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Joseph E Cheeley, III

Gwinnett County Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, and Family Law Firm

Cheeley Legal strives for excellence as we provide legal services to individuals, families, and businesses in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

About Joseph E. Cheeley, III

Practice Areas

Family Law

Family Law

Providing order, clarity, and creative solutions to resolve challenging domestic issues.


Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Protecting your best interests at every turn in court and across the negotiation table.




Realizing your goals for the future, your legacy, and your loved ones.


Let our talented legal team take care of the law for you.

We take a personally-catered approach to your case, backed by decades of experience and a commitment to prompt and exceptional client service.

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About Cheeley Legal

Nothing beats real-world experience when it comes to handling legal disputes and planning for the future. Since 1980, Joseph Cheeley has represented clients in Gwinnett County and the surrounding Atlanta area in matters of family law, estate planning, and civil litigation. Over the years, he’s built an all-star team of legal professionals to help clients live their best lives.

How do you find a lawyer you can trust with your family’s future? A lawyer who not just understands your goals but is just as invested in reaching your goals with you? First, you need a strong legal advocate – an attorney with the knowledge to use all the tools at your disposal to get the best possible outcome for your unique situation. Second, you must find someone who actually listens to you, hears you, and puts your priorities first.

Clients love working with Cheeley Legal because we prioritize communication and client satisfaction. You won’t get cookie-cutter solutions out of us – Joseph Cheeley and the team are dedicated to custom-built strategies and personalized solutions that work for you.

Personalized Solutions to Family Disputes

Disputes between family members, co-parents, or ex-spouses tend to be deeply personal and often charged with emotion. Family matters involve not just legal and financial issues but also psychological considerations, especially when it comes to the children’s best interests.

Whether the best approach includes negotiation, mediation, litigation, or a collaborative process, the talented team at Cheeley Legal can help you through family issues such as:

  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Divorce and separation agreements 
  • Establishing legitimacy and paternity
  • Domestic violence and protective orders
  • Stepchild and relative adoption
  • Child custody and child support agreements

A family dispute could affect your living situation at home, access to your children, or your income. As an experienced family law attorney with decades of experience, Joseph Cheeley approaches all family cases with the nuance and sensitivity they deserve.

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Estate Planning for Your Future and Legacy

Estate planning helps you protect your wealth, maximize your tax benefits, avoid Georgia’s probate process, and set up your family for a prosperous future. By having a proper estate plan in place, the decision of what to do with your own legacy will be up to younot the state.

A thorough estate plan should be personally tailored to your goals to make the most of all of the legal tools available to you. That may start with a will, but it may also include:

  • Living trusts or irrevocable trusts
  • Advanced healthcare directives
  • Guardianship or conservatorship
  • Powers of attorney for you or a loved one

Sometimes, an estate comes with complications. You may find yourself in the middle of a dispute or litigation over estate administration, will contests, beneficiary claims, or breaches of fiduciary duty. Joseph Cheeley and his experienced team serve clients in these matters with the strength, sensitivity, and care that they require.

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A Client-Centered Approach to Civil Litigation

If someone else acts negligently and causes you harm, Georgia law allows you to recover damages for your losses, whether that involves economic losses, property damage, personal injury, or wrongful death. Joseph Cheeley and his experienced team will negotiate or fight in court if necessary to get the maximum possible recovery for your case.

The team at Cheeley Legal can help with civil litigation matters involving:

  • Breach of contract or contractor disputes
  • Personal injury or property damage caused by negligence
  • Defense against frivolous or malicious litigation
  • Real estate transactions, such as a failure to disclose defects
  • Wrongful death of a loved one at someone else’s hands

Personal or business disputes sometimes escalate to a point where you need the law or a third-party decision-maker to help settle your conflict. You may disagree over the terms of a contract, or a contractor may fail to deliver on time. You must do your due diligence when it comes to complex real estate transactions. That’s where Cheeley Legal comes in.

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We’re Here to Help You

Quick and responsive communication that keeps you in the loop. Creative legal solutions personalized for each client. Effective and efficient representation in court and across the negotiation table. At Cheeley Legal, clients come first. For decades, Joseph Cheeley has led a talented team of legal professionals who are passionate about helping clients in and around Atlanta. When you work with our experienced law firm, you know you’re in good hands.

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