Diane Cherry, Managing Partner

Diane Cherry

I'm not a fan of all the pomp and circumstance that you find in most attorney bios.  If you want to read about the stuff that attorneys like to brag about, you can find that below where I have listed “Just the Facts.”

Personally, I think you can learn a lot more about a person by delving deeper into how they view their role as advisors and what their approach is to litigation.  You may have heard about lawyers who think they are the smartest people in a room who like to tell you about all of the wonderful things they have done to help the poor, the starving and the needy.  I'm not one of those attorneys.  I try to demystify the law and make it easy to grasp the process and pitfalls from the beginning to the end of your divorce, custody, modification, adoption or other family law case.

My goal is not to make you look or feel dumb or less worthy than me merely because you are not trained in the law.  I know that most of my clients are smarter, faster, more intelligent and better looking than me so I don't try to outwit them.  I simply work hard to make the law understandable to lay persons.  I find that once clients understand what we do and how we do it, they are empowered to take control of their own cases and not only become better, more informed clients, but often become better parents and partners in the process.

When you take your case to court, you shouldn't think of yourself as a Roman gladiator out to slay your opponent.  You will find that a kinder, softer and gentler approach works far better than the gladiator thing. When you hire me, I spend lots and lots of time getting to know you and your case so I understand where you are coming from and where you want to go.

I explain what you need to look out for and where you are vulnerable.  I won't promise you the moon, pretend I have an “in” with the Judge or guarantee a particular outcome. I give you the cold hard facts and explain how you can present your case in the best light possible.  I encourage you to deal with reality and explain the pros and cons of different strategies as well as identify ways you can save money in the course of representation.  From there, it's up to you.  You decide how you want to conduct yourself, what your goals are and how flexible you are in terms of the final result.

I don't have a “one size fits all” approach to my cases.  To me, every case is different from the last one and I dig deep to try and find exactly what makes you tick.  I admire and respect lawyers who approach cases with a more formal approach but I do things differently.  I tailor my strategies and recommendations to the needs of my clients rather than try to fit every client into my pre-set formula for success.  There are a lot of lawyers in Georgia who utilize the same formula in every one of their cases but that's not how I do things.

There are some constants in all of my cases.  In every case, I want my clients to be open, transparent and forthright.  If you are looking for a lawyer who will help you hide assets, conceal information or destroy your spouse's standing in the community or workplace, please don't call me. I'm not going to help you with any of those things.  Find someone else for that.

I will work closely with you and will live, breathe and work through each and every concern that you have but I won't set out to ruin your spouse or do your dirty work for you. I will educate you on what you need to know and work with you to obtain your desired outcome but I won't hit below the belt.

My father, mother, sister and two brothers are lawyers. I grew up in a family of Philadelphia lawyers and we all learned that there are no shortcuts or compromises when it comes to integrity and candor.

So why is a nice Philadelphia lawyer like me practicing family law in Georgia? Because I love it.  Not as much as golf, but it's a close second.  I love getting to know clients through my work, encouraging them to put their best foot forward when they find themselves involved in the legal process and helping them to work toward a fresh start in life.

There is nothing better than seeing clients make the transition from depressed and dejected to confident and self-assured and committed to creating a better, brighter future.  That makes it all worthwhile and that's what makes me tick.

If you think we would make a good team, by all means call me; I would love to work with you.


  • Temple University School of Law (1988; Juris Doctor Degree)
  • New York University (1983; Bachelor of Arts Degree)


  • Georgia State and Superior Courts (1992)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of  Georgia (1979)
  • States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1986)

Professional Associations/Memberships/Affiliations:

  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association, (Family Law and Criminal Law Sections)
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem
  • Certified Special Master
  • National Women's Law Center, Volunteer Lawyer
  • Cobb County Family Law Workshop, Volunteer Instructor
  • Cobb Library Foundation, Board of Directors & Past President (2008-2014)
  • Georgia Alzheimer's and Dementia Foundation, Board of Directors (2013-2014)
  • Center For Family Resources, Board of Directors (2014)
  • Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cobb (2013)


I have represented hundreds of clients in federal and state courts and administrative hearing cases throughout the State of Georgia.

I regularly represent clients at hearings involving child custody and visitation, divorce, child move-aways, modification of custody or support, alimony or spousal support, child support, property division, legal separation, validity of premarital and post-marital agreements, and domestic violence.

With thirty years of litigation experience and a thorough knowledge of federal and state procedures, practices and judges, I will give you quality advice as to your legal issues and make a substantial and positive impact in your case.

Located in Marietta and Kennesaw, Georgia, The Cherry Law Firm, P.C., serves the Atlanta metro area, including Cobb County, Cherokee County, Paulding County and Bartow County, Georgia.

Direct Contact:

I can be reached by phone at 770-444-3399 or via email at [email protected]

Recent Blog Posts


  • "The Right Choice"

    Diane has represented me in more than one case and also represented some of my other friends and family members. She works wonders in the courtroom but what really sets her apart from every other lawyer is what she does outside the courtroom. Diane has done clothing drives for clients, collected ...
  • "The Bomb!!"

    "Thank you!" The words seem so very simple, but they carry with them all my appreciation!! Thank you so much for everything!! We have and always will, remember what you've done for us and how you've touched our lives. It was a real pleasure to work with comforting personalities in a professional ...
  • "Awesome Lawyer"

    I highly recommend Diane Cherry for divorce, custody and family law cases. My case was challenging, to say the least, but Diane managed to achieve a settlement that allowed me to keep my house and feed my kids. It was more than I expected, maybe more than I deserved considering the poor decisions...
  • "Outstanding"

    I interviewed 3 other lawyers before signing up with Diane and my instinct was right on. She is very effective at getting results and did so without alienating the ex or her lawyer. She saved me so much money and aggravation and made it virtually painless for me. I am in a much better place now f...
  • "Passionate and Caring"

    Excellent lawyer and people person. Very well organized, kind and reliable. She is a very tough lawyer, and will fight for her cases passionately. Her skill in law is only surpassed by the caring and devoted nature she displays to her clients. Her law office and its employees are friendly and mak...
  • "The Best Attorney!"

    I hired Diane when I was in a crisis and my world was crashing down on me. Diane dropped what she was doing, drafted a complaint and emergency motion for me, filed it and had the father of my children served the very same day. Within three weeks, I was in front of a Judge and got an order in plac...
  • "Top Notch"

    Diane helped me navigate through a very difficult, emotional and lengthy divorce. She was extremely knowledgeable, experienced and effective. Her office staff and paralegals were equally competent and truly a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, I felt Diane was a person with extremely high i...
  • "Pleasure to Work With"

    Diane has been a pleasure to work with during the most difficult time in my life. She explained all of my legal options in a clear and concise manner. Diane took the time to answer any questions I had. She would promptly responded to my concerns and address them professionally. I would highly rec...
  • "Great Asset to Have in Your Corner"

    Professional, insightful, compassionate and very knowledgable.. a great asset to have in your corner.
  • "Competent, Skilled & Relentless"

    Diane is extremely competent and skilled at what she does. More importantly, she has the integrity to be someone you can trust to be honest, ethical and relentless at achieving results. I look to her for assistance because I know how successful she has been in her own business. Diane is not only ...
  • "First Person to Call"

    Diane is the first person I would call for any legal assistance. She is knowledgeable, creative, personable, and approachable. I would strongly recommend her to anyone wanting a hands-on, experienced attorney who has a depth of experience from personal issues to class action lawsuits.
  • "Credit to the Profession"

    I endorse Diane without reservation. She is a hard working, tenacious lawyer who never gives up. She works tirelessly on behalf of her clients and fights to get every client the best result in their case. Diane also gives back to the community and donates her time to charitable causes. Diane is a...
  • "Highly Recommend"

    I have known Diane for almost 20 years. After a short stint working at the same firm, we both opened our own practices. Over the years, I have referred a number of clients to Diane for employment and domestic law issues. I highly recommend Diane.
  • "Well Deserved Reputation as an Excellent Attorney"

    Diane has a well deserved reputation as an excellent attorney who gets exceptional results for her clients. She represents individuals that have a real need for Justice and works tirelessly to ensure that they get it. I recommend Diane without reservation.
  • "Zealous Advocate"

    Diane is a zealous advocate who always has her clients' best interest in mind. She works tirelessly and diligently to protect and advance the rights and needs of her clients.
  • "Highly Competent & Dedicated"

    I have known and worked with Ms. Cherry for several years. She is a highly competent and dedicated attorney, who works tirelessly to achieve results for her clients. I steadfastly endorse this lawyer.
  • "Works Tirelessly"

    I have known Diane for many years. She is an aggressive attorney who advocates for her clients forcefully, but also with integrity. She is a creative attorney, always willing to approach a tough issue from a different angle in order to achieve a just and appropriate resolution. Diane works tirele...
  • "Passion & Intellect"

    I have known Diane for many years, and no attorney brings more to the table than she does. Diane's passion for her client's cause, coupled with her keen intellect and understanding of legal nuance, make her a colleague I would recommend to a friend or family member of mine without hesitation.
  • Diane ~ My Gladiator

    Oh My God, When it comes down for making the right choice in finding a good Lawyer don't look any further. You will be lucky to have her representing your case. She went Above and Beyond with her experience and wisdom. She took my case and help me in a way I never dreamed. After 37 years of marri...


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