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Dina Railevna Khismatulina

Divorce and separation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.9   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
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About Dina

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A native of Siberia, Russian, Attorney Dina Khismatulina is an LLM graduate of Emory University of Law. She earned her first law degree in 1999 from Tomsk State University, one of the top law schools in Russia. After graduation, she worked as an in-house counsel for an internet mass media company in Siberia. From 1999 to 2002 she works as in-house counsel for one of the subsidiaries of Gazprom JSC, the top natural gas producer in Russia and one of the largest companies in the world, where she focused on contract, corporate, and antitrust matters.

 

Prior to moving to the U.S., she also worked in Moscow, handling civil litigation and bankruptcy cases. After moving to Atlanta in 2003, she works as a paralegal concerntrating on personal injury, immigration, civil litigation, and family law. Dina became a U.S. citizen in 2008, and in 2013 she graduated from Emory University School of Law with an LLM degree. While at Emory, Dina was an active member of both the Student Body Association and International Law Scoiety. She joined the Manely Firm in November of 2014 after successfully passing the Bar.

 

Dina is fluent in English and Russian, and she is a member of the AMerican Society of International Law as well as its Women in International Law section, Atlanta Bar Association and Gwinnett County Bar Association.

 

Dina lives in Sandy Springs with her husband, daughter, and son. She is an avid tennis player and a member of ALTA and USTA. Dina is admitted to practice law in Russia as well as here in Georgia where she has been admitted to the Georgia State and Superior Courts, as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals, and federal courts (United States District Court for the MIddle District of Georgia; United States District Court for the Northern District, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Curcuit). Dina is a strong litigator and does trial and appellate work including in federal courts.

Dina is very active in her service to the community. She  has served as a Co-President of the Family Law Section for the Gwinnett County Bar Association for the year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. She frequently volunteers as a Guardian Ad Litem for Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Dina works closely with the international community including events with Global Atlanta. She  often collaborates with attorneys from all over the world.

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75 14th Street NE
Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA, 30309
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Maria | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work!
Dina did a terrific and excellent job, my family was able to stay together. I highly recommend Dina with any family needs you may have.
Posted by MATTHEW | June 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Family Law Attorney Handling International and Federal Cases
Hardworking, passionate, tenacious, intelligent and kind hearted all at the same time. Having worked with Dina, I can promise anyone who hires her that she will strive to achieve a just result and will impress you beyond your imagination. She was born to do what she does. Not many lawyers have that.
Posted by Valentina | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unmatched expertise in international family law
We all wish we get married once and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, this is not how life works. As an American citizen living abroad, I had no idea what to do when remaining married was no longer an option. Yet, getting a divorce from abroad appeared to be extremely complicated because I was no longer a GA resident, borders were closed due to coronavirus, and my former spouse was not cooperative in getting the legal paperwork together. Finding a good attorney was also a challenge: all I had was online profiles of a few legal firms. I contacted the Manely firm via their web site form, and received prompt, informative responses. My initial consultation with attorney Khismatulina was very thorough, and I found out immediately that I had a broad range of options. Dina was open and caring; she asked many questions and offered several alternative ways of resolving my specific case. Selecting her as an attorney to represent me was an easy choice, and I am glad I did not hesitate. My legal battle prior to hiring a lawyer lasted two years; Dina and her team resolved it, from signing on to finishing, in about four months - and that with a two-month delay in document submission in my part, and at times of coronavirus closures. Dina looked out for my interests every step of the way. While specifics of the case are probably of no interest to anyone - every case is unique - I can assure that no matter how difficult your case might be, attorney Khismatulina and her team will find the best solution possible for you. Her support team is also wonderful, and they have even found options for online notarizing - something that is of great value when embassies abroad are closed and are not offering notary services. I also had to call the firm a few times, and everyone I talked to was polite and courteous. Overall, this was an excellent experience. Of course, one would probably prefer to not have to deal with legal issues at all, but if you find yourself in need of family counsel, please consider the Manely form and attorney Khismatulina.
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Posted by Sam | February 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is A Guru in International Law (hired 2017 )
Based on a well designed tactical plan and preparation for An international Parental Kidnapping to Egypt after a marriage lasted for six years with an NPD ( which I discovered on a later stage), as part of the plan by an unlawful spouse, to reallocate me from NY to her comfort zone prior to the 9 month prior to the kidnapping Incident. Sorry, for the long intro but I had to mention it to show the complexities of the case. Anyway, after shortlisting five law offices in Atlanta, the Mannelly The firm was selected based on his ”Surgical Experience in the Hague Convention ( HCCH) As well terms of the number of cases delegated and won, Of course to the knowledge Of the UCCJEA Ga. Code Ann. § 19. Micheal, Dina, and the entire team has not spared any efforts to investigate, research, contacting the law enforcement accelerates the process of filing the reports, in less than a week we had a primary hearing scheduled at Fulton Superior Court, and the Plaintiff or anyone to represent them did not show up! Since she was outside the US in a Non-Hague convention signatory... At this stage, Micheal, Dina and I took a collective decision, where to upgrade the case to the, DoE and by her turn she deals with all the national a d inywrnatioaml buddies in addition of handling the case with Egyptian authorities ( it's a Zoo)! Aside from that, of course, I would have continued with Mike and Dina, though, with a personality like mine, as well my work background I am into the very tiny details and the elements of the case, Like any office environment, minor professional conflicts or disagreement during the course of the planning, however both them on the personal
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Posted by Peter | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
Dina is a great attorney. She helped me tremendously in getting a divorce settlement that was very favorable to me. This was my first experience with needing counsel (divorce) but from my conversations with others in the same situation I can say I was well served by having her as my advocate. She was available throughout the entire process with excellent insight on what I needed to do at each stage. The entire experience of working with Dina was incredibly positive, I would hire her again for any future legal needs.
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Posted by Francisco T. | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great help from beginning to end.
I'm glad I found a great attorney Dina Khismatulina, that follow through my case on daily basis, she answered all my questions, and most importantly she displayed a sense of urgency on solving my case in the fastest manner possible, since I was under a deadline. I definitely would recommend her to anyone that needs a family attorney. I would like to thank her and her team for making me feel as my case was important, and not just another file with a name on it.
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Posted by Tina | February 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer and a great lady
Dina's currently helping me with my divorce & custody case. She goes out of her way to help. she empathises and is very understanding of one's situation. She's honest, clever, to the point, professional, a great lady and an excellent lawyer. Highly recommended.
Posted by An | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and trustworthy
I'm a client of Dina Khismatulina. I highly recommend her for your matter. Not only she is an excellent attorney but she put her heart into my case. Very professional, hard working, and no nonsense. Great communication and trustworthy. I am sure she is working multiple cases with multiple clients but to me it felt like my case was the only one she was working. That is the professionalism and dedication she delivers.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
She was excellent to give me the advice and explained every step what we need to do. Best of all I always reached her even on weekends. I can definitely recommend anyone who needs a lawyer.
Posted by Latonya | May 21, 2015
Great Choice
Although she came aboard my case at the final hour, she was more than capable of handling all of the complexities and challenges that came with my case. Dina was personable, organized, efficient and tenacious. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her even under such dire circumstances. Im so grateful she was in my corner fighting on my behalf.
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Posted by Demetrik | April 19, 2015
Quality Leadership
I would like to say thank you to my lawyer Dina Khismatulina and The Manely Firm, P.C. “all family law” for such an outstanding job representing me. At our first meeting, Mr. Manely and Dina listened to my situation and answered all of my questions. They provided solid legal advice and proposed a sound strategy for my case. From that moment forward, I knew I had made the right decision. Dina is very knowledgeable and efficient. Throughout the process she has kept me informed on all developments and answered my questions promptly. I knew she had other cases, but from my observation, she was handling my case as if it were her only one. Dina embodies the highest of ethical standards and achieved a fantastic result for me. I highly recommend attorney Dina Khismatulina and The Manely Firm for all your family law needs. She is an expert in her field who consistently obtains positive results for all of her clients. I would suggest anyone to consider The Manely Firm as so many do, for all of your child support, divorce and family law matters!
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2015
Dina is efficient!
Dina on such short notice was able to represent me in my case she was very efficient personable and offered great sound advice and legal knowledge.
Posted by RANDY | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sanborn vs. McCain
Dina is very good at what she does. Her style fit my personality, attitude and beliefs. In my opinion, Dina was a bulldog. Very knowledgeable yet had the "take no prisoners" approach. I liked that about her and would recommend her to others. She was well organized and always had a plan for our attack. She was well prepared and had back-up for anything she presented. She anticipated well and was ready when questions were asked. She really knocked it out of the park during our Final Trial. I felt all the momentum was on our side and our team was far superior than opposing council. The only issue I had was I thought she nickel and dimed me to death. I understand attorneys charge by the minute but there were times when I got billed for every little email response. Some of my conversation was a result of mis-communication which lead to additional charges that I felt should not have occurred. I sometimes was afraid to ask questions or if I didn't understand something was afraid to enquire in fear of being charged. I felt many of our conversations could have been off the record.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • The Manely Firm, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Carreras & Lemoine, LLP
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Jeffery S. Gilbert, LLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Senior Paralegal
  • James Hugh Potts II, LLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Paralegal
  • McGahren, Gaskill & York, LLC
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Lawyer
  • Paritet Pravo, CC (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2002 - 2003
  • In-House Cousnel
  • Vostokgazprom, JSC (Tomsk, Russia)
  • 1999 - 2002
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Education

  • Emory University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2013
  • Tomsk State University Law School
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Romero v. Bahamonde (United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit)
  • Successfully represented the Client and filed Reply Brief so the appeal on the decision of the trial court was denied
  • Romero v Bahamonde
  • Dina served as a lead counsel in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and was able to successfully prove three separate Hague Convention defences including grave risk so the children could stay in the United States
  • Moonga v. Moonga
  • Child was rightfully returned to London

Associations

  • Georgia Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Society of International Law
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Society of International Law, Women in International Law Interest Group
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • ALTA - Atlanta Law Tennis Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • USTA - United States Tennis Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cobb Justice Foundation
  • Volunteer
  • N/A
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Volunteer
  • N/A
  • Emory University International Law Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Emory University Student Body Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Tomsk State University Law Review: Civil Law Society
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Publications

  • The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog
  • Custody: They're Watching You!
  • 2017
  • The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog
  • Custody Battles, A Necessary Evil?
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse Dina
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dina is an excellent attorney who advocates strongly for her client. Additionally, she is very attentive to the details of her and she puts in effort to make sure her cases are presented thoughtfully and effectively. I recommend Dina for your family law matters."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Having worked personally with Dina Khismatulina, I can attest to her exceptional level of excellence, zealousness, hard work ethic and integrity. She is also fearless and can handle the legal arena better than most other lawyers. Her passionate representation is exactly what individuals faced with stressful family, custody and divorce issues need."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dina is sharp and incredibly smart. She is knowledgeable about the international components of family law and is well versed in family law generally. Dina Khismatulina is a wonderful attorney!"
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dina is an excellent attorney and fellow member of the Georgia Family Bar. She is intelligent, kind, and thorough."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You will not find a smarter, more aggressive attorney in town."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Dina is a well-rounded attorney who will bring a significant amount of knowledge and experience to her clients cases."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Dina is a skilled, intelligent, and passionate attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer - especially if you have an international component to your case. Dina is ready to hit the ground running and assist clients through complex and convoluted fact patterns. She has varied international experiences that make her a great fit for a unique need."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dina is an excellent lawyer. She brings with her experience practicing law in the State of Georgia, as well as in Russia. Dina is very knowledgeable of family law and is a zealous advocate for her clients. Dina is a highly recommended lawyer for any family law matter!!"
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dina brings a very worldly background to serving her family law client's needs. Dina has an extensive background in family law spanning two continents and brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to addressing her clients' needs. I highly recommend Dina!"
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a co-worker and I am always impressed with how hard-working she is. No matter when I log into our system, whether it is late at night or over the weekend, Dina is always logged in and working. She works tirelessly and fights passionately for her clients. She is highly intelligent and her experience spans two continents."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Dina has a wealth of experience that spans two continents. Her ability to analyze the information and assess the people involved is excellent. Her ability to get right to the issues for the judges is remarkable."
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Atlanta Divorce and separation Lawyer Dina Railevna Khismatulina
Dina Railevna Khismatulina
Divorce and separation Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 9 years