Lance N. Owen
Lance N. Owen was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1992 with a B.A. in Political Science. Mr. Owen received his law degree from the University of Memphis in 1995. After graduating from law school he accepted a position with Shepherd & Johnston in Griffin, Georgia, and became a partner with the firm in 2001. The firm became known as Johnston, Owen & Bullard in 2006.
Mr. Owen has substantial experience in family law and domestic relations matters including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, paternity, legitimation, adoption and prenuptial agreements. He is the father of two daughters, Olivia Grace and Ava. Mr. Owen believes that his own divorce helped him become a better family law attorney. He understands that divorce cases and cases involving children are very personal and that the legal process can often be emotionally overwhelming.
Mr. Owen has tried hundreds of divorce and custody cases in Fayette, Henry, Spalding, Coweta, Pike, Upson, Lamar, Butts, Monroe and Clayton counties. He believes that it is critical for every attorney to have substantial trial experience before the judge to whom his client’s case is assigned. Mr. Owen also believes that it is an attorney’s responsibility to be familiar with the strategy and litigation tactics of the opposing attorney. There is just no substitute for experience.
Mr. Owen has built his reputation by being honest with his clients. He refuses to tell prospective clients what they want to hear and he will not undertake representation of a client without providing the client with a thorough and honest assessment of his or her case. Mr. Owen believes that the only promises that he should make to a client is that he will do quality work, that he will be prepared when the case goes to court and that he will represent his client to the best of his ability.
Mr. Owen has extensive experience in the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals. Some of his appellate cases include Murray v. Gardner, 259 Ga. App. 725 (2003); Eubanks v. Rabon, 281 Ga. 708 (2007); Cook v. Cook, 280 Ga. 768 (2007); Killingsworth v. Killingsworth, 286 Ga. 234 (2009); and Guerrero v. Guerrero, 296 Ga. 432 (2015).