his advocacy for his clients he puts their best interests first. Anyone in need of a family law attorney will be well-served if he is on their side."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Hannibal is always a strong advocate for his clients. He understands their issues and is genuinely concerned about addressing their needs in the most efficient timely manner. He is professional, courteous and admired by Judges and other attorneys. It is always a pleasure to work with Hannibal. We refer many of our clients to him who have family law issues in the Metro Atlanta area."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Heredia is an excellent lawyer who is completely dedicated to his clients. His expertise in custody matters is unsurpassed."
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Atlanta Family Lawyer Hannibal Frank Heredia
Hannibal Frank Heredia
Family Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 30 years