Schuyler F. Hoynes is a native and current resident of Cobb County, where she lives with her husband and a menagerie of pets. She earned her B.A. from the University of Alabama in 2001 and her M.B.A. from Georgia Southern University in 2004. After earning her M.B.A., Schuyler moved back to Atlanta, where she worked as a legal assistant until deciding to go to law school in 2006.
Schuyler earned her law degree in 2009 from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where she was a member of the ABA Client Counseling and Interviewing Competition Team and the President of the JMLS Chapter of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. She joined the firm of Lyle Detling & Levine, LLC after graduation and started her solo practice in 2011. In April of 2011, Schuyler was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the Georgia Army National Guard. She is a Judge Advocate for the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Columbus, Georgia, and serves full-time as an Attorney Advisor for the Georgia Army National Guard. Schuyler is also a Registered Neutral through the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, and serves as a mediator in non-domestic civil matters.
Schuyler is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Cobb County Bar Association, and the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. She is also a past member of the Georgia Association for Women’s Lawyers, and the past President of the Alabama Alumni & Booster Club of Atlanta. In her spare time, Schuyler enjoys reading, cooking, watching football, and spending time with her family.
Publications: Co-Author (with William A. Turner, Esq. and Brent W. Herrin, Esq.), "Recent Developments in Deferred Compensation, Split Dollar Corporate-Owned Life Insurance: What Every Estate Planner Should Know," Fiduciary Law Institute, July 2007.
Co-Presenter (with Steven Worrall, Esq), “My Mother’s Keeper: Planning for Incapacity and Strategies for Navigating Legal Remedies When you Can’t,” Strafford Publications Webinar, January 2011.
Presenter, “Moving your Law Practice into the 21st Century Without Breaking the Bank,” Cobb County Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section CLE, May 2010.
Licensed since 2009
Hourly ($175-200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
When I met Schuyler in law school, I took an immediate liking to her as she is both genuine and a natural problem solver. She has a strong commitment to maintaining her expertise in estate planning, and is generous in sharing this expertise with her colleagues in the field. I have, fortunately, been the beneficiary of this sharing on more than one occasion. Schuyler is a bright and energetic attorney with a strong grasp of the legal issues and client concerns. Schuyler has a strong commitment to client service and has developed a practice that reflects this commitment by providing a professional service that is efficient and cost effective. I will continue to refer my clients to Schuyler. The proficiency she has developed in the law aside, Schuyler is able to communicate the technicalities of estate planning comprehensively and with ease.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2009||05/08/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Outstanding Law Student Award||National Association of Women Lawyers||2009|
|Outstanding Law Student Award||Georgia Association for Women Lawyers||2009|
|Owner||Hoynes Law Group, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Lyle & Levine, LLC||2009 - 2011|
|Legal Intern||Legal Aid of Cobb County||2009 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Cohen Pollock Merlin & Small, P.C.||2007 - 2009|
|Legal Assistant||Cohen Pollock Merlin & Small, P.C.||2005 - 2007|
|Temporary Employee||Randstad Staffing||2004 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Junior League of Cobb-Marietta||Active Member||2010 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Secretary||2010 - 2011|
|Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution||Registered Neutral||2009 - Present|
|Cobb Justice Foundation||Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2009 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Treasurer||2009 - 2011|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Georgia Association for Women Lawyers||Board Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Alabama Alumni & Booster Club of Atlanta||Past President||2006 - 2008|
|Alabama Alumni Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Business Succession Planning||Planning documents executed by company owners|
|Estate of L.C.||Estate Closed: All Assets of the Estate Transferred to Surviving Spouse|
|Fiduciary Law Institute Program Materials||"Recent Developments in Deferred Compensation, Split Dollar Corporate-Owned Life Insurance: What Every Estate Planner Should Know" by William A. Turner, Brent W. Herrin and Schuyler F. Hoynes||2007|
|John Marshall (Atlanta)||N/A||J.D.||2009|
|Georgia Southern University||Business Administration||MBA||2004|
|University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)||Interdisciplinary Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Planning for Incapacity, Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship||My Mother's Keeper: Planning for Incapacity and Strategies for Navigating Legal Remedies When You Can’t||2011|
|Cobb Bar Solo/Small Firm Section Monthly Luncheon and CLE||Moving Your Law Practice into the 21st Century Without Breaking the Bank||2010|