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Lauren Deal

Criminal defense Attorney at Macon, GA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Deal Law Firm, LLC, Formerly Lauren Love, prosecutor


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About Lauren

Learn Lauren’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Former prosecutor and trial attorney, experienced in all areas of criminal law, including traffic offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies, probation revocations, and appeals, Won jury verdicts on cases including DUI, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, burglary, armed robbery, and murder.

    16 years, 100 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Experienced advocate for divorce with child custody and child support; divorce with property issues; divorce to escape family violence; uncontested divorce.

    8 years, 75 cases

  3. Family
    30%
    Experienced with legitimation and custody; adoptions including DFCS, newborn, and stepparent adoptions; child custody modifications; TPOs (Temporary Protective Orders); public school student tribunals and disciplinary hearings

    8 years, 75 cases

Why did I become a lawyer? When I was a kid, I loved reading Nancy Drew and watching black and white reruns of Perry Mason. I grew up out in the woods, and we could only get a few stations thanks to the tall antenna on top of our house.

After college, I taught at Jefferson County High School in Louisville, Georgia. Many of my students only had one picture of their father: his prison photo. Many of my students were desperate for an adult to listen to them, and they needed fathers in their lives.

For eight years, I worked as a prosecutor in a district attorney's office. In Georgia, we send far too many people to prison, for far too long. Many times, we hurt families more than we help our communities. A wise older District Attorney told me that my job as a proscutor was to figure out who we were scared of, and who we were just angry at. We shouldn't be sending people to prison because we are mad at them.

As a criminal defense and family law attorney, my goal is simple: if we aren't afraid of someone harming his or her family or neighborhood, we shouldn't keep him away from his family or neighborhood. MOST parents should have a relationship with their children, and MOST criminal defendants should not be in prison.

Licensed for 16 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Lauren

Deal Law Firm, LLC
901B Washington Ave.
Macon, GA, 31201

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Posted by Jan | September 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Lauren is awesome!
I am so grateful that I was given Lauren's name as a referral during my extreme time of need. She is kind. She listens intently and never talks down, she is wise, smart and thorough. Lauren is not only extremely professional, but she is also very personable and relatable. She is well versed in family law and has dealt with many cases of family violence and knows how to advise and protect her clients. I felt that I not only had a dedicated protector in my corner - but also a friend who genuinely cared. I am so thankful to have had her as my attorney and highly recommend her and her firm!
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Response from Lauren Deal December 9, 2019
Jan, thank you for your kind review! I am so pleased with how our case ended. Thank you for trusting me!
Posted by Jennifer | December 10, 2018
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amazing
I went through an extremely complicated divorce and custody battle, Lauren Deal was there for me. She gave me hope at the darkest moments of my life. She took my case, as messed up as it was, and saw through the ugliness of the other side. Most would say she went up against the devil fearless. Thank you Lauren for all you do. Your truly an inspiration.
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Posted by Bri | December 10, 2018
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Lauren will fight for you!!!!
Lauren Deak is a phenomenal attorney. She is kind, compassionate, listens to your story with interest and truly wants to help. She has a firm understanding of the law and is gifted in communication skills to help you succeed in court as well as be confident in doing so. I gained security and safety through her in a very scary time in my life. Hopefully I won’t, but if I ever need a good lawyer again, I know who to call.
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Posted by James | September 9, 2018
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Phenomenal Attorney - First Class Litigator!
I had been dealing with a very complicated legal matter over a ten-year period. Over this period of time, jurisdiction was moved from one state to another state. I visited with multiple lawyers in multiple states and none of them seemed to be able to help my cause. Eventually, jurisdiction for this case moved to Georgia and I lived in another state. Not knowing any attorneys in Georgia, I took to the internet and after reading numerous reviews I settled on Laura Deal, located in Macon, Georgia. On my first call to the Lauren’s office, the person who answered the telephone was a lady named Lee Love, who impressed me immediately with her professionalism, friendliness and full understanding of my situation. Lee set up a conference call with Lauren Deal and after that conference call, I knew Lauren was the right attorney for my case. What I like about Lauren Deal: 1. She is a good listener, has a mind like a “steel trap” and she is no nonsense. 2. She quickly accesses your case and recommends a strategy along with corresponding tactics to remedy your case. 3. She tells you what she is going to do, when she will do it, delivers on agreed upon timelines and keeps you abreast with timely updates. 4. She ensures either she or her staff follows up on emails and telephone calls in an expeditious manner. 5. She is like a “dog on a bone” in the courtroom; you are glad she is representing you vs. the other side. 6. Lastly, Lauren is a great value lawyer, she provides a stellar ROI.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2017
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She is a fighter
She handled my divorce and custody issues. She really knows the law and was very confident in the courtroom, which helped me feel better about things. She also worked with me to get things together to have the best chance at getting custody. Also, she was real down to Earth and I never felt like she talked down to me.
Posted by Dustin | August 2, 2017
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Top pick
Great Attorney She is very Knowledgeable and stays on top of the case every step of the way Highly recommended
Posted by Lynn | May 31, 2017
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best choice
I was lucky to find such a gem. She really helped me in a most difficult situation.
Posted by Lashonda | May 23, 2017
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One of a kind!
Lauren is awesome! I've never met anyone like her. She is so sweet and loving and she treats you like family. She handles your case quickly and you're always in the loop. Once I hired Lauren I had no worries. She works around the clock on your case and she answers any questions that you may have. When the case is over she still texts and calls to check on you.
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Posted by Ann | May 22, 2017
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Amazing
I hired Lauren in September of 2016 for a custody modification. She has helped me through so much and has truly been a blessing. I could have never asked for anything more, she has gone above and beyond. She has made herself available and has been so easy to talk with. I truly feel like she is a member of my family and i definitely know I wouldn't be where I am today with out her. I would reccomend her to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Posted by Jessica | June 22, 2016
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Wonderful attorney
We hired Lauren to represent us in my husband adopting my son! She has been absolutely wonderful! She answered all our countless questions regardless of how many time we have asked them. She has helped calm us during the chaos! She is just wonderful!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Deal Law Firm, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Monroe County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit - Judge John Lee Parrott
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Summer Intern/Law Clerk
  • Judge Walter McMillan, Jr.
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Teacher
  • Jefferson County High School
  • 2000 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Agnes Scott College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Girl Scouts USA
  • 1994

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lauren is a great lawyer. She is brilliant and fearless. Anyone who hires her, is lucky to have them on her side."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, without reservation. As my college classmate at ASC, Ms. Deal regularly impressed me with her insight, diligence and analytical ability."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is a fantastic attorney. Her many years of trial work have helped her to develop an excellent ability to convey to a jury the important issues of any case. Her ambition and drive push her to be one of the most prepared attorneys in any court. Her passion for the law and for her clients ensure that she will provide the best representation possible. Her professionalism and candor with other attorneys and the bench guarantee that every avenue and aspect of the case will be pursued in efforts to reach a resolution that is consistent with her client's goals."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I am glad she has opened a practice in Bibb County. She is a great trial attorney and extremely knowledgable in criminal defense."
Divorce and separation