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Margaret Eileen Simpson

Family Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Margaret E. Simpson

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 12 years
    Alabama - AL 15 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2011
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2008
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Margaret

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Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Margaret attended college at the University of Montevallo majoring in Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law. After graduating magna cum laude from college in 2005, Margaret earned her Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. During law school, Margaret worked as a law clerk and gained valuable experience in the areas of family law, consumer protection, and employment discrimination. Margaret graduated from law school and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2008.

After law school, Margaret returned to her hometown where she served as law clerk to the senior judge of Montgomery County's Family Court Division. Margaret was appointed as Special Master and presided over preliminary hearings in domestic relations cases. Margaret heard evidence and made written recommendations to the judge regarding temporary custody, child support and alimony issues.  Margaret also recruited, trained and supervised interns and volunteers who assisted with performing legal research and drafting final orders in divorce, paternity and modification cases. 

Margaret moved to Atlanta and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2011.  Margaret has represented clients in trials and mediations in Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Cherokee, Forsyth, Clayton, and Newton counties.        

In addition to pursuing justice for children and families, Margaret enjoys cooking, gardening, and playing trivia games.

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Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery
3330 Cumberland Blvd.
Suite 999
Atlanta, GA, 30339

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Posted by Jessica | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Margaret is the right choice
Margaret made my divorce go as smoothly as possible and helped me get the best outcome for my family. Her knowledge, patience and timely responses were such a relief for me during this difficult time. As bumps in the road came up she would help me weigh all of my options so I could make the best decision to proceed. If you find yourself in need of an attorney I would highly recommend her over and over again!
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Posted by L. Anne Lewis | March 21, 2019
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I cannot begin to say enough great things about Margaret. I had a gut feeling about her and my gut did not steer me wrong. I am beyond thankful that she took on my case. No separation is easy, especially when it involves children. I was dealing with threats, verbal abuse, harassment, bullying, etc. I explained to Margaret what she would be in for and what we would be up against and she did not bat an eye. She was always very supportive and reassuring and all around a pleasure to work with. Anytime I had a question or concern, if I called or sent her an e-mail, she would always get back to me in a timely manner. She is very organized and extremely professional. And she is a go-getter! She will fight for you. I was extremely impressed by her overall work ethic and attitude. She is great in what she does. If there is ever a time where I find myself being in the same situation, Margaret is going to be the first person I call. I will never use another lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Resource
Margaret was extremely helpful as my ex and I worked together to amend our divorce agreement.
Posted by Kirsten | March 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than excellent.
I had been in an abusive marriage for 25 years. By the time I got out and met Margaret, I was beaten down so low that I was hopeless. I owned nothing, EVERYTHING was in my husbands name. Margaret not only handled my case she helped me to believe that I did deserve a settlement as well as a better life. She seemed to know every sneaky move that he was going to make before he made it. She protected me from every angle. I HIGHLY recommend her, you will not find a better attorney out there!
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Posted by Tom | February 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend
She helped us through what could have been a nasty custody arrangement for our Grandson. She is very knowledgeable and thorough.
Posted by Bruce | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Margret did a super job on a very difficult case and found some case law after extensive research that supported and finally won the case in a very testy child custody case. She's very thorough and has her client's best interests at heart. Highly recommended.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Edwards & Associates
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Law Clerk to Circuit Judge Anita L. Kelly
  • Montgomery County Circuit Court
  • 2009 - 2011
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  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Montevallo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Child custody in Gwinnett County Superior Court
  • Custody of abused child awarded to Grandparent
  • Fulton County Superior Court
  • Former Husband who sought to terminate alimony to his Former Wife after he failed to pay for over a year was denied and he was ordered to pay the full arrearage and attorney's fees
  • Legitimation in Cobb County Superior Court
  • Legitimation granted to loving, involved Father over Mother's baseless objection
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  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (6)
Endorse Margaret
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Friend
"Ms. Simpson is an extraordinarily gifted attorney who sincerely cares about her clients and works hard to ensure that her clients receive the best outcome possible."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I would highly endorse Margaret for legal representation. She is exceptionally bright, conscientious and hard working attorney who has a command of family law matters. Margaret's work product has been recognized in the Georgia Family Law community by her receipt of peer recognition as a Rising Star/ Super Lawyer. It is and has been my privilege to work with Margaret."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Simpson is one of the most professional, courteous, and hard-working attorneys. I worked with her, whilst she clerked for a circuit judge in Alabama. She amazed me with her thoroughness and determination. No problem would overwhelm Ms. Simpson. Her mastery of the law would always dominate any crisis. In short, I highly recommend her services, and hope many clients experience her many positive attributes."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Margaret and I worked together for several years after I left McKenna Long & Aldridge. Margaret helped me write a Georgia Bar Article about the live - in - lover statute and the possible very bad ramifications if you file on of these and lose. Margaret also worked with me writing a host of appellate briefs in a case in which we represented an alleged girlfriend of a husband who was accused of receiving fraudulent conveyances from a very large marital estate. Her briefs were spot on and needless to say we had a stunning victory. She is also a pleasure to work with, calm demeanor in a crisis, good researcher, and lovely all around person."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Margaret is truly an exceptional Family Law attorney. I recently had the opportunity to work closely with Margaret on a matter, and I cannot speak more highly of her diligence and advocacy."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Simpson is an Expert in Family Law. She is very knowledgeable of Georgia Law, the Judges, and the Courts. She is smart, sweet, fair and a pleasure to work with!"
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She shows that unique blend of intelligence and common sense, balanced with a desire to find solutions even when none are readily apparent."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Margaret when she filled in for opposing counsel at a mediation in one of my cases. Despite being in an awkward situation Margaret was calm and knowledgably and did her best to settle the case. Now we work for the same firm. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"We are real excited to have Margaret added to our team at Meriwether & Tharp. She has that rare blend of compassion with diligence and execution which makes her a true talent for the clients that she serves. She sees the appropriate balance between litigation and amicably resolving a case for a client's best interest."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"She is very knowledgeable in Family Law and is a strong advocate for her clients. She is in regular contact with her clients making accessibility a priority. I highly recommend her and would refer my own family to her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Margaret is a welcomed addition to the team. She not only brings with her a solid understanding of family law, but the passion for it as well. This passion grants her the patience to work with clients going through difficult times. Whether it comes to preparing for trial or negotiating a settlement, she knows how to work towards a client’s best interest to achieve the best possible result. She knows when to advise the client on whether that best result would come through settlement or trial."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I loved having her in my office. With family law, you must be both compassionate to clients, as well as meticulously detailed and she is both."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Margaret is an experienced family law litigator that always has her client's best interests in mind. Her attention to detail and ability to negotiate favorable settlements make her a key asset to anyone in need of a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Margaret. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Atlanta Family Lawyer Margaret Eileen Simpson
Margaret Eileen Simpson
Family Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 15 years