Elinor H. Hitt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Warner Bates
 | 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Riverwood 100 Building, Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 678-385-2980
Fax: 770-951-2200
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011, 2013, 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Elinor H. Hitt is a partner with the Warner Bates law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. A highly rated attorney, Ms. Hitt focuses her practice on all areas of family law, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Atlanta Metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Divorce
    • Alimony
    • Property Division
    • Child custody and support
    • Modifications and enforcements
    • Paternity and legitimation
    • Restraining and protective orders
    • Guardian ad litem services
    • Mediation services

    In addition to her years of service as a lawyer, Ms. Hitt worked for many years as a social worker, so she has a wealth of insight and experience dealing with highly contentious and complex cases involving families and their children. A dedicated advocate for her clients, she delivers invaluable legal counsel to help them make the best-informed decisions about their cases while working diligently to ensure they achieve the favorable results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    Recognized for her exemplary professionalism and outstanding service to her clients, Ms. Hitt has earned designation from her peers as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Georgia. She has also received “Superb” client ratings on Avvo along with numerous positive testimonials and referrals from those she has served.

    A 1993 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Ms. Hitt earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia in 1996. After leading a successful career in social work, she decided to pursue her legal career, and she obtained her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law in 2007.

    While in law school, she received recognition as an Outstanding Student from the Weltner Inn of Court. She won Best Advocate and was a member of the first-place team in the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition. She was also a member of the Moot Court Board and the Student Trial Lawyers Association.

    Since entering private practice, Ms. Hitt has continued her involvement in her legal community, and she is a member of the State Bar of Georgia's Family Law Section, the Atlanta Bar Association's Family Law Section, the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) and the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court, among her other professional affiliations.  Ms. Hitt serves on the Foundation Board for GAWL and is a 2020 graduate of GAWL's Leadership Program.  She also serves on the Executive Committee Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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


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    Rising Stars: 2011, 2013, 2015 - 2017

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    About Elinor Hitt

    Admitted: 2007, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.warnerbates.com/meet-our-team/elinor-h-hitt/


    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Atlanta Magazine, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017
    • “Outstanding Student” by Weltner Inn of Court
    • “Best Advocate” and Member 1st Place Team at William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition
    • “Top Women Attorneys in Georgia” by Super Lawyers

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Registered General Civil and Domestic Relations Mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, 2021

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Georgia Bar Association
    • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Member of Foundation Board, Graduate of 2020 Leadership Program
    • Member, DeKalb Bar Association
    • Weltner Inn of Court, Membership Chair of the Executive Committee
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
    • State Bar of Georgia

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • All Saints’ Episcopal Church
    • Pro bono Guardian ad Litem and divorce work for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Survey of significant cases and statutory changes in Georgia's domestic relations law during the previous twelve months., co-author, Domestic Relations Survey for the Mercer Law Review, 2019
    • Contributor, Georgia Divorce, a guide to divorce practice published by Thomson Reuters, since 2008, Contributor, Georgia Divorce, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • University of Georgia, M.S.W.
    • University of Georgia, B.S.Ed.


    • “Elinor is effective because she knows the law, is well-prepared and is willing to litigate aggressively to protect her client.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Elinor H. Hitt

    3350 Riverwood Parkway
    Riverwood 100 Building, Suite 2300
    Atlanta, GA 30339

    Phone: 678-385-2980

    Fax: 770-951-2200

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    Last Updated: 3/12/2021

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