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Rachel A. Elovitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Elovitz Edwards O'Nan & Buerlein, LLC
38 Old Ivy Road NE, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: 404-662-2240
Fax: 404-662-2440
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Family Law
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Attorney Profile

A founding partner at Elovitz, Edwards, O’Nan & Buerlein, LLC, Mrs. Elovitz has been practicing family law for almost 25 years.  After spending her freshman and sophomore years at the University of Georgia, Mrs. Elovitz transferred to The University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in psychology and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1988.  Mrs. Elovitz completed her Juris Doctorate in Georgia in 1995, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, finding herself the recipient of the Dean's Award for Overall Achievement and the West Publisher's Award for Academic Excellence.  

Many of Mrs. Elovitz’s clients are people whose marriages have come to an end and who need assistance in dealing with the difficult issues that accompany marital dissolution, such as child custody, child support, the division of marital property, and spousal support.  Mrs. Elovitz's extensive experience in family law, her training in collaborative law, more than a decade of work as a domestic relations mediator, almost two decades serving as a guardian ad litem for children, and her many years advocating for abused and neglected children enables her to represent her clients with a considerable knowledge base, insight, and empathy and to guide her clients through even the most complex of divorces. For clients whose marriages have already been dissolved, Mrs. Elovitz provides assistance when parenting plans and support orders need to be modified or enforced. 

Mrs. Elovitz’s family law practice extends to paternity, legitimation, grandparent visitation and third party custody disputes as well as arbitration. Mrs. Elovitz has received a great deal of favorable recognition from her fellow attorneys for the way she has handled emotionally fraught custody battles, and her honors have included an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.  Admitted to practice in Georgia since 1996, Ms. Elovitz is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

*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
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022

About Rachel A. Elovitz

First Admitted: 1996, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://eofamilylaw.com/meet-our-attorneys/rachel-a-elovitz/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fulton County Alternate Dispute Resolution Program, Neutral 
  • DeKalb County Dispute Resolution Center, Neutral
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Member
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Lifetime Fellow
  • American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, Member
  • Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Advocacy Section, Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • Rules Committee, Fulton County Family Division, Original Member, 1997
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Member, 2015 – Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, Member, 2008 – Present
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Registered Neutral, 2010 – Present
  • Georgia Association of Counsel for Children, Member, 2010 – Present
  • Southern District Court, 1999
  • Past Associate Editor, The Atlanta Lawyer
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002 
  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia, 1996
  • Past Member, DeKalb Bar News Editorial Board

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Committee Member, 2008 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Annual Taste of the Highlands
  • Sponsor, 2007 Annual Bench & Bar Dinner and Reception Honoring DeKalb Judiciary 
  • Patron Sponsor, 2007 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta John’s Creek Derby Day Event
  • Silver Level Sponsor, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia – May 22-24, 2014
  • Committee Member, 2009 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Annual Taste of the Highlands

Educational Background

  • University of Texas, Austin - Bachelor of Arts, Major: Psychology, Minor: Philosophy, 1988

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Domestic Violence Mediation Training / Certification, 2010
  • Divorce Mediation Training / Certification, 2010
  • Juvenile (Delinquency) Mediation Training / Certification, 2010
  • Deprivation Mediation Training /Certification, 2010
  • Basic Civil Mediation Training / Certification, 2009
  • Collaborative Law Training, 2008
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer's Foundation's One Child-One Lawyer, Attorney Ad Litem Training, 2005
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation's Guardian Ad Litem Training, 2001

Honors/Awards

  • Top Rated Family Law Attorney, Georgia Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Top Rated Family Law Attorney, Georgia Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 3% of Professionals in the World, Marquis Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who, 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction recognizes excellence in the law by selecting members based upon a review and vetting process by their Selection Committee, Top 10% in the US, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • (also awarded in 2015), Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2018
  • For Client Satisfaction, Top 10 Best Attorney, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2018
  • Awarded for Client Satisfaction, 10 Best Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
  • Top Rated Family Law Attorney, Georgia Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Lawyers of Distinction recognizes excellence in the law by selecting members based upon a review and vetting process by their Selection Committee, Top 10% in the US, Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • Lawyers of Distinction recognizes excellence in the law by selecting members based upon a review and vetting process by their Selection Committee, Top 10% in the US, Lawyers of Distinction, 2016
  • A profile series on professionals in Creative Loafing in the February 16, 2012 Issue, Best of Atlanta, Proactive Resources, 2012
  • Outstanding Public Service - Pro Bono Project, State Bar of Georgia, 2007
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll, State Bar of Georgia, 2003
  • Westlaw Publisher's Award for Academic Excellence, John Marshall Law School, 1995
  • Magna Cum Laude, John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, 1995
  • Dean's Award for Overall Achievement, John Marshall Law School, 1995

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "The guardian ad litem, an officer of the court, holds a position of trustwith respect to the minor child at issue and is duty bound to exercisedue diligence in performing her (or his) role under the Code. Theirwork, generally considered valuable, “is not without legal and ethicaluncertainty. . . .” This article speaks to potential complications that can arise.", Author, The Perils of Guardian ad Litem Appointments, The Georgia Bar Journal, Legal, 2020
  • DeKalb Declares War on Truancy, DeKalb Bar Association News, January 2006
  • When Therapy Should Be Considered: An Interview with Dr. Elizabeth King, The Family Lawyer, February 2002
  • When Civil Turns Criminal, The Family Lawyer, October 2002
  • Another Kind of Child Abuse, The Family Lawyer, November 2002
  • Do Your Homework Before Seeking To Remove or Discredit An Expert, The Family Lawyer, June 2005
  • A Miscarriage of Juvenile Justice: The Implications of Trying Adolescent Offenders in Superior Court, DeKalb Bar Association News, November 2005
  • Chief Justice Leah Sears: A Profile of Georgia’s First Lady, The Atlanta Lawyer, July 2005
  • Children Are Denied the Same Legal Protection Adults, DeKalb Bar Association News, December 2005
  • Ask the Barrister: Is Civility Incompatible with Advocacy, The DeKalb Bar Association News, October 2009
  • Emotions Soar Over Georgia’s New Child Support Guidelines, DeKalb Bar Association News, February 2006
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Reaching New Pro Bono Heights and Climbing to Greatness, DeKalb Bar Association News, April 2007
  • Are We Witnessing The Erosion Of Georgia’s Separate Property Distinction, The Georgia Bar Journal, August 2007
  • A More Urbane Style: A Plea for Plainly Written Pleadings, The DeKalb Bar Association News, March 2008
  • The Evolution of Antediluvian Law: Family Immunity in Tort, The DeKalb Bar Association News, December 2008
  • Life, Property, and Quasi-Liberty, The DeKalb Bar Association News, January 2009
  • Ask the Barrister: How on Earth Does One Prove A Hypothetical, The DeKalb Bar Association News, September 2009
  • What Tort Reform Means to Georgians; The DeKalb Bar Association News, October 2009
  • Past Editorial Board Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Ask the Barrister: When is a Strip Search Legal in High School: The DeKalb Bar Association News, November 2009
  • A New Juvenile Code: The Purpose and Status of Senate Bill 292: A Statewide Coalition Garners Bipartisan Support, The DeKalb Bar Association News, December 2009
  • Ask the Barrister: Stepparent Adoptions and Parental Consent: The DeKalb Bar Association News, February 2010
  • A Nation Divided: The Role Lawyers Should Play In Its Healing: The DeKalb Bar Association News, March 2010
  • Jurisprudential Diaries: The Bill of Rights: The DeKalb Bar Association News, October 2010
  • Past Associate Editor, The Family Lawyer
  • Power: Mediation's Most Consequential Tool and Most Disquieting Pitfall, Author, Be Neutral, Georgia Office Of Dispute Resolution, 2011
  • Past Editorial Board Member, DeKalb Bar Association News
  • Jurisprudential Diaries - The Bill of Rights, Author, DeKalb Bar Association News, 2010
  • A Nation Divided - The Role Lawyers Should Play In Its Healing, Author, DeKalb Bar Association News, 2010
  • A New Juvenile Code: The Purpose and Status of Senate Bill 292: A Statewide Coalition Garners Bipartisan Support, Author, DeKalb Bar Association News, 2010
  • Stepparent Adoptions and Parental Consent, Author, DeKalb Bar Association News, 2010
  • Ask The Barrister: When Is A Strip Search Legal in High School, Columnist, DeKalb Bar Association News, 2009
  • Ask The Barrister: Is Civility Incompatible with Advocacy, Columnist, DeKalb Bar Association News, 2009
  • What Tort Reform Means To Georgians, Author, DeKalb Bar Association News, 2009
  • Life, Property, and Quasi-Liberty, Author, DeKalb Bar Association News, 2009
  • Are We Witnessing The Erosion Of Georgia's Separate Property Distinction, The Georgia Bar Journal, 2007
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Office Location for Rachel A. Elovitz

38 Old Ivy Road NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342

Phone: 404-662-2240

Fax: 404-662-2440

Last Updated: 8/20/2021

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