Charles M. Medlin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC
 | 200 Ashford Center North, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30338
Phone: 770-391-9100
Fax: 770-668-0878
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A partner at Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC, Charles M. Medlin focuses his practice primarily on family law matters and other types of civil litigation. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and he provides representation to clients throughout the state. Mr. Medlin has been admitted to practice in Georgia since 1990, and he is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia.

    Mr. Medlin went to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, as an undergraduate, and he was the captain of the school’s debate team before receiving a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1982. He then subsequently enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and he was an assistant teacher of contracts law under a professor before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1990. Mr. Medlin joined his current firm after he graduated, and he was made a partner on Jan. 1, 1997.

    Mr. Medlin is the firm’s senior family law partner, and his caseload is largely made up of divorce and its related legal issues of property division, alimony, child custody and visitation, and child support. He has experience in mediation and collaborative law, and he is thus often able to help his divorcing clients avoid protracted courtroom battles through the use of those methods of alternative dispute resolution, but his extensive trial background enables him to be a forceful courtroom advocate on their behalf when litigation proves to be necessary. 

    Mr. Medlin’s professional affiliations include the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. Held in high regard by his colleagues, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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    About Charles Medlin

    Admitted: 1990, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Nationally Ranked “Top Ten” Award by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
    • SuperLawyer
    • American Jurisprudence Award, University of North Carolina
    • Georgia Top Lawyers, Legal Elite, Georgia Trends, 2009
    • AV Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2000
    • Who’s Who Among American Lawyers, 1994
    • Van Hecke Scholarship, University of North Carolina
    • Holderness Moot Court, University of North Carolina

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Guardian Ad Litem, Arbitrator, and Mediator
    • Certified in Collaborative Law for Family Law, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fulton County Family Law Task Force Member, 2015 - 2016
    • Georgia Collaborative Practice Institute
    • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
    • Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
    • Georgia Supreme Court, 1990
    • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1990
    • Northern, Middle, and Southern U.S. Districts of Georgia, 1990
    • State Bar of Georgia, 1990
    • Atlanta Bar Association; 1995 to present; Atlanta Lawyers Club; 2006 to present: Old Warhorse Club; 2002 to present: Forsyth Bar Association 1999 to present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Serve as Guardian Ad Litem for Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation appointed cases; Coached Georgia High School Mock Trial teams, 13 years; Actively judge state and national High School mock trial competitions; Actively judge Emory Law School and University of Georgia Moot Court competitions, 1997


    • Lutz v. Lutz, 302 Ga. 500, 807 S.E. 2d 336 (2017)
    • Provenzano v. Jones, 302 Ga. 139, 805 S.E. 2d 909 (2017)
    • LeCornu v. Doane, 289 Ga. 379, 711 S.E.2d 673 (2011)
    • Gordon v. Lee, F. Supp. 2d, 2007 WL 1450403, N.D. Ga., (2007)
    • Denney v. Forensic Analysis Engineering Corp., F. Supp. 2d, 2006 WL 2469381, M.D. Tenn. (2006)
    • Matchmaker Foods, Inc. v. Simmons Foods, Inc., 2006 WL 1816269, N.D. Ga., (2006)
    • Mr. Medlin has achieved remarkable trial results for his clients including obtaining primary custody for many fathers, and he has defeated numerous elections signed by children over the age of 14 arguing that the children were not always signing elections in their best interests, often at the hands of a parent who might have encouraged signing the election or alienating the other parent involved, 2001
    • Harris v. Albany Lime & Cement Co., 291 Ga. App. 474, 662 S.E.2d 160, 2008 WL 1821872, 08 FCDR 1514
    • Southwire Co. v. Molden, 223 Ga. App. 389, 477 S.E.2d 646 (1996), RLI v. Highlands on Ponce, 280 Ga. App. 798, 635 S.E.2d 168 (2006)
    • Zaytzeff v. Safety-Kleen Corp., 222 Ga. App. 48, 473 S.E.2d 565 (1996)
    • Griffin v. Kangaroo, 208 Ga. App. 190, 430 S.E.2d 82 (1993), cert. denied, 208 Ga. App. 910 (1993)
    • Jourdan v. First National, 203 Ga. App. 155, 416 S.E.2d 162 (1992)
    • Anepohl v. Ferber, 202 Ga. App. 552, 415 S.E.2d 9 (1992), cert. denied 202 Ga. App. 905 (1992)

    Educational Background:

    • Duke University, BA in Political Science and Religion, Honors: Duke Debate Team 1979-1982, Debate Team Captain 1982, Student Speaker of the Year 1982, magna cum laude, 1982
    • Southwestern Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1983 - 1984
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    Office Location for Charles M. Medlin

    200 Ashford Center North
    Suite 500
    Atlanta, GA 30338

    Phone: 770-391-9100

    Fax: 770-668-0878

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    Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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