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Patricia A. King named Georgia Juvenile Court Attorney of the Year

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Patricia A. King with First Lady of Georgia, Sandra Deal

Attorney Patricia A. King was recently named the Georgia Juvenile Court Attorney of the Year at the Georgia Conference on Children and Families (GCCF) in Augusta, recognizing her work in the area of child advocacy.  GCCF is the largest annual interdisciplinary event in Georgia designed to bring together communities across the state serving children and families.  Ms. King was awarded the honor by First Lady of Georgia Sandra Deal.

Thompson, Meier & King welcome a new family law attorney and paralegal to the firm

WELCOME! We’re pleased to announce that Cynthia L. Patton and Katie Crockett have joined our firm and will be assisting clients in family law matters including divorce, alimony, custody, child support, grandparent & family member visitation, contempt, modification, pre-nuptial agreement, and step-parent adoption.

Attorney Patton brings more than 16 years of experience advising clients in their personal family matters, is a Georgia Supreme Court Registered Neutral (mediator), was  recognized as one of Georgia’s Top Lawyers in 2009, and served the Cobb County Bar Association as President of the Family Law Section and on the Board of Trustees.  In addition, she taught the Family Law course of North Metro Technical College’s Paralegal Program for several years.

Senior Paralegal Katie Crockett also has more than 16 years of experience in family law matters, has managed a law firm office, and excels in guiding clients toward the best results possible while never losing sight of what is most important to their family.

Welcome, Rachel D. Conley, to the firm!

Thompson, Meier & King, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Rachel D. Conley as an associate attorney. Ms. Conley received a dual degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Georgia and obtained her Juris Doctorate from the Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law. She served as a judicial intern for two judges in Macon before becoming a judicial staff attorney to Hon. David L. Cannon, Jr., in the Superior Court of Cherokee County, where she served for three years prior to joining Thompson, Meier & King. Ms. Conley concentrates her practice in the area of domestic and family law.

Thompson, Meier & King, P.C. expands

We are proud to announce Thompson, Meier & King, P.C.’s expansion with the opening of our Blue Ridge office. Thompson, Meier & King has been active in all courts in the Appalachian Circuit since the firm’s inception and has received various awards and recognition within the legal community. It will be our pleasure to be able to better serve clients and the communities in Gilmer and Fannin Counties through our new location of 730 East Second Street, Suite 105, Blue Ridge, Georgia. Please call us for further information or to schedule your appointment.

Patricia King now a registered neutral with GAOC and Commission on Dispute Resolution

trish-kingThompson, Meier & King is pleased to announce that the firm has another mediator among the partners.  Patricia “Trish” King is now a registered neutral with the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts and the Commission on Dispute Resolution, following 90 hours of training through Henning Mediation and Arbitration Services, Inc., with an emphasis on Domestic Mediation.  Trish brings to her skill as a mediator over 25 years of extensive experience in family law, having concentrated her practice throughout her career in child custody and visitation, divorce, property division, separation issues, child support, alimony, modification actions, enforcement of court orders, pre and postnuptial agreements, paternity and legitimation, adoption and child welfare.  Over her career, Trish has represented parties, including as an advocate for children, in numerous mediations and knows from a litigant’s standpoint the benefits of mediating.  She looks forward to utilizing her experience in assisting the parties in their efforts to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution to their dispute.

Thompson, King, Carlile and Reddy attend Best Practices conference

bg-1-136612Attorneys Dana Thompson, Trish King, Ashley Carlile and Kathy Reddy attended the Best Practices Conference on Jekyll Island, hosted by the Ninth Judicial Administrative District Office of Dispute Resolution.  The conference, which was attended by judges, family law attorneys, mediators and counselors from the north Georgia area, focused on best practices and emerging topics in child custody cases.

Attorneys Will Tate and Lauren Keller have joined our firm

Thompson, Meier and King P.C. is pleased to announce that Will Tate and Lauren Keller have joined the firm as associate attorneys.

Will is a graduate of Pickens High School. After high school he attended Georgia Tech where he obtained both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. After a few years working as a project engineer, he left to attend law school at Georgia State. After graduation he worked for an Atlanta law firm that specialized in construction disputes and then represented clients in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Will enjoys mountain biking, hiking, college sports (especially Georgia Tech), and working on any mechanical or household project. Will is married to a physician practicing in Canton and is the father to two wonderful boys. Will represents clients in civil litigation, construction disputes and bankruptcy cases.

Lauren grew up in the Woodstock area and attended Lassiter High School. Lauren received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her law degree from the University of Georgia. After law school, Lauren practiced criminal defense in Henry and Clayton counties and is an experienced trial attorney. When she’s not in the courtroom, Lauren enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and cheering on her favorite college team (especially Florida State). Lauren handles juvenile, family law and civil litigation cases.