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E. Noreen Banks-Ware

Founding Attorney

Attorney E. Noreen Banks-Ware is a Georgia native. Born just south of the Atlanta metro area in Barnesville, she is proud to give back to the local communities she grew up in.

Educational Background & Experience

While working towards her undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of Georgia, Noreen had to take a business law course that sparked her interest in the legal profession. After completing her bachelor's program, she went on to pursue her J.D. at UGA law school.

Founding the Firm

Upon graduating with her law degree, she spent a couple of years working for a larger firm that initially led her to practice in the area of family law. Feeling like she was teaching herself how to be successful, Noreen decided she could do more for her clients by running her own firm.

Since 1991, E.N. Banks-Ware Law Firm, LLC has specialized primarily in family law. From handling uncontested to complex divorces, custody and child support cases, fathers’ rights, and probate matters, Noreen has garnered a reputation as a skilled trial attorney that has professionally provided excellent representation to clients. In 2006, she became certified in Collaborative Law to better serve her clients’ needs. Her firm has provided high-quality legal services for individuals and families in the Metro Atlanta and DeKalb County community for nearly thirty (30) years.

My style of counsel is very personable. I genuinely care about helping you work through these difficult times and finding a way to start fresh.

Why Choose E.N. Banks-Ware Law Firm, LLC?

Noreen has many professional accolades and is often sought after to share the wisdom behind her success and professionalism. For starters, she is a Master in the Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court — which is an honor only bestowed upon experienced family law attorneys recognized for their skills and expertise by their colleagues. She has been a member of the Inn since 2010.

Attorney Banks-Ware is a trusted regular speaker at various Continuing Education Seminars including the Georgia Family Law section's Nuts and Bolts Seminar, as well as the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Annual Family Law Seminar which she has chaired for two (2) years and been a speaker on family law topics for more than five (5) years. Noreen was also a speaker for the ICLE webinar series on jury trials for Divorces in the State of Georgia.

Today, she is currently the Chair of the GABWA Family Law Section and a member of the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Law Committee. Noreen is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Section that services active Military Members and Veterans. She was named the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2004 for the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers and is currently a board member of the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Noreen was also honored as the “Best Divorce Attorney in DeKalb County” by Crossroads News in 2011.

Other Practice Areas

E.N. Banks-Ware Law Firm, LLC also provides competent and skilled representation in Probate Law and Business Law formations and litigation. The firm has a joint venture with Stewart, Seay and Felton, P.C. in which they handle cases involving personal injury law, medical malpractice and other tort cases are referred.

Work With a Comprehensive Law Firm

When you have questions about your rights and legal options, don’t wait to reach out for the support and guidance you need to move forward. Contact E.N. Banks-Ware Law Firm, LLC and learn how Noreen’s experience can make a difference for you.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

  • Supreme Court of Georgia

  • Georgia Court of Appeals


  • J.D. — University of Georgia School of Law, 1989

  • B.B.A Bachelor’s of Business Administration — University of Georgia, 1986

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association

  • DeKalb County Bar Association

  • DeKalb Lawyers Association

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

  • IACP