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Eric A. Ballinger

Eric A. Ballinger
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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Civil and Domestic Issues
  • DUI, DWI, BUI, Impaired Driving
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Estates, Wills & Trusts
  • Personal Injury
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Eric Ballinger is a 1993 magna cum laude graduate of John Marshall Law School and has practiced law in Cherokee County since passing the bar in 1993. Mr. Ballinger honed his skills in the courtroom, having conducted over 80 felony jury trials. He has now expanded his trial practice into areas, choosing to bring his experience to civil and domestic issues as well. Despite venturing into other areas, Mr. Ballinger remains active in select criminal issues.

Mr. Ballinger serves on the Georgia Board of Governors and works diligently with his peers to see that the practice of law in Cherokee County is held in high esteem.

Eric is also active in the community, serving on the Cherokee County Historical Society Executive Board, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cherokee Steering Committee, and numerous other community service organizations. Eric makes him home in Canton with his wife and their son, Henry.


  • Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Georgia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

Professional Associations

  • Cherokee County Bar Association, President, 1998
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, Board of Governors
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law, General Practice and Trial Sections, Military Law, Member
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Member
  • Old Warhorse Lawyers Club, Member
  • Lawyer's Club of Atlanta, Member
  • Cherokee County Historical Society Executive Board
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Cherokee Steering Committee
  • Certified Guardian ad Litem

Representative Cases

  • Miller v. State, 266 Ga. 850, 1996, 472 S.E.2d 74
  • Hutson v. State, 220 Ga. App. 609, 1996, 469 S.E.2d 825
  • McBurnette v. State, 236 Ga. App. 398, 1999, 512 S.E.2d 298
  • Sheridan v. Data National, Inc., 258 Ga. App. 28, 2002, 572 S.E.2d 718
  • Padilla v. Padilla, 282 Ga. 273, 2007
  • In Re D.B., 284 Ga. App. 445, 2007

Past Positions

  • Captain, U.S. Army Reserve, 1987 – 1995
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