E. Noreen Banks-Ware
Principal

Attorney Banks-Ware began her firm specializing primarily in family law (Divorces, Custody and Child Support Cases) in 1991. The Firm is fully staffed with a Fulltime Associate Attorney, a Senior Paralegal as well as an Office Manager/Assistant. Attorney Banks-Ware is known as a skilled trial attorney that has professionally provided excellent representation to clients in high conflict divorce cases, high conflict custody and child support cases for thirty (30) years in the Metro Atlanta and DeKalb County community.

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. Attorney Banks-Ware has been a member of the Inn since 2010. She is a regular speaker at various Continuing Education Seminars including the Georgia Family Law sections Nuts and Bolts Seminar, 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, and was a speaker for the ICLE webinar series on jury trials for Divorces in the State of Georgia. She is currently the Chair of the GABWA Family Law Section, and a member of the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Law Committee. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Section that services active Military Members and Veterans. Banks-Ware 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.

The firm 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. 

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Practice Areas

Admitted

  • 1989, Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • University of Georgia, J.D., 1989
  • 1986: Bachelors of Business Administration, University of Georgia Athens, GA

Member

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • DeKalb Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • IACP

Biography

  • Certified in Collaborative Law, 2006
  • Appointed Special Assistant Administrative Law Judge, Office of State Administrative Hearings, 1996-2002 County Attorney, Lamar County, 1997-1999
  • Inducted into Charles Weltner Family Inn of Courts 2005
  • Honored as “Best Divorce Attorney in DeKalb County,” Crossroads News, April 2011

Professional Organizations

  • 1989 State Bar of Georgia, Sections: Family Law, Young Lawyers and Business Law
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 1988: Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • 1990: Atlanta Bar Association recipient of Scholarship for NTA Training
  • 1995: Dekalb Bar Association
  • 1995: Dekalb Lawyers Association

Appointments

  • 1997-2002: Office of State Administrative Hearings, Special Assistant Administrative Law Judge
  • 1998-2000: Lamar County Commissioner, County Attorney for Lamar County

Pro Bono

  • Dekalb Bar Association and Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers
  • Recipient of Pro Bono award for family law cases

Born

  • Barnesville, Georgia, April 9, 1964

Cases

  • Page v. Page, 281 Ga. 155; 635 SE 2d 762, 2006. Ms. E.
  • Trial Counsel in Mallard v Mallard; Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (6/9/2015) S15F0401