Rachel A. Elovitz Esq.

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
    • D. magna cum laude– 1995
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • A. – 1988
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia, 1996
  • S. District Court, 1999
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Super Lawyers, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Recipient, Woman Leader in The Law, January 2019
  • Recipient, Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award, 2019
  • Recipient, Top Lawyers, 2019 and 2020 (as published in Atlanta Magazine)
  • Recipient, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018 and 2019
  • Recipient, National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Nation’s
    Top One Percent), 2018 and 2019
  • Recipient, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA’s) 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction: 2018
  • Recipient, American Institute of Legal Counsel, Top 10 Best Attorney, Client Satisfaction, 2018 and 2019
  • Recipient, Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2018 and 2019
  • Official 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
  • Best Legal Counsel, 2018
  • Lead Counsel in Family Law, 2015-2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubbell
  • Firm recognized in The Daily Report, March 2019

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce Actions
  • Original and Modification of Custody Actions
  • Paternity and Legitimation Actions
  • Contempt Actions
  • Modifications of Custody
  • Modifications of Alimony
  • Modifications of Child Support
  • Third Party Custody Actions
  • Grandparent Visitation Actions
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Child Advocacy 

Published Works

 

  • “Avinu Malkeinu,” Letter to the Editor, Atlanta Jewish Times, September 24, 2020 
  • “We Stand Before You,” jewishwomenofwords.com, September 26, 2020 
  • “The Perils of Guardian Ad Litem Appointments,” Georgia Bar Journal, Vol 25, Number 5, April 2020
  • “How to Lift the Divorce Fog During the Holidays,” DivorceMag.com, December 18, 2019
  • “False Allegations of Child Abuse in Custody Litigation” (Parts 1 and 2), FamilyLawyerMagazine.com, November 2019
  • “Power:  Mediation’s Most Consequential Tool and Most Disquieting Pitfall,” Be Neutral (a publication of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution), June 2011
  • “The Bill of Rights,” Jurisprudential Diaries, The DeKalb Bar Association News, October 2010
  • “A Nation Divided: s Should Play In Its Healing,” The DeKalb Bar Association News, March 2010
  • “Stepparent Adoptions and Parental Consent,” Ask the Barrister, The DeKalb Bar Association News, February 2010
  • “A New Juvenile Code: The Purpose and Status of Senate Bill 292: A Statewide Coalition Garners Bipartisan Support,” The DeKalb Bar Association News, December 2009
  • “When is a Strip Search Legal in High School,” Ask the Barrister, The DeKalb Bar Association News, November 2009
  • “Is Civility Incompatible with Advocacy,” Ask the Barrister, The DeKalb Bar Association News, October 2009
  • “What Tort Reform Means to Georgians;” The DeKalb Bar Association News, October 2009
  • “How on Earth Does One Prove A Hypothetical,” Ask the Barrister, The DeKalb Bar Association News, September 2009
  • “Life, Property, and Quasi-Liberty,” The DeKalb Bar Association News, January 2009
  • “The Evolution of Antediluvian Law: Family Immunity in Tort,” The DeKalb Bar Association News, December 2008
  • “A More Urbane Style,” A Plea for Plainly Written Pleadings, The DeKalb Bar Association News, March 2008
  • “Are We Witnessing The Erosion Of Georgia’s Separate Property Distinction,” The Georgia Bar Journal, August 2007
  • “Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Reaching New Pro Bono Heights and Climbing to Greatness,” DeKalb Bar Association News, April 2007
  • “Emotions Soar Over Georgia’s New Child Support Guidelines,” DeKalb Bar Association News, February 2006
  • “DeKalb Declares War on Truancy,” DeKalb Bar Association News, January 2006
  • “Children Are Denied the Same Legal Protection Adults,” DeKalb Bar Association News, December 2005
  • “A Miscarriage of Juvenile Justice: The Implications of Trying Adolescent Offenders in Superior Court,” DeKalb Bar Association News, November 2005
  • “Chief Justice Leah Sears: A Profile of Georgia’s First Lady,” The Atlanta Lawyer, July 2005
  • “Do Your Homework Before Seeking To Remove or Discredit An Expert,” The Family Lawyer, June 2005
  • “Another Kind of Child Abuse,” The Family Lawyer, November 2002
  • “When Civil Turns Criminal,” The Family Lawyer, October 2002
  • “When Therapy Should Be Considered: An Interview with Dr. Elizabeth King,” The Family Lawyer, February 2002
  • “Beyond the Call,” The Family Lawyer, September 2001

 

Elovitz, Edwards, O’Nan & Buerlein

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Compassionate Counsel In Family Law

We are committed to being responsive, approachable, compassionate and effective advocates for the wives and husbands, mothers and fathers, and children we represent.