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Rhonda L. Fishbein

also known as Ronnie Fishbein

About me

I practice exclusively in the area of adoption law and have more than 28 years experience assisting clients in their adoption process.  I provide experienced, compassionate and highly personalized legal service for clients in a wide range of adoption matters.  Since I handled my first adoption case in 1988, I have assisted in more than 3,000 adoptions.  In addition to my law practice, I founded Adoption Planning, Inc., a Georgia licensed chiild-placing agency, in 1990 and served as Executive Director from 1990 to 2014.  I also have a graduate degree in counseling.  This training, in addition to my experience as an adoptive parent, enables me to provide legal services with compassion and the highest standards.  I have a strong commitment to ethics and practicing with integrity and ensure that I am available at all times to my clients.


Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 100%
    28 years, 3 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lori Surmay

    I endorse this lawyer. She's as ethical, knowledgeable and experienced as any adoption attorney in Atlanta.


    Lori Surmay Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kathleen Hogan Morrison

    I endorse this lawyer. Ronnie Fishbein is an excellent, ethical attorney. She does superior work on complicated adoption matters. Ms. Fishbein is a zealous advocate, who provides compassionate representation for her clients.


    Kathleen Morrison Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Rhonda L. Fishbein

One Glenlake Parkway Suite 700
Atlanta, GA, 30328


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated Lawyers, Georgia's Legal LeadersThe Atlanta Journal Constitution2016
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
Research Editor, Law ReviewBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law1982
Research Editor, Law ReviewBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law1981
MemberCardozo Law Review1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRhonda Fishbein, Attorney at Law1988 - Present
AttorneyKids in Need of Defense2016 - 2016
Founder and Executive DirectorAdoption Planning, Inc., a Georgia licensed child-placing agency1990 - 2014
Associate AttorneyArnall, Golden & Gregory1986 - 1988
Associate AttorneyKing & Spalding1984 - 1986
Law Clerk to Honorable Orinda EvansUnited States District Court Northern District Of Georgia1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Council of Adoption LawyersFellow2010 - Present
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow1991 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1984 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Cardozo Law ReviewVisitation Rights: Providing Adequate Protection for the Non-Custodial Parent1982
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
New York University School of LawCounselingMA - Masters1975
New York UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia State University-LecturerAdoption ProcessN/A
Georgia Continuing Legal EducationAdoption IssuesN/A