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Elizabeth P. O’Neal, Partner

☎ 770-229-1882 MAIN | 770-229-9810 FAX

 ✉EONEAL@SMITHWELCHLAW.COM

📍 Griffin Office

Practice Areas
Family Law 
Adoption
Juvenile Court Matters
Estate Planning and Probate
Real Estate Closings
Civil Litigation

Law School: Mercer University School of Law, JD 2011
Undergraduate: Georgia College & State University, B.S. in Psychology 2003

 

★★★★★

“Many of us who seek the assistance of an attorney are going through a very difficult, uncertain, and trying time. When I walked into Mrs. Elizabeth O’Neal’s office for a consult, I was very anxious. After our meeting I felt a large burden had been lifted off my shoulders. I finally found a STRONG, COMPASSIONATE, and ETHICAL lawyer. Throughout the entire process I knew I could trust her to do what was right for my family.”

-David P.

★★★★★

Elizabeth O’Neal was amazing while I was going through a termination of parental rights hearing for my son. Elizabeth and Stephanie walked me through a very difficult and emotional process and they were able to realistically prepare me for what could happen and what I could expect. Elizabeth was stern in the courtroom and was prepared for everything they threw at us and had an answer ready. I could not have been more pleased with her! I have, and always will, recommend Elizabeth to anyone I know!!!

-Jessica

★★★★★

“Attorney Pool executed extreme professionalism and understanding in handling my 18-year old son’s case in March 2016. She was able to get my son a great deal that would offer him a second chance to become a productive citizen. Thanks so much Mrs. Pool! Your diligence and help with handling my son’s case was life-changing. He was able to avoid jail time to finish school. I can’t thank you enough!”

-Lela T.

★★★★★

I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the great job Mrs. Pool did in handling the adoption of my son. She went the extra mile and gave us such respectful attention and hospitality. I will use her again and highly recommend her to anyone needing help with a family law issue. She asked plenty of questions and did not rush us. However, once she had a plan she really pushed and got it done. Thank you Mrs. Pool

-Chris

Elizabeth Pool O'Neal
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Elizabeth O’Neal is a partner with the firm and is experienced in a wide array of family law matters, including adoption, divorce, child custody, child support, modification of custody, visitation, and legitimation, and contempt, as well as juvenile law, probate, and general civil litigation. She works to develop meaningful relationships with her clients and opposing counsel and believes that a calm and reasonable approach to the practice of law is essential to successful resolution of her cases. In addition to her private clients, Elizabeth serves as the Assistant Solicitor in Griffin Municipal Court and as a Court Appointed Attorney for the Towaliga Circuit Juvenile Courts.

Elizabeth is actively involved in the State Bar of Georgia and currently serves on the Finance Committee, State Disciplinary Board, and Long-Range Planning and Bar Governance Committee. She was previously active with the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, having served as the Chairperson for the Signature Fundraiser and as Co-Chair for its Leadership Academy. She is also an active member of the Henry County Bar Association and previously served as its Treasurer, Vice President, and President. She has also received multiple honors from the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyer’s Division, including the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public and the Award Achievement for Outstanding Service to the YLD. She was also named a “Top Attorney” by Southern Journal Magazine. Elizabeth is located in the Griffin office. 

Trial Experience

Elizabeth has experience litigating in multiple counties across Georgia including; Bibb, Butts, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Lamar, Monroe, Newton, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Upson. She has had effective results in mediating numerous family law matters in these counties, as well. Elizabeth has effectively tried hundreds of bench trials, motion hearings, and other litigation matters, including jury trials. She has handled varying types of litigation matters, including family law, adoption, criminal law, civil litigation, juvenile law, and personal injury law. She is the Assistant Solicitor for the City of Griffin, and a Court Appointed Attorney for the Towaliga Circuit Juvenile Court.

Admissions and Recognitions

Admitted to practice in all Georgia courts, including the Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, United States District Court (Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts) and a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Community Involvement

Elizabeth is currently a member of the Georgia College Alumni Board, Griffin-Spalding Historical Society Board of Directors, and Griffin Downtown Council Board. Elizabeth has also been involved with Henry County United Way Campaign Committee both as a board member and Chairperson, and served on the Butts County United Way Campaign Committee and Advisory Board. She has also been active with the Henry County Kiwanis Club and the Jackson-Butts County Rotary Club.