Traci A. Weiss

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Warner Bates
 | 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Riverwood 100 Building, Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-919-5511
Fax: 770-951-2200
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007, 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Traci A. Weiss is a partner with the Warner Bates law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Nationally recognized as a preeminent lawyer, Ms. Weiss has more than 17 years of total legal experience, and she provides much-needed counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Atlanta Metro and surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious family law issue they need to address.

For more than 10 years now, Ms. Weiss has focused her practice solely on family law and divorce, and she has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of her clients both inside and outside the courtroom. A Guardian ad Litem for Cobb County and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, she frequently handles highly contentious child custody matters and other child-related issues, and she has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for the rights and best interests of children.

Well-versed in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques, Ms. Weiss strives to help her clients resolve their differences and reach agreements that will serve their families for years to come. However, she will not hesitate to take her clients' matters to court when necessary, and she works hard to help ensure her clients achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

From her exceptional legal abilities and dedication to those she serves, Ms. Weiss has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and the organization's Sliver Client Champion award. She has also received Martindale-Hubbell's Client Distinction Award as well as recognition as a Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law, a Legal Leaders "Georgia Top Rated Lawyer" and a Women Leaders in the Law designation.

She also received the 2017 Women Leader in Law award from The American Lawyer Magazine along with consistent designation as a top attorney and legal leader from the American Society of Legal Advocates, Attorney at Law Magazine and other sources. She also holds Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo, a Top 1% rating from the American Registry and a Distinguished Lawyer Designation from the Expert Network.

Ms. Weiss graduated from Binghamton University in 1997 and obtained her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 2000. She is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Active in her legal community, she is the current vice president of the Cobb County Bar Association's Family Law Section. She is also a barrister with the Charles L. Weltner Inn of Court, and she has served as treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division's Family Law Committee as well as Sponsorship Chair of the organization's Supreme Cork initiative. She is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the DeKalb County Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers Gwinnett County Chapter.

*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

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2007, 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2015

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About Traci Weiss

Admitted: 2001, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.warnerbates.com/about-us/attorneys/traci-a-weiss...

Honors/Awards:

  • “Women Leaders in the Law” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Women In Law 2017 Award, Lawyer Monthly
  • “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Rising Star” by Atlanta Magazine
  • “Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40 in the State of Georgia” by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • "2017 Women Leader in Law" by The American Lawyer
  • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, "AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition" Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers 2019
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Women Leaders In the Law, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017 Designee, Women Leader In The Law, The American Lawyer , 2017
  • Top Rated Lawyer In Georgia For Ethical Standards And Legal Ability, Legal Leaders - As published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40 in the State of Georgia, The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers, ALM and Martindale Hubbell, 2018
  • Client Champion Award (Silver), Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Client Champion Award (Silver), Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • 10.0 Superb Rating (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), Avvo
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law by Martindale-Hubbell (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%, The American Registry (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Distinguished Lawyer Designation by the Expert Network (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers by Legal Leaders/ALM, 2014
  • Top Attorneys - Georgia Outstanding Young Lawyers, by Martindale-Hubbell (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers - Women's AV Preeminent Attorneys, by Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Cobb County Superior Court Guardian ad Litem Program, 2017
  • Georgia Guardian ad Litem, 2016
  • 21 hour Mediation training completed with Resolution Resources Corporation, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Gwinnett County Chapter
  • Charles L. Weltner Inn of Court (Barrister)
  • Cobb County Bar Association -  Family Law Section (Vice President, 2019-Present), 2019
  • US District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Cobb Women of the Bar - Member (2019-Present), 2019
  • Cobb County Bar Association -  Family Law Section (Secretary, 2018-2019), 2018
  • State Bar of Georgia - Family Law Section Diversity Committee (Member, 2017-present), 2017
  •  Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court (Barrister) (2010-Present), 2010
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, 2018
  • Cobb County Bar Association -  2013-Present , 2013
  • DeKalb County Bar Association - Family Law Section (Member, 2010-Present), 2010
  • YLD Family Law Committee (Treasurer, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, "Supreme Cork" Sponsorship Chair, 2008 and 2009), 2008
  • Atlanta Bar Association - Family Law Division (Member, 2005-Present), 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Serve as pro bono court appointed Guardian ad Litem through Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), 2019
  • Legal Food Frenzy- Team Leader - Organized and oversaw Warner Bates' continued participation in the Georgia Food Bank Association's 8th Annual Legal Food Frenzy, through which we raised $1,075 (totaling 4,300 meals) for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  So happy to be a part of such a wonderful cause!, 2019
  • Volunteering for various judges in Cobb County to assist unrepresented parties in navigating the family law litigation process. , 2019
  • Served as pro bono court appointed Guardian ad Litem through Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), 2018
  • Volunteering for various judges in Cobb County to assist unrepresented parties in navigating the family law litigation process. , 2018
  • Legal Food Frenzy- Team Leader - Organized and oversaw Warner Bates' first participation in the Georgia Food Bank Association's 7th Annual Legal Food Frenzy, through which we raised $1,855 in addition to 30 pounds of food (totaling 7,445 meals) for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  Looking forward to raising even more in the years to come!, 2018
  • Served as pro bono court appointed Guardian ad Litem through Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), 2017
  • Volunteering for various judges in Cobb County to assist unrepresented parties in navigating the family law litigation process., 2017
  • Served as pro bono court appointed Guardian ad Litem through Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), 2016
  • Windsor Gate Homeowners' Association Board of Directors (Vice President 2010-2011, Member-At-Large 2009-2010), 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia YLD - William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Tournament (Judge, 2004-2009), 2004

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Proud to have been asked to serve as moderator for this panel of 7 Cobb County Superior Court Judges at the annual CCBA Family Law Section CLE (2/8/2019). Thank you to Judges Ingram, Schuster, Harris, Kell, Poole, Childs and Flournoy!!!, Moderator, Cobb County Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2019
  • Presented Case Law Updates at both the December 2017 CCBA Family Law Section meeting and the February 2018 CCBA Family Law Section CLE., Lecturer, Case Law Update [February 2017-January 2018], Cobb County Bar Association - Family Law Section, Cobb County Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2018
  • Outlined and summarized Cobb County Family Law Section monthly meetings and guest speakers for the April, May, June and July 2018 meetings.  (See pages 7-10) https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.cobbcountybar.org/resource/resmgr/family_law_newsletter/cflq_201807_FINAL.pdf, Secretary of CCBA Family Law Section, Secretary's Synopsis, The Cobb Family Law Quarterly, 2018
  • Lecturer, Case Law Update, Cobb County Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2017
  • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/part-my-teams-presentation-charles-longstreet-weltner-traci-a-weiss, Presenter, Technology In Litigation and Spoliation of Evidence, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn Of Court, 2016
  • Prepared and presented about use of Excel for Marital Balance Sheets., Presenter, Technology Pointers for Family Law Litigators, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn Of Court, 2014
  • Contributed revisions and updates to the "Georgia Domestic Relations - Forms and Practices" book by Edward E. Bates, Jr. each year from 2012 through 2018., Contributor, https://sample-38a7fa98557c46d943be3a3b4a2afdff.read.overdrive.com/?p=_eyJzbHVnIjoiZ2VvcmdpYS1kb21lc3RpYy1yZWxhdGlvbnMtMjhlM2U4IiwiZm9ybWF0IjoiNjEwIn0=
  • Lecturer, The 14 Methods for Suspending Income Benefits, Lorman Educational Services, 2005

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Emory Law School: Order of Advocates, Moot Court Society, Honor Court, and Honor Court of Appeals;   Binghamton University:  Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Kickline (Captain), High Hopes Crisis Hotline, Student Association

Educational Background:

  • Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y), 1997

Industry Groups

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn Of Court
  • Cobb Women of the Bar
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Family Law Sections Of Cobb County Bar Assoc. (Vice President 2019-2020
  • Secretary 2018-2019)
  • State Bar Of Georgia
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Office Location for Traci A. Weiss

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

Phone: 770-919-5511

Fax: 770-951-2200

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Last Updated: 1/13/2020

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