Jessica Reece Fagan
Jessica Reece Fagan practices exclusively family law, helping her clients navigate the challenging issues related to divorce, custody, alimony and child support, modification, legitimation, and contempt actions.
In addition to litigation and trial experience, Jessica assists clients to resolve matters amicably through private mediation and settlement out of court. Jessica is admitted to appear before the Supreme Court of Georgia, all Superior and State Courts of Georgia and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Jessica is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and a graduate of the State Bar of Georgia YLD Leadership Academy. Jessica is also a member of Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and a member of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.
Outside the courtroom, Jessica enjoys bringing awareness to law-related volunteer efforts. She currently serves on the Leadership Council of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and is a past co-chair of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division’s Signature Fundraiser, which raised money to support veterans. Jessica is also past editor of the DeKalb Bar Association Newsletter, which received the State Bar of Georgia’s best legal newsletter award during her tenure.
Jessica also enjoys giving back to her local community. She currently sits on The Next30 Committee of the Southern Environmental Law Center. She is an active member of, and past board member for, Georgia Organics. Jessica also previously served as Board President of Generation Green of the Georgia Conservancy (2012-2014), as well as on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Conservancy and on the Board of The Wylde Center.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Jessica is a cum laude graduate of The University of Georgia. Jessica earned her law degree, with honors, from Georgia State University. Prior to joining Hedgepeth Heredia, Jessica practiced at the international law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Jessica lives in Atlanta with her husband, William, and their two daughters. In her spare time, Jessica is an avid foodie and enjoys travel, reading, and yoga.
Selected Honors and Positions
Super Lawyers (Family Law), Atlanta Magazine, 2021-2022
Rising Star (Family Law), Super Lawyers, Atlanta Magazine, 2017 – 2020
Board Member, The Soaring Owls Foundation, Inc. 2021 to Present
Member, Leadership Counsel, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, 2019 to Present
Member, Next 30, Southern Environmental Law Center, 2016 to Present
Attorney Wellness Committee, State Bar of Georgia, 2017 – Present
Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division of the State of Georgia, 2015 – 2016
How to Keep Your Relationship From Being Socially Distant: A Family Lawyer Talks with the Experts, Daily Report/Law.com, August 25, 2020. Available at: https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/08/25/how-to-keep-your-relationship-from-being-socially-distant-a-family-lawyer-talks-with-the-experts/
A Family Lawyer Explains Co-Parenting Issues During the Pandemic, Daily Report/Law.com, April 14, 2020. Available at: https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/04/14/a-family-lawyer-explains-co-parenting-issues-during-the-pandemic/
The Big Little Truth About Grandparent Custody, Daily Report/Law.com, August 20, 2019. Available at: https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2019/08/20/the-big-little-truth-about-grandparent-custody/
Women and Wealth: Unique Opportunities and Obstacles Faced by Women, Business RadioX, March 28, 2019. Available at: https://businessradiox.com/podcast/wealthmatters/gaslowitz-frankel-30/
Can Millennials Save Marriage? Millennials Have A Different Take on Marriage, Pre-Nups, June 2019. Available at: https://www.hhfamilylaw.com/news/can-millennials-save-marriage-millennials-have-a-different-take-on-marriage-pre-nups/
After Hardman v. Hardman, Silence Is Not Golden, November 7, 2014. Available at: http://dekalbbarnews.com/after-hardman-v-hardman-silence-is-not-golden/