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About Joann

I went to law school to help make people's lives better and practicing family law has been one of the most rewarding ways in which to do that. Divorce and child custody issues involve some of the most emotionally charged and traumatic events people encounter. I enjoy (for the most part) helping folks see the light at the end of the tunnel and helping them find ways to make the best of an otherwise terrible time in their lives. While the "law" certainly is a critical part of practicing family law, my own personal experience during my divorce and subsequent custody battles (the divorce took four years to obtain and the custody battles took place about every two years for well over a decade) give me ground level experience about the emotional trauma that goes along with these types of cases. I have to say that I finally got wise and married my best friend from high school and have been happily married to him for almost 20 years. We have lots of kids (only a few of which I actually birthed - the rest came over to eat dinner and never really left) and a very firm belief that it is possible to create your own family, regardless of blood ties. (We were the "Blind Side" long before the movie came out, just for the record.) On the other hand, I served as General Counsel for a multinational corporation prior to practicing family law, so I have a strong business background and understand where the money can sometimes go in family owned businesses. I can comfortably track assests and income streams from many sources and understand how division of marital busineses can alter the business valuations. Going to court is my work version of chocolate. I absolutely love it and it has the added benefit of being fat free.

work Experience

Attorney
Neal Howard & Associates
Jan. 1, 1998 - Jan. 1, 2002
None

Assistant Attorney General
Georgia Department Of Law
Jan. 1, 2002 - Jan. 1, 2004
None

Attorney
Krevolin & Horst,Llc
Jan. 1, 2004 - Jan. 1, 2007
None

General Counsel
Textile Management Associates
Jan. 1, 2007 - Jan. 1, 2011
None

Managing Partner
Brown Williams, LLC
Jan. 1, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2013
None

Attorney
Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
Jan. 1, 2013 - Current
None

Partner
Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
Jan. 1, 2016 - Current
None

school Education

Emory University
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 1989

Auburn University at Montgomery
Masters
- 1992

University of South Carolina
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1998

bookmark Awards

Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2017
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2006

group Associations

Member
South Carolina Bar Association
1998 - Current

Member
Supreme Court of South Carolina
1998 - Current

Member
South Carolina Court of Appeals
1998 - Current

Member
Georgia State Bar Association
1999 - Current

Member
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1999 - Current

Member
Supreme Court of Georgia
1999 - Current

Member
Georgia Court of Appeals
1999 - Current

Member
United District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
2000 - Current

Member
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
2000 - Current

Member
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
2002 - Current

Member
Tennessee Court of Appeals
2012 - Current

Member
Tennessee Bar Association
2012 - Current

Member
Tennesee Supreme Court
2012 - Current

Member
District Court of South Carolina
2014 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

Tort Settlement and Recoveries as Marital Property in the Context of Divorce
CLE Proving Damages

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