Kristen Files Attends Elite Trial Program

ATLANTA (August 25) – Kristen Files, Smith + Lake attorney, recently attended an 8-day Family Law Trial Advocacy program, in Boulder, Colorado, sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). She was one of 46 attorneys from across the country selected to participate in this elite, once-a-year, training. NITA is a select, non-profit, training…

Alice Limehouse Joins Smith & Lake LLC

ATLANTA (May 1) – Smith & Lake is pleased to announce that as of May 1, 2018, Alice W. Limehouse has become Of Counsel with the firm. Alice W. Limehouse has practiced family law exclusively for over 15 years. Prior to joining Smith & Lake, Alice had a successful private family law practice. She prides herself as…

2018 Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA (February 22) – Smith & Lake is proud to announce that all Smith & Lake partners and associates have been recognized as 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers. Dawn Smith Top 100: 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers Top 50: 2018 Women Georgia Super Lawyers Sheri Lake 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers Audrey Bergeson 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Stars Kristen…

Dawn Smith Panelist at GAWL Event

Partner Dawn Smith will participate as a panelist at the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) Leader Within event on February 5, 2018 at the State Bar of Georgia. GAWL will be talking about how to improve the workplace for women. Prominent women in Georgia will share their stories and strategies for a future that does not…

Dawn Smith to Co-Chair AAML Family Law Seminar

ATLANTA (November 27) – AAML Fellow, Dawn R. Smith, will serve as Program Co-Chair; for the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Family Law Seminar on December 1, 2017 at the State Bar of Georgia Headquarters. The seminar includes Private Eyes are Watching: The New Generation of Electronic Evidence Updating and Improving Settlement…

Kristen Files Joins Smith & Lake as an Associate

ATLANTA (May 30) – Smith & Lake is proud to announce the addition of Kristen E. Files as an Associate with the firm. Kristen brings experience in all areas of family law including divorce, maintenance and alimony, legitimation, paternity, domestic violence and protection orders, child custody and access, adoptions, name changes, and child support actions.…

Smith & Lake Opens North Atlanta Office

Decatur (May 1) – Smith & Lake LLC In response to the needs of our clients and other opportunities, Smith & Lake now has offices OTP offering convenient access to North Fulton and Cobb. Smith & Lake is proud to announce the opening of our new offices in North Atlanta at: 9040 Roswell Road, Suite 310 Atlanta,…

Super Lawyers® Rising Star

ATLANTA (March 6) – Smith & Lake is excited to announce the well-deserved Super Lawyers Rising Star recognition of Associate, Audrey Bergeson! Audrey is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia and serves as the co-chair of the YLD’s Signature Fundraiser committee, in addition to being selected for the 2016…

Super Lawyers® Top 50 Women in Georgia

ATLANTA (March 6) – Smith & Lake is excited to announce the well-deserved Super Lawyers recognition for founding partner, Dawn R. Smith. She was included on Atlanta magazine’s Super Lawyers 2017 list of “Top 50 Women in Georgia.” In addition to her expertise in family law, Dawn has trained Guardian ad Litems throughout the state and has lectured…

Super Lawyers® Top 50 Women and Rising Star

ATLANTA (March 6) – Smith & Lake is excited to announce the well-deserved Super Lawyer recognition for our partner, Dawn Smith and Associate, Audrey Bergeson!  Founding partner, Dawn Smith, was included on Atlanta magazine’s Super Lawyers 2017 list as “Top 50 Women in Georgia” lawyers and Audrey as Super Lawyer Rising Star. In addition to…

AAML Fellowship Granted to Dawn Smith

Decatur (December 9) – Smith & Lake LLC Smith & Lake is pleased to announce that Dawn R. Smith has been granted fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Currently there are less than 40 AAML fellows in the state of Georgia. To be considered, Dawn had to meet numerous criteria in competency, professionalism, ethics,…

Atlanta Legal Aid Volunteer of the Year

Decatur (October 21) – Smith & Lake LLC Dawn Smith was recognized at the Atlanta Bar Association‘s Celebrating Service Luncheon as the Atlanta Legal Aid Volunteer of the Year. We are grateful for Dawn’s consistent support. She knows the resource limitations we face in the area of family law and consistently volunteers to take contested family law…

Sheri Lake to Speak at 2016 Family Law Institute

Sheri Lake to Speak at 2016 Family Law Institute Atlanta (May 9) – Smith & Lake LLC Each May the Georgia Bar Association Family Law Section promotes continuing legal education by sponsoring with ICLE the Family Law Institute. Smith & Lake is proud to again be a Double Platinum sponsor of this year’s meeting being held Thursday–Saturday,…

Dawn R. Smith Named 2016 Georgia Super Lawyer & Georgia Trend Legal Elite

ATLANTA (March 7) – Smith & Lake announced today that partner Dawn R. Smith was selected as a 2016 Georgia Super Lawyer and Georgia Trend Legal Elite. Dawn was named in the Family Law category for both accolades for the 3rd consecutive year. 2016 Super Lawyer The Super Lawyers distinction honors attorneys who attain a high…

Smith & Lake Attorneys Named 2015 “Legal Elite”

Decatur (December 4) – Smith & Lake LLC Smith & Lake announced today that its named partners were selected for the annual Georgia Trend 2015 “Legal Elite.” To compile its Legal Elite, thousands of members of the State Bar of Georgia were polled and asked to nominate the most effective attorneys in 14 different practice areas. Congratulations to…

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. Run for Justice

Decatur (November 7) – Smith & Lake LLC Smith & Lake is a proud to sponsor Run for Justice 2015 which benefits the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Congratulations to partner Dawn Smith on her 2nd place finish in her age group.

Smith & Lake Sponsors Forum on Domestic Violence

Decatur (October 21) – Smith & Lake LLC Smith & Lake along with HHR Family Law sponsored the 5th Annual Resource Fair and Symposium on Building Bridges, Making Connections: Coordinating a Community Response to Domestic Violence hosted by the DeKalb County Solicitor, Sherry Baines Boston and her staff.  In addition to the symposium volunteers collected used cell phones to donate to survivors…

The Re-Elect Judge Markle Host Committee

Smith & Lake is a proud member of The Re-Elect Judge Markle Host Committee Bovis Kyle Burch & Medlin, LLC Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, LLC Davis Matthews & Quigley, PC Hedgepeth Heredia & Rieder Holland Roddenbery, LLC Kegel McBurney, LLC Kessler & Solomiany, LLC Lawler Green Prinz, LLC Levine Smith Snider & Wilson, LLC…

Smith to Speak at Superior Court Judges Summer Conference

Atlanta (July 28) – Smith & Lake LLC Each Summer the Georgia Superior Court Judges meet for their Summer Conference and Educational Sessions in conjunction with the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education (ICJE). Smith & Lake is proud to be invited to participate in this year’s meeting being held Monday–Thursday, July 27–30, 2015 at the King & Prince Resort, St. Simon’s Island.…

Smith & Lake Sponsor Annual Beertasting & Celebrity BBQ Battle

3rd Annual Beertasting & Celebrity BBQ Battle Smith & Lake LLC is a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Beer Tasting and Celebrity BBQ Battle , June 11th, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm at The Atlanta Event Center at Opera. The event is a collaborative effort of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and Atlanta Legal Aid Society to…

Dawn R. Smith selected as a 2015 Georgia Super Lawyer

ATLANTA (February 19) – Smith & Lake announced today that partner Dawn R. Smith was selected as a 2015 Georgia Super Lawyer. Dawn was named in the Family Law category for the 2nd consecutive year.  The Super Lawyers distinction honors attorneys who attain a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as some of…

Dawn Smith receives Founder’s Award from Cool Girls

Dawn R. Smith receives Founder’s Award from Cool Girls Inc. Cool Girls Inc. Executive Director, Sandy Welfare (left) Dawn Smith, Cool Girls founder (right) Atlanta (April 26) – Smith & Lake LLC announced today that partner Dawn R. Smith has been honored by Cool Girls Inc. www.thecoolgirls.org with the Founder’s Award at their annual Hot…

2nd Annual Beertasting & Celebrity BBQ Battle

2nd Annual Beertasting & Celebrity BBQ Battle Smith & Lake LLC is a sponsor of this year’s Beertasting & Celebrity BBQ Battle, June 5th, 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm at Greystone at Piedmont Park, a collaborative effort of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and Atlanta Legal Aid Society to raise funds –and awareness – to support…

Dawn Smith to Speak at 2014 Family Law Institute

Dawn Smith to Speak at 2014 Family Law Institute Atlanta (May 19) – Smith & Lake LLC Each May the Georgia Bar Association Family Law Section promotes continuing legal education by sponsoring with ICLE the Family Law Institute. Smith & Lake is proud to be a Double Platinum sponsor of this year’s meeting being held…

Smith & Lake a proud sponsor of Cool Girls Inc.

“Cool Girls Become Cool Women” Hot Pink Party Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm Loews Atlanta Hotel The annual signature “Cool Girls Become Cool Women” Hot Pink Party raises funds for the expansion of Cool Girls’ unique programs for girls living in Atlanta’s low-income communities. This year the Hot Pink Party will celebrate Cool…

Dawn R. Smith named 2014 Georgia Super Lawyer

Dawn R. Smith has been selected as a 2014 Georgia Super Lawyer in the Family Law category. The Super Lawyers distinction honors attorneys who attain a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as some of the region’s pre-eminent lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas.…

Pro Bono March Madness 2014

Advanced Topics for Guardians ad Litem Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM) Presented by AVLF (Learn more at www.avlf.org.)  3.5 CLE/0 E/0 TP/1 P  Dawn R. Smith, Smith & Lake LLC, will be presenting Volunteer Guardians ad Litem as part of the Atlanta Bar Association Advanced Topics for Guardians class, where we will explore common,…