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Emily S. Bair

Family Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   4 reviews

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About Emily

Learn Emily’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family

  2. Child custody

  3. Divorce and separation
    34 years experience in complex divorce and property division litigation includuing disputes about non-marital and marital property, through final trial and appellate argument.

  4. Arbitration
    Arbitration of complex divorce actions and domestic partner disputes; arbitration of limited contested issues including furniture division, child support modification, custody and parenting plan issues

  5. Child support
    Worked directly with Georgia Child Support Commission to develop child support guidelines and Excel worksheet; handles child support actions and modifcations for domestic partners

Licensed for 46 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1976
Updated 02/03/2023

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

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Emily S. Bair & Associates, P.C.
6100 Lake Forrest Drive Suite 480
Atlanta, GA, 30328


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Posted by Aliza | September 22, 2010
Excellence and Honesty
Emily (aka "Sandy") Bair is a woman of immense intellect, with the determination to do her best for her client. She is a woman of few words, but every word she speaks counts. She will never ramble on either in her office or in court. Judges respect that. Her preparation is meticulous. She will cut you off if you rattle on, to remind you that you are paying her to hear you vent, and that there are cheaper people to vent to. My case had been going on for seven years when she took it over. I had just been through a hearing using another attorney. Having already been found in contempt, I hired Sandy Bair who appealed part of the court order and convinced the court to reduce my penalties as the action giving rise to the contempt had been performed by me immediately following and in accord with the specific and express legal advice of my former attorney. Ms. Bair is now handling my QDRO/pension problems as my divorce was in 2004 and I still have not received the pension benefits I was awarded in the divorce. QDRO's are a very specific part of the law that is very complicated. She has done much legal research in that area and is very well-versed in the particulars of QDROs. If you are looking for sweet and chatty, don't hire Sandy. If you are looking for an intelligent, experienced, straight-talking, hard-working, honest lawyer who can cut through legal BS- she is all that. I also think she is a female lawyer that men would be comfortable hiring.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2010
I recommend Ms. Bair most highly.
Ms. Bair handled a very contentious divorce case and subsequent alimony modification action for me. My ex-wife tried hard to litigate numerous extraneous issues, engage in abusive discovery and take unnecessary depositions. I am an attorney myself, and she worked to avoid inflaming a hostile plaintiff and move the case to a settlement. She is known for those skills.
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Posted by Rich Denness | September 21, 2010
Review of Sandy Bair
Sandy was a great attorney for me when I needed reliability the most. She is experienced, caring, and thorough. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Vicky | September 20, 2010
Recommendation for Emily S. Bair
When my divorce proceedings started I hired a lawyer in a large firm. After months of having little access to my lawyer and getting no results, I called Sandy. It was after hours, she personally answered the phone and talked to me for an hour. I felt comfortable talking to her, was grateful for the time she gave to me on the phone and felt good about her opinions. I made an appointment to see her. Sandy was not only immediately accessible and kept me informed, but she involved me in the research and paper work. This not only saved me money, but empowered me with information and facts about my case. Sandy was realistic about the case and told me what I needed to do to get the job done quickly and cost efficiently. I trusted her and felt I had a professional who was concerned about my future and welfare. I highly remmonend her.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Emily S. Bair & Associates, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Partner
  • Altman, Kritzer & Levick P.C.
  • 1990 - 2001
  • Partner
  • Hurt Richardson, Garner, Todd & Cadenhead
  • 1976 - 1989


  • Emory School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Legal Cases

  • Halpern v. Halpern
  • Client's family business stock declared his non-marital property


  • Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution
  • Member by Appointment of Supreme Court
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Board of Governors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ( Georgia Chapter)
  • President
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Chairman
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ga. AAML FAmily Law Seminar
  • Mullin v. Roy, Can of Worms?
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Emily
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Emily ("Sandy") Bair for over 30 years. I recently recommended her to represent one of the most important people in my world --- my own child --- in a hotly contested divorce and child custody matter. She did an incredible job--- kept her head when all about her were losing theirs, and produced an amazingly just result in a reasonable period of time. Calm, competent, and expert in what she does. One cannot ask for more. I would refer any client of mine in the Atlanta area to her, knowing that client would be in good hands."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Emily. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly experienced lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Bair is the ultimate professional. Whether as a mediator, arbitrator or lawyer, she takes her work very seriously and is very effective. I highly recommend her."