Throughout 31 years with her private practice, Margaret Gettle Washburn has learned how to best serve her clients. While they face a number of crisis situations like divorce, division of assets, child custody, and contempt actions, there”s a common theme among those she represents:
“When someone finally gets into a courtroom before a judge, they just want to be heard,” said Ms. Washburn, who also serves clients in cases involving workers” compensation, personal injury, criminal defense, and wealth transfer planning.
As a writer, speaker, and active member of Gwinnett County, she aims to educate the community but also learn from those around her.
Community involvement includes the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Lawrenceville Kiwanis Club, and participating in the Georgia High School Mock Trial program. She also writes and edits the Gwinnett County Bar Association Newsletter and the newsletter for the Council for Municipal Court Judges.
Currently, she is Chief Judge, Municipal Court, for the City of Sugar Hill and Associate Judge, Municipal Court, for the City of Duluth. In addition, she serves as a Special Master for the Supreme Court of Georgia in lawyer discipline actions.
Ms. Washburn said the past three decades have been a rewarding and enjoyable journey. “I try to practice law in a manner that is efficient, especially as it relates to the cases that affect people, their children, their property, their money, and their liberty.”