150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Dawn R. Smith

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Smith & Lake

Contact Information

Office:
One West Court Square
Suite 410
Decatur GA 30030
Work (404) 909-8300
Fax (404) 719-5960


Practice State

Georgia

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

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Counties

  • Cobb, Georgia
  • Decatur, Georgia
  • DeKalb, Georgia
  • Fulton, Georgia
  • Gwinnett, Georgia

Education

N.C. State University, B.A. Business Management 1985 Georgia State School of Law, J.D. 1989

Legal Organizations

Member: Atlanta, Cobb and DeKalb County Bar Associations Family Law Section of the Georgia Bar, The American Bar Association Family Law Section Lawyers Club of Atlanta and a barrister of the Charles Weltner Inn of Court Member: Ethics & Professionalism Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia Board Member of the Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section and the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Awards

Atlanta Legal Aid, Volunteer of the Year 2016 Super Lawyer 2013 - Present Georgia Trend Legal Elite 2013 - Present

CLE Presentations

-Georgia Superior Court Judges Conference and Educational Sessions: "Third Party Custody" January 2017, Athens, Georgia -Georgia Superior Court Judges Summer Conference & Educational Sessions: "Substance Abuse and Custody" July 27-30, 2015, King & Prince Resort, St. Simon's Island - Tropical Seminar "Impact of Cheating and Drinking in Family Law, Does it Really Matter?" February 12-14, 2015, Westin's Royal Beach Club, Cancun - Council of Superior Court Judges 2015 Winter Conference "Special Needs, Special Education in Custody and Support" January 21, 2015, Athens, GA - Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section - Family Law Institute - Special Needs/Special Education in Custody and Support Cases - Lecturer 2014 - Atlanta Bar Association - Pro Bono March Madness - Volunteer Guardians ad Litems - Lecturer 2014, 2015, 2016 - Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section - Family Law Institute - Fertile Ground: Cross Examination and Direct of Custody Evaluators - Lecturer 2013 - Cobb County Bar Association - Guardian ad Litem Training - Ethics and the GAL - Lecturer - 2013 - Atlanta Bar Association, Guardian ad Litem Training - Lecturer - 2013, 2012 - Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates - New Attorney Training - Trainer - 2011-2016 - Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section - Nuts and Bolts of Family Law - Lecturer - 2012 - National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder - Legal Issues for Families Lecturer - 2012 - Atlanta Bar Association, Guardian ad Litem Training - Program Chair and Lecturer - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 - Georgia Psychological Association - Custody Evaluator Training - December 2009 - Lecturer - Fulton County Superior Court, Family Division, Guardian ad Litem Training for Georgia Association of Black Female Lawyers - June 2007 - Lecturer - 10th Judicial Circuit, Guardian ad Litem Training - Program Chair and Lecturer - 2007

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