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Jamie B Hernan

Hernan Law Firm
  • Business Law, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee
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Jamie Hernan has spent his career representing thousands of individuals and companies, helping them face complex legal issues head on, offering solutions and providing results. His career has taken him from a large, internationally renowned firm to building from scratch with two partners a firm into a strong medium sized firm that is the dominant player in its niche market to where he is today as a solo practitioner, finally able to focus purely on the practice of law without all of the distractions that come from managing a larger firm. Jamie is able to focus on you, his client, and he works hard to develop long term relationships built on a strong foundation of trust. After all, that is what most clients want â the focused attention of their attorney. And, of course, they want accessibility. Clients of Jamie have his personal cell phone number and know they can reach him whenever they need him.

After obtaining degrees from the University of Georgia in 1995 and Auburn University in 1996, Jamie graduated from Duke Law School in 2000. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Jamie believes strongly in the need to protect individual civil rights and the Constitution from legislative dilution, having advocated for years against unconstitutional local ordinances and state and federal legislation. He has served as the advocacy chair of the Atlanta chapter of AILA, a member of the legal committee of a major civil rights organization, board member to various grass roots organizations and as a member of the State Bar of Georgiaâs Access to Justice committee.

Example of Awards and Recognitions

- Received the Excellence in Legal Service Award from a national legal defense and education organization while at his former firm
- Awarded the Pro Bono Attorneys Award from a national civil rights organization while at his former firm
- Guest on local television and radio shows discussing legal topics
- Panel Participant in a legal forum in Los Angeles, California for the National Restaurant Association
- Nominated as a finalist for Person of the Year by a local newspaper in Metro Atlanta

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat, hourly and contingent fees as appropriate in each case
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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North Carolina
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Hernan Law Firm
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Hernan Taylor & Lee
King & Spalding
Duke University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Auburn University
B.A. | Political Science (International Affairs)
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.B.A. | International Business
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16 Questions Answered
Q. My husband just immigrated to the US. We were married over 2 years when he was approved. Rec a 2yr CR1 not 10yr?
A: You should contact an experienced immigration attorney who can assist you in the process, review all of the facts of your husband's case and advise you more specifically about what should have happened and what can be done for him. Many immigration attorneys like myself offer free consultations.

Best of luck to you.
Q. Is having a fake check considered 1st degree forgery?
A: The Georgia Code section that describes the elements and penalties for forgery is 16-9-1. You can view the Georgia Code online at However, please be aware that the law was recently changed by HB 1176 with an effective date of July 1, 2012. The new law allows for a charge of forgery in the third or fourth degree for fraudulent checks (depending on the amount of the check). Offenses committed before the changes went into effect are treated by the old version of the law (in effect at the time of the offense).

You can get more information about HB 1176 on a blog posting on my website at There is a link to the new law in the blog posting. Check out Section 3-5 of the bill. It will show the modifications to the law and you can see how it was prior to July 1, 2012.

I would recommend speaking with a criminal defense attorney to discuss your case in more specific detail.
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Q. What is police procedure/protocal to investigate a fatal automobile accident?
A: The police usually spend a great deal more time investigating a fatal accident because of the importance of documenting exactly what happened. It may take longer for an accident report to be released. In some cases they will perform an accident reconstruction.

If you had a friend or loved one who was killed in an automobile accident, I strongly recommend their estate representative contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
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Hernan Law Firm
11050 Crabapple Road
Suite 101A
Roswell, GA 30075
Telephone: (678) 275-4000
Fax: (678) 265-4000