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Allen Harris draws on his decades of experience in family law to provide Georgia families with knowledgeable legal guidance through complex situations. From divorce and child custody to alimony and prenuptial agreements, Allen F. Harris focuses on providing compassionate counsel, while zealously advocating on behalf of his clients.
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Alyssa focuses on providing clients with empathetic and responsive counsel. Having been through a divorce herself, Alyssa understands that clients are going through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Alyssa has been exclusively practicing family law since 2018. She previously worked as a prosecutor.
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Allen F. Harris is a founding partner of Harris Divorce & Family Law, an Atlanta-based law firm dedicated solely to resolving family law and divorce-related matters. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Allen has gained a thorough understanding of the complex and sensitive issues family law cases often involve, and has extensive experience handling legal concerns related to child custody, child visitation, alimony, child support, property division and prenuptial agreements.
Allen graduated from Mercer School of Law with honors in 1985 and spent the first year of his legal career serving as a law clerk for judges on the South Georgia Judicial Circuit. After his clerkship ended, Allen took a position with an Atlanta insurance defense firm where he gained invaluable trial practice experience and knowledge. Allen is honored to have received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can achieve. He has also authored several articles on family law topics, is a frequently featured legal seminar speaker and remains an active member of several professional organizations, including the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Atlanta Bar Association (Family Law Section) and State Bar of Georgia (Family Law Section).
Allen represents clients in divorce and family law matters throughout the North Atlanta area, including Roswell, Marietta, East Cobb, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, Cumming, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Buckhead, Vinings, and Sandy Springs.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Alyssa joined Harris Divorce and Family Law in January of 2020.
Alyssa earned her Juris Doctor at Georgia State University College of Law. She previously received a Masters degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelors degree from the University of West Georgia.
While in law school, Alyssa was an active member of the Family Law Society and served as a student member of the Welton Family Law Inn of Court. During an internship with a local family law attorney, Alyssa developed her passion for family law. During her third year of law school, Alyssa interned with the Honorable Jane C. Barwick of the Superior Court of Fulton County, Family Division, where she observed numerous court proceedings and conducted extensive and complex research on the subject of family law.
Alyssa was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Family Law in 2016. Alyssa co-founded the Georgia State University Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) and was the chapter President for three years. Alyssa became a prosecutor after law school but made the switch to family law in 2018. Alyssa is, currently, a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the 2019-2020 Chairperson of the Animal Law Section.
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