Emily S. Yu

Emily S. Yu

Yu Family Law
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Georgia
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Summary

Family is everything. That's why choosing the right family law attorney to resolve your family disputes will be one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make. Having experienced a family matter litigation myself, I truly understand how stressful and nerve-racking the court process can be and how important it is to have the right attorney by your side. You NEED an attorney you can get in contact with whenever you have questions. Even when it is not an emergency, having a responsive, caring, and knowledgeable attorney makes all the difference during this difficult time in your life.

I practice exclusively in family law with a focus on contested and complex cases including litigation of child custody, modifications, contempt of court, and high asset divorce cases. I have a domineering presence in the courtroom and have won cases against the toughest odds. I am bold, aggressive, articulate, sharp, and have the experience and skills necessary to win for my clients.

I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Columbia University and my J.D. from Emory School of Law. I am actively involved in the Atlanta legal community and serve on the Board of Directors for the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. I frequently lecture and speak at continuing legal education seminars and devote time as an official Guardian Ad Litem. I am a certified mediator, also providing training to professionals who want to learn Alternative Dispute Resolution, and am involved with several other great organizations such as the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

I understand how challenging and emotionally draining family law litigation can be, which is why I strive to make the process smooth and easy for my clients. I always provide candid and open consultations so you can truly get a sense of who I am, how I practice and how I can help you and your family.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Yu Family Law
- Current
Emily is a passionate Family Law attorney who has dedicated her practice to representing clients and families going through Family Law matters. Emotions run high in most family law cases and she strives to provide her clients with both thoughtful and realistic strategy and short term and long term goals. Emily prides herself on developing creative settlement options to craft arrangements that honor their new family dynamic. When settlement is not possible, her prowess in the Courtroom already far exceeds her years of practice as she uses her vast legal knowledge and considerable trial skills to obtain positive results for her clients. Emily is a certified mediator and mediates both general civil cases and family law cases. Having mediated numerous cases, she understands the dynamics and strategies involved in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.
Associate Attorney
Hunter, Weinstein & Somerstein, L.L.C.
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I handle all matters in Family Law including contested divorce, uncontested divorce, legal separation, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, alimony, child custody, parenting plans, and child support and am familiar with issues in high asset divorce cases and divorce cases involving businesses. I also represent clients in adoptions, legitimation, and paternity cases. Family Law matters also extend to post-divorce and I also assist clients with post-divorce issues such as contempt actions and modification actions.
Education
Columbia University
B.A. | Psychology
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Emory University School of Law
J.D.
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Awards
Rising Star 2020 for Family Law
Super Lawyers
Rising Star 2019 for Family Law
Super Lawyers
Rising Star 2018 for Family Law
Super Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
The National Advocates
Rising Star 2017 for Family Law
Super Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
The National Advocates
Top 10 Family Law Attorney
Attorney and Practice Magazine
Rising Star 2016 for Family Law
Super Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
The National Advocates
Rising Star 2015 for Family Law
Super Lawyers
National Association of Women Lawyers Award
Emory Law School
Pro Bono Award
Emory Law School
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Atlanta Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Modern Luxury Atlantan Magazine
Modern Luxury
Speaking Engagements
"Communication Skills" Lecture and Coaching , Civil Mediation Training
"Communication Skills" Lecture and Coaching , Civil Mediation Training
"Communication Skills" Lecture and Coaching , Civil Mediation Training
"Communication Skills" Lecture and Coaching , Civil Mediation Training
Certifications
Mediator
Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Website
Yu Family Law
Contact & Map
Yu Family Law
5605 Glenridge Dr
Suite 895
Atlanta, GA 30342
Telephone: (678) 379-9648
Fax: (678) 623-0223
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed