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As a divorced mother and adoptive parent, I identify with my clients and am passionate about assisting them through difficult life transitions to achieve an outcome that is best for their family.


After graduating from the University of Georgia and then Wake Forest University School of Law, I represented the Department of Family and Children’s Services in abuse and neglect cases. This gave me extensive court experience that prepared me to litigate the most complex child custody cases. Soon after, I began to focus on contested custody and divorce cases, handling hundreds of complex custody and family law issues throughout metro Atlanta. I have experience and knowledge that clients can trust.


My interest in family law began in law school, where I volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem in juvenile court and held family law clerkships in both public interest and private firms. My achievements in advocacy also began in law school, when I exposed that the Atlanta Municipal Court was restricting public access to weekend hearings. My work was highlighted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and my efforts caused the Atlanta Municipal Court to reevaluate its practice of barring the public from the courtroom on weekends. Additionally, I earned two CALI Awards for Academic Excellence.


I use my experience, strong advocacy skills, and passion for family law to work with clients to create a customized strategy to protect their children and create a better life for their family.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Child Custody: 50%
  2. Divorce: 25%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Adoption: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • 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 law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Soltys Law Firm

680 Village Trace NE
Building 20, Suite D
Marietta, GA, 30067

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Cobb Bar AssociationEditor, Cobb Bar NewsletterN/A
Georgia Association of Women LawyersN/AN/A
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
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