Austin R.C. Buerlein

Top rated Family Law attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Fierer & Buerlein
Austin R.C. Buerlein
Fierer & Buerlein

Practice Areas: Family Law

Licensed in Georgia since: 2008

Education: Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

Fierer & Buerlein

38 Old Ivy Road NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342 Phone: 678-666-4050 Email: Austin R.C. Buerlein Visit website


Austin's practice has concentrated primarily in the area of Divorce & Family Law, with an emphasis on high net worth and complex divorce matters. He has successfully represented over 1,000 clients in divorce and family law matters, and has tried over 300 hearings in various courtrooms throughout the state of Georgia. His clients have included professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, business executives, business owners, commissioned salesman, entrepreneurs, pilots, brokers, teachers, stay-at-home mothers and homemakers, and individuals from virtually all walks of life.

He is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section, the Atlanta Bar Family Law Section, and the Cobb & Gwinnett County Family Law Sections, and has been a featured author in the area of divorce and family law in various publications, including “The Family Law Review,” “The Annual Family Law CLE Handbook,” “The Judges Bulletin,” among others, as well as has been a featured speaker at various symposiums in this area. Austin has also earned various recognitions, including selected as a "Georgia Super Lawyer" by Atlanta Magazine, "Top 40 under 40 in Matrimonial Law" by National Advocates, "Top 20 under 40 in Atlanta" by ACN, and a among other honors. Austin is currently one the 14 elected lawyers in the country to sit on the "Rising Star" Advisory Board for Super Lawyers Magazine; and has also been an elected Barrister in the Family Law Inns of Court (by other family law attorneys and judges) since 2014. He also holds the highest rating possible on AVVO (10 out of 10).

Prior to being a founding Partner of EEO&B, Austin worked as an attorney for several different prestigious local firms, most recently Browning & Smith in Marietta, focusing on complex Family Law litigation. Austin also previously started and chaired a Family Law practice at the mid-size firm Rutherford & Christie, as well as worked on the firm’s commercial litigation team representing various corporate clients, including ones with international presence, such as Delta Air Lines and Chick-fil-A, in various complex litigation matters. His experience also includes working as a Summer Associate for Bank of America’s Global Legal Department, an Assistant in the Family Law group at Lawler, Tanner, Zitron & Pachman, P.C., and an Assistant in business development area at Troutman Sanders.

First Admitted: 2008, Georgia

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Georgia "Super Lawyer" - Super Lawyers & Atlanta Magazine
  • Top 40 Under 40 in Matrimonial Law; The National Advocates; 2015 - Current
  • "Super Lawyer", Selectee, Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine, 2020
  • "Super Lawyer", Selectee, Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine, 2019
  • "Rising Star;" Super Lawyers; 2015-2017
  • Barrister, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inns of Court; 2014 - Current
  • Top 20 Under 40 in Atlanta; A.C.N., 2013
  • Frequently featured Author and Lecturer throughout the State in the area of Family Law; 2008 - Current
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Gwinnett Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Cobb Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Charles Weltner Longstreet Family Law Inn of Court
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
Educational Background:
  • James Madison University, 2001
  • University of Innsbruck (Study Abroad Program), 2000
  • John Marshall Law School, 2008
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • AUTHOR -  The Judges Bulletin; "Time Requirements for Motions" , 2007
  • Cover story for state-wide publication, Author, The Use of "BLS Reports" to Prove Earning Capacity, The Family Law Review , 2018
  • PRESENTER/SPEAKER - Family Law Inns of Court presentation (to over 40 lawyers & judges); “Updates on Grandparent and Third-Party Custody Claims in Georgia" , 2016
  • SPEAKER - Stafford CLE (presentation to over 300 lawyers from across the country); "Evidentiary Challenges in a Divorce Case: from Writings & Photos, to Text Messages and Social Media" , 2014
  • SPEAKER - “Successful Trial Practice” CLE (presentation to over 100 lawyers); "Q & A Panel", 2013
  • SPEAKER/LECTURER - The John Marshall Law School; “How to Lay Foundation of Evidence at Trial” , 2012
  • SPEAKER - Cobb Bar Family Law Section Annual CLE; "Child Support Trends and Hot Tips", 2017
  • SPEAKER - Annual Family Law Institute; “Effective Use of Trial Briefs in Family Law Trials", 2016
  • AUTHOR - "Sullivan v. Sullivan: An Example of Treatment of Appreciation in Value of Pre-Marital Stock in a Closely-Held Business;" B.S. Blogs, 2014
  • AUTHOR - The Family Law Review (statewide publication of Georgia Bar); "TPOS: A Potential Way to Cure that Alienation' of Affection by your Citizen Spouse" , 2010
  • AUTHOR - Gwinnett Bar Association Newsletter; "The Default Status of Alimony, post Rivera v. Rivera", 2009
  • AUTHOR - The Family Law Review (statewide publication of Georgia Bar); "Interview with Judge William Ray" , 2008
  • AUTHOR -  The Family Law Review (statewise publication of Georgia Bar); "Interview with Judge Michael Clark and Staff Attorney Greg Lundy", 2007
  • AUTHOR - Gwinnett Bar Association Newsletter; "Give an Inch, Lose a Yard; the Implications of Lerch v. Lerch Case in Divorce Litigation" , 2007
  • CO-AUTHOR - Annual Family Law Institute Handbook; "The Admissibility of Polygraph Examinations in Conjunction with Already Scheduled Depositions" , 2008
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Calloway-Spencer v. Spencer, Court of Appeals -- Represented wife at trial court and appellate levels in divorce case, involving important legal issues involving separate versus marital property, child support, and date of marriage considerations., 2019
  • Davis v. Davis, Court of Appeals of Georgia -- Represented appellant at trial court and appellate levels involving a high net worth divorce case and appeal which resulted in establishing important precedent in the area of separate versus marital property issues in divorce cases, as well as valuation issues for closely held companies., 2017
  • Sutherlin v. Sutherlin, 301 Ga. 581 (2016) Successfully argued case before the Supreme Court of Georgia, establishing important precedent in the area of family law (in particular in the area of contempt, and interpretation of Settlement Agreement issues)., 2016

Office location for Austin R.C. Buerlein

38 Old Ivy Road NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342


6 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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