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Catherine Verdery Ryan

Child custody Attorney at Augusta, GA

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1990
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Catherine Ryan, with 25 years of experience, is well acquainted with the stress, turmoil and uncertaintly that divorce and other family matters create. Ms. Ryan will thoroughly review all issues with you and will explain, educate, and explore your options with you. While the issues arising in virtually all divorce and family actions are similiar, Ms. Ryan is well aware that each situation is different and is committed to meeting the individual needs of each client.  Ms. Ryan offers compassionate representation and ensures close and prompt contact directly with her clients. You will not simply be "passed off" to an assistant or paralegal to handle your case.


Catherine Verdery Ryan
16 Ninth Street
Augusta, GA, 30901

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Posted by Ryan | December 7, 2022
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Catherine really cares about what she does. She not only helped me, but she helped my child. My kiddo was her main concern during the whole process. She is extremely professional, and I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. She doesn't tell you what you want to hear, she tells you what you need to hear, which is far better.
Posted by Nick | August 31, 2022
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Highly recommended.
Catherine did an excellent job in court under trying circumstances. You will get great service. She listens and gives good advice. She was correct in her predictions of certain outcomes. She will not let you down. I was in fairly bad situation and she was able to turn it around. The deal was phenomenal considering, in fact I got everything I could realistically hope for. Could not recommend Catherine more.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2018
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In Need of an Excellent Advocate? Hire Catherine Ryan!
I have been nothing but impressed with Ms. Ryan's conduct as an attorney. She took on the case when no one else (qualified) would (due to the work it would entail) and while her prices are high, so too were the prices of all other attorney's interviewed. She took on a case that had been dumped by an earlier attorney and work tirelessly to educate herself on the nuances of it. Ms. Ryan arrived in court and represented the case well, even better than the earlier attorney, who, admittedly, was practicing outside of his wheelhouse. She ensured that we had the best possible outcome that we could have hoped for in that situation, and when the next hearing arose and the results were the opposite, she has not stopped advocating on our behalf. Ms. Ryan is accomplished, tenacious, and honorable (an oftentimes rare quality in this field) attorney. Ms. Ryan does not perceive you merely as a source of income, but as a person and she has always seemed as invested in the outcome of our case as we are, which is the mark of a truly great attorney. You would be wise to secure her talents on your behalf if you are ever in need of an attorney who specializes in Family law.
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Posted by Helen | October 21, 2013
Professional Service with expert knowledge
Ms. Ryan has been my go-to lawyer for many years now. I have always depended on Ms. Ryan to give me what I needed to know and hear not what I wanted to know and hear. Ms. Ryan has always been honest and upfront about my case. I would highly recommend Ms. Ryan for any legal need.
Posted by Julie | July 12, 2018
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Do NOT Hire Catherine Ryan
Ms. Ryan was referred to me by a former legal advisor. For the past two years she has done only 13 collective hours of work on my case and withheld the substantial retainer that I provided. I have never had to do more legwork, fact checking or following up and have never been more disappointed or frustrated with a professional service in my life. I feel lied to, cheated out of several thousand dollars, and robbed of my own time and energy. Now that I have asked to cease and desist all legal activity with this “lawyer”, and to be remitted the remaining funds so that I can seek other counsel, I am being completely ignored by her office. Do NOT hire Catherine Ryan.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law offices of Catherine Verdery Ryan
  • 1989 - Present


  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983


  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

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