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Nina Maria Svoren

Divorce and separation Attorney at Toccoa, GA

5.0   8 reviews
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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1992
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After a two-year stint straight out of law school as an assistant public defender based in Clarkesville, Georgia, I spent the next 22 years in private practice representing people in criminal, domestic, and civil cases. In that time, I found that what I do best, and what I love to do most, is the practice of family law, which includes divorce, alimony, child support, custody, grandparent rights, pre-nuptial agreements, and other matters. For this reason, I decided to open NMS Law Firm, to focus on these types of cases. I graduated from Emory School of Law with a J.D. in 1992 and New York University in 1989, with a B.A. in journalism and politics. I graduated from Murray County (GA) High School in 1985. My husband, Sean A. Black, has lived in Stephens County since the 1970s and I have made Toccoa my home since 1992. We have two children.


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NMS Law Firm
141 W Savannah Street
Suite A
Toccoa, GA, 30577


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Posted by Troy | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Realistically concerned for me
Nina was my second lawyer I hired in my divorce case. If I would have hired her first I feel like matters would have been resolved quicker than they were. She took the time to know what I wanted and then would give me realistic suggestions knowing that money was tight for me, so the case wouldn't drag on longer than needful. Nina was always professional and provided me with insights into child custody that I had not realized, though tried to research it on-line. I truly believe she was looking out for my best interest and the interest of my children. Superb job.
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Posted by Mary | April 29, 2024
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Modification of Divorce
I know I thanked her over and over, but completely forgot to recommend Nina. To write a review. This is late, a year late. But I often think of Nina Svoren on how she represented me in a modification of my divorce. I was a ball of nerves and she was sensitive about my needs, She told me I had to be strong and stick to what I believed. She is a wonderful humane being, an excellent lawyer, a lady and a strong lawyer. Never backed down, was totally prepared, never got ugly or mouthy in court and yet Nina made her point, she knew her facts, 100% prepared, so respectful and represented me with all she had. I highly recommend Nina Svoren. I can’t thank her enough.
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Posted by Jennie | January 20, 2022
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Impeccable representation!
I could not be happier with the service I received from NMS Law Firm. Nina took the time to make sure we addressed everything that needed to be addressed in my child support case. She showed personal interest and care for my situation with my ex husband. I would absolutely use her services again.
Posted by Andy | November 19, 2021
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Upon recommendation of another attorney, I contacted Nina with a heart and head full of anxiety. My young son had indicated to me his desire to live with me full time. It was immediately clear during the consultation that Nina was competent and savvy. I was comfortable enough that I did not consult any other attorneys, and hired her. Throughout the case I was: well informed, responded to in a timely manner, addressed professionally and not once was any stage of the process held up because we had to wait on Nina. I ended up with custody of my son, settled out of court with a parenting plan that was sane and truly best for my son. Anyone suffering the end of a marriage or a custody arrangement that is unfair or in need of change would do well to hire Nina. Her fees were fair and in line with I was expecting. I HIGHLY recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2019
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The best of the best!
Nina was my lawyer for my divorce, 16 years ago, and for my recent child support case. I can not say enough wonderful things about Nina. I would never use another lawyer. She is competent, caring, and kind. She put me at ease during a very stressful situation. My phone calls were always returned within minutes of placing them, I was updated on new developments immediately, and I was always treated in a kind and caring way. Her office made me feel like family and I was well taken care of. I have no negative comments to give!
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2018
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Divorce lawyer
I hired Svoren to handle my divorce. I was seeking professionalism, judiciousness, succinct and clear communication, as well as fastidious and timely management. Svoren’s approach met each expectation.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2018
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Wonderful Attorney
I am thankful that I chose Nina Svoren as my attorney in a divorce case. My case was complex and involved a small business and other issues. Ms. Svoren poured a vast amount of energy and experience into this case always with a clear view of what is next. Exceedingly detail oriented and highly professional.
Posted by Stefanie | March 10, 2017
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Child custody
While I could write a 12 page essay on just how amazing Mrs. Svoren is- I will say that I could not have been blessed with a better attorney! She is extremely intelligent, prompt, honest, professional and personable. Mrs. Svoren always went above and beyond what would be expected, especially during what can be very emotional, litigation. Whether it be via phone or email, Mrs. Svoren was always prompt in returning calls or emails, and always answered every question I had respectfully. Mrs. Svoren is respected in the court room and as I personally witnessed, also highly respected by her colleagues. I would absolutely refer her to anyone in search of legal representation!
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • NMS Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Healy & Svoren
  • 1994 - 2016
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Mountain Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 1992 - 1994


  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989
  • Murray County High School
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Heard v. State, 325 Ga. App. 135 (2013)
  • Reversed
  • Palmer v. State, 282 Ga. 466 (2007)
  • Trial court reversed
  • Sellers v. State, 263 Ga. App. 144 (2003)
  • Reversed
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  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Mountain Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Mountain Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Toccoa Kiwanis Club
  • Past President
  • 1994 - 2005
  • Toccoa Stephens County Community Theatre
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Croatian

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Legal Writing
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
  • Caselaw and Legislative Update
  • 2017
  • Georgia DUI Update
  • Ethics in a DUI Case
  • 2014
  • Georgia DUI Law Update
  • DUI Legislative Update
  • 2012
  • Georgia DUI Law Update
  • DUI Legislative Update
  • 2008
  • Handling Administrative Drivers License Suspensions and Revocations
  • DUI and Drivers License Law Update
  • 2005
  • Divas of Defense
  • DUI Caselaw Update
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
Endorse Nina
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Working with Ms. Svoren made settling a contested family matter much easier. Ms. Svoren diligently represents her clients but knows when to push an issue and when to back off so she does not argue about frivolous matters. That makes it easier to work with Ms. Svoren and better for her clients since she can ensure their case is focused and efficiently resolved."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Nina is one of the smartest lawyers that I have ever met. She is amazing at legal research and keeping up with the latest laws to help her clients. She is hard working and dedicated to helping her clients. I often refer Family Law cases to her and she has always taken very good care of any client that I referred to her. She is one of the best lawyers that I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nina is a smooth talker. She can disarm prosecutors with her soft spoken manner, and before they know it she's made her point to the jury. She is a qualified litigator, and is not afraid of the courtroom. Her skills as a researcher are excellent, and her appellate work is well respected among the bar. Nina is well known in north eastern Georgia, and can call upon her relationships with prosecutors and judges to get the job done. She has earned my respect and admiration,and I am happy that I can call her my friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nina always going the extra mile for her clients. She researches and throws curve balls at the prosecution. She knows the law cover to cover, which is hard to find. All of her clients are so lucky to have her!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nina is a top notch criminal defense lawyer. I endorse her without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Nina since I began practicing law. At that time, she was the person I would go to any time I needed a sounding board for my ideas on litigating cases. She knows the law and she's a master tactician. You can trust her judgment on the nest way to handle your DUI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a top notch attorney, call Nina. She is a great trial lawyer as well as a talented brief-writer and appellate attorney. You will be in good hands with her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Nina for several years now and I am proud to be associated with her. The respect of her peers is shown through the attention she receives when she speaks. Everyone of her peers appreciates the confidence and thoroughness of the work she does. I have referred work to herand would do so in the future. You cannot go wrong following her recommendations. Nina "Rocks"!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Nina's diligence and attention to detail make her a fierce warrior for her clients. All of my referrals to Northeast Georgia go to Nina."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Nina for years, and no attorney works harder to get the best possible results. Nina is at the forefront of almost every defense used by attorneys today. She works tirelessly for her clients and has my 100% support."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Toccoa Divorce and separation Lawyer Nina Maria Svoren
Nina Maria Svoren
Divorce and separation Attorney
Toccoa, GA
Licensed for 32 years
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