Rachel L. Platt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Roswell, GA

The Platt Law Firm
 | 138 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: 404-255-3434
Fax: 678-666-4582
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Rachel L. Platt has earned a reputation as a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney, receiving numerous awards and commendations throughout her career. A certified mediator and the founder of The Platt Law Firm in Roswell, Georgia, she works hard to achieve favorable outcomes for her family law clients throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. Ms. Platt focuses primarily on divorce, child custody and adoption cases, and she is an active member of her community.

    As an undergraduate, Ms. Platt attended the University of Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Science in 2000. She then pursued her legal studies at the University of Colorado School of Law, where she was a member of the Women’s Law Caucus and worked with the Civil Legal Aid Clinic. Ms. Platt received her Juris Doctor in 2004 and was licensed to practice in the state of Georgia the same year.

    Prior to founding her firm in 2008, Ms. Platt was partner at Platt, Laun & Giles, LLC, in Atlanta. Before that, she handled special education matters while working as an associate attorney at Brock, Clay, Calhoun and Rogers, LLC. Georgia Trend Magazine named Ms. Platt one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in the realm of family law in 2009 and 2012. She additionally holds a 10.0 "Superb" rating from her peers through Avvo. She was the president of GAWL Foundation, Inc., an arm of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, between 2010 and 2011.

    A trained guardian ad litem, Ms. Platt is a member of the family law sections of both the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. She lectures frequently on a variety of topics, including adoption law, divorce litigation and family law ethics. A community leader, Ms. Platt served as president of Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta & DeKalb from 2009 to 2013.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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    About Rachel Platt

    Admitted: 2004, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://plattfamilylaw.com/rachel-platt/

    Honors/Awards:

    • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 20, 2015 and 2016
    • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
    • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers President's Award, Visionary Award, and Committee of the Year Award
    • Three Best Rated, Top Three Atlanta Divorce Lawyers, 2016
    • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation's Top One Percent, Family Law, 2015
    • Georgia Rising Star in Family Law, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
    • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Client Satisfaction Award, 10 Best Female Attorneys, 2016
    • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, Family Law, 2015 and 2016
    • Georgia Legal Elite, 2009, 20122016, 2018, 2019 and 2020

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Trained Guardian Ad Litem
    • Certified Georgia Mediator

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Foundation President, 2010 – 2011; Vice President of Public Affairs, 2011 – 2012; Vice President of Leadership, 2012 – 2013; Representative at Large, 2013 - 2014
    • Georgia Appleseed, Young Professionals Council
    • Sandy Springs Bar Association, Member
    • Georgia, 2004
    • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Advisory Board Member
    • American Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
    • Atlanta Bar Association, Editorial Board Member of The Atlanta Lawyer, Family Law Section Member, Sole Practioner/Small Firm Section Board Member, Former Women in Profession Section Board Member
    • Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
    • North Fulton Bar Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Roswell, Inc., 2020
    • Georgia Appleseed, 2020
    • Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta/Dekalb Board President, Atlanta Legal Aid Society Advisory Board Member, Georgia Appleseed Member of Young Professionals Council, Past Cool Girls, Inc. Advisory Board Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "New Child Support Guidelines: A Mixed Bag", Georgia Association of Women Lawyers , 2006
    • Lecture, “Planning for Disabled Dependents in Divorce”, National Business Institute, 2010
    • Panelist, “Working for Your Client an Negotiating for Your Client”, 2010
    • Speaker on Family Law  Topic, Speaker, “Financial, Property and Custody Issues for Blended & Unmarried Couples” presented for the National Business Institute; April 2010, National Business Institute , 2010
    • Panelist on Careers in Education Law at Emory University School of Law, Panelist on Careers in Education Law at Emory University School of Law, Emory Law School
    • Lecture, “Ethical Issues in Family Law”, VIP GlobalNet, LLC, 2011
    • "Same-Sex Marriage:, Women in Professionalism CLE Speaker; April 2013, CLE Speaker, Same-Sex Marriage , Women in Professionalism, 2013
    • Moderator, "Top Ten QDRO Mistakes Experienced Lawyers Make", 2013
    • "Public School Disciplinary Hearings in Georgia", Speaker, "Public School Disciplinary Hearings in Georgia", Georgia Appleseed
    • "Building Professional Presence", CLE Speaker; April 2014, CLE Speaker, Building Professional Presence, 2014
    • "Divorce Litigation Start to Finish"; November 2014 , CLE Speaker, Divorce Litigation Start to Finish, 2014
    • Presenter, "Family Law Issues in Civil Litigation", Tropical Law Seminar, 2014
    • "Overview of Adoption Law", NBI CLE Speaker; June 2016, CLE Speaker, Overview of Adoption Law, National Business Institute , 2016
    • Speaker on Education Law, CLE Speaker, IEP and 504 Legal Workshop, National Business Institute , 2017
    • Speaker on Education Law Topic, CLE Speaker, Avoiding the Top IEP and 504 Plan Legal Mistakes, National Business Institute , 2019
    • Speaker on Family Law, CLE Speaker, Family Law Agreements in a Nutshell, National Business Institute , 2019
    • Speaker on Family Law topic, CLE Speaker, Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals, National Business Institute , 2019
    • Speaker on Family Law Topic, CLE Speaker, Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, National Business Institute , 2020
    • Speaker on Family Law Topic, CLE Speaker, Divorce 2020: New Laws, Tax Rules and Trends, National Business Institute , 2020
    • Speaker on Family Law Topic, CLE Speaker, Advanced Custody and Support Issues, National Business Institute , 2020
    • Speaker on Family Law Topic, CLE Speaker, Divorce: Gathering Evidence from Electronic Devices, National Business Institute , 2020
    • Speaker on Family Law Topic, CLE Speaker, Finding the Evidence you Need from social Media and Cell Phones in Family Law, National Business Institute , 2020

    Educational Background:

    • University of Georgia, B.S., cum laude - 2000
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    Office Location for Rachel L. Platt

    138 Bulloch Avenue
    Roswell, GA 30075

    Phone: 404-255-3434

    Fax: 678-666-4582

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