Atlanta-Based Attorney at Law

Harmon Caldwell

“My goal in every case is to obtain the best possible result for the client.”

Harmon Caldwell has practiced divorce and family law in Atlanta for 38 years. He has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in Georgia. He has handled over a thousand contested divorce cases, he has tried over a hundred and fifty jury cases in communities throughout the state, and he has been involved in more than 70 cases in the Georgia appellate courts.

About Harmon

Harmon Caldwell, Jr.
Founding and Managing Partner

Specialization

Harmon Caldwell handles:

  • Divorce
  • Will contests
  • Financial disputes arising after the death of another family member
  • Trust and estate matters
  • Fiduciary litigation
  • Claims involving shareholders, partnerships, and limited liability companies.


Philosophy
Harmon believes in resolving disputes on a reasonable basis as quickly as possible.

He recommends mediation and other types of Alternative Dispute Resolution whenever feasible. However, when the opposing side is not reasonable, he will do what is necessary to protect his client’s interests.

 

Education
J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia
B.A., cum laude, Georgia State University

 

Bar Admissions
Georgia, 1977

 

Honors
Selected as a Super Lawyer 10 consecutive years

 

Previous Experience
Caldwell, Propst & DeLoach, 2015 – Present
Caldwell & Watson, 1994 – 2015
Johnson & Montgomery, 1977-1994

 

In the News
“If marriage is rocky, should you put off divorce?” 11Alive, December 2015
“Don’t Have a Will? Get One!,” Fox5, August 2015
“The lasting value of a liberal arts education in today’s world,” SaportaReport, May 2015
“Six tax tips for the newly divorced,” 11Alive, April 2015
“Trial Education & Preparation,” Atlanta Legal Experts, April 2015
“Coping With Lawyers – Getting Over Divorce,” Over Divorce, March 2015
The Atlanta 100 – Family Law column, January 2015 – Present
“Georgia Divorce Handbook,” 11Alive’s Atlanta & Company, January 2014

 

Summary
Harmon Caldwell was born in Athens, Georgia in 1948. His parents moved to Atlanta shortly after his birth, and he attended The Westminster Schools in Atlanta. He graduated cum laude from Georgia State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree and a major in sculpture. He is the only lawyer in Georgia who also holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) degree. He earned his juris doctor (cum laude) from the University of Georgia Law School in 1977. He continues to stay involved with UGA and, among other things, presently serves as a director of the University’s Odum School of Ecology, the only college of its kind attached to a major university.

He is married to the former Cathleen O’Donnell and has three children: Harmon III, a graduate of UGA; Kimberly, a senior at UGA; and Reagan, a freshman at FSU.

 

Hobbies
After graduating high school, Harmon spent four years driving a top fuel dragster. He raced almost every weekend at different tracks throughout the U.S. Most runs would result in a top speed of well over 200 mph. Those years were incredible and his experience in dealing with all kinds of folks “on the road” was invaluable training for his trial work.

 

Contact
To arrange an appointment with Mr. Caldwell, contact his assistant, Wanda Sharretts, at 404-843-4111.