Joseph E. Cheeley, III, P.C., has strived for excellence in representing clients for more than 40 years in Gwinnett County and surrounding areas. The firm’s practice focuses on family law, (divorce, child custody, child support and adoptions) estates (wills, probate, and estate disputes), and civil litigation (contracts and civil litigation).
A second-generation attorney from a family of attorneys, Joseph graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1980 and has practiced for over 40 years. A native of Gwinnett, Joseph served as Special Master in State Bar disciplinary proceedings by appointment of the Georgia Supreme Court. As Special Assistant Attorney General, he represented the Gwinnett County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) in child custody cases from 1983 until 1999. In addition, Joseph has been attorney of record in over 30 reported cases in the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals.
Joseph and his wife, Margaret Cheeley, are active in their church. They are proud parents of their children and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.
University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1980)
University of Georgia (B.A., magna cum laude, 1976); Phi Beta Kappa
Domestic Relations, Annual Survey of Georgia Law, 1979-1980, 32 Mercer Law Review 51 (1980).
Domestic Relations, Annual Survey of Georgia Law, 1980-1981, 33 Mercer Law Review 109 (1981).
State Bar of Georgia (Family Law, Fiduciary Law sections)
Gwinnett County Bar Association (Family Law and Elder Law sections)
Admissions to Practice:
State of Georgia, 1980
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 2005