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With Years of Experience

Emily S. Bair (Sandy)




Ms. Bair has more than 35 years of success as a family law attorney. She founded Emily S. Bair & Associates in 2001 to offer more personalized attention to each client, following a distinguished career with some of the largest law firms in Atlanta, including Hurt, Richardson, Garner, Todd & Cadenhead, and Kritzer & Levick, PC.Sandy is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in 2010 and 2011, and has been named a Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. She is rated by AVVO as superb, earning 10 out of 10 points for experience, industry recognition and professional conduct, and is endorsed by her peers.Ms. Bair is an accomplished mediator and arbitrator. She is the only Georgia lawyer certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in Family Arbitration. Her qualifications include:

  • Appointed in 2010 by Georgia Supreme Court to the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution
  • Certified Mediator, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Certified Family Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, June, 1999 to the present

Sandy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1968 and her Juris Doctorate degree from the Lamar School of Law at Emory University in 1976.

Ms. Bair’s bar memberships include:

  • Georgia State Bar Board of Governors, 2010-2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Georgia Chapter, 1985 to present
  • President, Georgia Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2003-2005
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section, 1976 – present
  • Chair, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, 2002-2003
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chairperson, Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association, 1985-1986
  • Adjunct Professor, Family Law, Emory University School Of Law, Fall Semester, 1989

Sandy is also a regular speaker on family law programs

sponsored by State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association and Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has provided numerous articles and contributed to editorial boards. Her articles include:

  • “Valuing and Dividing Pensions and Retirement Plans” Family Law Section Newsletter, February/March, 1990
  • “How to Protect the Attorney-Client Privilege” Family Advocate, Summer 1987, Vol. 10, No. 1, Family Law Section, American Bar Association

“How Much Temporary Support is Enough?”  Family Advocate, Spring, 1979, Vol. 1, No. 4, Family Law Section, American Bar Association  (This article was a summary of schedules for temporary child support guidelines in several states including Florida, New Mexico, California and Georgia.)