Skip to main content
Emily Su-Hwa Yu
Avvo
Pro

Emily Su-Hwa Yu

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family

About Me

By the time you are looking at attorneys, things are not going as planned. Having experienced litigation myself, I understand how stressful and nerve-wrecking the Court process can be and how important it is to be able to get in contact and speak with your attorney when you have questions. Even when it is not an emergency, getting an answer to your question just helps.

 

Going through Family Law litigation can be a very challenging time and I work to make the process as smooth and easy for my clients as I can. I believe it is crucial that any client is comfortable with their attorney, particularly in Family Law matters, as you will be sharing the intimate details of your personal life. For that reason, I am happy to provide consultations so that you can get a sense of who I am and how I practice. I provide guidance and strategy to my clients to address both their short-term and long-term goals while giving realistic expectations as to the process and outcome.

 


I obtained my Bachelors degree from Columbia University and my J.D. from Emory School of Law. I am dedicated this area of practice and am active in the Atlanta Family Law community. I am a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution having been appointed as a Court mediator for the past 5 years, serve as a Guardian ad Litem, and was selected as a 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star which is an honor that only the top 2.5% of selected attorneys in the State of Georgia receive each year.

More 

Photos and Videos

4008807 1414943521

4008807 1414943788

4008807 1418064166

4008807 1418064206

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Family: 50%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

27 total 

  • Courtney Henderson Carpenter

    I endorse this lawyer. Emily works tirelessly to achieve positive results for her clients, and is skilled at assisting her clients navigate the legal process during a very difficult time in their lives. Emily is a passionate attorney, and a highly effective advocate for her clients. I highly recommend Emily.

    More 

    Courtney Carpenter Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • David A. Canale

    I had the pleasure of working with Emily on a divorce case. She was very diligent in responding to all inquiries and very effectively represented her client. I highly recommend her.

    More 

    David Canale Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Hunter, Weinstein & Somerstein, LLC

400 Northpark Town Center, Suite 1115
1000 Abernathy Road NE
Atlanta, GA, 30328

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 201107/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star 2015 for Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine (Georgia)2015
National Association of Women Lawyers AwardEmory Law School2011
Pro Bono AwardEmory Law School2011
Trial Techniques ScholarshipEmory Law School (Kessler-Eidsen)2011
Scholarship FinalistGeorgia Association for Women Lawyers2011
Scholarship FinalistGeorgia Association for Women Lawyers2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Editor-in-Chief for The Family Lawyer NewsletterAtlanta Bar Association Family Law Section2014 - Present
Attorney at LawHunter, Weinstein & Somerstein, L.L.C.2012 - Present
Volunteer - Guardian Ad Litem (if parties qualify)Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation2011 - Present
Volunteer - Attorney for Victims of DV (if Petitioner qualifies)Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation2011 - Present
Attorney at LawMeriwether & Tharp, LLP2011 - 2012
Law ClerkPachman Richardson, LLC2010 - 2011
Volunteer Third-Year AttorneyAtlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation2010 - 2011
Legal InternAtlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.2010 - 2010
Legal InternDekalb County District Attorney's Office2010 - 2010
MediatorFulton County Landlord/Tenant Mediation Program2009 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Asian American ProfessionalsDirector of Professional Development2014 - Present
Atlanta Bar Family Law SectionEditor-in-Chief of Family Law Section Newsletter2014 - Present
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers FoundationJunior Executive Board Member2014 - 2015
Sandy Springs Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Georgia Association for Women LawyersMember2013 - Present
Georgia Office of Dispute ResolutionDomestic Mediator2010 - Present
Georgia Office of Dispute ResolutionCivil Mediator2009 - Present
Emory Law School Mock Trial SocietyMember, Coach2008 - 2011
Emory Law School Moot Court SocietyMember, Coach2008 - 2011
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember, Editor-In-Chief of Family Law Section Newsletter2008 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionThe Family Lawyer - February 20152015
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionThe Family Lawyer - April 20152015
Atlanta Bar Family Law Section NewsletterThe Family Lawyer - August 20142014
Atlanta Bar Family Law Section NewsletterThe Family Lawyer - October 20142014
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionThe Honorable Robert E. Flournoy, III speaks at the December 2013 Breakfast2014
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionThe Honorable Cynthia J. Becker Speaks at the January 2014 Breakfast2014
Atlanta Bar Family Law Section Newsletter"The Honorable Doris L. Downs Speaks at May 2014 Family Law Breakfast"2014
Atlanta Bar Family Law Section NewsletterEdward H. Lindsey, Jr. Speaks at April 2014 Family Law Breakfast2014
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionThe Family Lawyer - December 2014 edition2014
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionChief Judge Edwards Speaks to the Atlanta Bar Family Law Section2013
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionJoint Physical Custody, Child Support and Deviations...Oh My!2013
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionJudge Philip C. Smith Speaks at the Monthly Breakfast2013
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionMary Margaret Oliver Speaks at Monthly Breakfast2013
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionThe Honorable Wendy L. Shoob Speaks to the Section at the June 2013 Breakfast2013
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionEmory Potter Speaks to the Section at the July 2013 Breakfast2013
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionGeorgia Lord, Nicholas Sears, and Carole Powell Speak at the August 2013 Breakfast2013
Atlanta Bar AssociationThe Honorable Melodie Snell Conner Speaks at the September 2013 Breakfast2013
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog"Automatic Adjustments to Child Support Payments in Georgia"2012
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog"Georgia High Income Child Support Deviation"2012
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog"The "In Love" Feeling and Extra-Marital Relationships During Your Georgia Divorce Case"2012
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog"Can I get a Temporary Protective Order Against Someone Who Does Not Live in Georgia?"2012
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law ReviewEffect of Supersedeas in a Hotly Contested Divorce Case2012
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog"Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Family Law in Georgia"2012
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section"Losing My Religion: The Ins and Outs of Religious Issues Affecting Family Law Cases" (co-authored by Alyson F. Lembeck at Pachman Richardson, LLP)2011
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section"Top 10 iPad Apps for a Family Law Attorney" (co-authored with Patrick L. Meriwether, Meriwether & Tharp, LLC)2011
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog (followed by the American Bar Association)"Definition of Family Violence in Georgia"2011
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog"Parenting Websites Can Help Parents Sharing Custody of Children in Georgia"2011
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog"Divorce and Religion in Georgia"2011
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog"Am I Victim of Domestic Violence?"2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory UniversityLawJ.D.2011
Domestic Mediation TrainingAlternative Dispute Resolution(Registered with GODR)2011
Guardian Ad Litem TrainingChild CustodyUnknown2011
Civil Mediation TrainingAlternative Dispute Resolution(Registered with GODR)2009
Columbia UniversityPsychologyB.A.2007

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Georgie State Law School - Civil Mediation Training"Communication Skills" Lecture at Civil Mediation Training2014
Georgie State Law School - Civil Mediation Training"Communication Skills" Lecture at Civil Mediation Training2013
Georgie State Law School - Civil Mediation Training"Communication Skills" Lecture at Civil Mediation Training2012
John Marshall Law SchoolCoaching Mediation Training2011
Institute of Continuing Judicial EducationCoaching at Judicial Training2011
Georgie State Law School - Civil Mediation Training"Communication Skills" Lecture at Civil Mediation Training2011
Georgie State Law School - Civil Mediation TrainingCoaching Mediation Training2011
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, New Volunteer TrainingThe Mechanics of Obtaining a Temporary Protective Order2011
John Marshall Law SchoolCoaching Mediation Training2010
Georgie State Law School - Civil Mediation TrainingCoaching Mediation Training2010
Atlanta Bar Association SeminarThe Mechanics of Obtaining a Temporary Protective Order2010