Georgetta was born and raised in the Island of Jamaica. Since elementary school, Georgetta knew that she wanted to become a lawyer. Georgetta moved to the United States at sixteen years old and obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami where she was on the Provost Honor Roll. She received her Juris Doctorate from Jacob D. Fuchsberg, Touro Law School in 2000 and passed the bar and became licensed to practice law in 2000. Georgetta was the recipient of the 1999 Public Interest Fellowship for her commitment to volunteering in the public Interest field. Georgetta was an Editor on the International Law Review Journal, where she published "Organ Donation and Incompetents, can they consent? Comparative Analysis of American and Canadian Laws of Consent and brain death determination." Touro International L.R. Vol 10, Spring 2000. She took advantage of a judicial externship during her first year of law school where she worked with the late Honorable Cira Martinez in the Bronx Family Court. After graduating from law school, Georgetta moved to Georgia and worked in the City of Atlanta Public Defender's Office, and then opened her own practice where she was able to gain extensive litigation skills. After many years in the courtroom, Georgetta settled into practicing exclusively family law with Meriwether and Tharp. Georgetta was an Associate Professor at Morehouse College for 10 years, and for 1 year at Clarke Atlanta University. In addition to working to ensure fair settlements in these cases, Georgetta believes a part of her role as an Attorney is to educate her clients about the impact the law will have on their specific issues. She strives to help them to understand the legal implications associated with their choices and provide them with the information they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. In addition to being admitted into Georgia Superior Court, she is also admitted to practice in the Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts. In her years of representing clients in family law cases, Georgetta has earned a reputation amongst her colleagues for being tough but caring, honest but shrewd, strong but sensitive.
"Georgetta was our attorney through a very difficult custody hearing and was outstanding. We feel extremely lucky and honored to have had her as our representation. I cannot say enough about her knowledge, determination and professionalism. Not only did she have an unbelievable understanding of the law, she was sympathetic and compassionate with our situation, as if it were her own. She was prompt to respond to all of our questions/concerns and was very supportive throughout the process. Georgetta was nothing less than exceptional in all areas and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing legal advice, particularly in family law."
Georgetta was with me in court! She kept me calm and reassured me when I needed it! Her and Irena worked together to win my car! They went above and beyond all my expectations! Georgetta is experienced and made sure that all my evidence was presented and all our points... read more