|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1976||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer||2007|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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||N/A|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ( Georgia Chapter)||President||2003 - 2005|
|Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia||Chairman||2002 - 2003|
|Halpern v. Halpern||Client's family business stock declared his non-marital property|
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|Emory School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts||History and Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|
|Ga. AAML FAmily Law Seminar||Mullin v. Roy, Can of Worms?||2010|
Posted by Aliza
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.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Judith Becker, Estate planning Attorney
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.