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Sandy Renee Burney

Family Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Sandy

Learn Sandy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Represent clients in all aspects of family law, including, divorce, alimony & spousal support, child custody, support & visitation; modification and legitimation.

    23 years

  2. Mediation
    Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation.

    14 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    Represent clients in wills and estate matters, including wills and guardianship.

    11 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors.

    15 years

  5. Employment and labor
    Employment attorneys focus on the many laws concerning the relationship between employers and employees.

    15 years

Sandy R. Burney is the Managing Attorney of Burney Law, LLC. Ms. Burney earned her Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board, served as the Senior Editor of Law Review and Mediator in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic. Ms. Burney also received her Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia State University in Policy Studies.

An Atlanta native, true litigator and advocate at heart, Ms. Burney has amassed over 20 years of diverse legal experience in public, private and corporate legal environments with emphasis on client service and representation. Ms. Burney is well versed in local government operations where she served at the pleasure of the Fulton County Attorney and represented Fulton County Government, high-level executives, management and elected officials in employment-related litigation involving Title VII discrimination including retaliation, sexual harassment, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, Section 1983 and Georgia Whistleblower Statute at administrative hearings and state and federal trial and appellate courts. She achieved favorable verdicts and numerous successful outcomes on behalf of her clients. After many years in local government practice, Ms. Burney was employed at reputable and prestigious national law firms focusing on labor and employment law and later practiced at a local boutique firm specializing in family law.

Ms. Burney currently enjoys a multi-practice firm that encompasses all of her unique knowledge and experience, including: labor and employment law; all aspects of family law matters, including divorce, child custody and support, legitimation, modification, contempt actions and temporary protective orders; probate matters involving wills and guardianships; Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy; landlord-tenant litigation law; contract disputes; business start-up and operational advice; and general civil litigation matters.

Ms. Burney also serves as Associate SAAG representing Department of Human Services and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities in juvenile dependency, child abuse registry, adult guardianships and involuntary commitment hearings in Juvenile, Superior and Probate Courts.

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Burney Law, LLC
3330 Cumberland Boulevard
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA, 30339


4.8 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Yvette | October 26, 2020
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Ms. Burney was amazing!!
I hired Ms. Burney for Child Legitimation. While working with her through a somewhat challenging process, she made me feel very comfortable and put my mind at ease. Ms. Burney knows her facts and was able to articulate all legal entities to me professionally and on a level I was able to comprehend. In addition, Ms. Burney was very supportive and made the court proceedings less intimidating and "stiff". I would definitely recommend The Burney Law Group, LLC to anyone in search of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2020
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Great Service
Ms. Burney provided legal services for my divorce proceedings with straight-forward legal advice and compassion.
Posted by Cheryl | June 3, 2020
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Professional, Honest, Intelligent & Affordable Attorney
The best decision I made during the most difficult time of my life was hiring Sandy Burney! She made my Divorce as comfortable as she could considering the circumstances. She was caring, fair, professional, intelligent and most of all, affordable. She went beyond the call of her duty to get me the best solution for my Divorce. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Bernice | June 2, 2020
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Great Attorney
I contacted Ms. Burney because I needed to have a Will established. She provided me with guidance and options that I needed to make based upon my needs for my family. In addition, I asked her a question in particular about my funeral financial situation and she made an excellent recommendation in which I implemented to avoid issues paying for funeral expenses.
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Posted by Ms. Jackson | June 2, 2020
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Great Attorney!!!!
When I meant with Ms. Burney to discuss my issue. She was very professional, knowledgeable, caring when it came to my situation. She did an excellent job with handling my divorce and everything went well.
Posted by Lynn | June 2, 2020
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Sandy took on a case that had been going on for a while. She was very understanding, personable, confident and extremely knowledgeable. She didn’t make any promises just worked on facts.
Posted by Tiffany Wilkins | June 2, 2020
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She saved me!
At a time when decisions were difficult for me to make, Ms Burneys legal services navigated me through a complex divorce. She consistently kept lines of communication clear and open. She is tough in court. I call her the “pit bull.” I felt confident that we would do well in court and the outcome was better than that.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2020
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Polite and Honest
She was very polite and thoughtful about my situation. She didn't misguide me in any way. She went over and beyond for me and family. Thsnk you so much Atty. Burney
Posted by Virginia | May 17, 2015
Professional and caring
The Best lawyer for personal issues and family matters. Ms Burney is so professional, knowledgeable, caring and dependable. Organized and makes you feel comfortable. Thank you for helping our family.
Posted by Randall | May 12, 2015
Consumate Professional!
A true litigator, Sandy’s current practice includes representing clients in divorce, child custody & support, modification, contempt actions, and paternity & legitimation. A keen eye for detail, I recommend her without hesitation.
Posted by LT | March 30, 2015
A Smart, Passionate, Experienced Professional to Advocate for You!
Attorney Burney goes the extra mile for her clients. She takes the time to ensure that they understand the legal process and have the information necessary to make informed decisions. She is confident, professional, knowledgable, and respected by her peers. Ms. Burney keeps you informed every step of the way, as you navigate the justice system. If you are going through a difficult legal situation, you can't do better than having Sandy Burney advocating on your behalf.
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Posted by Kelly | March 27, 2015
Great Work
Sandy was awesome, helped me with my situation, great follow up, follow thru and got the job done within my timeline.
Posted by Very Satisfied Client - Atlanta Area | March 26, 2015
Hire Sandy Burney With Confidence!
Sandy Burney assisted me by negotiating a settlement on a very high credit card balance with a very aggressive creditor who decided to sue me. Hoping my 20-year relationship in good standing with the company would factor into the possibility of working out an arrangement, I attempted to negotiate with the company on my own in vain. I was referred to Sandy by a family member and was very impressed upon my first encounter and throughout the experience of working with her. She immediately struck me as an astute, very knowledgable expert in her subject matter. Sandy's assessment of my situation was extremely accurate, allowing her to provide me a variety of relevant options and guidance in the form of clearly and concisely explained ramifications of those options. On my behalf, Sandy was able to do what I could not: 1) Negotiate a settlement that is financially feasible for me and 2) Get the creditor to drop the case. An enormous weight has been lifted thanks to her excellent and efficient guidance, assistance and representation. Sandy Burney is a consummate professional. When you hire her, you can be confident that you are in very, very good hands!
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Posted by Glendora | March 26, 2015
A Professional Lawyer
Thank you sandy for your professional approach to your job an supporting me all the way. It made all the different in the out come of the situation I found myself in. SINCERELY, GLENDORA
Posted by Angela | March 7, 2015
Gets the job done!
Sandy is a fantastic attorney with great character, integrity and results oriented. She fights for what you deserve with loyalty and tenacity. She gets the job done and her honesty and straight forwardness lets you know right away that she means business. Sandy helped me with my divorce and the results were phenomenal.
Posted by Ann | March 6, 2015
Pleasantly Surprised
Unfortunately, attorneys tend to receive bad raps that are often times unwarranted. In the case of Attorney Burney, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she was very helpful, professional, and on top of things from beginning to end. While handling my Chapter 13 case, there was never a time when my calls, emails, or texts were not returned promptly. She was always on time for appointments and court appearances. More importantly, she represented me well. I strongly recommend Sandy Burney as a Bankruptcy Attorney to anyone looking for quality service.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2015
Professional, Knowledgeable and Patient
Ms. Burney handled my estate planning and I can say how pleased I am with how professional and patient she was with me. She completely educated me on how to prepare my trust and will. She was very patient with me gathering documents and was available to answer all my questions. I highly recommend contacting Ms. Burney if you have any estate or family law needs. I am proud to have such a professional on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2013
Top Notch!
Would definitely recommend Ms Burney to anyone in need of legal assistance . Very knowledgable in reference to current laws. Ms. Burney kept me informed during the entire process, in relation to any changes or updates . Ms. Burney did a thorough job in guiding me through my divorce, making an often times painstaking process such as divorce, a lot less stressful ! Ms. Burney has a pleasant demeanor that makes her very easy to communicate with . Ultimately , all of my legal questions were answered in a timely fashion ,and all of my legal needs were met. Can't thank you enough ,Ms. Burney!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Mr. X | December 26, 2022
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The worst service
Sandy Burney is the worst attorney I have ever encountered, she never meets deadlines on time, she never answers her office phone, she doesn't give out her cell phone, she returns your calls with a email, and a bad attitude. I had her working on my case that was way over her skill set. She failed to inform me of my options and rights to help my case. She never properly prepared me for the case. I'm actually in the process of filing a complaint to the Bar Association! I have a new found passion in my life, for warning people not to use this ill qualified excuse of a lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)


  • North Carolina Central
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2008
  • Georgia State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Abram v. Fulton County
  • Affirmed.
  • Edwards v. Fulton County
  • Dorsey v. Fulton County Public Works
  • Judgment for Defendant
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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court, M.D. Ga.
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, M.D. Ga.
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Registered Neutral
  • 2009 - Present
  • All Georgia Courts
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States District Court, N.D. Ga.
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, N.D. Ga.
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Sandy
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Sandy on a legitimation case in Gwinnett. We were able to negotiate a custody schedule that everyone could live with. I look forward to working with her again in the future."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Burney is a competent and diligent attorney that cares about her clients and her profession."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Counsel is a highly competent, professional and compassionate advocate"
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Her knowledge is desired while her professionalism is admired."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Burney is compassionate, caring, and dedicated to her clients."
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Atlanta Family Lawyer Sandy Renee Burney
Sandy Renee Burney
Family Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 14 years