Terence O. McGinn Attorney Marietta, GA

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My law firm prides itself on prompt, careful and complete representation for individuals and families to resolve the financial problems that often cause stresses that can be a root cause of personal issues that can destroy an individual’s self-esteem, spilling over into destructive personal behavior.

Assistance can be found in the Bankruptcy statutes and laws contained in our federal codes and statutes of The United States of America.

It is my pledge to you to act in an efficient, cost effective manner to resolve any legal issue to which you or your family are subjected.

Listen to Terry on Atlanta Legal Experts

An interview with Terry McGinn on the Atlanta Legal Experts radio programs – discussing bankruptcy

Practice Areas

  • The procedures under which a lender initiates foreclosure of real estate in Georgia is a process that must be closely adhered to under applicable Georgia statutes. In Georgia the procedures specified in the security deed (or mortgage in some cases) dictate the specific parameters under which creditors can take your property away from you.

  • If you are injured in an automobile wreck or if you slip and fall and injure yourself in a store or business establishment, you have the right to be compensated for the pain and suffering you have endured due to the negligent actions of other parties. 

  • My services in your bankruptcy case include but are not limited to:

    • A 30 minute free in-person consultation;
    • A realistic evaluation of your financial situation with advise as how best to proceed in order to solve your current financial problems whether in bankruptcy or not.
    • I will assist you in your decision how to protect your assets best.  Chapter 7, or Chapter 13.
    • In office or other location meetings as your case requires;
    • If you decide to proceed in bankruptcy I will complete the preparation and electronic filing of the means test forms, petition, schedules, supplemental local forms and mailing matrix;
    • Preparation and  attendance at the 341 Meeting of Creditors;
    • Filing any necessary motions to avoid liens;
    • Providing all notices and instructions to the client(s);
    • Preparation and filing amended schedules and statements.
  • Whenever my firm is asked to draft a Will for a client, an important first issue becomes whether there is any lack of mental capacity exhibited by my client to execute the Will. In Georgia, as is the case in most of the other states, the law says a person has the mental capacity to make a Will if the person making the Will passes the three following tests:

    (1) Can the maker of the Will understand how much property he or she owns?

    (2) Does the person making the Will know who his or her family and or friends are who will be potentially receiving the property?

    (3) Does the maker of the Will understand that he or she is creating a document that will dispose of his or her assets at the time of their death?

Specialized Legal Fields:

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • All areas of Civil Litigation

Professional development:

1977 – Bachelor of Arts in Business, University of Missouri, Kansas City

2008 – Juris Doctor John Marshall Law School, Atlanta Georgia

2009 ~ 2011 – Joined the Legal Practice of Montlick & Associates, Atlanta, Georgia

2012 – Founded Terence O. McGinn, Attorney At Law, LLC


  • Georgia Bar Member, June 2009 – Present
  • Licensed to  practice throughout Georgia in State and Superior Courts
  • Admitted to practice in The Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to practice in The Georgia Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice in U.S. Federal Court in the Northern District of Georgia
  • Admitted to practice in U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Georgia

My business experience includes being a C.O.O. for the former Liberty Service Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia, a consumer finance firm that had 300+ offices throughout the U.S.

Past owner and President of Georgia Investment Partnership Company, a debt collection and factoring firm.  (Yes, I am a past bill collector who wants to work for you!)