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Dorothy Rosenberger Sachs

Divorce and separation Attorney at Suwanee, GA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Dodie Sachs

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dorothy

Learn Dorothy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Contested

    20 years

  2. Child support
    25%
    Child Support Modification/Contempt

    20 years

  3. Uncontested divorce
    20%
    Uncontested, No Children, No Property etc.

    20 years

  4. Adoption
    10%
    Grandparent and Stepparent

    20 years

  5. Child custody
    10%
    Modification of Custody, Elections, Child Support

    20 years

  6. Family
    5%
    Legitimation and Paternity actions.

    20 years

I pride myself on being a very compasionate attorney who is capable of tending to all of my clients' Family Law matters.  I help people with all kinds of family law cases: divorce, modification of custody or child support, enforcement of prior orders (also called contempts), adoption, and legitimation/ paternity cases (where the parties were never married but they have a dispute over their children).  

I am committed to helping my local community.  I created the Family Law Information Class taught at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in partnership with Gwinnett Legal Aid in 2015.  This class was created to help people represent themselves in a family law case, because I know that attorneys are expensive, and not everyone can afford them.  I still help teach the class.   I am a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars - helping teach my fellow attorney's - for family law matters. I was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia as a mentor for new attorneys through the Transition into Law Practice Program.   In 2014, I was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Atlanta Legal Aid Society for my work with the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project and Gwinnett Legal Aid.  In 2015, I was selected to participate in the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) Leadership Academy Class.  In 2017, I was recognized by Atlanta Legal Aid for providing more than 50 pro bono hours to the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project, which is part of Atlanta Legal Aid.  I was the President of the Gwinnett County Bar Association in 2020 - 2021, and served in many leadership roles before that. 

I earned my J.D. degree from Tulane University School of Law. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I majored in Religious Studies.  I am the divorced and remarried mother of a blended family. My husband and I have five children ages 20, 18, 17, 15, and 14.

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Location

Sachs Family Law PC
4485 Tench Road, Suite 1311
Suwanee, GA, 30024

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Reviews

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Posted by Grace | February 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BULLFIGHTER and CHAMPION to me! She Knows the Law, She Listens, She Works HARD - Ms. Sachs Is My Champion!
I wanted to take some time to appreciate this brilliant attorney and her staff, specially Mary Gegens. Ms. Sachs knows the law and is not intimated by angry, lying bullies. She and her paralegal Mary are meticulous in how they handle documents and will catch the smallest detail that might make a world of difference. Ms. Sachs will tell you what you need to have the best chance at your case. I am so grateful to have Sachs Family Law fighting for the cause my heart believes in.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic counsel!
My meeting with Attorney Sachs was very encouraging and enlightening. At the end of our meeting, I felt confident to make all the tough decisions. She is precise, honest, and, most of all, the first attorney who genuinely showed interest in my well-being, it was all about the cash. Dorothy Sachs is the real deal!
Posted by Beverly | January 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Spot on!
I was so thankful to find a lawyer, that completely understood my case. Clearly, she had come across narcissistic behavior in the past. She gave wise counsel as well as handling my case in an efficient, timely manner.
Posted by Steve | February 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best decisions I ever made for my family
There are some things in life that words simply can't convey the importance of; the importance of protecting the health and welfare of your children, the need to preserve and protect your assets. The end goal is getting a judgement that's based on what's right and best for the children and adults that are involved rather than what is 'systematic" or assumed. There's also a human part of the equation that needs to be fulfilled in hiring an attorney to represent you and your interests that includes compassion and understanding as well as guidance and a genuine sense of partnership. Dodie Sachs fulfilled all of these areas for me, and did so with aplomb; she helped me understand, she helped my cope, she helped me navigate. I'm forever grateful for what she accomplished for me and my children. I highly recommend Dodie Sachs.
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Posted by Steve | April 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation!
Dodie represented me in my Divorce case. I really don't have all the words to express the awesome job that she did! She was retained on short notice and stepped up to the plate as if she had be involved for a long length of time. Dodie was very professional and compassionate in reference to dealing with me and my case. She did a very thorough job of gathering facts, lining up details and matching the correct laws to my case. She made me feel at ease in an uneasy time. Dodie did an awesome job in the courtroom! She was cool under stress, knew all of the right things to say, at the right time. She was very attentive. Dodie carried herself well and it showed that she had a great rapport with the Judge as well as other lawyers. I can absolutely say without Dodie's representation, i could not have won my case. My hope is that i would never need a lawyer again but if i ever do, Dodie will be the first and only lawyer that i would call. If you're looking for someone to get the job done and not take advantage of your situation, call Dodie Sachs, she's the lawyer that you need! Steve....
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Posted by Hilary | November 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My best attorney experience HANDS DOWN
It's always a nerve racking experience when dealing with modifications in child support or visitation. Dodie made everything go so smoothly and kept me up to date every step of the way. She always answered emails and returned phone calls right way. I always felt like a priority. Dodie made sure that my child's needs were taken care of. I truly appreciate all of her and her assistants hard work from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Susan | September 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Strong attorney who listens
Dodie Sachs has represented me in two separate actions that both resulted in favorable outcomes. One required some extra effort on her part, and she was calm, but firm during a very trying time for me personally. She behaved in a professional way and secured a result that was positive and manageable for all of us.
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney you can trust
Dodie represented me in a custody case involving my grandson that was a very highly emotionally charged situation for me. She was available to listen on both the legal side of things giving me factual advice and on the personal side of things as well with encouragement that I was in fact doing the right thing but never pushy always listening to my concerns and understanding the stress of the situation within my family. She attended the hearing and helped to keep things calm and achieve the best outcome for my grandson in a manner that assured even my son and the mother in this difficult situation. Truly a professional and cares about what she does as well as her clients. Her demeanor, character and her knowledge as well as her ability to connect with her clients in my book puts her way above many other attorneys in her practice area. I trusted her with my grandson's well being, a little person that means the world to me, I think that says a lot in itself.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Sachs Family Law, PC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Meriwether & Tharp, LLP
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • Chandler, Britt & Jay, LLC
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Family Law Attorney
  • O'kelley & Sorohan, Attorneys at Law, LLC
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Spooner & Associates, PC
  • 2004 - 2014
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Education

  • Tulane University-LA
  • JD
  • 2004
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bronson v. Bronson
  • Collected entire arrearage amount of almost $15,000 plus attorneys fees.

Associations

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Leadership Track
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, Law Day Committee
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Membership Chair
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Gwinnett Chapter
  • Neighborhood Networking Lunch Co- Chair
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Gwinnett Chapter
  • Secretary
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award of Excellence
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Law Day Award
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2016
  • Leadership Academy
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association Newsletter
  • SCOTUS Upholds a Georgia Second Parent Adoption
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Getting Paid CLE
  • Collecting Unpaid Legal Fees
  • 2018
  • Realtor Training
  • How Divorce Impacts Real Estate Transactions
  • 2017
  • Gwinnett General Practice CLE
  • Trial Advocacy Through "My Cousin Vinny"
  • 2017
  • Don't Just Settle! Settle the Right WaY!
  • Motions to Enforce Settlement Agreement
  • 2017
  • Life Skills Class
  • Child Support
  • 2016
  • ALAS/ Legal Services University 2016
  • LSU at the Movies
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
Endorse Dorothy
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorothy Sachs is a genuinely nice, compassionate attorney who also happens to be one of the best in the profession. I respect her more than words can say."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I fully and strongly endorse Dodie. She is an excellent attorney, with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I had the pleasure of working with her, and she is a dedicated mentor who aims to give the "why" behind legal answers and strategies. Dodie is realistic and truthful with clients, and is great in both the courtroom and in settlement efforts."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working opposite Attorney Sachs on a matter. She is professional, timely and knowledgeable. I also found her to be pleasant to work with and that is a wonderful characteristic in an opposing counsel."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dodie is an excellent advocate for her clients. However, her role in my career has been that of a mentor and educator. Dodie makes herself available for the occasional mentor lunch and frequently presents important legal education to her peers. If there is a CLE in Gwinnett County, you can count on Dodie to share her expertise, experience and research."
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mrs. Sachs most highly. She is a colleague of mine in the Georgia Legal community. She is highly regarded by other peers and well respected and liked by her clients. I recently referred personal friends to Mrs. Sachs for consultation. They were very pleased with their meeting and her advice. Mrs. Sachs is a real asset to the legal community in her service to the Gwinnett County Bar Association as well. I recommend her most highly."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dodie was a pleasure to work with in an otherwise very unpleasant case. She was professional and intelligent, and she consistently made good strategic decisions for her client's case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorothy (also known as Dodie) is a spectacular attorney. She is knowledgeable about the law, and shows great compassion for her clients. She is reasonable and open to negotiation, but when that doesn't work she is a fighter for her clients. I refer clients to her regularly and have no qualms about doing so."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It does not get any better than Dodie! She knows her stuff and is a fighter for her clients. She is extremely knowledgeable about the law and about the courts in which she practices. She also serves her community in many ways and is not only professionally impressive but personally as well. I highly endorse Dodie!"
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I am honored to have Dodie as a part of our firm. I have referred numerous clients to her for assistance over the last several years. Dodie is an extremely competent and professional attorney. An excellent speaker, who has done several presentations to clients of mine. She is a caring and devoted person that values family very highly. Her compassion and commitment show in the way she successfully interacts with her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dodie is an incredible asset to our firm and to the community in areas concerning family law. I refer all family law cases to her and have received only positive feedback from clients in return. Dodie also goes above and beyond in our community. She received the “Volunteer of the Year Award” from the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, which is a tremendous honor and accomplishment, as it was decided upon by her fellow lawyers."
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