Team Category: legal

Heather Pendley

Paralegal

Personal Experience

Heather was born and raised in the metro Atlanta area. Heather earned her certificate in Legal Administrative Assisting/Paralegal Studies from Gwinnett College of Business in 2000. Prior to joining The Millard Law Firm, Heather was employed as a Legal Secretary in the Legal Department of a large boutique law firm in Buckhead. Heather has over 15 years of experience in the legal field, in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, appellate and family law in superior and state courts, as well as various Federal district courts.

In her current position as paralegal with The Millard Law, Heather helps to ensure the clients are updated regularly on the status of the case, assists in obtaining documents and information from the clients and providing it to opposing counsel and assists the attorneys in the day-to-day management of a case load. Heather is skilled at handling divorces, both contested and uncontested, adoptions, modifications and legitimation.

When not at the office, as a single mother, Heather manages school meetings, appointments and all other activities for her son Chazz. The demands of her personal life help her to understand the stress our clients endure on a daily basis and how to help them manage that stress in their lives. She enjoys spending time with her son, Chazz and dog, Gracie, as well as reading, attending plays and concerts, and making half-hearted attempts to decorate.

Marcy A. Millard

Owner & Lead Attorney

Personal Experience

As the lead attorney and owner of The Millard Law Firm, Marcy manages the firm and helps clients navigate the confusing and painful process of litigating a family law case. A child of divorce herself, Marcy is passionate about helping the children affected by the cases she litigates.

After completing her degree, Marcy began her career with a small law firm in Lawrenceville, GA, where she learned the complexities of family law. She expanded her experience by joining a medium-sized real estate litigation firm in Buckhead in 2006, before opening her own practice in 2007.

Originally from upstate New York, Marcy obtained a degree in Mathematics and Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam. She then earned her law degree from the Georgia State College of Law in 2004.

During her early teen years, Marcy felt the trauma of divorce first-hand when her parents’ marriage ended. Although amicable, the divorce left Marcy struggling for attention from her parents and adjusting to a new definition of “family.” Today, Marcy has two children of her own, one of whom is special needs. She understands the demands of being a parent, and how these demands can affect the family dynamics, even in the absence of a divorce situation.

Marcy’s own experiences provide focus and insight in how she can help her clients work through the emotional trauma of a family law case. In addition, they have enabled her to assist her clients in better understanding how they can help their own children navigate through major change.

Education

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    Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., 2004)

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    State University of New York at Potsdam (B.S., 1999)

Bar Admissions

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    State Bar of Georgia

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    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

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    Georgia Court of Appeals

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    Georgia Supreme Court

Memberships

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    State Bar of Georgia

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    Leadership Academy Graduate (2011)

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    Atlanta Bar Association

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    Family Law Division

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    Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

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    Judicial Applicant Review Committee

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    Cobb County Bar Association

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    Atlanta Bar Association

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    Women in the Profession Division

Papers & Presentations

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    ”Financial, Property and Custody Issues for Blended & Unmarried Couples” presented for the National Business Institute; April 2010

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    “Copyright Protection of Architectural Drawings,” Builder’s Resource Magazine, June 2007

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    Appearance on Divorce Resource radio program to discuss relation of bankruptcy law to family law issues