Andrew Craig Desautel is an attorney at Meriwether & Tharp, LLC. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1998 with a B.S. in Accounting, and continued to the University of Dayton School Of Law where he graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 2001. Andrew moved to Georgia upon graduation from law school and has been practicing law as a member of the Georgia Bar since 2001.
Andrew was born on Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas, and raised in a military family, which provided him the opportunity to live in different regions of the U.S., including Texas, Alaska, North Dakota, and Ohio. The frequent moving during his childhood emphasized the importance of family; specifically that “home” is not the building where you live, but where your family is.
This experience has helped Andrew greatly in his family law practice to understand families in transition due to divorce or other issues that affect parents and children. Andrew understands that a client going through family law issues is experiencing emotional, stressful and scary times in his or her life, and that compassion and communication is necessary between attorney and client during these difficult times.
Throughout his legal career, Andrew has mentored many young lawyers in several areas of practice, including family law. Andrew has extensive experience in litigation of all types, including complex civil liability claims, worker’s compensation, and criminal actions, but his passion has always been family law.
Andrew has been practicing family law for almost 15 years, with family law being his primary area of practice for over 10 years. In that time, Andrew has helped hundreds of clients navigate through the difficulties of divorce, child custody and support issues.
Andrew currently resides in Alpharetta with his young daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys playing ice hockey, rooting on the Atlanta Falcons and Braves, and watching Disney princess movies with his daughter.
- State Bar of Georgia, Member (2001 through Present)
- North Fulton Bar Association, Member (2011 through present)
- American Association for Justice, Member (2011 through present)
- Sandy Springs Bar Association, Member (2011 through present)
- State Bar of Georgia, Member (2011 through present)
- Gwinnett County Bar Association, Member (2014 through 2017)
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