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Jeanette Leigh Soltys

Jeanette Leigh Soltys

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Adoption, Family Law

About Me

 


Jeanette L. Soltys’ law practice is focused on the areas of family law and adoption. She is passionate about assisting clients through difficult life transitions and helping them achieve an outcome that is best for their family. Her law practice includes adoption because, as an adoptive parent, she can identify with her clients and is enthusiastic about assisting them build their families through this exciting and unique process. Ms. Soltys has handled numerous complex and highly contested family law matters throughout metro Atlanta, and has knowledge and experience that clients can trust.


 


Ms. Soltys’ interest in family law began in law school, where she volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem in juvenile court and held family law clerkships in both public interest and private firms. Prior to starting her own firm, she practiced family law at prominent firms in both Cherokee County and downtown Atlanta.


 


Ms. Soltys graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education and received her Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University. Ms. Soltys’ achievements in advocacy began in law school, when she exposed that the Atlanta Municipal Court was restricting public access to weekend hearings. Her work was highlighted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and her efforts caused the Atlanta Municipal Court to reevaluate its practice of barring the public from the courtroom on weekends. Additionally, Ms. Soltys earned two CALI Awards for Academic Excellence.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Child Custody: 29%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 29%
  3. Adoption: 25%
  4. Family Law: 17%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Caryn S. Fennell

    Jeanette and I work in the same community and I recently had a case with her that had the potential of becoming a overly complicated because of the emotional issues involved. Jeanette did an exceptional job working in tandem with her client and myself to achieve a sound result for both parties and avoid unnecessary litigation. I enjoyed working with Jeanette and look forward to working on more case in the future.

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    Caryn Fennell Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • A. Paul Ghanouni

    I have seen Jeanette in court on many different cases. I recommend her services.

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    A. Paul Ghanouni Juvenile Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Shriver Law Firm

301 Creekstone Ridge.
Woodstock, GA, 30188

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200607/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence for the Future in Criminal ProcedureCALI2005
Excellence for the Future in Criminal Justice ReformCALI2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyCallner Portnoy & Strawser2010 - 2010
Associate AttorneyThe Shriver Law Firm2007 - 2010
Associate AttorneyThompson & Cline2006 - 2007
Law ClerkBarton Child Law and Policy Clinic2005 - 2005
Law ClerkMoore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP2003 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cobb Bar AssociationFamily Law Continuing Legal Education Committee Co-chair2011 - 2011
Cobb Bar AssociationLaw Day Service Project Committee Member2008 - 2008
Blue Ridge Bar AssociationLaw Day Committee Co-chair2006 - 2006
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Cobb Bar AssociationEditor, Cobb Bar NewsletterN/A
Georgia Association of Women LawyersN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In the Interest of P.N., 291 Ga.App. 512, 662 S.E.2d 287 (2008)Trial court judgment affirmed.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Cobb Bar Association NewsletterReflections on My Adoption Journey2012
Visions Anew Guest BloggerMinimizing Attorney Fees in Divorce2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Georgia, AthensN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education coursePractical Guide Through the Adoption Process2013
UGA Law School OrientationLegal Professionalism Group Leader2012
Top Current Challenges in Family LawChildren in Divorce2012
GSU Law School OrientationLegal Professionalism Group Leader2012
Atlanta Bar Association Continuing Legal Education courseStarting Your Law Firm2012
Annual Georgia Adoption ReunionOverview of Adoption Law2011
Family Law WorkshopFamily Law Procedures2009
Divorce Resource Radio ProgramMinimizing Attorney Fees in Divorce2009