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DOROTHY "DODIE" SACHS

I pride myself in being a very compassionate attorney who is capable of tending to all of my client's Family Law matters. I understand what you are facing, I too am divorced and remarried with a blended family. Divorce is not easy; however, I can work with you to create the best outcome for all whom are involved.

As the divorced and remarried mother of a blended family, Dodie truly understands what her clients are going through when they need to navigate the court system. She is happy to help you understand the Court process, and  represent you for the best possible results.

Dodie grew up in North Carolina and received her undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In 2004, after graduating the Tulane University School of Law, she relocated to Georgia.  Before joining CBJ in 2018, Dodie worked in law firms in Gwinnett County, primarily in family law.

Dodie serves our local community as Vice President of the Gwinnett County Bar Association (GCBA), and as a member of the advisory board for Gwinnett Legal Aid.  Dodie created the Family Law Information class taught at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in partnership with Gwinnett Legal Aid in 2015, and remains active in teaching the class. Dodie is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars for family law and litigation matters. Dodie was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia as a mentor for the Transition into Law Practice Program.

In 2014, Dodie was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Atlanta Legal Aid Society (for the Atlanta Metro Area) and in 2015, Dodie received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Gwinnett Legal Aid. In 2015, Dodie was selected to participate in the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) Leadership Academy Class.  In 2016, while Dodie was Law Day Chair, the GCBA won the Law Day Award from the State Bar of Georgia.  In 2017, Dodie was recognized by Atlanta Legal Aid for providing more than 50 pro bono hours to the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project, which is part of Atlanta Legal Aid.

Community Involvement:

Gwinnett Legal Aid – Dodie has been involved with Gwinnett Legal Aid as a volunteer since she became an attorney.  In 2014, Gwinnett Legal Aid nominated Dodie to be considered as the Volunteer of the Year for Atlanta Legal Aid, which serves the entire Metro Atlanta Area.  Dodie won that award in 2014, and in 2015 she was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for Gwinnett Legal Aid.  Also in 2015, Dodie started the Family Law Information Class in partnership with Gwinnett Legal Aid.  The Family Law Information Class is a free class offered bi-monthly to help people represent themselves in their family law class.  Dodie taught the class from 2015 through 2018, and still teaches it occasionally.  Dodie also serves on the Gwinnett Legal Aid Advisory Board.

Gwinnett County Bar Association – The Gwinnett County Bar Association is a voluntary bar association for the attorneys that live and/ or work in Gwinnett County.  Originally Dodie served as the Membership chair of the GCBA from 2012 to 2015, then she was the Law Day Chair in 2015- 2016, and then entered the Leadership Track.  Dodie is presently the President – Elect of the GCBA.  As an active member of the GCBA, Dodie is involved with the organization’s community service projects, outreach to new attorneys, and other civic projects of the GCBA.

I’m active in my synagogue as well – I teach religious school, which I’ve done continuously since I was in high school.

CONTACT INFORMATION



Phone: 770.271.2991

Email: dsachs@cbjblawfirm.com

Legal Assistant: Angela Burge, aburge@cbjblawfirm.com

FORMER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



O’Kelley & Sorohan, Attorneys at Law, LLC (Family Law, Homeowner’s Associations, and real estate litigation).

Spooner & Associates, P.C. (family law). Formerly Spooner & McClung, LLC. Formerly Scott K. Spooner, P.C.

FAMILY LAW NAVIGATION

DIVORCE
CUSTODY AND VISITATION
CONTEMPT
MODIFICATION
LEGITIMATION AND PATERNITY
GRANDPARENT AND OTHER RELATIVE-RIGHTS
FAMILY VIOLENCE
JUVENILE COURT