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Gillian Fierer O'Nan

Family Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   106 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
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About Gillian

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Gillian O’Nan is an Atlanta family law attorney experienced in all aspects of family law, having dedicated her entire career to practicing family law. Gillian provides effective, resourceful, and responsive representation in a wide range of family law matters including divorce actions, separate maintenance actions, alimony and spousal support actions, child custody and support actions, contempt actions, post-divorce modification and enforcement, adoptions, family violence actions, legitimation actions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and wills.

 

Gillian understands that the emotional and financial consequences of family law litigation can be devastating for parties and children. Therefore, Gillian takes pride in her ability to resolve even the most complex disputes in a civil manner while protecting her clients’ parental rights, property interests and the best interests of the child. Gillian also realizes that despite highly skilled negotiations some cases must go to trial. In those cases, Gillian has the experience and training to tenaciously pursue her clients’ best interests in the courtroom.

 

In adherence to her core values, Gillian believes that she can only obtain excellent results with ethical practice. She treats her clients with respect and compassion. Gillian will strive to find a resolution to your case that will protect your children, maximize your financial security and promote a positive future for you and your family. As a sole practitioner, Gillian will provide individualized attention to your case, responding to you directly and quickly, and providing you with thorough and individualized attention. Gillian will listen to you, provide you with options, and keep you informed every step of the way. No matter how simple or complex your case is, her goal is to maximize outcomes and minimize costs while providing you with comfort and guidance during this most difficult time in your life. As a mother of three, Gillian is extremely child-focused, and will work diligently to protect the interests of your children, minimizing the amount of trauma that they experience during this process.

 

When you are ready, please give Gillian a call to arrange a confidential consultation. Gillian is happy to assist you with any divorce or family law related matter in the Atlanta area, as well as any family law matter in the surrounding counties.

Location

Elovitz/O'Nan, LLC
38 Old Ivy Road, NE
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA, 30342

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  106 customer reviews
Posted by Christine | August 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't waste your time looking any further
I hired Gillian for what I already expected to be a difficult and complicated divorce, and which ended up taking unforeseen twists and turns I could not have ever imagined. I can't say enough about her knowledge, insight, and professionalism. She is a master multi-tasker, and most critically, was available and immediately responsive when my case became a series of one true crisis situation after the next. Even when my crisis cut into her personal time, she was there for me. There was no hand wringing or floor pacing wondering when or if she would respond ... it was always almost immediately and if she was tied up, she let me know right away when she would be able respond. She is a no-nonsense lawyer, extremely efficient, and caring. All of her gut assumptions about what I should do turned out to be accurate. She doesn't tell you what you want to hear, but rather what you need to hear. She freed me from the need to feel as if I had to micromanage my case, eased my fears, and when my case extended far beyond a routine divorce situation, she connected me with other professionals who were likewise immediately responsive and highly skilled. I don't have enough good things to say about Gillian. No matter how complicated or bizarre your situation may be, she is capably able to handle it. If you are looking for the creme de la creme of family divorce attorneys, don't waste your time looking any further. Gillian is the best there is.
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Posted by Rishawn | March 17, 2022
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Excellent Attorney!
I was disappointed with my previous attorney and beginning to lose hope, luckily a friend referred me to Gillian because I have been happy with the service ever since. Her response time is impeccable, she is very knowledgeable and you truly walk away with the feeling that she has your best interest in mind.
Posted by Beth | June 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier with Gillian & her team!
Gillian was 100% the best person for the job through the most difficult time of my live - a divorce I didn't see coming. She went to bat for me when I wasn't the strongest for myself. Straightforward, honest, professional, intelligent, heartfelt, strong and the true voice of reason through my personal heartbreak. I cannot say enough good things about her (and her team). Hiring Gillian was the best decision I made for my legal representation. Highly and 100% recommend her for walking away with your own financial and emotional win. Thank you, Gillian!
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2021
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The best!
I hired Gillian to represent me in a divorce that consisted of the division of a complicated and contested family estate. Not only was Gillian extremely knowledgeable in legal rights and protections pertinent to my case, but she was respectful of my input and my often times, repetitive, nagging, insistent attention to specific details that I felt were important to address. Gillian gave me invaluable advice, was always clear with expectations and was an incredible advocate for me throughout the divorce process. She is a straight-shooter who is gifted at mitigating the elevated emotions, stress and contention that often coincides with divorce proceedings. Gillian truly is amazing at her craft and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing representation in family legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2020
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Do not hire anyone else
Gillian is extremely well versed and knowledgeable in family law. She is very connected within the legal environment in Atlanta and will be an invaluable resource to anyone that hires her. Divorce is a very emotional and difficult experience to go through and Gillian is always there to provide concise, honest, and rational advice and suggestions for you along the way. Do not waste your time hiring anyone else as you get what you pay for with Gillian and she will fight for you and your children’s rights. My ex who had a separate lawyer even recommended Gillian to a friend going through divorce which shows you just how good she is.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2020
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Strong Advocate
Gillian is intelligent and a strong advocate and ally. She understood my concerns and was candid, professional and focused throughout the process. I would not hesitate to recommend her!
Posted by Christine | June 1, 2020
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Five stars isn’t enough.
After being mislead from my previous attorney, I was so relived to find Gillian. She acted swiftly, and efficiently to settle my case. She went above and beyond in protecting me and children in making sure that we have a secure future. I will be forever grateful to Gillian, I still am smiling today after my case being settled over two years ago.
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Posted by Tara | May 29, 2020
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Wonderful
I was very anxious about making the first appointment with an attorney, but from the moment I met with Gillian she made me feel empowered and hopeful. Gillian and her staff are amazing. They're fast, professional, and get excellent results. She was with me every step of the way through my divorce process, I couldn't have done it without her. She's who you want on your team.
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Posted by Jacob | March 25, 2020
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Don’t make my mistake! Call Gillian First!!
Gillian, I owe you my sanity. Lol For everyone who doesn’t know me nor my situation; I am from a small town, was married to one woman for 17 years and own a successful business. I initially hired a local lawyer as most people do, but after several months of nothing happening and they seemed to never have an answer for any question I had. I finally cut my losses and decided to hire Gillian. Wow, haw Glad I am and how Much my life would still be. She easily and answered any questions, but listened and insured I completely understood. She never hesitated to pull in the highest quality and professional firms to assist in many areas during this case. . They seemed to continuously surprise me with the effort everyone put forth. My case could have lasted for years even without children, but Gillian and her team had it settled in no time. Thanks a million and Great Job!!!!
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Posted by JenB | January 11, 2020
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Fantastic Lawyer
Her reputation precedes her. I can't say enough about Gillian. I'm not sure I could have gotten through my difficult, emotional divorce without her. She was quick to respond and always there when needed. I felt like she had my back and made sure I was getting what I deserved...aggressive but not overly pushy; very knowledgable about the industry and law. She made it clear what I was entitled to and I felt like she was a strong advocate for my needs, especially when I didn't have the strength. She was a calming effect and kept me grounded when I was struggling. There is no doubt you will be in good hands with her representation and no doubt you will be completely satisfied with the process from start to finish.
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Posted by Betty | July 22, 2019
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Extremely Knowledgeable!
I cannot say how glad I am to have Gillian as my Lawyer and also Kelley Webb (her Partner) ! From the beginning, she was honest and upfront about possible scenarios we can take to get this settled. She's an aggressive, talented attorney. She came to court with a big gigantic binder ready and prepared! She is truly your ally!! Highly recommended!
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Posted by Prince | October 22, 2018
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Simply the best
After spending the first 6 months of an awful divorce case, I decided to release my attorney at the time and sought a consultation with Gillian. I was impressed with her and Rachel from the start and I knew right then she will be the best person to right the wrong course my case was taking regardless of the outcome. My instincts were right. She was honest, direct, knowledgeable about family law but what impressed me the most was her attention to the right detail that mattered to the case. She was also respectful of my time and helped me through what was an emotional rollercoaster and painful period. Unfortunately my case had to go to trial but Gillian again demonstrated that honesty, professionalism, fairness, clear facts and truth always wins even in the most toughest of cases. So yes I will recommend her to anyone looking for a great divorce lawyer in the Atlanta area.
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Posted by Meagan | October 3, 2018
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Simply the best!
I can’t put into words how grateful I am for Gillian. I have now been divorced for well over a year and half and I still find myself wondering how differently the outcome might have been, had I not been fortunate enough to have her as my attorney. I interviewed several attorneys prior to meeting Gillian, most of whom didn’t seem genuine or appear to have my best interest at heart. From the beginning, Gillian was sincere, understanding, professional and authentic. She provided very clear, judicious direction during the most chaotic time of my life, and always minimized any unnecessary actions that could have resulted in a waste of time, money or emotion. I never felt uncomfortable discussing the details of my divorce or expectations of the settlement with her, and appreciated her compassionate, yet straightforward, guidance. I’ll admit, I had some very specific (almost lofty) asks regarding my settlement agreement. Additionally, my ex-husband and I owned a small business, which further complicated things. Despite the roadblocks and delays, Gillian fought tooth and nail to expedite the process and for my best interest while negotiating terms. In the end, the settlement was exactly what I had wanted/expected. Gillian is extremely educated and talented in her field, highly respected by her peers receives my highest recommendation. Thanks again, Gillian!
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Posted by Kevin | September 14, 2018
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Highly Recommended
After 8 months in a divorce that looked like it was headed to court, I decided to release my former attorney and sought a consultation with Gillian. I was super impressed with her right from the start and I knew things were going to turn around for me with her in my corner. Within a month from hiring her, I had a second mediation (the first ended in complete disaster) that successfully resulted in a settlement. Gillian was masterful at giving me great advice when I needed it and keeping me on track. I know that I would have been mired in a lengthy divorce trial without her that was completely unnecessary. Take my advice and go to her first if you find yourself in a divorce case. She's the best and I would highly recommend her to anyone else.
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Posted by Timmothy | April 11, 2018
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Wish I knew THEN what I know NOW
I SO wish I would have seen this site and spoke to this attorney before I made a mistake that cost me thousands of dollars. Her assistant Emily was very fair with me. EXTREMLY honest with me and very responsive. I had a case in Henry County and decided to use a "small town" attorney as oppose to one from "BUCKHEAD." Big mistake. Dont worry about the local... just hire the best. PERIOD. The attorney who opposed me was from Atlanta and she totally distroyed my attorney who was totally unprepared in every way. She littreraly had me calling the bank to get copies of checks that SHE LOST. I wish I was making this up. As a result I paid 30k to a woman who put me out the house after 10 months of marriage. After it was over opposing counsel came after me again and Gillian and Emily came to my rescue. Do not make the same mistake. Gillian and Emily have taught an invaluable lesson. Simply hire the best--make the sacrefice and their efficency will save or make you money in the end.
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Posted by Carmen | March 12, 2018
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Satisfied Client, Highly Recommended!!
Gillian possesses all the qualities one would look for in a lawyer. She is professional, efficient, competent, and very knowledgeable of her work. She responded PROMPTLY and answered all my questions. She helped me through a very difficult transition and made me feel comfortable. She was highly recommended and I see why. Going through a divorce, especially with children, can be very emotionally draining, etc but Gillian helped ease my concerns and was a strong advocate for me. I would definitely recommend Gillian!
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Posted by Cassie | August 15, 2017
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Excellent Experience!
Gillian is exactly what I needed for the particular situation I was faced with. She provided thorough advice and empathy throughout the whole process. At times when I was super needy, she was unbelievably patient! I would absolutely recommend her!
Posted by Dana | August 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Happy Client!
I was so pleased with Gillian through my first legal battle that there was no question who I'd hire a month ago when my second legal issue came up. The legal support she provides is worth every penny. I used another lawyer for my divorce. I hardly ever spoke to that lawyer and I felt like that lawyer drug out my case to make more money. Its the exact opposite experience with Gillian. She has responded to every email I send regardless if she's on vacation or busy getting ready for court on another clients case. She's considerate of my time to preserve cost. I recommend Gillian to anyone that ask for legal matters pertaining to divorce or custody!
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Posted by Christopher | August 12, 2017
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Superior expertise, tenacity, and ethical values are evident qualities Gillian O'Nan's clients can expect
I was referred to Gillian O’Nan to represent my custody, visitation, and child support modification case of my 3-year-old child in 2014. Upon my initial consultation, I was thoroughly impressed with Ms. O’Nan for several reasons. She listened intently to the history surrounding my case, concerns regarding my daughter, and reviewed the supporting evidence I provided to substantiate my claims. Gillian explained in depth the family laws in Georgia and identified the pertinent facts warranting the initiation of my case in Superior Court. Throughout the 32 months of my contested custody case, from initiation to the final hearing, Gillian never ceased to advocate for me and my child every step of the way! She exhibited the upmost professionalism in all correspondences and in the courtroom at each hearing. This was particularly evidenced in the seven-hour long temporary hearing where she presented the facts and remained focused, which resulted in me obtaining full physical custody on a temporary basis. Gillian continued to represent me in the highest regard over the next two years and kept me abreast on important updates and information in a timely manner. Ultimately, the temporary order was upheld and I am now the primary physical custodian. I know the outcome of my case would not have resulted in the same success if I hired a different attorney to represent me back in 2014. I entrust Gillian’s expertise for not only matters pertaining to me but to all my family and friends as well.
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Posted by Angela | August 12, 2017
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Highly recommended
Gillian was recommended to me at the beginning of what became a very long, ugly process due to the actions of my ex and his attorney. Gillian was always responsive, explained things thoroughly and helped guide me through a very painful and complicated situation. Again and again, she told us what she expected the outcome to be at different points and she was proven to be correct each time. She was a strong advocate for both myself and my children and I completely believe that we owe our successful outcome to her. I've recommended her to several people since and would not hesitate to do so in the future.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Elovitz/O'Nan, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Gillian Fierer O'Nan, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Levine, Smith, Snider & Wilson
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Weinstock & Scavo, PC
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Georgia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Custody action
  • Successful

Associations

  • Cobb County Superior Court
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • 2014 - Present
  • Civil Mediator
  • Civil Mediator
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Transition into Law Practice Program
  • Mentor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • 2008 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DIvision, Family Law Committee
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DIvision, Family Law Committee
  • Event Chair, Supreme Cork
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • "Attorneys to Watch in 2014", Honorable Mention
  • Attorney at Law Magazine, Atlanta Edition
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • "Best Attorney" Award, Mock Trial
  • Kilpatrick Stockton
  • 2003
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Publications

  • The Family Lawyer, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Three Practical Tips for The Family Lawyer- From a Young Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Tropical CLE
  • Hardman v. Hardman- Res Judicata in Divorce Cases
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (4)
Endorse Gillian
Child custody Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Gillian is professional and a strong advocate for her client. She is an outstanding family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Gillian on several cases and she is always prompt and professional."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gillian is a smart and hard-working attorney that cares deeply for her clients. Without hesitation, I would recommend any of my clients to her. She is experienced, well-trained, and simply one of the best."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I served as GAL on a case where Ms. O'Nan represented a party. Ms. O'Nan was professional and tenacious in her representation both inside and outside of the courtroom. I highly recommend Ms. O'Nan for her knowledge of the laws and process and her strong advocacy for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had cases opposing Gillian and have referred many cases to her over the years. She is the ultimate professional - she is easy to work with and very courteous. She understands professionalism which makes the entire litigation experience much more pleasant for our clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Gillian for any family law cases. She is a brilliant attorney with very diverse experience. Most importantly, she will always pursue what is in the best interest of her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gillian is the archetype of the kind of attorney that makes children want to grow up to be attorneys. She is ethical, uniquely capable, brilliant, compassionate, and wise. I would not hesitate to send a member of my own family (if God forbid anyone needed a family lawyer) to Gillian. To the extent the law is still regarded as an admirable profession, it is because lawyers like Gillian exist."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gillian is an intelligent and effective attorney that provides cost effective representation that is not geared toward fee generation. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a domestic relations attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Gillian for several years. It is rare to find an attorney to whom you can refer your valued clients. I have referred clients to Gillian with great results. I am happy to endorse Gillian, and gladly recommend her to anyone seeking an ethical and compassionate family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without question, Gillian is one of the top family law attorneys I know. Her attention to detail and compassionate representation for her clients is exemplary. I highly recommend Gillian and her firm."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gillian. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Atlanta Family Lawyer Gillian Fierer O'Nan
Gillian Fierer O'Nan
Family Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 17 years