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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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About Rachel Platt

Admitted: 2004, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://plattfamilylaw.com/our-legal-team/

Honors and Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Trained Guardian Ad Litem
  • Certified Georgia Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • North Fulton Bar Association, Member
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Georgia Appleseed, Young Professionals Council
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Advisory Board 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 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, 2004

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 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 and Writings:

  • Presenter, "Family Law Issues in Civil Litigation", Tropical Law Seminar, 2014
  • Moderator, "Top Ten QDRO Mistakes Experienced Lawyers Make", 2013
  • Lecture, “Ethical Issues in Family Law”, VIP GlobalNet, LLC, 2011
  • Panelist, “Working for Your Client an Negotiating for Your Client”, 2010
  • Lecture, “Planning for Disabled Dependents in Divorce”, National Business Institute, 2010
  • "New Child Support Guidelines: A Mixed Bag", Georgia Association of Women Lawyers , 2006
  • "Overview of Adoption Law", NBI CLE Speaker; June 2016
  • "Divorce Litigation Start to Finish"; November 2014
  • "Building Professional Presence", CLE Speaker; April 2014
  • "Public School Disciplinary Hearings in Georgia"
  • "Same-Sex Marriage:, Women in Professionalism CLE Speaker; April 2013
  • Panelist on Careers in Education Law at Emory University School of Law
  • “Financial, Property and Custody Issues for Blended & Unmarried Couples” presented for the National Business Institute; April 2010

Educational Background:

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

138 Bulloch Avenue
Roswell, GA 30075

Phone: 404-255-3434

 

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Last Updated: 7/17/2017

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