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Laurence Farrell Davidson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Athens, GA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Davidson Legal Services of Georgia, LLC

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Laurence

Learn Laurence’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    18%
    Uncontested divorce with and without children; separation with and without children; divorce by publication; contested divorce, alimony, Custody, Child support and visitation; Domestic Violence (TPOs): Prenups.

    30 years

  2. Litigation
    15%
    Litigation is where lawyers representing the parties in the suit battle it out though submission of an array of documents used for different purposes. There is a real strategy in litigation and that's what I think is cool about it.

    30 years

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    P/I as it's know in short is what is known as a tort. A tort is a civil wrong for which society feels you and/or a loved one deserves different kinds of payments for their injuries. I started in P/I in 1989 and handle plaintiff and defense cases

    30 years

  4. Uncontested divorce
    15%
    Probably THE major area of practice for this office. In 28 years, we have prepared over 15, 000 with and without children. We prepare the documents starting at $500. Why pay a law firm $3,000 or more to do the same things we can do for a lot less.

    30 years

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Defense; State & Municipal Courts

    30 years

  6. Landlord or tenant
    4%
    We represent either tenants or landlords in disposessories, retaliatory evictions, premises liability, rent skipping, property damage, breach of lease, illegal rent increases, sublets, preparation of leases and subleases.

    30 years

  7. Other
    4%

  8. State, local, and municipal law
    4%
    In 28 years, I've made my home in Municipal (city) court, Magistrate court (small claims), State and Superior courts of many of the 159 counties in Georgia.

    30 years

  9. General practice
    3%
    If you check out our website, you'll get an idea of the types of cases we get called to handle every week. They literally range from A-Z. Right now, the count is up to around 170+ different types of law we handle. It's amazing.

    30 years

  10. Lawsuits and disputes
    3%
    The fact is, virtually anyone can sue for virtually any reason, whether it has merit or not. It's my job to advise a client on how to proceed if I THINK the case has merit, and to advise them when it doesn't.

    30 years

  11. Car accident
    2%
    Car accidents come in all sizes and shapes and can occur almost anywhere someone tries to drive. Our office does not take non-injury cases, damage only cases, and client-fault cases.

    30 years

  12. Civil rights
    2%
    Sexual harassment; rental / purchase discrimination; EEOC matters

    30 years

  13. Family
    2%
    Divorce, custody, child support, grand parent rights, name change, TPOs, Defense of parent accused of family violence against child.

    30 years

  14. Animal and dog bites
    1%
    Georgia has very strict laws when it comes to injuries caused by animal bites. A lot of bite cases are hard to win. It seems that the cards are stacked against the animal. The owner and animal are presumed guilty and have to prove innocence.

    30 years

  15. Animal law
    1%
    Vicious animals; injuries to animals; Personal Injuries due to loose animals

    30 years

  16. Construction and development
    1%
    Poor construction; inferior materials; failure to build to code; intentional or negligent zoning violations; negligent cost over-runs; failure to obtain proper permits; incomplete construction

    30 years

  17. Criminal defense
    1%
    Municipal, county, state: misdemeanors, traffic , drugs, DWI, no license; suspended license, shop lifting, simple assault, trespass speeding tickets, driving violations, etc.

    30 years

  18. Estate planning
    1%
    Trusts; living wills; living trusts, Wills, Probate

    30 years

  19. Libel and slander
    1%
    Just because someone says something that hurts your feelings in public or to another person doesn't mean you have a lawsuit . There are specific criteria that have to met before a tort is committed.

    30 years

  20. Power of attorney
    1%
    Medical; financial; general; self-terminating

    30 years

  21. Privacy
    1%
    Invasion of privacy; illegal disclosure of HIPPA materials, impersonation, credit card/license theft; improper debt collection

    30 years

TOUGH, TENACIOUS, AGGRESSIVE AND AFFORDABLE. CALL US TODAY FOR FREE CONSULTATION!

I am dedicated, compassionate, honest, ethical, moral and crazy about what I do. I answer my own calls. I literally speak to around 3,000-3,500 people a year, sometimes more. I speak with so many people a week that the only time I have to sit and do work is on the weekends. It's not uncommon for me to put in 14-15-16 hour days, 7-days a week. Before coming to Georgia, I had worked in a number of mega-large law firms in NYC.  These firms required their lawyers to work a certain amount of unpaid overtime and weekends. I would always say, 'poor bastard,' or something similar to myself whenever I'd over hear one of the lawyers complaining. Now, I do it routinely. Working hard and taking what I do to help someone is something I've taken seriously for a long time. Even way back when I was in law enforcement. I've also been known to have stopped to help a stranded motorist or a car accident victim or two. My philosophy has always been that with hundreds if not thousands of lawyers around, you come and hire me, it is a great honor and a privilege because you could have hired anyone else. I am and will remain, your humble servant, Laurence F. Davidson. ☺

Photos and videos

My puppy. This is Abby. We got her after our 10-year old dog, Dash literally died in my arms. She had been suffering from a rare type of cancer. BIG friendly dogs are my favorite. Dash was about 90 pounds. Abby is now about 78 pounds.

Location

Davidson Legal Services of Georgia. LLC

Reviews

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Posted by laura | June 11, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
compassionate, clear and knowledgable
Mr. Davidson listened to my case with compassion and gave me clear answers as to whether or not my case was valid and why. His answers were direct and he knew the law.
Posted by Paul | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A highly knowledgeable and informative lawyer
He took my case for a lawsuit for a student loan which was past statue of limitations and put up an excellent defense for me. He was on point for writing up legal correspondence to the courts. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting get the job done! He takes the time to explain the process with you anytime of the week and on weekends. I can never thank him enough!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Davidson Legal Services of Georgia, LLC
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Mercy College
  • ABA Paralegal Degree
  • 1988
  • United States Border Patrol Academy / Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Federal Law Enforcement Degree (INS)
  • 1985
  • State University of New York, College at New Paltz
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984
  • Yorktown High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1980
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Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • John Marshall Law School (Atlanta)
  • 1995

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Athens Divorce and separation Lawyer Laurence Farrell Davidson
Laurence Farrell Davidson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Athens, GA
Licensed for 28 years
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