Mr. Eric A. Ballinger

Attorney at Law
Contact: (770) 479-2020
Law Schools: Atlanta Law School
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta
Jurisdictions: Georgia
11th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Mr. Eric A. Ballinger
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.
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Education Law
  • 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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
11th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
General Civil Mediation (Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution)
Domestic Relations Mediation (Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution)
Professional Experience
Shareholder, The Law Offices of Eric A. Ballinger, LL.M., P.C.
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.
Atlanta Law SchoolLL.M.Litigation
John Marshall Law School - AtlantaJ.D.Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, West Publishing Award, Corpus Juris Secumdum Award, American Jurisprudence Award
Gannon UniversityB.A.History, English Literature
Honors: Student Body Vice President
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
Member, Canton Optimists
Chairman of the Board, Cherokee County DUI/Drug Treatment Court Foundation
Activities: Founding Board Member and Chair.
Steering Committee, Leadership Cherokee
Activities: Graduate, Leadership Cherokee Class of 2004.
Board of Directors , Cherokee County Historical Society
Representative, Blue RIdge Judicial Circuit , State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors
Member, Knights of Columbus
Member, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
President, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Bar Association
Activities: Member of Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Bar Association since 1993.


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151 West Main Street
Suite 302
Canton, GA 30114
Telephone: (770) 479-2020
Telephone: (770) 479-2020
Fax: (770) 479-2055