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Lynn Marie Akeley-Alderman

Family Attorney at Dahlonega, GA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Lynn Alderman, Lynn Akeley-Alderman

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1997
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Lynn

Learn Lynn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Family Law: Child Support, Legitimation, Adoption.

    27 years, 781 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Serious Felonies: sex crimes, homicide, violent crimes, major drug offenses, theft, domestic violence

    27 years, 850 cases

  3. Divorce and separation

    27 years

  4. Child custody
    Contempt, Modification of Custody

    27 years

  5. DUI and DWI

    27 years


Law Office of Lynn Akeley-Alderman
95 Turner Road
Dahlonega, GA, 30533


5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Respect | February 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Attorney Lynn Marie Akeley-Alderman was a God send! She was incredulous in representing my daughter through the aftermath of decades worth of abuse. She knew what to do and how to do it in order to be successful in court! She is well seasoned and offers brilliance and in her ability to maneuver and expose appropriate details! I feel like she saved our daughter and her family's lives! Hands down I would recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2020
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Absolutely a Gift from God!
Ms. Alderman went above and beyond any and all of my expectations, an enormous highly educated/tactful/professional attorney, more than highly recommended, her team is very courteous, comforting, accurate, dependable and working around the clock to better satisfy your needs. She was definitely not a push around during this entire situation. If I ever had any other need involving an attorney, without a second thought, she is absolutely phenomenal!
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2018
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What other attorneys should strive to be.
Mrs. Alderman is an extraordinary attorney, through her counsel I was able to obtain a positive outcome in an otherwise hopeless and tragic situation, vehicular homicide in the 1st degree. Mrs. Alderman helped to negotiate an extremely fair verdict that exceeded all expectation. Additionally, through Lynn's tactful efforts, tenacity, and extreme legal competence, not only did she save my life but she also got my life back on track by having my probation terminated early. Lynn Alderman is a true proponent of justice and I'm eternally thankful for her service.
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Posted by Darin | December 1, 2016
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Attorney Lynn Alderman
Attorney Alderman's considerable knowledge and experience in navigating through the legal system is definitely an asset for all my legal needs. She has a natural ability to interpret legal language and proceedings as well as explain key points in everyday terms that put me at ease. Her team is friendly, knowledgeable and always attentive to my inquiries.
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Posted by Stephanie | March 17, 2016
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Beyond my expectations.
Lynn Alderman has represented me 4X in both criminal and family matters. I'm so glad I ditched the public defender and hired a great lawyer. She got my life back for me. She brought my children home to me from my Ex. She was fearless in the courtroom. Her staff was great. I hope I never have to go to court again, but if I do I'm hiring Lynn. She's the best!
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Posted by Amanda | June 23, 2015
Professional, knowledgeable,was straight to the point. I didn't feel like she was just telling me what I wanted to hear. She was being honest and told me what could very well happen. Thankful for finding her !
Posted by Richard | May 28, 2015
Best Attorney Ever!
I needed an attorney who could stand up to the dirty tricks being played in my divorce. Lynn Alderman not only stood up for me, she bulldozed over my Ex's attorney. Couldn't be more pleased with the results. She's fantastic!
Posted by Michael | December 1, 2014
Got my son back for me
Ms. Alderman got my son back for me. She and her staff were friendly and professional. They put my mind at ease. I could always count on her to answer my emails any time of the day or night. She fought hard for me in court. She seemed in complete control of my case and the court when we went before the judge. I highly recommend her if you are experiencing child custody problems.
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Posted by Anna | January 30, 2014
The bulldog I needed for my divorce.
I'm a native North Georgian, and I know all of the attorneys in the area. When my husband filed for divorce, I knew exactly which lawyer to hire. Ms. Alderman was fantastic. She gave each detail of my case the personal attention it needed. She was a bulldog in the courtroom. I have never heard anything but praise for her as an attorney, and now I know why!
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Posted by David | May 2, 2013
Can't Thank Her Enough
So glad I hired Mrs. Alderman to help me with the charges against me. She explained everything about my case to me. I could always call or email her and get a quick update on where we were in the process of my case. It was such a relief to hear her say all the charges were dropped. I can't thank her enough fir helping me through a bad time.
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Posted by Tim | February 13, 2013
In good hands
Can't say enough good things about Ms. Alderman and how she handled my case. I could email her any time of the day or night and get a quick answer. I felt like I was in good hands. I hope I never have to go through anything like that again. But if I do, I wouldn't hire any other attorney.
Posted by Rebecca | January 23, 2013
Took the Time
I debated back and forth for 6 months about whether I should divorce. I met with Ms. Alderman 3x before deciding to divorce and hire her as my lawyer. It never felt like she was trying to push me into deciding to divorce so I could hire her. We would talk over the good and bad sides of my options. Once I decided to divorce, she was great getting me what I needed for me and my son. My divorce is not done yet, but I feel like I'm in very good hands.
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Posted by Kyle | August 25, 2012
Charges dropped
Lynn Alderman got the DA to drop the charges against me. They gave her a plea offer for me at first, but she told me the charges should be dropped. She kept hounding the DA until he saw it her way. She worked with me on her fee. Let me pay some down and some each month, which was good for me.
Posted by Phil | August 23, 2012
Excellent results
Lynn Alderman helped my wife and I get our grandchildren out of state custody and into our home. I am not from Georgia and had to put my faith in a lawyer I really didn't know. She is a pit bull in the court room. Made child services look like the fools they were about my grandchildren.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Lynn Akeley-Alderman
  • 2012 - Present
  • Superior Court Judge
  • State of Georgia
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Juvenile Court Judge
  • State of Georgia
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Law Partner
  • Turner, WIllis & Alderman LLC
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Chief Asst. District Attorney
  • Enotah Judicial Circuit
  • 1997 - 2001
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  • Mercer University-W. George L.S.
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Boston University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hunt v. Cartledge A160762
  • Decision in favor of client upheld
  • Ramsey v New Times Moving A15A0564
  • In favor of client


  • Board of Directors / Chestatee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Enotah Drug Court
  • 2001 - 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Southeastern Division Client Counseling
  • American Bar Association
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Leadership Lumpkin County
  • Law & the Legal System
  • 2011
  • Union County Rotary Club
  • Georgia Law
  • 2010
  • Brenau Univeristy
  • Women & The Law
  • 2008
  • Leadership Lumpkin County
  • Law & the Legal Sysytem
  • 2006
  • P.O.S.T.
  • Surviving Cross-Examination
  • 2005
  • NOA Annual Banquet
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2005
  • Leadership Lumpkin County
  • Law & the Legal Sysytem
  • 2005
  • Leadership Lumpkin County
  • Law & the Legal System
  • 2004
  • Successful Prosecution of Child Sex Crimes
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Child custody Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Dahlonega Family Lawyer Lynn Marie Akeley-Alderman
Lynn Marie Akeley-Alderman
Family Attorney
Dahlonega, GA
Licensed for 26 years
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