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Eric S. Abney

Affiliate Attorney

  • Georgia State University

    Atlanta, Georgia 2017

    Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Summa Cum Laude)

  • University of Georgia

    Athens, Georgia 2020

    Juris Doctor


Eric Abney grew up in Newnan, Georgia. Prior to attending law school, Eric worked as a Pastor in his local church. He earned his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, at Georgia State University, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia.

Eric is a family law attorney in Carrollton, Georgia. Since Eric has a background in ministry and counseling, he has a unique set of skills that he is able to bring to family matters. This is one of the reasons he is so well suited for family law. He is experienced in most every area of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, contempt, paternity, legitimation, prenuptial agreements, and adoption.

Prior to opening his own law firm, Eric served as a judicial staff intern in the Superior Court of Athens-Clarke County under the honorable Eric W. Norris. He also worked as an intern at the University of Georgia's Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic as well as the Public Interest Practicum.

While in law school, Eric was a successful member of the Moot Court Team and was a semifinalist in the Intrastate Moot Court Competition, a semifinalist in the Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition, and a Quarterfinalist in the Herman E. Talmadge Moot Court Competition. Eric was also a member of the Orr Inn of Court.

Eric and his wife, Liz, have two sons and they love spending time outdoors. Eric is an avid cyclist and also enjoys camping, hiking, and backpacking.