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Charla E. Strawser's undergraduate degree is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in philosophy. Her law degree is from the School of Law at Wake Forest University.

During her law school career, Ms. Strawser was president of the Public Interest Law Organization, an active member of the Stanley Moot Court Board, and a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant. While a law student, she was awarded a number of significant honors, including the North Carolina State Bar Pro Bono Public Service Award (1998), Who's Who Among Students in American Universities (1997-98), and a CALI Award for Academic Excellence (1998).

Ms. Strawser is a founding partner of Callner, Portnoy & Strawser, P.C., and she practices in the area of family law, including divorce, child custody, visitation and child support, domestic partnerships, premarital and postnuptial agreements, and paternity and legitimation. Before establishing this firm, she was a partner at Alembik, Fine & Callner, P.A.

Ms. Strawser has been celebrated by appearing on the list of the Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars. In addition, she is the co-author of the Georgia Domestic Relations Case Finder (Third Edition,2004 Mathew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group). She is a member of the Georgia Bar as well as the Atlanta Bar Family Law Section. Ms. Strawser is certified in the practice of Collaborative Law.

Within the community, Ms. Strawser has served as a Guardian ad Litem with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, demonstrating her commitment to protecting children and their best interests in divorce cases. She is a longtime supporter of the Georgia Shakespeare Festival.

"I have dedicated my legal practice to the area of family law because it provides an opportunity to interact with clients facing real-life issues. Representing a child, a husband who is also a father, or a wife who is also a mother is not simply a legal or financial transaction because the well being of a family is at stake."


Practice areas


  1. Prenuptials: 34%
  2. Child Custody: 33%
  3. Family: 33%



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Charla. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Lane Tharp

    Charla is an exceptional attorney that always works hard to make sure her client's best interest are protected. I personally recommend her for matters that I can not handle due to conflicts, etc.


    Robert Tharp Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Stern & Edlin, PC

W. Wieuca Road.
Atlanta, GA, 30342


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2011
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2010
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2009
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2007
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyAlembik, Fine & Callner, P.A.1998 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
Atlanta Council of Younger LawyersN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Lexis Nexis PublishingGeorgia Domestic Relations Case Finder, Third Edition2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994