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 with regard to what his clients experience, 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 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.
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 including the projected likelihood of achieving the results that the client hopes to attain. Mr. Owen may advise a prospective client not to pursue a particular course of action that the client is determined to pursue even though his recommendation will prevent him from being paid a retainer fee. He believes that not every attorney has the ability to be an exceptional advocate, but that every attorney does have the ability to be honest with clients. 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).