Sean Ditzel

Top rated Family Law attorney in Marietta, Georgia

Abernathy Ditzel Hendrick, LLC
Sean Ditzel
Abernathy Ditzel Hendrick, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 2006

Education: University of Georgia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011, 2017 - 2021

Abernathy Ditzel Hendrick, LLC

319 Atlanta Street Southeast
Suite 250
Marietta, GA 30060 Visit website


As a partner at Abernathy Ditzel Hendrick, LLC, Sean Ditzel is a family law attorney who represents clients in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with divorce, he also represents clients in child custody matters and has experience in adoption, modification, contempt, paternity, legitimation and child support. With both attention and respect, he helps his clients find the best possible solution to what can be painful problems.

Mr. Ditzel is admitted to practice in the state of Georgia. He is also admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Supreme Court of the United States. After graduating summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law.

A passionate member of the legal community, Mr. Ditzel is a guardian ad litem for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. He also served as chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Family Law Section, Technology and Social Media Committee, and Director of the Young Lawyers Division. He was a member of the Cobb County Bar Association’s Board of Trustees and President of the Family Law Section of the Cobb County Bar Association for one year.

An engaging, knowledgeable speaker, Mr. Ditzel presents for the Family Law Institute, UIC John Marshall Law School and Georgia State University College of Law. He has an Avvo “Superb” rating and is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. The Georgia Trend Magazine has also recognized him as a Legal Elite on numerous occasions. 

Practice areas

Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Father's Rights, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Juvenile Law, Living Wills, Marital Property, Name Change, Paternity, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Same Sex Family Law, Trusts, Wills

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 2006, Georgia

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, 2015 Family Law Institute “Graduation and Graduation: Examination of Self-Executing Child Support Provisions”
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation 
  • Guest lecturer at Georgia State University School of Law
  • Guest lecturer at John Marshall Law School
  • Speaker at the 2012 Joint Legal / Forensic Accounting Divorce Seminar
  • Live CLE Seminar Family & Matrimonial Law in the 21st Century: Practicing with Humanity March 28, 2013
  • Panelist for Atlanta Bar Association’s Valentine’s Day CLE: Ethics Issues in Family Law
  • Speaker for LiveCLE Seminar – Family & Matrimonial Law in the 21st Century: Practicing with Humanity
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Technology for Family Law Practitioners, November 2012
  • Speaker, 2014 Family Law Case Law Update, November 2014
  • Speaker, 2018 Family Law Institute- “Narcissism and Divorce”
  • Speaker, 2016 Family Law Institute- “Recent Changes in Social Security Law and the Impact on Divorce Negotiations”
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia YLD, 2011-2013
  • Chair, Technology and Social Media Committee, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 2012-2014
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Member, Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section, 2011-2014
  • Director, State Bar of Georgia YLD, 2013-2017
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • United States Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Member, Cobb County Bar Board of Trustees, 2016-2017
  • President, Cobb County Family Law Section, 2016-2017
  • YLD Family Law Committe Chairman, YLD Member on State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section, 2010
Educational Background:
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Georgia State University
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011

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

“Great family law attorney, who is active in all facets in the Family Law community.”

“Great attorney. Always prepared. Very attentive to client needs.”

“Great lawyer, highly respected in area of Family law”

“Sean is a colleague from law school who has become my number one referral for my clients with family law issues. Each client I have sent to him for this area of law has sung his praises for his professionalism, his effectiveness, and his value. He is a young lawyer who is developing an outstanding reputation in the area of family law.”

Office location for Sean Ditzel

319 Atlanta Street Southeast
Suite 250
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 404-777-1127


3 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2011, 2017 - 2021

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