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Christine Michele Cruse

Adoption Attorney at Warner Robins, GA

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1998
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Christine

Learn Christine’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    Stepparent Adoptions and familial adoption cases.

    20 years

  2. Family
    Legitimation and Visitation Rights-Specializing in uncontested establishment of custodial rights and visitation.

    20 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    Uncontested Divorces with or without children and/or property.

    20 years

  4. Personal injury
    Wrongful death and substantial injuries.

    20 years


Attorney Christine Cruse, a New York native, graduated from Rutger's University in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She attended Mercer University's Walter F. George School Of Law, graduating in 1998.

After graduating from law school, Christine worked as a recruiter for the law school before joining the Houston County District Attorney's office. While there, she handled all felony property crimes and co-chaired several major felony cases during her first year. She then left to serve as inhouse counsel for Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox/Licensing Department where she practiced administrative law and assisted various boards in the creation of new rules and regulations.

Christine returned to the Houston County D.A.'s office a year later to specialize in the prosecution of all felony physical and sexual abuse crimes commited against children. She tried a myriad of cases from murders to serious aggravated child molestations and was successful in obtaining high sentences for violent sex offenders following their convictions. She also served as the head of Houston County's Child Fatality Committee and the Child Abuse Multi-disciplinary team for nearly four years.

Proudly on October 3, 2011, Christine M. Cruse launched The Law Office of Christine M. Cruse, where she specializes in Family Law, Military Family Law Issues and Criminal Defense.   Christine has had over 8 years of experience in private practice first with the Gomez Law Group and then with the Rockefeller Law Center (since the firm's inception in 2005) before launching her own practice.   In addition, she specializes in personal injury matters and currently has the honor and privilege of representing (as co-counsel) one of the victims of the awful "Perry Hospital Mammogram Scandal" which is currently pending.  Furthermore, Christine is a State-Certified Family Law and General Civil Mediator and is available to mediate your case.


Platinum Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012
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Christine M. Cruse, P.C.
128 Tommy Stalnaker Dr.
Suite 100
Warner Robins, GA, 31088-9195


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  12 customer reviews
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Client's Choice
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Posted by Shannon | July 11, 2013
The BEST attorney in Warner Robins (or ANYWHERE!!)
Ms. Cruse and her team go well above and beyond any attorney we have used in the past. She is very passionate about her work and will fight hard to get what you deserve. I will definitely use her again (she will be the only attorney I will ever use again)! Ms. Cruse kept me informed every step of the way by phone calls, emails, text, ect. Unlike my previous experiences with attorneys, Ms. Cruse notified me on every detail about my case the same day she was notified. Ms. Cruse kept her professionalism at all times even when it became heated during mediation. She kept us "cool and collected" and fought and received everything I asked for! I will sing her praises to anyone looking for a great attorney who is not scared to fight for their clients. She puts her heart into everything she does with much integrity and dedication to her clients. She fought long and hard for my husband’s children. Our case became very complicated (due to the other party) and didn’t seem to be fazed by the constant changes or the absurd lies. My husband received everything he asked for and more! Thank you Ms. Cruse and your team for an awesome job!
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
I could not ask for a better attorney! Ms. Cruse guided me through my entire divorce and was a strong advocate on my behalf. She knows the law and is very personable. I also noticed how other attorneys and judges give her the upmost respect. I am glad that I had such a competent attorney on my side!
Posted by Pamela | February 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Honest Attorney
From the time my case opened to the time it closed this office has been professional, passionate and extremely efficient. I felt as though my case mattered and was a priority, despite knowing she is in high demand and very busy. She was able to easily explain any legal aspect of my case with care. She also took the time to explain each step so I knew exactly what to expect. It takes a special person to handle family law cases correctly and Christine Cruse is a very talented attorney. Her personality and professionalism is unmatched and is absolutely perfect for the field of family law.
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Posted by Antonio ( DOD Contractor) | August 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Middle Georgia!
First of all, I want to thank Mrs. Christine Cruse and her amazing team for representing me and that I am very grateful, humble and pleased for what she has accomplished during the tenure while I've being stationed and deployed in the Middle East. Mrs. Cruse is professional, knowledgeable, educated, sharp and knows the business in family law and all the areas of her practice. Honestly, I can write many pages of what she has done, all positive during my case from start to finish. The line of communication was always there throughout my divorce process. She is very understanding, easy to talk with and is a multi tasker in and out of court. I recommend all military,contractor personnel and anyone requiring legal representation to hire her. She is very honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth she will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. She protected me the entire time while defending for the best outcome also. Mrs. Cruse is well respected in the law business and the community and has earned her respect following the values of her faith and commitment to her vocation. Mrs. Cruse efforts and expertise has changed my life and put me back on the right track after going through a rough divorce. I rate Mrs. Cruse's firm as the best in Warner Robins Georgia. Trust me you will be more than pleased. Last of all, she is intelligent fighter in the courtroom for you. Mrs, Cruse, thank you for all. God bless you and your team!
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Passionate, she is about results. Very easy to talk to.
Posted by Paul | December 28, 2014
Professional, Compassionate and Fully Capable; blessed to have Christine as my attorney!
As a father seeking primary custody of his children via an unexpected divorce, the whole process was quite intimidating to say the least. This is where Christine came in. She was so much more than an attorney serving as a counselor and a confidant while also providing sound legal advice in regards to every possible scenario. Mrs. Cruse displayed professionalism and expert ability/skill both in and out of the courtroom. Ultimately, Mrs. Cruse successfully argued custody in my favor not once but twice. In due course, Mrs. Cruse did so much more than provide legal counsel to fight for custody; she assisted in restoring my faith in humanity. I know that this is written from a male’s perspective but I can also say from personal family experience that Mrs. Cruse supports her female clients in the same manner. THANK YOU CHRISTINE M. CRUSE!!!
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Posted by Brian | February 11, 2014
Christine M. Cruse is the Lawyer you want on your side!
Christine M. Cruse was the 3rd lawyer I used in my case and I wish I went to her in the first place. There are many lawyer in the Middle Georgia area but they are all not equal. Christine M. Cruse is by far the best and easiest to work with. Her and her staff will keep you informed on your case and provide you with expert advice.
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Posted by Adam | November 11, 2012
Best attorney in town!
I used Christine Cruse to handle the adoption of my step daughter. She was very professional in handling my case. She and her staff kept me very informed on the status of my case. A process that I thought was going to take several months was done in just over a months time. I will continue to use Christine Cruse for all my legal needs in the future.
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Posted by Jennifer | November 5, 2012
Social Worker
I have used Christine for her legal services in the past. Since that time, I have referred clients to Christine because of her dedication to excellence. Christine is a lawyer, community leader and an advocate for justice based on what is in the best interest of the client. I would recommend her to anyone!!!!!
Posted by Gwendolyn | October 29, 2012
Very Professional
Ms Cruse was my lawyer during a very long custody battle, and she was well worth every penny that I paid. She answered any question in a timely manner, She kept me very well informed on everything. She was great in the court room. She is professional but she is also very down to earth and easy to converse with.
Posted by Tiffany | October 22, 2012
Very Professional
Christine Cruse Law Firm was recommended to me by a former teacher on mine and it was the best choice I ever made considering my case. Her office staff is very professional and respond to you in a timey manner, whether its during work hours or afterwards they are always available. The relationship Ms Cruse establish with her clients is amicable. She is definitely one of a kind and does her job very well. She does what is best for her clients. She listens to your ideas and thoughts and makes sure you are provided with the best service possible. Compared to other attorneys I have seen in action, she is nothing like them. Ms Cruse is definitely here to make sure you are pleased with the service provided. I would recommend her service to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2012
Out of State Adoption
Ms. Cruse really put my mind at ease. I am adopting my nephew and she made what appeared to be a very daunting process a smooth one. She gave me step by step instructions on what I needed to do, an idea of how long the process should take, an estimate of the associated expenses, and a window of time for completion. I highly recommend her!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Rockefeller Law Center
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Gomez Law Group
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Georgia Secretary Of State's Office
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Houston County District Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2004
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  • Mercer University-W. George L.S.
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Taylor v. State, 259 Ga. App. 457, 576 S.E.2d 916 (Ga. App., 2003)
  • Upheld


  • Houston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Community Education Law Clinic
  • Family Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Christine
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is a competent and diligent adversary. She practices with respect for the Court and opposing counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christine Cruse. She is a tireless advocate for her clients and has been a tremendous mentor to me. She is well-known and respected in the legal community, and I would have no qualms about referring her clients."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine Cruse is a highly skilled attorney, valued by her clients and well respected in the legal community. She is hard-working, knowledgeable, and extremely proficient in her practice areas. I have recommended her without hesitation and will continue to do so."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable in her field of practice. She has assisted me with various cases. She is dedicated to her cases and clients. I would highly recommend her and have done so in the past."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine Cruse is a truly exceptional attorney. She is a prepared, proficient and powerful advocate for her clients."
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