Skilled Gainesville Attorney Crafts Effective Strategies to Address Complex Legal Issues

Dedicated Georgia lawyer handles a range of estate planning, criminal defense and family law matters

Waiting too long to get help with a serious legal issue can lead to lasting negative repercussions. At the Law Office of Donna L. Lockwood in Gainesville, I understand how overwhelming legal matters can be and work diligently to secure positive results for clients across Northern Georgia in estate planning, criminal defense and family law matters, as well as challenges involving other legal practice areas. With 25 years of legal experience, I am adept at assessing highly complex issues and effectively using my negotiation and litigation skills to obtain favorable results. Whether you were charged with DUI, need assistance drafting a will or want to file for divorce, I will listen to your concerns and guide you through the legal process.


Experienced counselor works to relieve clients’ stress and worry

Legal issues can be extremely distracting and difficult. I strive to help clients tackle their legal challenges as efficiently and successfully as possible. My firm has earned a strong reputation for numerous reasons, including the following:

  • Accomplished trial advocacy — With extensive experience in the courtroom, I can anticipate the other side’s tactics and attack any weaknesses in their arguments.
  • Strategic counsel — I take the time to fully investigate each case and use this information to develop comprehensive and unique strategies that support my clients’ interests.
  • Knowledge of various practice areas — By assisting with many types of legal issues, I can better address clients’ needs and offer a broad perspective that builds strong working relationships.

Making the right decision can be difficult without seasoned legal advice. I thoroughly explain all the available options and educate my clients on what to expect no matter what their particular concern entails.


Knowledgeable advocate provides attentive and compassionate representation to Northern Georgia residents

  • Criminal Defense

    Being charged with a crime is serious and has lasting repercussions. I provide zealous criminal defense representation to individuals accused of many different offenses, including traffic violations and drunk driving. No matter the particular charge, I will fight to protect your rights.

  • Personal Injury

    Severe accidents can result in devastating injuries, and I fight to get victims appropriate compensation in every personal injury claim I handle.

  • Estate Planning

    Anticipating your future needs and safeguarding your family’s interests are key parts of effective estate planning, and I will create a structure that preserves your legacy using wills, trusts, powers of attorney and guardianships and conservatorships.

  • Divorce

    Sensitive domestic legal issues require a nuanced approach, and I pursue solutions in family law cases that fit a client’s specific needs in situations related to divorce, child custody arrangements and child support payments.

Contact an accomplished Georgia law firm to schedule a free initial consultation

At the Law Office of Donna L. Lockwood, I am passionate about helping my clients, and represent individuals throughout Northern Georgia in criminal defense, family law and estate planning matters, as well as other types of legal concerns.

Our Attorney

  • Donna Lockwood-Sims
    Donna Louise Lockwood-Sims
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Law Office of Donna L. Lockwood


958 McEver Road,
Suite D8,
Gainesville, Georgia 30504