Theodore S. (Ted) Eittreim

Top rated Family Law attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Eittreim Martin Cutler, LLC
Theodore S. (Ted) Eittreim
Eittreim Martin Cutler, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1998

Education: Emory University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
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Eittreim Martin Cutler, LLC

100 Galleria Parkway
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Atlanta, GA 30339 Visit website


Theodore S. Eittreim is a partner with the law firm of Eittreim Martin Cutler, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. An award-winning attorney with nearly 25 years of legal experience, and a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mr. Eittreim has devoted his practice exclusively to family law since 2003.  Serving families throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area and all across the state, Mr. Eittreim is fully committed to helping his clients achieve the best results possible in their individual family law matter. 

Mr. Eittreim concentrates primarily on representing his clients in complex divorce cases, which typically involve the division of significant assets as well as addressing highly-contested custodial and parenting time issues.  In addition to representing clients in complicated divorce actions, Mr. Eittreim also handles all other family law matters, including initial custody and parenting time determinations through paternity and legitimation cases for non-married parents, child support actions, the negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as conflicts that arise after a divorce has been finalized, such as contempt actions, modification cases dealing with custody, parenting time and child support, and appeals to the Georgia Appellate Courts.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Eittreim is the current Chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.  He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar since 2017, and has been an officer of the Section since 2020.  In addition, Mr. Eittreim was previously the Editor of the Family Law Review, the quarterly publication produced by the Family Law Section.  He is a member of numerous professional legal organizations, including the family law sections of both the Atlanta Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  He is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and he also a Master of the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, where he serves on the Executive Committee and is the current Membership Chair. Well-versed in his practice area, he also serves on the adjunct legal faculty at Emory University School of Law, teaching the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, one of the most rigorous and highly-regarded trial skills programs offered or required by any law school.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal service, Mr. Eittreim has an AV Preeminent peer review rating* for ethics and legal abilities from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible, as well as a perfect rating from Avvo. He is a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation, an honor extended to less than one percent of lawyers nationwide, and he has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2018 by Best Lawyers, who also named him the "Family Lawyer of the Year" for Atlanta for 2020 and again for 2023.  In addition, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel has named him among the Nation's Top One Percent every year since 2015, and Georgia Trend magazine voted him as one of the state's "Legal Elite" in 2016.

Mr. Eittreim grew up in Rumson, New Jersey, a small community on the New Jersey Shore. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1995, Mr. Eittreim relocated to Atlanta and attended Emory University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1998.  That same year, he received his license to practice from the State Bar of Georgia. Keeping his ties to New Jersey, he also received his license to practice from the New Jersey State Bar Association in 1998.

*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

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1998, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2014 – 2023, Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer for State of Georgia, 2020 - 2023, Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2018 - 2023, Best Lawyers
  • Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Atlanta, 2020 and 2023, Best Lawyers
  • Rated "AV - Preeminent", highest possible rating, 2014 - present, Martindale-Hubble
  • Rated a perfect 10 out of 10 “Superb” on
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, “Top One Percent” Award, 2015 – present, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite,” 2016
  • Georgia Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” 2012
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Executive Committee, Chairperson, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Faculty, Emory University School of Law, Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques
  • Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, Master, Executive Committee Member, Membership Chairperson
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer, Georgia Child Support Worksheet Helpline
Educational Background:
  • University of Virginia, 1995
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Professionalism Throughout the Litigation Process – Lessons from Former Civil Litigators Who Have Taken the Bench, Family Law Institute, May 19, 2022, Moderator, 2022
  • Ethics Hour, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Georgia Chapter, Family Law Seminar, Speaker and Author, with Paula J. Frederick, General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia, December 10, 2021
  • Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, Chairperson, February 25, 2021
  • Domestic Relations Considerations for the Trusts and Estates Practitioner: A Primer for Preventing Pitfalls in the Divorce Law World, Atlanta Bar Association, Speaker and Author, November 18, 2020
  • 26th Annual John C. Mayoue Family Law Seminar on Professionalism, Chair and Moderator, February 13, 2020
  • Don't Get Burned By Your Boilerplate!, AAML Georgia Chapter Family Law Seminar, Speaker and Author, December 13, 2019
  • Blade Running: Tips on How to Effectively Manage Your Clients Without Driving Them Away, Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, Speaker and Author, September 19, 2019
  • A View From the Bench - Current Topics in Family Law, State Bar of Georgia Midyear Meeting, Chair and Moderator, Macon, Georgia, January 10, 2019
  • Alimony Factors in Georgia and Reform Efforts Beyond: Is Discretion Really the Better Part of Valor?, Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, Savannah, Georgia, and Atlanta, Georgia, Speaker and Author, August 17 and September 27, 2018
  • "Delivering A Dose of Perspective - Techniques for Managing Client Expectations", Author, The Family Law Review, Spring, 2018
  • The Collision of Protest Law with Family Law: Political Proclivities Playing Into Parenting, Program Chair and Presenter, a Joint Presentation by the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court and the Lamar Inn of Court, January 23, 2018
  • Techniques for Managing Client Expectations, Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, Speaker and Author, September 29, 2017
  • Admissibility of Electronic Evidence - Exposure of How Easy It Is to Create Fraudulent Records, Succeeding in Family Law Hearings and Trials, Moderator and Speaker, October 19, 2017
  • John C. Mayoue Family Law Convocation on Professionalism, Program Co-Chair and Moderator, March 22, 2017
  • Resolving Family Law Disputes Through ADR, Speaker/Panelist, JAMS and the Women in Profession Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, October 19, 2016
  • The Collision of Bankruptcy and Divorce: A Survival Guide, Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, Speaker/Author, September 30, 2016
  • Recent Developments in Grandparent Rights and Multi-state Jurisdication, 34th Annual Family Law Institute, Speaker and Author, May 18 - 21, 2016
  • "Bedroom to Courtroom: Ashely Madison Litigation" Atlanta Bar Association, October 7, 2015, Speaker.
  • Financial Topics in Family Law, Mock Direct and Cross Examinations of Financial Experts, January 27, 2015, Presenter/Lecturer.
  • 21st Annual Family Law Convocation on Professionalism, March 26, 2014, Program Chair and Moderator.
  • Testing the Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements: Newman v. Newman as a Case Study, 31st Annual Family Law Institute, Speaker and Author, May 23 - 25, 2013
  • Presenter/Lecturer, Forensic Accounting & Tax Issues in Divorce Cases, a joint presentation of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the Family Law Section of the Georgia Bar, January 26, 2012.

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

“I worked with Ted for years before going out on my own, so I've seen first-hand how he patiently, intelligently, and competently handles his family law cases. Top notch attorney in all respects.”

“Ted is very professional and good at working with other attorneys. ”

Office location for Theodore S. (Ted) Eittreim

100 Galleria Parkway
Suite 1120
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 770-615-7293


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  • Rising Stars: 2012

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