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 Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis in 1995. After graduating from law school he accepted a position with Shepherd & Johnston, LLP, in Griffin, Georgia, and became a partner with the firm in 2001. In 2018 the firm became Johnston & Owen, LLP.
Mr. Owen has substantial experience in family law and domestic relations matters including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, paternity, legitimation, adoption and preparation of prenuptial agreements. He is the father of two daughters, Olivia Grace and Ava. Mr. Owen understands that family law cases are very personal matters especially when children are involved. He believes that his own divorce case gave him a new perspective and that it helped him become a better family law attorney.
Mr. Owen has tried hundreds of divorce and custody cases in Fayette, Henry, Spalding, Coweta, Pike, Upson, Lamar, Butts and Monroe counties. He believes that it is critical for every family law attorney to limit his practice primarily to family law matters, and to have substantial experience before the judges that will determine the outcome of his clients’ cases. Mr. Owen also believes that it is an attorney’s responsibility to be familiar with the strategy and litigation tactics of opposing counsel. Favorable online reviews and q good marketing strategy are NOT a substitute for experience.
Mr. Owen has built his reputation by being honest with his clients. He will not undertake representation of any client without providing that client with a thorough and honest assessment of the client’s case. This assessment will include the projected likelihood of achieving the results that the client hopes to obtain. Mr. Owen often advises prospective clients against pursuing particular courses of action, or to do a bit of planning prior to taking action. He believes that not every attorney has the ability to be a great litigator, but that ALL attorneys (and people) have the ability to be HONEST. Mr. Owen also believes that the only promises that any attorney should make to his 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).