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University of Montevallo
Montevallo, Alabama 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Pre-Law
University of Alabama School of Law
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2008
Margaret Simpson joined Meriwether & Tharp, LLC in August of 2015, with over six years of family law experience.
Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Margaret attended college at the University of Montevallo majoring in Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law. After graduating magna cum laude from college in 2005, Margaret earned her Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. During law school, Margaret worked as a law clerk and gained valuable experience in the areas of family law, consumer protection, and employment discrimination. Margaret graduated from law school and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2008.
After law school, Margaret returned to her hometown where she served as law clerk to the senior judge of Montgomery County's Family Court Division. Margaret was appointed as Special Master and presided over preliminary hearings in domestic relations cases. Margaret heard evidence and made written recommendations to the judge regarding temporary custody, child support and alimony issues. Margaret also recruited, trained and supervised interns and volunteers who assisted with performing legal research and drafting final orders in divorce, paternity and modification cases.
Margaret moved to Atlanta and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2011. Prior to joining Meriwether & Tharp, she worked as an Associate Attorney with Edwards & Associates in Atlanta where she practiced exclusively family law. Margaret has represented clients in trials and mediations in Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Cherokee, Forsyth, Clayton, Coweta and Newton counties.
Margaret is also a member of Meriwether & Tharp’s appellate division and has co-authored briefs and petitions submitted to the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court, receiving a favorable decision in the case of Ford v. Ford, 347 Ga. App. 233, 818 S.E.2d 690 (2018).
In addition to pursuing justice for children and families, Margaret enjoys cooking, gardening, and playing trivia games.
"I had been in an abusive marriage for 25 years. By the time I got out and met Margaret, I was beaten down so low that I was hopeless. I owned nothing, EVERYTHING was in my husbands name. Margaret not only handled my case she helped me to believe that I did deserve a settlement as well as a better life. She seemed to know every sneaky move that he was going to make before he made it. She protected me from every angle. I HIGHLY recommend her, you will not find a better attorney out there!" Posted by Kirsten
"Margaret was extremely helpful as my ex and I worked together to amend our divorce agreement." Posted by Anonymous