Super Lawyer 2014 - 2016
Georgia Legal Elite
Georgia Trend 2013, 2015
Atlanta Bar Association, Board of Governors
Family Law Section 2010-present
Charles Weltner Inn of Court, 2011 - present
Bleckley Inns of Court, 1998-2000
State Bar of Georgia
High School Mock Trial Program
1997-present; Regional Coordinator, 2006-2009
Cartersville-Bartow County Bar Association
Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
Hannibal F. Heredia has practiced family law almost exclusively since 1994. After six years with Georgia Legal Services, Hannibal joined the Cartersville, Georgia law firm of Perrotta, Cahn and Prieto, P.C. in 2000 where he was part of the largest family law practice in Northwest Georgia and served the firm as managing partner for some time. In 2006, he founded the firm of Hedgepeth and Heredia where he practiced until forming Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder. Hannibal serves as the managing partner of HHR.
In addition to practicing in all areas of the firm, Hannibal also has extensive knowledge of surrogacy law as it exists in Georgia, as well as adoption, and has spoken at continuing legal education seminars regarding this area of the law.
Atlanta Magazine lists Hannibal as a Super Lawyer, Georgia Trend Magazine recognizes him as "Legal Elite" in the area of Family Law and Avvo.com rates Hannibal "10.0 -Superb". Hannibal currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section, is a past president of the Cartersville-Bartow County Bar Association, currently serves as a Barrister of the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inns of Court, was a Barrister of the Bleckley Inns of Court, served as the Regional Coordinator of the State Bar of Georgia High School Mock Trial Program and continues to volunteer as a Judge and evaluator for the program, and is a member of the Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta. Hannibal is also a member of the subcommittee of the Atlanta Bar Foundation that puts on Law Jam, an annual fundraising event whose proceeds supports pro bono legal services and Atlanta youth programs.
Hannibal received his JD from Southwestern University, cum laude, in 1993, was the Editor in Chief of the Southwestern University Law Review, and received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University. He is licensed to practice before the State Bar of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the United States District Court.
Hannibal is a member of All Saints Episcopal church where he volunteers as an usher. He volunteers extensively in his community with his wife and daughter, including having volunteered with the national Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. He has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve as a Mentor in the Transition into Law Program of the State Bar of Georgia, assisting beginning lawyers as they start their legal careers. He is a founding member of the Specific Deviations, a group of family law lawyers/musicians who entertain judges and lawyers throughout the state at continuing legal and judicial education events.