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E. Noreen Banks-Ware



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E. Noreen Banks-Ware

Attorney E. Noreen Banks-Ware is the principal of E.N. Banks-Ware Law Firm, LLC.

She began the firm in 1991, and 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 more than 28 years in the Metro-Atlanta Community and Lithonia, Georgia. She has been recognized as the “ The Best Divorce Attorney” in DeKalb County in 2011 by Cross Road News, a South DeKalb community publication and is a BV rated (Martindale-Hubbell rated) law firm.  Firm offers competent and skilled representation in Divorce and family law, business law, and probate law.

The firm as a joint venture with Stewart, Seay and Felton, P.C. in which cases involving personal injury law, medical malpractice and other tort cases are referred.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Child custody-initial or modification
  • Child Support
  • Legitimations/Father’s Rights
  • Business Law
  • Incorporation
  • Contracts
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury


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


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


  • 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


  • 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; Named a Master in the Inn of Court 2016
  • 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; Chair of Family Law Section 2016-2017
  • 1990: Atlanta Bar Association recipient of Scholarship for NTA Training
  • 1995: Dekalb Bar Association
  • 1995: Dekalb Lawyers Association


  • 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


  • Barnesville, Georgia, April 1964


  • 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