Michaela Mericle named Partner at Hedgepeth Heredia

Michaela Mericle has been named partner at family law firm Hedgepeth Heredia. She practices in all areas of family law and has particular knowledge of high asset divorce and complicated custody cases.

Michaela is a former chairperson of the Family Law Committee for the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and has served as a  member-at-large for the Executive Committee for the Family Law Section of the Georgia Bar. 

“We are proud to name Michaela as a partner with the firm,” said Hannibal Heredia, managing partner at Hedgepeth Heredia. “Her experience in complicated cases gives her a unique insight into her family law cases.” 

She has spoken at several Continuing Legal Education seminars, including seminars focused on navigating the local court rules of Fulton County, meet the judges events, and events focused on complicated custody issues. Atlanta Magazine has also named her a “Rising Star” in the area of family law. 

In 2011, Michaela received her JD from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. While in law school, she worked as a legal assistant at the Law Offices of John Goodner. She also served as an officer in the Association of Women Lawyers and volunteered with the Georgia Legal Services Program. Her undergraduate degree is also from Mercer.

Michaela is an avid runner and is active with volunteer pet rescue organization in Metro Atlanta including Angels Among Us, Re-Leash Atlanta and All About Animals. She lives in Brookhaven with her fiance and their three rescue dogs. 

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