Biography of the Attorneys and The Firm

The Attorneys

Samuel E. Thomas — Divorce Lawyer

A life-long resident of Athens, Georgia, Samuel E. Thomas is a 2010 graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science. He is also a 2012 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa. 

He was admitted to the practice of law in June of 2013. Samuel E. Thomas is a fourth generation small business owner in the Athens, Georgia area. He is admitted to all State and Superior Courts throughout the state of Georgia along with the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia. The Law Office of Samuel E. Thomas is a full-service family law firm in Athens Georgia.

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Alfred Edward Fargione — Divorce Lawyer

Al Fargione is an experienced civil and criminal litigator, having represented clients in high stakes civil and criminal litigation in State, Superior, and Federal Courts across Georgia. Mr. Fargione’s experience includes successfully proving an Uber driver’s innocence after the said driver was accused of sexually assaulting one of his fares and recovering insurance policy limits for those injured in automobile accidents.

Mr. Fargione received his Bachelor’s Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY; his J.D. from New England Law | Boston, where he was the Symposium Editor on the New England Law Review; and his LL.M. in Tax Law and Estate Planning from the Boston University School of Law. Mr. Fargione is admitted to practice in Georgia and Massachusetts, the Middle District of Georgia and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Joan Marie Aquino — Paralegal

Joan is a resident of the Philippines. Joan graduated from Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and is currently taking up Doctor of Jurisprudence at University of Batangas, Philippines. 

 Joan assist clients by providing contact and updates, maintaining all document production and the client case file, and preparation of court pleadings and documents.

 Joan enjoys reading, traveling, singing and playing the guitar. She also have a passion for rescuing abandoned and rescued animals. 

Kyla Colleen Morales — Paralegal

Kyla Morales is an experienced paralegal specializing in the fields of US Bankruptcy Law, Family Law, Consumer Law and Personal Injury Law. Originally from the Philippines, Kyla took up Bachelor of Science in Legal Management and following her love for the law, she is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor Degree.

Kyla uses her considerable multitasking and communication skills to help by providing detailed support to the attorneys and clients. Her efficiency is bolstered by her paralegal experience in the different fields of US Laws. She found her passion in helping people and is dedicated to meeting them on an emotional level to help them get through what may be one of the most difficult times in their life.

 

The Office

The Law Office of Samuel E. Thomas is primarily a Family Law firm in Athens GA with focus on Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, and Child Visitation. 

The Law Office of Samuel E. Thomas takes each case on a direct individual approach and never shuffles your case file off to a paralegal. 

Please contact me today to discuss any legal matters you are wanting to be addressed. I look forward to serving you as your attorney.

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The Philosophy

My goal is always to settle your case with a minimum amount of conflict and litigation through the use of negotiation, mediation and settlement conferences. I understand that when you entrust your family’s future with me, it is my job to give you peace of mind by working towards the best possible settlement for you and your family. Not all cases can be perfectly settled. 

Where negotiations break down, I will zealously litigate your case and fight for your rights. When it is time to fight I will not be intimidated and I will not back down. I am devoted to helping you in this difficult time and minimizing the amount of stress created by the legal process. Every case is important to me and I never take your trust for granted.