Associate Attorney
Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C.
Atlanta, GA US
Posted ago
Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C.

Family Law Attorney

Under the direction of the principal attorney, the associate attorney must have the ability to work effectively as a team member while also handling an individual caseload. The associate attorney must have a strong commitment to achieving excellent results for clients through intelligent and aggressive advocacy. Associate attorneys must also have a strong commitment to advocating for clients with exceptional work ethic, high motivation, and willingness to work hard to serve clients. A positive attitude and the ability to work well with a variety of people is a must. The associate attorney must be able to work well with opposing attorneys, clients, and various persons in their advocacy for clients.

The associate attorney is an Exempt position.


  • Manages a large family law caseload
  • Navigate mediations and hearings
  • Manage full case handling responsibilities from inception through final resolution
  • Independently handle decision making on a case-by-case bases
  • Regularly consult with clients, opposing attorneys/parties, paralegals, and others needed to effectively move cases forward to resolution
  • Effectively negotiate settlements
  • Develop a strategic approach and provide leadership and direction to paralegals and legal assistants
  • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
  • Cultivate relationships with the firms existing and future clients
  • Confirm vital correspondence and notices with clients
  • Analyze case-specific legal issues and relevant case law
  • Review daily, weekly, and upcoming monthly calendar items and prioritize workload
  • Triage and prioritize responses to emails and phone calls
  • Draft pleadings and Orders
  • Meet with the legal team for case status updates bi-weekly


  • Be in good standing with the GA BAR
  • Minimum 10 years experience in family law in the Atlanta metro area
  • Good communication skills
  • Good negotiations skills
  • Works well on a team

About Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C.

Tessie D. Edwards & Associates P.C. is a rapidly growing boutique law firm that assists good people transitioning through bad situations. We represent clients with family law and criminal defense matters in the Atlanta metro and surrounding counties.

We value work-life balance and have quarterly team-building activities to ensure the work side of things comes with the least amount of stress! We are an upbeat, firm centrally located in downtown Atlanta in a newly renovated office with an amazing view from the 16th floor where we focus on getting it done!

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