Dorothy R. Sachs

Dorothy R. Sachs

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  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Georgia
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I pride myself in being a very compasionate attorney who is capable of tending to all of my clients' Family Law matters. My first legal job was in a general practice firm that became a firm specializing in family law matters. While I know a little bit about a lot of different things, helping people through their family law case is truly my passion. I would love to help you through your divorce as easily as possible, collect the child support or alimony your ex-spouse won't pay you, or modify your court orders to fit your current situation. Give me a call to see how we can work together to smooth this transition, and to save you time, money, and headaches.

I created the Family Law Information class taught at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in partnership with Gwinnett Legal Aid in 2015, and I remain active in teaching the class. I am a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars for family law matters. I was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia as a mentor for the Transition into Law Practice Program. In 2014, I was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Atlanta Legal Aid Society for my work with the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project and Gwinnett Legal Aid. In 2015, I was selected to participate in the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) Leadership Academy Class. Presently, I am the Vice President of the Gwinnett County Bar Association. In 2017 and 2018, I was recognized by Atlanta Legal Aid for providing more than 50 pro bono hours to the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project, which is part of Atlanta Legal Aid.

I earned my J.D. degree from Tulane University School of Law. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I majored in Religious Studies. I am the divorced and remarried mother of a blended family. My husband and I have five children ages 17, 15, 14, 12, and 11.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I will represent people on a limited scope basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Chandler, Britt, & Jay, LLC
- Current
I guide clients through the family law courts, to help with their divorce, child support establishment or modification, custody establishment or modification, enforcement of a prior order, and stepparent adoptions. As the divorced and remarried mother of a blended family, I truly understand what my clients are going through when they need to navigate the court system. I'm happy to help you, your friends, or colleagues understand the process, and represent them for the best possible results.
Attorney
O'Kelley and Sorohan Attorneys at Law, LLC
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I am the lead attorney in the family law department. I previously worked in the real estate litigation department focusing on dispossessories (evictions), security deposit litigation, and homeowners associaton representation.
Associate Attorney
Spooner & Associates, P.C.
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Spooner & Associates, P.C. was previously known by Spooner & McClung, LLC and Scott K. Spooner, P.C. Originally, I was a general practice attorney here focusing in family law, homeowners association representation, minor criminal offenses, collections, corporate formation, and general civil litigation. During my time here, we became a boutique family law firm, and my practice shifted to only family law representaion.
Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D. (2004)
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1997) | Religious Studies
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Awards
50+ Pro Bono Hours
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Law Day Award
State Bar of Georgia
The year I was Law Day Chair for the Gwinnett County Bar Association (GCBA), GCBA won the Law Day Award for Voluntary Bar Associations with our level of membership.
Volunteer of the Year
Gwinnett Legal Aid
Leadership Academy
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Volunteer of the Year
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia # 141802
Member
Current
Gwinnett County Bar Association
Vice President
- Current
Activities: I previously served as Membership Chair and as Law Day Chair.
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Member
- Current
Activities: I served at the Secretary of the Gwinnett Chapter and the Neighborhood Networking Lunch coordinator.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Motions to Enforce Settlement Agreements
The Family Law Review
Divorce Decree Set Aside after Five Years
Gwinnett County Bar Association Newsletter
SCOTUS Upholds a Georgia Second Parent Adoption
Gwinnett County Bar Association Newsletter
Strickland vs. Alexander: Garnishment Law Declared Unconstitutional
Gwinnett County Bar Association Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
Collecting Unpaid Legal Fees, How to Get Paid, GJAC - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Gwinnett County Bar Association
LSU at the Movies: Trial Advocacy, ALAS/ Legal Services University 2016
Family Law Information Class, Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Chandler, Britt, & Jay, LLC
4350 South Lee Street
PO Box 1749
Buford, GA 30518
USA
Telephone: (770) 271-2991
Fax: (770) 271-9641