Renée H. Neary Of Counsel
Renée consistently counsels her clients in a variety of complex family law issues. She has advised clients on nearly every aspect of family law from prenuptial agreements through divorce litigation, child custody and support disputes, post-judgment contempt, and appellate actions.
Prior to joining Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery, Renée practiced with the late John Mayoue, one of the most respected family lawyers in the country. Renée draws substantive experience from her large law firm practice, having worked in Alston & Bird’s tort litigation section for several years where she focused on medical malpractice defense, products liability and premises liability. Additionally, she gives her clients the benefit of her in-house counsel experience, having worked for several years in the Atlanta legal departments of Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., Alumax Inc. (now Alcoa), and LaRoche Industries Inc.
A native Marylander, Renée has resided in Atlanta since 1988, having made her way to the South via Charlottesville, Va. and Chapel Hill, N.C. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Renée received her law degree from the University of North Carolina, which she attended on a UNC Law Alumni scholarship. In law school, Renée was active on the Editorial Board of the UNC Law Review. After graduation from law school, she had the honor of serving for a year as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Albert J. Henderson, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Outside of the office, Renée is an avid reader, capable cook and mediocre gardener. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, who is also a trial attorney, and their three grown children.
- J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1988
- B.A., University of Virginia, with distinction, 1983
- State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section, Member
- Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
- Georgia Asian Pacific Bar Foundation, Founding Member
- Stonewall Bar Association, Member
- Georgia, 1988
- Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1989
- United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1989
- United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 1989
- University of Virginia Departmental High Honors (magna cum laude) in English Literature
- University of North Carolina Law Review – Staff Member
- University of North Carolina Law Review – Research Editor
- “Setting Yourself Up For Success Before, During and After Your Divorce,” Divorce Magazine, 2020
- John C. Mayoue and Renée Neary, A Re-Examination of the Protection of Children’s Best Interests in Public Custody Proceedings, Georgia Bar Journal, Vol. 20, No. 5 (2015)
- Renée M. Hom, Wrongful Conception: North Carolina’s Newest Prenatal Tort Claim – Jackson v. Bumgardner, 65 N.C. L. Rev. 1077, 1987
- Renée M. Hom, State v. Moorman: Can Sex with a Sleeping Woman Constitute Forcible Rape?, 65 N.C. L. Rev. 1246, 1987