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 Mr. Owen engaged in the practice of law with William G. Johnston, III, in Griffin, Georgia for over 23 years and was managing partner with the law firm of Johnston, Owen & Bullard. In 2018 the law firm of Johnston & Owen, LLC, was established following Mr. Johnston’s untimely passing.
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 domestic agreements. He is the father of two daughters, Olivia and Ava. Mr. Owen understands that family law cases are very personal matters especially when children are involved. He believes that his own divorce 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 handled thousand of divorce and custody cases in the Fayette, Henry, Spalding, Coweta, Pike, Upson, Lamar, Butts and Monroe County courts. 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, and he believes that an attorney also has a responsibility to be know the strategy and litigation tactics of opposing counsel.
Mr. Owen has an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. This means that a substantial group of his colleagues familiar with his legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication abilities, legal experience and ethical standards have anonymously rated him professionally and have given him the highest rating possible. Mr. Owen has additionally been rated by AVVO.com based upon his experience, industry recognition and professional conduct. Mr. Owen has an AVVO Superb Rating of 10.0.
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. He believes that not every attorney has the ability to be an exceptional advocate, but that every attorney has the ability to be honest with his or her client. Mr. Owen also believes that the only promises that any attorney should make to a client is that the attorney will do quality work, that he will be prepared if and when the case goes to court and that he will represent the client to the best of his or her 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).