Rachel Platt, Family Law Attorney

Rachel Platt Founding attorney, Rachel Platt, is a highly respected attorney among her peers and clients. Since 2014, Ms. Platt has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers in the field of family law. Additionally since 2018, Georgia Super Lawyers named her to the Top 100 Attorneys and to the Top 50 Women Attorneys for the State of Georgia. Previously, Ms. Platt was an honoree on the Georgia Rising Star list in the field of family law from 2010-2013, voted by her peers as one of the best young lawyers in the state. She has also been recognized as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in 2009, 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2019 in the area of family law by Georgia Trend magazine. Ms. Platt also currently holds a “Superb” rating on avvo.com.

Ms. Platt graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2000, and obtained her Juris Doctor at the University of Colorado, School of Law, in 2004. She became a member of the Georgia Bar in 2004. Ms. Platt is an active member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (Foundation President 2010 – 2011) and the Atlanta Bar Association.

Ms. Platt has been practicing law for the last 18 years and is currently concentrates her legal practice in the areas of family law and special education law, and as outlined below, she frequently lectures on both topics.

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Accolades and Awards

Best Divorce Lawyers in Roswell 2020
Rachel Platt Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer


Areas of Practice
Family Law
Special Education Law

Bar Admissions
Georgia, 2004

University of Colorado School of Law, J.D – 2004, Involved with the Civil Legal Aid Clinic, Women’s Law Caucus, and the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law
University of Georgia, B.S. – 2000

Special Designations
Certified Georgia Mediator
Trained Guardian Ad Litem

Honors and Awards
Three Best Rated, Top Three Atlanta Divorce Lawyers, 2016
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Client Satisfaction Award, 10 Best Female Attorneys, 2016
American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 20, 2015 and 2016
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top One Percent, Family Law, 2015
American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, Family Law, 2015 and 2016
Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Georgia Super Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Georgia Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Georgia Rising Star in Family Law, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
Georgia Legal Elite, 2009, 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2019
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers President’s Award, Visionary Award, and Committee of the Year Award

Professional Associations and Memberships
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Foundation President, 2010 – 2011; Vice President of Public Affairs, 2011 – 2012; Vice President of Leadership, 2012 – 2013; Representative at Large, 2013 – 2014
Atlanta Bar Association, Editorial Board Member of The Atlanta Lawyer, Family Law Section Member, Sole Practioner/Small Firm Section Board Member, Former Women in Profession Section Board Member
Former Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Advisory Board Member
Georgia Appleseed, Young Professionals Council
Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
American Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
Sandy Springs Bar Association Member
North Fulton Bar Association, Member

New Child Support Guidelines: A Mixed Bag, July 2006 Georgia Association of Women Lawyers Newsletter

Planning for Disabled Dependents in Divorce presented for the National Business Institute; December 2010
Ethical Issues in Family Law presented for VIP GlobalNet, LLC; April 2011
Financial, Property and Custody Issues for Blended & Unmarried Couples presented for the National Business Institute; April 2010
Working for Your Client an Negotiating for Your Client panelist; August 2010
Panelist on Careers in Education Law at Emory University School of Law
Appearance on Divorce Resource radio program discussing family law issues
Appearance on Law and Society television program discussing special education issues
Appearance on Legal FAQ television program discussing family law issues
Same-Sex Marriage:, Women in Professionalism CLE Speaker; April 2013
Top Ten QDRO Mistakes Experienced Lawyers Make moderator; July 2013
Public School Disciplinary Hearings in Georgia
Family Law Issues in Civil Litigation; Tropical Law Seminar, February 2014
Building Professional Presence, CLE Speaker; April 2014
Divorce Litigation Start to Finish; November 2014
Overview of Adoption Law, NBI CLE Speaker; June 2016
IEP and 504 Legal Workshop, NBI CLE Speaker; December 2017
Family Law Agreements in a Nutshell, NBI CLE Speaker, April 2019
Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals, NBI Speaker, November 2019 and November 2020
Avoiding the Top IEP and 504 Plan Legal Mistakes, NBI CLE Speaker, December 2019
Finding the Evidence you Need from Social Media and Cell Phones in Family Law, NBI CLE Speaker, March 2020
Divorce: Gathering Evidence From Electronic Devices, NBI CLE Speaker, May 2020
Advance Custody and Support Issues, NBI CLE Speaker, September 2020
Divorce 2020: New Laws, Tax Rules and Trends, NBI CLE Speaker, September 2020
Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish, NBI CLE Speaker, October 2020

Community Leadership
Georgia Appleseed, YPC Member and former YPC President
Roswell, Inc., Member
Cool Girls Advisory Council, Former Member
Citizen Advocacy Organization, 2009-2013 President