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Practice Areas


  1. Family: 65%
    12 years
  2. Mediation: 30%
    6 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Tracy Ann Moore

    Lydia is an excellent mediator who knows how to help the parties move to common ground and resolve their differences.


    Tracy Moore Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • William M. Brownell Jr.

    I have been opposing counsel on several cases with Mrs. Sartain over several years. She has always been professional, ethical and courteous with me as we work through cases. Like me, she initially approaches cases with an intent to settle the case (as beneficial to her client as possible) to keep her client's litigation expenses down. However, when a case can't be settled, she has no hesitation to "take the gloves off". And she is always a very worthy opponent.


    William Brownell Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Stewart, Melvin & Frost, LLP

200 Main Street Southwest
PO Box 3280
Gainesville, GA, 30501


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198409/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Silver ShovelGreater Hall Chamber of Commerce2001
One of the state's Forty Under FortyGeorgia Trend Magazine1998
Youth Service AwardKiwannis Club of Gainesville, Ga1998
Vocational Excellence AwardRotary Club of Gainesville1994
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerStewart, Melvin & Frost, LLP2002 - Present
District AttorneyNortheastern Judicial Curcuit1993 - 2002
Executive Director Children and Youth Coordinating CouncilState Of Georgia1991 - 1993
SolicitorHall County, Georgia, State Court1987 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rotary Club of Gainesville, GaMember1990 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Shell v GibbsJury verdict in favor of my client
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Mercer UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Young Harris CollegeN/AN/A1979
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Brown Bag LunchWomen elected to public office2012