Johnston & Owen, LLC

Attorneys at law

Lance N. Owen

Mr. Owen has an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. This means that a substantial group of his colleagues familiar with his professional knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication abilities, legal experience and ethical standards have anonymously rated him at the top of his peer group with the highest rating possible.  Mr. Owen has also been rated by AVVO based upon his experience, industry recognition and professional conduct. Mr. Owen has an AVVO Superb Rating of 10.0 which is also the highest rating possible.

About Me

I was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  I and grew up in the small town of Blakely, Georgia, and graduated from Early County High School in 1987.   In 1992 I received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the University of Georgia.    I received my law degree from the University of Memphis in 1995.

My legal practice began as an associate with the law firm of Shepherd & Johnston in Griffin, Georgia, in 1995. In 2004 I became a partner with the firm in 2002.   The firm of Johnston & Owen, LLC, was formed in 2018. I am currently the manager of the firm with a staffed office in Griffin and a satellite office located in Fayetteville.

A substantial part of my practice focuses on family law and domestic relations litigation.  I have handled thousands of contested and uncontested divorces; child custody matters; child support cases; legitimations; adoptions; and guardianship matters.  These cases can be extremely stressful on both the client AND the attorney, but I believe that going through my own divorce several years ago made me a better family law attorney.    I had two small children at the time.  The secure financial plan that I had established for my family’s future suddenly disappeared.  Despite being well educated about the law I still had many sleepless nights and a feeling of helplessness during the legal process.   BUT…. I got through it!   That experience helped me better understand the “client side” of the legal process, and it was definitely and eye-opener!

In every family law matter that I handle my first goal is to support the client and to make him or her recognize that there will be a day when everything is concluded. It may take some time, but it will happen.   Prospective clients quite naturally seek to hire an attorney that will obtain results that they feel are fair and appropriate.  There are the unscrupulous attorneys that will make promises that they can’t keep and promise to fully meet the client’s expectations.     We, however, do not mislead our clients.  We are committed to being truthful.  The only promises we make is that we will give them our very best, that we will take the time to learn the facts pertaining to their case, that we will have a thorough understanding of the law that is applicable to their case and that we will appear at all proceedings prepared to represent the client to the best of my ability.

Our firm also handles personal injury cases, car wreck cases and cases involving wrongful death. I have obtained multiple six figure settlements for my clients over my 29 years of practice.  During my career I have noticed something that I find quite satisfying.  A substantial number of my personal injury clients are clients that I previously represented in a prior family law matter.  This tells me that the client didn’t hire a personal injury lawyer because of a flashy advertisement or a clever slogan. They hired us because of their prior experience with me and my firm. They developed a personal relationship with us.

Please take the opportunity to click on the “Client Reviews” link to read what my former clients say about me on  This will provide a great deal of insight about the relationships that I have maintained with my clients over the past three decades.


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Griffin Office

Johnston & Owen
124 North Hill Street
Griffin, Georgia 30224

  • Phone770-227-8929
  • Fax770-229-1844
Fayetteville Office

Johnston & Owen
110 Habersham Drive, Suite 201
Fayetteville, Georgia 30215

  • Phone770-371-5023, Ext 204
McDonough Office

Johnston & Owen
18 Atlanta Street, Suite 300
McDonough, Georgia 30253

  • Phone678-583-1390
Our Mailing Address

Johnston & Owen
P.O. Drawer L
Griffin, Georgia 30224