Lisa Richardson

Areas of Practice

  • Adoptions
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Family law
  • Fathers’ rights
  • Juvenile law
  • Mediation
  • Visitation rights


  • 1982, Georgia


  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1980
  • Georgia State University, B.A., Journalism/English, 1973


  • Family law attorney concentrating in divorce, custody, legitimation, paternity, child support, including application of new guidelines, modification of custody and support actions, contempt and family violence
  • Strong writing skills including appellate briefs with Georgia Court of Appeals published opinion in Allen v. Allen
  • Juvenile court representation including deprivation, delinquency and termination actions
  • State-certified mediator, with training in new child support guidelines and domestic violence, and arbitrator since 1994 mediating hundreds of domestic relations cases in Fayette, Spalding, Upson, Pike, Coweta, Carroll, Clayton and Meriwether counties, 1982-Present
  • Reporter and newspaper editor for Neighbor Newspaper, Inc., 1977-1982
  • Community involvement:
    • Chairman and member of Fayette County Library Board, 1983-Present
    • Mayor pro tem and council member of Tyrone Town Council, 1983-2005


  • Decatur, Georgia, July 3, 1952