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Peter Alex Rivner

Family Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   28 reviews

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About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Family law includes all cases concerning divorce, marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, separation, property settlements, support, alimony, spousal abuse, child abuse, child support, child custody, contempt, modification, pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, paternity, and legitimation.

    16 years, 500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%

    16 years, 200 cases

  3. Child custody
    7%

    16 years, 150 cases

  4. Child support
    7%

    16 years, 150 cases

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    6%

    16 years, 25 cases

Peter Rivner is a partner at Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach. Peter joined the firm in 2013. He is known for being a strong negotiator and litigator with a results-driven approach to his cases.

Peter focuses his practice on family law and fiduciary litigation. He has a diverse client base that includes athletes, entertainers, business owners, real estate developers, executives, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals. Peter holds numerous awards and has been described as “professional, strategic, detail-oriented, focused and committed to the [targeted] outcome.” He prides himself on being easy to reach, instructive, and respectful of his clients’ concerns and opinions in making strategic decisions to meet his clients’ objectives.

Peter graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2006 and graduated cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law in 2009. Peter is consistently named a “Best Lawyer” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine, and a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. As an experienced trial attorney, Peter draws on his considerable knowledge and expertise in complex high asset divorce and fiduciary cases. His extensive understanding and training in his areas of practice allow him to amicably settle many of his cases while also functioning as an effective trial advocate when necessary.

Born and raised in Augusta, Peter has been a Georgia resident his entire life. He resides in Toco Hills with his wife Missy and their three sons George, Dov and Sam. Peter enjoys playing basketball and coaching youth sports.

PRACTICE AREAS
Family Law, Divorce, and Domestic Relations Litigation
Estate, Trust & Fiduciary Litigation

Licensed for 13 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 02/03/2023

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

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Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP
2 Ravinia Drive
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA, 30346-2107

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality Representation
Peter did an excellent job representing me in a case several years back. To this day, I am thankful and grateful to have had him on my side! He was a wonderful attorney to work with during the process, as he was kind and a great listener. I have had to get in touch on several occasions, since the end of the trial, and Peter has been nothing but understanding and has always offered sound legal advise. I came out a stronger individual and I can honestly thank Peter in that aspect!
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Winning Team!!!
After a 3+ years of an ongoing custody battle, we came out with the WIN! Attorney Rivner and team have been nothing short of amazing. From an extensive amount of late nights filled with uncertainty, he remained calm and patient with me throughout the process. He is truly a saving grace and takes every single case seriously. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I appreciate him from the bottom of my heart, and furthermore, my family is forever grateful. His honesty and transparency, even when it wasn't the easiest thing to accept, will never go unnoticed. I'm still in shock!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer for Complicated Case
I don’t think Peter fully grasped how convoluted my case would be when he took me on as a client. There where twists and turns at every step in the way, which he literally had to search for legal precedent from around the country. Issues came up with how to work with arbitration clauses, that house that was joint titled with my ex’s parents, and a host of other issues. Peter not only did his homework, he demonstrated his brilliance on navigating the complexities and coming to a settlement that we all felt was fair and equitable. To be honest, at times I didn’t make things any easier for him, yet he was able to effectively ensure things all got straightened out, with much patients pragmatism and wisdom. Perhaps the greatest asset of having Peter as my lawyer was when he did not allow me to make certain compromises, showing how capitulating to certain demands made by my ex and her family while on the surface would seem to be not a problem but left room to open a pandora’s box of legal issues in the future. His guidance and sensibility not only helped me through the legal side of things but greatly assisted with helping get through this difficult chapter in my life with dignity and grace. I would highly recommend Peter and his firm in the unfortunate times when divorce is necessary.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Onward
I was referred to Peter by another attorney. My case was different not a complicated one, however I live in a different state and I needed an attorney in Georgia. Most of our meetings were by phone and I found Peter and his paralegal Megan to be professional, and approachable. By the end of our second consultation I God had put me in the right place. Peter was accessible as well resourceful. At anytime I knew I could email, and or pick up the phone to ask questions or just to have reassurance. The first time we met face to face was 6 months after the initial phone call. While there are no guarantees for out come. Peter would always make sure he had all the facts to make the best decisions and move in the right directions that were pertinent to my case. He is extremely knowledgeable on the law. If I were to look back and identify one thing that was notable it would be how well he writes. Peter is thorough and as I said he knows the law. The combination of these two things certainly makes him a great lawyer! Oh ....and we won!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Across the miles.
Thank you so much, Peter, This was a small victory. Your fairness, compassion, and tenacity in representing me were truly God Sent. I feel that I have made a new friend in the ATL. Blessings to you and your family. When I needed affordable legal help, you worked with me, across state lines, and across a multitude of miles.......
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great divorce lawyer for a father
Peter did a great job, he got me all I asked and more. He explained me the process and was very patient at all times, kept me focused on the important things and was available when I needed him. He is very direct, calm and explains everything clearly, giving you knowable advice.
Posted by Colin F. | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Representation
I chose Peter Rivner to represent me in my divorce after consulting with several attorneys. It was in large part due to his ability to listen to specifics of the case and provide realistic expectations in a way which resonated with me. I am extremely happy that I chose him, as he achieved far above and beyond what I could have hoped for. With his thorough knowledge of the typical outcomes for a wide range scenarios and unwavering insistence on a fair outcome for me, we were able to negotiate a settlement which was much less onerous than the initial requests from the other party. In addition, Peter was quite empathic in dealing with a situation which often lays one's intimate personal life bare in a way which can be excruciating. In many ways, a good attorney such as Peter can be both attorney and therapist, insofar as he must both deal with the emotional gut reaction as well as guide the logical next steps to form a proactive legal case. I cannot recommend Peter highly enough! I am extremely satisfied with my outcome, and I think you will be too.
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Posted by Chi | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
It’s nerve racking to go to court, there is no better preparation than a competent lawyer. At the bare minimum, one who understands the law, the legal system, the court procedures and has experience at the particular court where your case is. Peter provided all of that. In addition, he was professional, strategic, detail-oriented, focused and committed to the outcome I was targeting. He was easy to reach and easy to talk to. He gave valuable advice, but also respected my concerns and opinions and together we were able chart a path forward. He ensured that I covered all my bases and remained a step ahead of the plaintiff (at least, that's how I felt). Overall I was very pleased with the outcome of his representation and recommend him highly.
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Posted by Justine | December 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellant Lawyer
I could not have asked for a better divorce lawyer then Peter Rivner. He fought to get the best outcome for me and my children - something you can’t put a value on. He was accurate in his judgements with concern to how things would probably play out even when I was not. He calmed my fears when things got very complicated and kept me on track of all my paperwork. He certainly went the extra mile and I can’t imagine having the outcome I did without his excellant service.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complicated divorce? No problem for Atty. Rivner!
I won and got everything I asked for....Tenacious is one of the words I can use to describe him. He provided straightforward and clear guidance during my very difficult time. I was also very surprised how he was able to keep my " Hot Head "spouse calm during mediations. No matter what underhanded ideas my spouse had, Atty. Rivner handled it and used it against my spouse in court. In all my dealings with him he never missed an appointment nor failed to return my phone call promptly. His staff is very supportive, patient and professional. If you do not hire this high quality lawyer... you better watch out if your spouse hires him! You do not want to go against this lawyer. The way he handled himself in court was very professional and I was amazed at the eloquence and accuracy of his words to target the other side. The opposing lawyer could not hold a candle to him. "If you want to win, hire him!"
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent consultation
Reached out to Peter to discuss the difficult topic of divorce, and learn more about the process and my options. He was very candid, yet understanding, and gave me exactly the information I needed.
Posted by Trey | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Down to earth
We do not live in Atlanta, but travelled to his office from Athens. So, we only met in person with Peter once on our estate planning and that was the day we signed. He was very thorough in explaining different situations and why different people may choose different options, and what would fit our situation best. He even went the extra mile to reprint documents to fix a change before the signing. I would recommend using Peter, and we will be using him again in the future.
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Posted by Laura | February 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Estate planning help
Peter was a huge help to my husband and I as we worked with him to prepare our estate planning documents prior to the birth of our son. He provided great advice to us and even counseled us through a change in one of the provisions of our will at the last minute. Peter and his office staff were professional and easy to work with and the entire process was very smooth. We aren't local to the Atlanta area, but working with Peter and his firm to prepare, review, and sign our documents was still easy and convenient. We're glad we can count on Peter for advice and counsel and are so grateful for his help!
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Posted by Kelsey | September 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent divorce attorney
Peter has done a wonderful job handling my divorce, contempt of court (due to the fact my ex husband failed his financial obligations to me ) and post nuptial agreement. He is very on top of the latest developments and ha given me great advice. I highly recommend Peter for any family law services.
Posted by Allan | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Atlanta divorce
Peter worked with me very well in my divorce from my wife of 9 years. We had 2 children and multiple properties and we were able to come up with an amicable divorce that both parties were happy with!! Thanks, Peter
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best Family Attorney Ever!!!!
From the moment my case began, Peter was there for me every step of the way even though I was super emotional at times about my child custody case. He never tried to force me into a decision that I didn't think was right and he always did more to get the best result. As a single mom of two having to deal with my child's father who is extremely disrespectful and manipulative; having Peter's guidance, support, and knowledge on family law allowed me to get the best possible outcome for my family. Without Peter I would not have the peace of mind that I have today and would recommend him to anyone!!! Peter, you did an amazing job with my case and I really appreciate all the non-stop effort you put in. Thank you so much.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2016
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Responsive and knowledgeable
After working with another attorney on my divorce who always seemed to put me on the back burner, I decided to forgo his "help"....and instead retain the services of Peter Rivner. From the get-go, Peter has been responsive, attentive, and provided great counsel. Any time I have questions, he is quick to respond to phone calls and emails. No longer do I have to wait days (or sometimes a week!) as I did with my other attorney. With Peter I hear back the same day, in most instances within the hour. I feel confident having Peter as my attorney, knowing he is aggressively representing me.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peter Rivner - Professional, thorough and simply the best!
Peter helped me through a tricky divorce where my divorce case was filed in Georgia as well as overseas. He got me the divorce in Georgia in just one hearing! He is a strategist - always has plans ready to counter any situation. His paperwork/evidence sharing/documentation is detailed enough and precise. He remembers your case and dates on finger tips. He'll provide valuable advice regarding your case and personal life whenever needed! He and his firm have been diligent in responding to my calls and emails in no time. Peter is like family now! You can easily trust him and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Stephanie | December 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
I was very pleased with the outcome that I got in my divorce with Peter Rivner as my attorney. He really cared about me as his client and worked hard to achieve the best results in my case. One of his other clients put it best when she said, "You are very lucky if Peter Rivner is your attorney."
Posted by Eric | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Peter did wills for both my wife and I. It was a very simple process at a great price. Peter helped us step by step in a timely manner. I could not have asked for a better experience.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner - Family Law Attorney
  • Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Pachman Richardson, LLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Belli, Weil, Grozbean & Davis
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Family Violence
  • Mutual Restraining Order against Wife
  • Islamic Marriage Dowry Contract
  • Obtained order from Court finding Islamic Marriage Contract providing a dowry unenforceable.
  • Contempt Defense
  • Obtained dismissal of all contempt counts. Obtained award of attorney's fees for defense against frivolous litigation.
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Associations

  • Ashley Professional Network
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jewish National Fund Southeast
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jewish National Fund, Lawyers for Israel Society, Southeast (Atlanta)
  • Co-Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2012 - Present
  • Atlanta Scholars Kollel
  • Advisory Board
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hebrew Order of David International, Lodge Magen David
  • Officer
  • 2012 - Present
  • DeKalb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Jewish Family & Career Services
  • Volunteer
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DIvision, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Pupil
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer - Family Law Arbitration & Family Law Mediation
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • Georgia Rising Star - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star (Family Law)
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star (Family Law)
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Georgia
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Glass Leadership Institute Certificate of Graduation
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • 2013
  • CALI Excellence Award - International and Comparative Health Law
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2009
  • CALI Excellence Award - Domestic Battery
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2009
  • CALI Excellence Award - Human Rights & Children
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2008
  • CALI Excellence Award - Federal Courts
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2008
  • CALI Excellence Award - Disability Discrimination
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

  • HalfMoon Education Inc.
  • Preparing Marital Settlement Agreements
  • 2017
  • HalfMoon Education Inc.
  • Preparing Child Support Worksheets and Orders
  • 2015
  • HalfMoon Education Inc.
  • Ensuring Mediation Success: The Paralegal's Role Before, During, and After Mediation
  • 2014
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • The Rose Wars: Resolving the Complex/Contentious Divorce
  • 2013
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • How to Make Mediation a Success
  • 2012
  • HalfMoon Education, Inc.
  • Divorce Settlement Agreements: A Guide for Paralegals
  • 2012
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Placing a Value on the Miller Case
  • 2011
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • How to Effectively Structure Safety Plans
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Family Law Practice
  • Divorce Settelment Agreements
  • 2017
  • Family Law Workshop for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level
  • Preparing Child Support Worksheets and Orders
  • 2015
  • Practical Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals
  • Preparing for and Assisting at Trial
  • 2014
  • Practical Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals
  • Preparing for and Assisting with Mediation / Settlement Negotiations
  • 2014
  • Networking Event
  • Do & Don'ts Before a Divorce
  • 2012
  • Georgia Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Divorce Settlement Agreements
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (22)
Endorse Peter
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is not only an Expert in Family Law, he is a Super Guy! He is a talented, hard-working, and zealous advocate! He is "The Guy" you want in your corner!"
Family Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is best attorney I know for handling complex, expensive family law matters. I've known Peter for years, and have been continually impressed by his maturity, knowledge, and focus. When my clients need a family law attorney for complex litigation I give them Peter's phone number. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Peter is a first-rate lawyer, zealous advocate, and one of the best family law lawyers in Georgia. He has my highest recommendation."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Peter is an outstanding family lawyer. He is experienced and a hard worker, and I have no hesitation endorsing him."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Peter is an outstanding lawyer who is an expert in his field. He is dedicated to serving his clients and an excellent advocate. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know and respect Peter as a fellow member of the Atlanta bar. Peter couples his zealous advocacy with an appreciation for cost-effectiveness. I endorse Peter for his exemplary professionalism and dedication to returning high-quality results."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter is a detail-oriented Family Law attorney who clearly communicates with his clients. He responds to each client's needs and legal problems promptly and efficiently in order to achieve the best results."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is an outstanding attorney and provides exceptional representation to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Peter to friends and family, and view him as one of the top Family Law attorneys in Georgia."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I definitely endorse Peter. He is a well-respected, highly regarded family lawyer, who's my go-to for this area of the law."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Peter is a terrific lawyer, particularly in contested family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Friend
"Peter is a hard-working and honest attorney with a strong drive to deliver results for his clients. It is an honor to call him a friend and colleague."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter is an outstanding attorney. He cares about his clients and is a strong advocate. I would refer cases to Peter without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is smart, dedicated, hard-working, and always fights hard on behalf of his clients. I highly recommend him without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is extremely knowledgeable with all facets of the family law realm and he's a people person who can relate to everyone. Peter is passionate about his work and he's one of the top family law attorneys in the Atlanta area. I would recommend his services to anyone."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no problem sending referrals to Peter. He has shown me time after time that his attention to detail and work ethic are paramount to his practice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is top-shelf and knows his stuff. He is a great lawyer and a great member of the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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