Robert L. Tharp is a founding partner of Meriwether & Tharp LLC, who has helped clients through difficult times in Atlanta for over twenty years. He focuses his practice on family law, handling cases involving divorce, child custody, contempt, and modifications.
Mr. Tharp regularly handles estates with large and unique assets, such as a business which can be difficult to value during a divorce proceeding. Mr. Tharp has completed formal mediation training and utilizes this knowledge to achieve favorable results while amicably trying to resolve matters for his clients. Although Mr. Tharp strongly believes that parties should try to resolve matters in a collaborative fashion whenever possible, he also willing, when necessary and appropriate, to utilize his extensive debate skills in the courtroom for his client's advantage.
Over the years, along with the help of his partners, he has developed a system called the "M&T Way" designed to help the ever growing number of members of Meriwether & Tharp's "Atlanta Divorce Team" create a "wow" experience for its clients. As he has moved into a managerial role within the company, he continues to help to educate all clients (and potential clients) about the divorce process through the firm's website, numerous internal white papers, divorce guides and videos. In addition, he has worked extensively to develop various seminars and training for Meriwether & Tharp in order to help achieve the best results for all of the firm's clients.
General Background and Education
Robert L. Tharp was born on Beale Air Force Base, California. As a child of a military family, he has lived all across the United States and abroad. In high school and college, Mr. Tharp started to compete at a national level in high school debate. In 1993, Mr. Tharp graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts. He then studied law at Emory University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1996. In addition to the rigors of a law school curriculum, Mr. Tharp remained active within the college and high school debate community by helping to coach Emory University's college debate program and serving as an assistant debate coach for several local high schools. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia in 1996.
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Honors & Awards
Mr. Tharp has been selected by SuperLawyers multiple years, received a client distinction award from LexisNexis, and awarded 10 Best in Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. In addition to legal awards, he has received over twenty website awards from Hermes, MarCom, Web Awards, Omni, W3, Muse, and Communicator for his work creating and developing mtlawoffice.com.