Jim Fletcher / Merritt & Fletcher LLC

Respected Georgia law firm with a team of attorneys who respectively focus upon Estate Planning & Probate, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Family Law, Business / Real Estate Disputes, and more.

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Firm Overview

The firm of Merritt & Fletcher is madeup of attorneys under the leadership of Richard Merritt and Jim Fletcher, focusing upon civil and criminal litigation including:

- Estate Planning

- Probate

- Defense of DUI and criminal charges

- Divorce, child custody, child support, and other family law matters

- Real estate disputes

- Business disputes including breach of contract, business formation and dissolution

- Personal injury, wrongful death, and elder or nursing home abuse

- Any many other matters
Main Office

Merritt & Fletcher
1265 West Spring Street, Ste. A
Smyrna  GA  30080

Phone
  • (404) 445-0460
Fax
Estate Planning
Jim Fletcher and Merritt & Fletcher attorneys assist clients with estate planning services, including wills, living trusts, specialized trusts, powers of attorney, and more. We help protect families, minimize estate taxes and stress. (404) 445-0460
Jim Fletcher practices at Merritt & Fletcher in Atlanta Georgia, and routinely prepares all types of wills, living trusts, estate plans, and specialized trusts, including such important documents as a:

*Will for single persons or married couples to shelter a family’s assets and inheritances from estate taxes or other losses/claims
* Living trust that will allow your family to avoid the delay and cost of probate
* Lifetime or testamentary trust to protect family assets or take care of children, dependents or others requiring special care
* Life insurance trusts
* Healthcare power of attorney
* Financial matters power of attorney
* Community and/or separate property agreements for married persons
* Comprehensive estate plan that avoids probate, reduces or entirely eliminates any estate taxes, while benefiting spouses, children, and your favorite charities.

Call us at (404) 445-0460 for help today.
Criminal Defense
Jim Fletcher and Rich Merritt at Merritt & Fletcher are respected Criminal Defense attorneys.
The Firm's criminal defense practice is led by a former Prosecutor in Fulton County GA, and former GA Assistant Attorney General.
If you are accused of serious criminal charges, you need an attorney that will aggressively protect your rights, has talent in the courtroom, and someone you can trust to fight for you.
Trust between a criminal defense lawyer and their client is priceless.
Not all criminal defense attorneys are equal in talent, experience and commitment to their client’s cases.
Call us at (404) 445-0460 for help today.
Examples of criminal defense practice areas include:
* Criminal Defense
* DUI
* Appeals
* Assault & Battery
* Domestic Violence
* Drug Crimes
* Federal Crimes
* Forgery
* Fraud
* Juvenile Crimes
* Kidnapping
* Probation Violations
* Sex Offenses
* Theft
* Warrants
* Failure to Appear
DUI and DWI
Respected DUI and DWI Defense Law Firm.
The Firm's DUI & DWI defense practice is led by a former Prosecutor in Fulton County GA, and former GA Assistant Attorney General.
While every case is different, we seek the best result for each client.
We have tried many cases to bench and jury trials, and in some cases obtain dismissals or reduced charges.
You need an attorney that will aggressively protect your rights, has talent in the courtroom, and someone you can trust to fight for you.
Trust between a criminal defense lawyer and their client is priceless.
Not all criminal defense attorneys are equal in talent, experience and commitment to their client’s cases.
Call us at (404) 445-0460 for help today.
Probate
Jim Fletcher at Merritt & Fletcher assists clients with Probate matters after the death of a loved one.
Jim Fletcher and the firm of Merritt & Fletcher are committed to providing excellent legal services, and personal attention, for each client in all aspects of probate, probate administration and litigation.

Whether your loved one passed with a will, or without, we are able to help families promptly get through the Probate process, with a minimum of time, expense or stress.

Call us at (404) 445-0460 for help today.

Jim Fletcher

Jim Fletcher is a Georgia Estate Planning and Trial Attorney at Merritt & Fletcher and practices throughout the State of Georgia.

Jim's practices law in the areas of estate planning & probate, select complex litigation, and serves as a Special Master in Dekalb County Georgia for quiet title & other real estate matters.

The litigation practice includes business and real estate disputes.

Jim also works with his law partner Richard Merritt who leads the DUI and Criminal Defense practice.

Education:

He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law where he was Executive Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Justice/President of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Kennesaw State University.

Court Admissions:

Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Court of Appeals
All Georgia Superior, State, Magistrate, and City Courts
Federal District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, Middle District of Georgia, Northern District of Florida, and more
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States
License
  • Bar Number: 232541
    Georgia , 2007
Education
  • University of Georgia School of Law
    JD , 2007
  • Kennesaw State University
    Bachelor in Business Administration , 2003

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