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C. Suzette Ellis-Hoyle

Divorce and separation Attorney at Stone Mountain, GA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Ellis Hoyle Law LLC

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 33 years
    Georgia - GA 37 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1990
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1986
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About C.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Child custody, modification; child support; divorce, separation

    38 years

  2. Workers compensation

    38 years

  3. Car accident

    38 years


Ms. Ellis-Hoyle has practiced law for thirty-seven years in Georgia.  She specializes in all areas of family/domestic law including divorce, child custody, child support, modification, contempt, legitimation, paternity and more.  She also has an extensive practice in the area of injury law, including workers' compensation, traumatic brain injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death.  She has litigated many cases, including child custody and divorce matters, involving international law and treaties.  Some of those countries include Ethiopia, Eritrea, China, Belgium, the Phillipines, Jamaica, Ivory Coast and Ireland. 

WIth a degree in psychology, she is aware and able to assist with the emotional aspects which always accompany a domestic dispute or injury matter.  If your matter requires knowledge in other areas of law, this firm will ensure that the appropriate information is researched and applied to your case.  Many firms are experienced only in family law and do not take the necessary steps to determine what affect, for example, a spouse's current workers' compensation claim or tax payment statutus may have on your rights as a spouse.  Ms. Ellis-Hoyle believes that attorneys fail to properly and diligently represent their clients if they do not consider the impact on your case of matters requiring knowledge beyond family law.  Ms. Ellis-Hoyle takes the steps required to avoid these mistakes, which often have grave consequences such as the failure to recognize valuable assets and funds to which the client may be entitled.

The firm also provides skilled domestic and civil mediation services as well as guardian ad litem representation.  Ms. Ellis-Hoyle has over thirty years' experience as a mediator and is registered as a certified mediator in Georgia.

Ms. Ellis-Hoyle has been named an AV preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for over thirty years and has been awarded Top Lawyers in Georgia.  An "AV' rating denotes the highest degree of skill and ethics.  She has received inclusion in the Bar Registry of Preeiminent Women Lawyers, an honor afforded to only five percent of attorneys in the United States.   Ms. Ellis-Hoyle is also a member of the State Bar of New York, having gained admission in 1990.  In 1989, she co-authored a college textbook currently in use in college law and philosophy degree programs in Georgia.

Ms. Ellis-Hoyle has practiced in state and Federal courts throughout Georgia, as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia.  She has served on the Board of the Atlanta Bar Foundation, the charitable branch of the Atlanta Bar Associations, as well as the Boards of other charitable and arts organizations.


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Ellis Hoyle Law LLC
1980 Parker Ct
Suite C
Stone Mountain, GA, 30087


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Posted by Jeff | October 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Mrs. Ellis-Hoyle is extremely professional, ethical, responsive and was always accessible. Suzie was by my side through a difficult divorce and helped me obtain full custody of my child. Suzie delivered everything I requested, couldn't have done it without her!
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Difficult Case
One of the toughest decisions that I had to make was choosing the right attorney to represent me and who fully understood the myriad obstacles, that I had experienced in life. As a client, you want the best legal representation for your case and a person that will advocate on your behalf 100% of the time. For me, after searching for attorneys through word-of-mouth from friends and using my own criteria to select the best attorney for me, I chose Attorney, C. Suzette (Suzie) Ellis-Hoyle, of Ellis-Hoyle King de Klerk LLC. Mrs. Ellis-Hoyle is truly a professional, extremely knowledgeable and experienced in her field. Not only is Mrs. Ellis-Hoyle attentive to details, but she painstakingly got to know me and my plight. During legal representation, I was never made to feel as if I was just another client and my case was insignificant, among others. Attorney Ellis-Hoyle provided exceptional customer service when advocating on my behalf in judicial hearings and always came fully prepared to represent me. Attorney Ellis-Hoyle is an experienced lawyer with more than thirty-five years of experience in her practice and will provide exceptional legal representation. Therefore, if you are looking for the “best of the best” then look no further than C. Suzette Ellis-Hoyle of King de Klerk LLC. T.A.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2018
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Waited on this outcome!
This attorney fought tooth and nail for my custodial rights! I cannot express the blood, sweat and tears Mrs. Ellis Hoyle put into the preparation of the case and ultimate positive outcome for our family . I highly recommend this attorney but only if you're looking to WIN!
Posted by Lisa | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Win YOUR case!
Court cases are difficult especially when it involves YOUR family. Mrs. Ellis Hoyle was there for us every step of the way. She answered all of our calls in a timely manner and handled every aspect of our case with dignity and respect I have and will continue to highly recommend Mrs. Ellis Hoyle to everyone in need of a SHARP ATTORNEY!
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Posted by Maurice | November 10, 2016
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If you need an amazing lawyer, with amazing results
I don't think there enough characters in this review to explain this AMAZING ATTORNEY! Mrs. Ellis-Hoyle goes above and beyond with her cases. She has been our Attorney for a few years now and I recommend her highly! Her experience is highly valued amongst her colleagues and judges alike. I believe that the content of her character makes her such a wonderful attorney. Kind, empathetic, well rounded, well versed in the law. She truly puts herself in her clients position and FIGHTS for their rights!! I don't think lose is in her vocabulary!
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Posted by Belinda | November 10, 2016
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She raises the bar, brilliant attorney!
Attorneys are not often desrcibed as having interity or a fighter with a kind heart however those words embody Suzie Ellis-Hoyle. There is no one else I would hire to defend me in a family custody or divorce court case! She knows the law and how to effective use it to best help you win your case. Ms. Ellis-Hoyle was always prepared and most times one step ahead of the game. Truly a brilliant attorney!
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ellis Hoyle Law LLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Founding Member
  • Ellis Hoyle King de Klerk LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Owner
  • C. Suzette Ellis-Hoyle, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2016
  • Associate
  • McKenzie & McPhail
  • 1988 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Aiken & Ward
  • 1986 - 1988
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  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • John Doe v. Schneider National Carrier
  • We obtained a high dollar settlement.
  • Berihun v. Tebeje
  • I was able to gain custody of the minor children for their mother, and they were allowed to return to Ethiopia with a significant child support award as well as property. The father was also ordered to pay my client's attorney's fees.


  • Atlanta Bar Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • DeKalb Bar Association
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 1987 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Board of Directors
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2015
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers of Georgia
  • National Law Journal
  • 2013
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
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  • text book
  • Theories of Criminal Justice, A Critical Reappraisal
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse C.
Child support Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tough, Aggressive, Funny and Reasonable. Did not let her client's negative attitude cross over into our dealings. Very professional and easy to deal with"
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Suzie Ellis-Hoyle for over twenty years and have had the privilege of working with her to protect and improve the rights of injured workers. She is a strong litigator and I strongly endorse her."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Suzette Ellis-Hoyle on multiple occasions on both workers' compensation and family law cases involving custody and visitation issues. She is a highly effective, knowledgeable, and client-centered legal advocate."
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Stone Mountain Divorce and separation Lawyer C. Suzette Ellis-Hoyle
C. Suzette Ellis-Hoyle
Divorce and separation Attorney
Stone Mountain, GA
Licensed for 37 years
Virtual consultation available