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Mary A. Prebula

Mary A. Prebula


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Practice Areas:

  • Business & Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Litigation & Appeals


Mary Prebula is committed to strong assertive legal representation to assist in difficult and complex cases. Born in upstate New York, and raised in humble beginnings in the Pennsylvania mountains then eastern North Carolina, she was the first in her family to graduate college, and then attended Emory University Law School. When you need skilled litigation attorney with experience, she knows the law well and will represent you earnestly in Court. She has practiced law in firms from a single lawyer to 2400-member international firm. Her clients have included individuals to a President of the United States and sole proprietors to Fortune 50 companies. Her civil litigation includes discrimination and harassment claims, contract disputes, ERISA pension and health care coverage litigation, family law, probate and wills and trusts.

The State Bar has honored her with its Tradition of Excellence General Practice. She is the first woman in private practice to receive this award. Her peers have rated her AV Preeminent, in the national Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers©, the highest possible designation given for both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards for over 35 years years as well as in the national Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers© (2011 Inaugural Ed.), and Super Lawyers, all the top 5% of lawyers in the country. She also is one of Georgia's Top Rated LawyersTM.

Mary is a past President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers where under her leadership the group established the Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to women law students. Mary also served on the Steering Committee that founded Gwinnett Legal Aid, and continues to support pro bono causes and entities.

Mary will be up front and direct with you, and when representing you, she will do so with her full heart and skill set.  


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award-Contracts 1981
    • Honors: Emory University Scholarship 1981-1984
    • Honors: Moot Court Society 1982-1984
    • Honors: International Law Society 1982-1984
    • Honors: Environmental Law Society 1981-1984
    • Honors: Legal Association of Women Students 1982-1984
    • Honors: Vice President 1982-1983
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi 1982-1984
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • M.A. - 1978
    • Major: Education
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Major: Education

Bar Admission

  • Georgia

Legal Ratings

  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyer (TM)
  • Tradition of Excellence Award 2013 - State Bar of Georgia, General Practice & Trial Law Section
  • Martindale-Hubbell© Peer Review Ratings—AV Preeminent, the Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers--AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell (2011 Inaugural Ed.)
  • Super Lawyers (TM)
  • National Association of Family Lawyers, GeorgiaTop Ten 10
  • Gwinnett Pro Bono Project Award 1995 & 1996

Professional Associations

2016 – Present

1999 – Present

1999 – Present

President 1990 – 1991


  • Formal Advisory Opinion Board 2014 – Present
    • Chair 2022 – Present
    • Vice Chair 2019 – 2022
  • General Practice and Trial Law Section
    • Chair 2007 – 2008
  • Discovery of Electronically Stored Information Task Force
    • Chair 2014 – 2015
  • Judicial Procedure & Uniform Rules Committee
    • Chair 2012 – 2013
    • Co-Chair 2011 – 2012, 2014 – 2015, 2020 – Present

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.