Mr. Eric A. Ballinger

Mr. Eric A. Ballinger

Attorney at Law
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence...
  • Georgia
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Summary

Prior to attending law school, I served in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer. I served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, Instructor, Battalion Staff Officer and an Infantry Rifle Company Commander.

I began practicing law in Canton, Georgia in 1993. After obtaining a Master of Laws concentrating in litigation, I logged several thousand hours in the courtroom developing a practice in domestic relations, criminal law and commercial litigation. In 2007 I was certified as a mediator, using my years of courtroom experience coupled with alternative dispute resolution training to help people resolve complex issues without excessive unnecessary costs of litigation. Conversely, I am able to apply the tactics and techniques I learn as a mediator as a tool to more effectively advocate for my clients.

Education
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
LL.M. / Litigation
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Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
J.D. / Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude, West Publishing Award, Corpus Juris Secumdum Award, American Jurisprudence Award
Gannon University
B.A. / History, English Literature
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Honors: Student Body Vice President
Professional Experience
Shareholder
The Law Offices of Eric A. Ballinger, LL.M., P.C.
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I have practiced law in Canton, Georgia since 1993. I have tried over 100 cases to judgement, including criminal and civil trials. I represent clients in a variety of areas including Domestic Relations, Probate, Criminal Defense and General Litigation. I have a very hands on approach in working my case load and I am dedicated to serving my clients. I strive to work with my clients as a team in reaching their legal goals.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Family Law Review
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
Certifications
General Civil Mediation
Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
Domestic Relations Mediation
Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
Awards
Chief Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service
Chief Justice Commission of Professionalism
Legal Elite
Georgia Trend Magazine
Each year Georgia Trend Magazine selects the best lawyers in Georgia.
Professional Associations
Canton Optimists
Member
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Cherokee County DUI/Drug Treatment Court Foundation
Chairman of the Board
- Current
Activities: Founding Board Member and Chair.
Leadership Cherokee
Steering Committee
- Current
Activities: Graduate, Leadership Cherokee Class of 2004.
Cherokee County Historical Society
Board of Directors
- Current
State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors
Representative, Blue RIdge Judicial Circuit
- Current
Knights of Columbus
Member
- Current
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Bar Association
President
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Activities: Member of Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Bar Association since 1993.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
11th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MC, Amex, Discover
  • Contingent Fees
    Will accept contingent fees for limited matters.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Retainers depend on complexity of case. Retainer will be quoted at the conclusion of consultation.
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Education Law
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Office
151 West Main Street
Suite 302
Canton, GA 30114
USA
Telephone: (770) 479-2020
Telephone: (770) 479-2020
Fax: (770) 479-2055