Rebecca Crumrine Rieder

Rebecca Crumrine Rieder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder, LLC
 | 3330 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 404-846-7025
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007, 2009 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

One of about forty attorneys in Georgia who have attained Fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Law, Rebecca Crumrine Rieder is recognized by her peers and the legal community as one of the top rated domestic attorneys in Georgia.  As an AV rated attorney, she practices in both the Atlanta and Augusta offices of Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder LLC.  She served on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section from 2008-2016, and was chair of the organization in 2015.  She is a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and is a founding member and past chair of the Family Law Section of DeKalb Bar Association. She served as chair of the Dekalb Bar Association in 2014 and currently serves the Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section as an At-Large member.  She is a member of Georgia Association of Woman Lawyers Leadership Academy of 2012; a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta; the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court – Barrister; the Fulton County Division Task Force and previously sat on the State of Georgia Electronic Child Support Worksheet Taskforce.

Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine recognizes Becca as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of Family Law, as well as one of Georgia’s "Top 100 Lawyers" and “Top 50 Women Lawyers;” and Georgia Trend Magazine recognizes Becca as “Legal Elite” in the area of Family Law. Previous to Becca’s recognition as a “Super Lawyer,” Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine “Rising Star” in the area of Family Law in all years since 2007 the recognition was bestowed. The State of Georgia Judicial Nominating Committee recommended Becca to Governor Deal as a shortlist candidate for a seat on the DeKalb County Superior Court in 2011 and again in 2015.

Prior to practicing law, Becca taught middle and high school at Davidson Fine Arts School in Augusta, Georgia. She received the system nomination for the Walt Disney/McDonald’s American Teacher Award, a PTA Academic Scholarship for Summer Study with the National Holocaust Museum, and was nominated as a Sallie Mae First Year Teacher Nominee.  She continues her teaching career as an adjunct professor at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.

Prior to forming Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder, LLC, Becca practiced family law as a shareholder at Davis, Matthews & Quigley; and, as an associate at Warner, Mayoue, Bates & Nolen, P.C., both in Atlanta. Prior to her practice of family law, Becca practiced insurance defense with Carter & Ansley, LLP.  Becca received her undergraduate degree from the University of the South in 1991, her MEd from the University of Georgia in 1994, and her JD degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2001.  Becca spent her formative years in Augusta, Georgia, graduating from Augusta Preparatory School.  Her immediate family continue to reside in Augusta.

Becca frequently authors materials and speaks on professional and family law matters throughout the state and the country, including prior speaking engagements with the Superior Court Judges Council and Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia, as well appearing as a legal expert on Nancy Grace.  Becca publishes often, including “Equitable Division of Property in Georgia: What’s Mine is Mine and What’s Ours is Mine Too,” published by The Law Review of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School¸ Rebecca L. Crumrine & Rachel K. Miller, Vol. IV (2011).

Becca believes in giving back to her community professionally and personally.  Becca has extensive community involvement including volunteer leadership roles with a number of non-profits throughout the city. She is a member of the Leadership DeKalb class of 2012, and volunteers for Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation as a Pro Bono Guardian ad Litem for families in need, and previously served on the Board for the Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

Becca resides in Buckhead with her husband.

 

Certificates and Credentials

About Rebecca Rieder

Admitted: 2001, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.hhrfamilylaw.com/hhr-family-court-attorneys/top-a...

Honors and Awards:

  • Granted Fellowship in the American Acadmeny of Matrminoial Lawyers, an orgainization that preserves the best interest of the family and of society, improves the practice, elevates the standards and advances the cause of matrimonial law.  Fellowship is only granted by application, review, testing and thorough screeing. , Fellow - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Atlanta Bar Association; Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee 2008-present, Chair 2014-2015; DeKalb Bar Association, Family Law Section Chair 2009, Bar President 2013-2014; Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation; DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation; Georgia Association of Women Lawyers; Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Woman's Advisory Board, Breakthru House 2006 - 2013.  East Lake Foundation Neighbors In Need, Board Member 2006-present.  Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.  Historic Oakland Foundation, Board Member 2009-2012.  DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Board Member 2012- present.   Leadership DeKalb Class of 2010

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • “Changes toGeorgiaEvidence Code,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, Middle Income Divorce Seminar, November 2011.   “Federal Rules of Evidence v. Georgia Rules of Evidence,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section Nuts & Bolts, Savannah (August 2011) and Atlanta (September 2011).   “Recent Case Law in Family Law,” Prepared PowerPoint Materials and Presented, State of Georgia Superior Court Judges 2011 Summer Conference, Athens, July 2011.   “Equitable Division of Property in Georgia: What’s Mine is Mine and What’s Ours is Mine Too,” The Law Review of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School¸Rebecca L. Crumrine & Rachel K. Miller, Vol. IV (2011).   “Case Law Update,” Prepared PowerPoint Materials and Presented, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Institute, 2011.   “Impeachment,”GeorgiaFoundations of Evidence, Presented, State Bar of Georgia, February, 2011.   State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section Mid-Year Meeting ProfessionalismCLE, and Legislative Dinner Organizer and Past-Chair, 2011.   “Just Enough to Be Dangerous,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, State Bar ofGeorgia, Successful Trial Practice, September 2010.   “Ethics and Professionalism in Child Support Advocacy,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, State Bar ofGeorgiaNuts & Bolts of Family Law,Savannah, August 2010.   “Recent Case Law in Child Support Calculation,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented,State of Georgia Superior CourtJudges 2010 Summer Conference,Athens, July 2010.   “Unusual Issues in Child Custody,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Institute, 2010.   “Equitable Division of Property: The Possible Conversion of Separate Property Into Marital Property” Family Law: Updates and Practice Pointers 2010, Prepared Written Materials and Presented Hot Tip February 2010.   State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section Mid-Year Meeting ProfessionalismCLEand Legislative Dinner, Organizer and Chair, 2010.   “Federal Rules of Evidence v. Georgia Rules of Evidence,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section Nuts & Bolts, Savannah (August 2009), Atlanta (September 2009).   “Child Support Modification in an Ever Changing Economy—The Role of the 2007 Child Support Statutory Revisions in Modifications,” The Family Law Review, State Bar of Georgia Publication, 2009 Special Edition , p. 1, p.9.   “Interview with Chief Judge Cynthia J. Becker, DeKalbCountySuperior Court,” The Family Law Review, State Bar ofGeorgia Publication, Spring, 2009, pp 18-19.   “Custody and Visitation inGeorgia,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, National Business Institute, December, 2008.   “Make Quick Work of Discovery Disputes,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, Atlanta Bar Association, Middle Income Divorce Seminar, November 2008.   “Celebrity Divorce and Asset Protection,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, 20th Annual Southern Regional Entertainment & Sports Law Conference, November, 2008.   “Changing the Rules: New Child Custody Rules,” The Fulton County Daily Report, In Practice,TuesdaySeptember 30, 2008, p.4.   “Equitable Division of Retirement Plans that by Participation Exempt the Contributor from Contribution to Social Security: To Impute or Not,” Prepared Written Materials for Superior Court of Georgia Judge’s Annual Summer Seminar 2008.   “Attorneys Fees In Domestic Cases: Ethics And Practice: Attorney’s Fees Pursuant To O.C.G.A. §§19-6-2;19-6-19(d), 19-6-22and O.C.G.A. §9-15-14,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, Family Law Institute, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section, May 2008.   “Child Custody and Visitation Rights,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, Family Law From A-Z, National Business Institute,April 11, 2008.   “2007 Legal Update,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, Family Law From A-Z, National Business Institute,April 11, 2008.   “The Intersection of Criminal and Family Law,” Prepared Written Materials, Presented by Kurt A. Kegel at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Seminar American Bar Association Rule of Professional Conduct, Wrongful Interference with Custody – on an International Scale, and Family Violence – Federal Criminal Sanctions for Domestic Battery and Stalking, , Winter 2008.   “Working Under HB 369: Georgia’s New Child Custody Law,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented, Recent Developments in Georgia Family Law Practice for Paralegals, Half Moon Seminars, November 2007.   “Death, Divorce and Disorderly: Celebrity Clients - Put all the Tears Aside,” Presenter, 19th Annual Southern Regional Entertainment & Sports Law Conference, November 2007.   “Gross Income and the New Child Support Guidelines,” Prepared Written Materials and Presented with Elizabeth Green Lindsey, Superior Court Judges Conference, Summer 2006.   Edit and Revise for 7th Edition – School Law, Cases and Concepts 6th Ed., Michael W. LaMorte, Allyn and Bacon,Mass., 1999.   “The 1999 Revision of O.C.G.A. §9-10-31:  Unconstitutional Means to the End of Vanishing Venue,” The Georgia Report, v.6, 2000.

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, Juris Doctor, May 2001 (top 1/3 of class); Mock Trial Board, Member, 2000-2001; National Holocaust Museum Study for Curriculum DevelopmentWashington, D.C., Summer 1996; Independent Holocaust Study for Curriculum DevelopmentEastern Europe, Summer 1995 University of Georgia Graduate School of Education, Athens, GeorgiaMaster of Education, cum laude. Social Science, August 1994Kappa Delta Epsilon Honor Society 1992-1994;The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, Bachelor of Arts in History, May 1991, Order of the Gownsman, 1991;University of Georgia Study Abroad Program, Rome, Italy, Summer 1990.
Office Location for Rebecca Crumrine Rieder

3330 Cumberland Blvd.
Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30339

 

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Last Updated: 3/23/2017

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