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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2009||03/25/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Marshall-Tuttle Award||State Bar of Georgia||2014|
|Partner||Shewmaker & Shewmaker, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Lynch & Shewmaker, LLC||2009 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education - Georgia||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Military and Veterans Law Section of the Georgia State Bar||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|DeKalb Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Journal of Family Law||Military Nuances in Domestic Violence Cases||2014|
|Georgia State University||Law||JD||2008|
|United States Military Academy||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
|Spring Family Law Conference||Domestic Violence and the Military||2015|
|Presentation to Alaska Attorneys||Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act||2014|
|Fulton County ADR Training||Military Family Law Issues||2014|
|Alaska Superior Court Judges Conference||Military Family Law Issues||2014|
|Georgia Superior Court Judges Conference||Social Security Benefits in Family Law||2013|
|Fulton County Judges Training||Military Family Law Issues||2013|
|Alaska Magistrate Judges Conference||Military Family Law Issues||2013|
|Advanced Family Law CLE||Dividing Retirement Benefits||2013|
|ABA Family Law Conference||Domestic Violence and the Military||2013|
|VA Accreditation Symposium||Co-Chair||2012|
|Family Law Class||Special Issues in Military Divorce||2012|
|CLE||Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act||2012|
|Alabama Domestic Relations Judges Retreat||Military Issues in Domestic Relations Cases||2012|
|Family Law Institute||Special Issues in Military Divorce||2011|
Posted by Dean Jr
Patricia D Shewmaker is the best!, why? Because when you need someone to fight for you, to find the weakness point on your adversaries she will be there.
She understands the Uniform Code of Military justice and procedures to achieve her goal, ensure the justice prevails. Her professionals and awareness during the legal procedures are the key to identify the key factors of success during your battle.
Sometimes you need the best, if that it is the case, you will need her to your side. Automatically you will feel that you are not alone, that you have someone side by side walking the path with you in order to achieve justice.
Thanks for all the hard work, even taking your personal family time as wife and mother to work on my case, looking for details to ensure that my nightmare were over. Now I feel a new person, with new opportunities as father, man and soldier, thanks for breaking my chains and set me free to fight for what I believe for, GOD-COUNTRY-LOVE!!
De Oppresso Liber!!
Posted by anonymous
Throughout a very difficult and lengthy divorce proceeding, Patty was more than just my lawyer. She was my guide through a difficult and painful legal marathon. She always had time to explain complex legal problems and actions to me in a way that I could process and understand. Her help and caring as well as her amazing legal expertise and knowledge allowed me to focus on the rest of my life knowing that all the legal matters pertaining to my divorce were in her capable hands. I can honestly say, I would not be where I am in my career or in my life if I had not had her to lean on during the pendency of my divorce proceedings. She listened to all my concerns and helped me understand what things were important and what things I needed to let go of. I cannot recommend her more highly for her professionalism, caring, and legal expertise.
Posted by Kerri-lee
Walking through a divorce will be the most stressful thing that you will ever have to navigate. I would not have made it through this process without Patty's wisdom, experience and incredible knowledge and understanding of not only the law, but of my situation. She brought calm and clarity to a situation that was highly stressful. When it came time to go before the judge I was absolutely blown away by Patty. She commanded the room. She had researched complex international law and explained it in a way that I believe even the judge learnt from. She used her words as a sword to pierce right to the heart of the issues. I was incredibly impressed, and you will be too.
Ellaretha Coleman, Insurance Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Patti and I worked as opposing counsels on a contentious contempt matter. While we were on opposing sides of the table, she was very easy to work with and professional at every step. she has additionally been a great resource to me on other matters.