Jody A. Miller

Jody A. Miller

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
678-905-7562
866-319-0924
Fax:
678-348-7199
Email:

At the Atlanta, Georgia, law office of Jody A. Miller, we have assisted clients with divorce, juvenile law and general family law issues for over 20 years.

Our philosophy is to provide outstanding and creative legal services in the area of general family law in an atmosphere in which client service and communication are our priorities. We never forget that while we deal with family law issues every day, this process is new to our clients, and each client deserves legal representation by an attorney who will take the time to listen, provide information and return phone calls.

Over the past 18 years, we have been called on to represent clients in a variety of disputes regarding alimony, child support, custody and visitation, paternity, legitimation, modification, enforcement and domestic violence. As a recognized leader in the area of family law, the Atlanta community has called on Ms. Miller to handle the most challenging cases.


In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Miller is a certified mediator, collaborative law practitioner, guardian ad litem and parent coordinator.

Specialties: Family and Juvenile Law, Mediation, Collaborative Law, Guardian ad Litem, Parent Coordination, Divorce, Custody/Visitation, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Legitimation, Paternity, Alimony, Adoption, Modification/Enforcement of all Domestic Relations Orders.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law and Domestic Relations
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Alimony and Child Support
  • Modification and Enforcement of Final Decree
  • Visitation
  • Family Violence
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Juvenile Law
  • Delinquency
  • Deprivation
  • Unruliness
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Traffic and Criminal

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Mercer University School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Vice Justice, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
    • Honors: Law Review, Dean’s List, Who’s Who Among American Law Students
  • University of Georgia
    • M.B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: Graduate Business Association -- Academic Affairs Committee, Newsletter, Secretary; Graduate Business Women
    • Major: Management Information Systems
  • Emory University
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Honors: Producer of Emory Rathskellar comedy/musical performing group; Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority -- Fall Rush Chairman, Brunch Chairman, Activities Chairman, Community Service
    • Major: History & English

Published Works

  • Practicing Juvenile Law in Georgia Courts, Calendar Call, magazine of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Vol. II, No. 3, Spring 1996
  • Family Law Basics for the Non-Family Law Practitioner, Georgia Bar Journal,Vol. 2, No. 3, December 1996

Representative Cases

  • Watkins v. Watkins, Georgia Court of Appeals (2003)

Classes/Seminars

  • Solo And Small Firm Boot Camp, July 15, 2016
  • Phenomenal Women: On Top of Their Game and How They Got There, National Association for Female Executives, March 22, 2011
  • Landlord Tenant Law, Continuing Legal Education, December 9, 2008
  • Brown v. Board of Education, Addison Elementary School, Speaker, April 27, 2004
  • Solo and Small Firm Success, Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminars, 1996 - 2000
  • Juvenile Law for the New Lawyer, Georgia State University Continuing Legal Education, Speaker, November 12, 1997
  • Juveniles and the Criminal Justice System, Kennesaw State University Continuing Education, Speaker, March 21, 1997
  • Family Law Issues, Penhurst Subdivision Women's Group, Marietta, Georgia, Speaker, September 24, 1996
  • Post-divorce Issues: Enforcement and Modification of Decrees, and Step-parent Adoptions, Parents Without Partners, Speaker, May 17, 1995
  • Participant in panel of attorneys giving presentation and discussion of the law to Penhurst Subdivision Women’s Group, Marietta, Georgia, September 24, 1996; addressed issues involving family law
  • Cobb County Bar Association Family Law Seminar, Co-chairman

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Cobb County Democrat Women, Business Woman of the Year Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section, Member
  • Georgia Mediators Association, 2016 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute Of Georgia , Board Member, President (2014), 2012 - Present
  • Barrister, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inns of Court, Team Program Chair (2006-2008), 2002 - Present
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar Chairman: co-chairman of the annual Cobb County Bar Association Family Law Seminar
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Cobb County Chapter, Secretary
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section , Secretary, 2010 - 2011
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Secretary/Treasurer, 1998 - 2000
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section, Solo/Small Practitioner Section, Board of Directors, 1997 - 2003
  • State Bar of Georgia, Lawyers in Practice Committee, Younger Lawyers Section, Chairman, 1995 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vinings Business Association, Member
  • Marietta Business Association, Member
  • West Cobb Business Association, Member
  • Marietta Civitan Club, Member, Senior Citizens Chairperson, Board of Directors, Vice President, President Elect, President
  • Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Smyrna Midday Optimist Club, Vice President
  • Smyrna Optimist Club, Member, Program Committee Chairman, Board of Directors, Program Committee
  • Club Georgia Red Ribbon Campaign, Chairman
  • Club Essay Contest, Chairman
More Testimonials

Testimonials

  • Karla Adams | Senior Sourcer/Technical Recruiter

    If your looking for honesty and ethical work behavior then hire JODY. She has expert knowledge in family law and will provide you with all the answers to your questions. She is very professional! I am a client and will continue to make referrals along the way.

    ~ January 13, 2012, Karla was Jody's client ~
  • Allen Belletti | AVP Ed. Tech Engineering Innovation

    Jody did a wonderful job of sorting out the mess that I'd gotten into with my divorce. My only regret is that I didn't find her early enough to avoid the mess in the first place. If you find yourself in this sort of situation, I cannot recommend Jody highly enough!

    ~ October 26, 2010, Allen was Jody's client ~
  • Kelly Quattlebaum | Social Media Trainer, Public Speaker,...

    I have had the opportunity to network with Jody Miller for several months. Her personality, positive attitude and sense of humor have always captivated me. She is an honest, trustworthy and fair individual. She has always impressed...

    ~ July 20, 2010, Kelly was a ... ~
  • David Carter | Civil and Commercial Litigator

    I referred a client whose former divorce attorney had completely "dropped the ball" on the client's matter. Jody met with the client, developed a strategy to accomplish the client's goals, and then executed on that strategy. As a result, ...

  • Rob Stein, Esq. | Civil and Commercial Litigator

    Exceptional --- Professional --- Major Integrity --- Jody will always hold a special place in my heart ---