Jim Neil Peterson Jr

Jim Neil Peterson Jr

The Peterson Firm
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Georgia
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With more than 35 years of legal experience, Jim focuses his practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, support modifications, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Prior to founding The Peterson Firm, Jim worked for a large Atlanta law firm handling complicated corporate litigation cases. This invaluable experience provided Jim the knowledge and skills necessary to handle complex divorce cases involving significant assets and family businesses.

Jim has substantial trial experience (both jury and non-jury) and has argued numerous landmark cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Most of Jim's clients come as referrals from other attorneys and former clients who know and respect his professional reputation. Jim's clients have ranged from stay-at-home parents to attorneys, business leaders, professional athletes, professors, airline pilots and doctors.

Consistently recognized as one of the top 5% of all divorce attorneys in the State of Georgia, Jim has been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list as published in Atlanta Magazine every year since 2008 and has been named as a member of the "Georgia Elite" by Georgia Trend Magazine every year since 2008.

Jim is an avid cyclist, runner and triathlete, and he has competed in numerous marathons, century bike races, 4 Ironman Triathlons and 3 half-Ironman Triathlons.

Mississippi College School of Law
J.D. (1984)
Activities: Mississippi College Law Review (1982-1984)
Appalachian State University
B.A. (1980)
Professional Experience
The Peterson Firm
- Current
Speaking Engagements
How to try a Divorce case, Masters in Trial, Atlanta, Georgia
Valuing and Dividing Business Assets, Complex Assets in Divorce, Atlanta, Georgia
National Business Institute
Top Attorneys in Georgia
Super Lawyers Magazine
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Georgia Legal Elite
Georgia Trend Magazine
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Client Choice Award
Professional Associations
Atlanta Bar Association
Activities: Family Law Section
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Old War Horse Club
State Bar of Georgia
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section (admitted 1984), Services Committee (1985-1994)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • English
Websites & Blogs
The Peterson Firm
Jim Peterson profile
Contact & Map
1355 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Telephone: (404) 719-5179