Jennifer Giles

028_vanlanduyt

Jennifer began her career at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society where she learned the ins and outs of family law and also learned to represent families in educational matters.

Jennifer specializes in all types of family law cases, including divorce, adoption, custody disputes, post-decree modifications, protective orders/domestic violence, legitimation/paternity and child support. She is trained in Collaborative Divorce law and is also trained to act as a Guardian ad Litem in custody disputes.

Jennifer also handles educational cases involving disciplinary actions with students and helps parents and students put in place Individualized Education Plans (IEP) to get students necessary services to help them thrive in school.

Jennifer is fluent in Spanish and has helped Spanish-speaking clients navigate through complex family law matters.

Jennifer has handled matters in Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Clayton, Hall, Forsyth, Barrow, Fannin, Dawson, Paulding, Cherokee, and Douglas counties.

Jennifer is a certified mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. She is trained to think outside the box to help parties settle disputes and is able to use her knowledge of familial disputes in her role as a mediator.

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 2005

J.D.

Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio, 2002

B.A.

Honors: Cum Laude

Major: Spanish and International Relations

Bar Admissions

Georgia, 2005

Special Training

Trained in Collaborative Divorce law through the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia and

International Association of Collaborative Professionals

Trained to represent children as Guardian ad Litem in disputed custody matters.

Awards

“Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40” in Georgia, American Society of Legal Advocates

2013 “Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40” in Georgia, American Society of Legal Advocates

2014 Rising Stars, SuperLawyers, 2014

Professional Associations & Memberships

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2006 – Present

Junior League of Atlanta, 2008 – 2010

DeKalb Bar Association

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Leadership Academy, 2014

CLEs

NBI CLE, Adoption Law: Start to Finish, 2009

NBI CLE National Teleconference, Adoptions: The Ruling Laws and Parental Rights

Termination, 2009

NBI CLE, Domestic Violence, 2011

ICLE in Georgia, Staying Connected: A Professional Development Seminar, 2012

NBI CLE, Divorce Law Guide from A to Z, 2013

NBI CLE, Oddities and Challenges of Family Law, 2014

Pro Bono Activities

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Atlanta Legal Aid Society Grandparent/Relative Adoption Project

Languages

Spanish

Birth Information

Canton, Ohio, United States of America