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Hannibal Heredia

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Hannibal F. Heredia has practiced family law almost exclusively since 1994. Since 2016, he has been named one of the Top 100 lawyers in Georgia by Atlanta magazine.  After six years with Georgia Legal Services, Hannibal joined the Cartersville, Georgia law firm of Perrotta, Cahn and Prieto, P.C. in 2000 where he was part of the largest family law practice in Northwest Georgia and served the firm as managing partner for some time. In 2006, he founded the firm of Hedgepeth & Heredia now Hedgepeth Heredia.  Hannibal serves as the managing partner of Hedgepeth Heredia.

In addition to practicing in all areas of the firm, Hannibal also has extensive knowledge of surrogacy law as it exists in Georgia, as well as adoption, and has spoken at continuing legal education seminars regarding this area of the law.

Atlanta Magazine lists Hannibal as a Super Lawyer, Georgia Trend Magazine recognizes him as “Legal Elite" in the area of Family Law and Avvo.com rates Hannibal “10.0 -Superb". Hannibal currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and is the section's legislative liaison.

Hannibal served on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section, is a past president of the Cartersville-Bartow County Bar Association, currently serves as a Master of the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inns of Court, was a Barrister of the Bleckley Inns of Court, and has served as the Regional Coordinator of the State Bar of Georgia High School Mock Trial Program and continues to volunteer as a Judge and evaluator for the program. Hannibal is also on the board of the Atlanta Bar Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Atlanta Bar Association. As part of the foundation he has assisted for nine years to put on the End of Summer Party, formerly known as Law Jam, an annual fundraising event whose proceeds supports pro bono legal services and Atlanta youth programs.

Hannibal also volunteers his time for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation serving both as legal representative for victims of domestic violence, as well as a Guardian Ad Litem.

Hannibal received his JD from Southwestern University, cum laude, in 1993, was the Editor in Chief of the Southwestern University Law Review, and received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University. He is licensed to practice before the State Bar of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the United States District Court.

Hannibal is a member of All Saints Episcopal church where he volunteers as an usher. He volunteers extensively in his community having volunteered with the national Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. He has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve as a Mentor in the Transition into Law Program of the State Bar of Georgia, assisting beginning lawyers as they start their legal careers. He is a founding member of the Specific Deviations, a group of family law lawyers/musicians who entertain judges and lawyers throughout the state at continuing legal and judicial education events.

Selected Honors and Positions

Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia
Atlanta Magazine 2017 -2018

Super Lawyer 2014 – 2018
Atlanta Magazine

Georgia Legal Elite
Georgia Trend 2013, 2015- 2018

State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
Executive Committee  2017-present, current Legislative Liaison for the Section

Atlanta Bar Association, Board of Governors
Family Law Section 2010- 2018

Master
Charles Weltner Inn of Court, 2011 – present

Barrister
Bleckley Inns of Court, 1998-2000

State Bar of Georgia
High School Mock Trial Program
1997-present; Regional Coordinator, 2006-2009

Cartersville-Bartow County Bar Association
President, 2005-2006

Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta

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