ATLANTA DIVORCE AND
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

Lindsay B.
Dodson

Representing your family
with confidence and compassion.

Credentials

Emory University School of Law
Juris Doctor, with high honors
Order of the Coif (top 5% of graduating class)
Furman University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, magna cum laude

Background

Lindsay is a Partner at Collard Shockley and 2005 honors graduate of Emory University School of Law. Prior to joining Collard Shockley, Lindsay began her law practice at one of the preeminent litigation boutiques in Atlanta, where she chose to focus her practice exclusively to the area of family law and has done so for the past fourteen years. Her expertise lies in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, legitimations and post-judgment matters. Lindsay’s client portfolio spans a wide range, from high asset and complex family law litigation to uncontested and collaborative family law matters.

Lindsay appreciates the sensitivity innate to all family law issues and recognizes that all of her clients trust her with an important and difficult part of their life. To Lindsay, no client is just a “case”. Listening to clients and understanding their specific needs and concerns allows Lindsay to develop a clear strategy to guide her client forward. From the onset of a client’s case, Lindsay works with the client to develop a roadmap to ensure the client’s matter is handled thoughtfully and efficiently.

A firm belief in mediation, coupled with strong negotiation skills, lead most of Lindsay’s cases to be settled amicably outside of court. However, having begun her law practice as a litigator and been awarded the International Trial Academy’s Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy, Lindsay is equally as strategic, thoughtful and gifted in the courtroom.

Lindsay has been named a Georgia Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star” by her peers in the area of family law for eight consecutive years.

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Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia

Memberships and Honors

  • Recipient, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2012–2019
  • Atlanta Bar Association 
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section

Awards

“Rising Star”
2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019

Testimonials

Perfect Family Lawyer
Lindsay is the perfect family lawyer. She is assertive, thoughtful in her approach with a great balance of compassion for her clients. I can’t thank her enough for all her support over the past year!
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Unwavering Commitment
Finding yourself in need of a divorce attorney is not at the top of anyone’s list. When I found myself in that situation, I had no idea what a blessing it was when a friend recommended Lindsay Dodson. From the moment we first met to discuss my situation, Lindsay’s commitment to what was best for me and my children was unwavering. Through a protracted divorce process and subsequent legal needs, Lindsay has proven to be the antithesis of the stereotypical divorce attorney. Not once has she ever advocated for or represented me in a way that was anything but professional, moral, and transparent. She has consistently walked our family through very difficult waters maintaining high ethical standards. Saying that you adore your divorce attorney is surely rare, but it is genuinely my experience after having Lindsay as a part of my team during and after my divorce.
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Cannot Recommend Better
I think very highly of this Firm. I’ve had experience with both Lindsay Dodson and Rachel Shockley and would highly recommend them to anyone else that has the need. I had much interaction with Lindsay in particular and simply cannot recommend a better divorce attorney. She was the “velvet hammer” and very, very professional.
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Experienced, Well-versed Litigator
I went through an extremely difficult divorce and custody battle, with young children involved, where substance abuse played a big role. Lindsay Dodson helped me navigate through legal areas that I had no knowledge in, and helped protect me and my young children, always putting their best interests first. She is extremely smart, well-spoken and follows through in a timely manner. Unfortunately, we had to go to trial, but there was no one I would have rather had on my side in court. Lindsay was so knowledgeable and well versed of litigating in front of the Judge. She knew the details and the ins and outs of my case and spoke confidently with firm conviction in court. I felt safe in her hands, and implicitly trusted her advice. I would highly recommend Lindsay to anyone going through a difficult divorce and looking for a highly competent attorney to represent them
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Steady Demeanor, Fast Thinking and Responsive
Lindsay Dodson provided excellent representation and counsel to me during my divorce. I began my divorce with a different attorney (sole practice) and after multiple errors, lack of clear communication and delays, I sought an alternative. Lindsay Dodson came recommended to me through a colleague of a friend – both family law attorneys. He remarked, “I learn something new every time I work with her.” That’s high praise coming from a peer.

I couldn’t have been more happy when I made the switch to Lindsay; it was evident immediately. In fact, within the week she scheduled mediation.

Lindsay has a steady demeanor and doesn’t ruffle easily. She’s fast thinking and acting, and I always felt she had my best interest at heart, including ways to save money. I appreciated that she would talk me through each step, we’d weigh the options together, and she always sought my approval/review before sending pertinent emails and proceedings documents. I felt respected in that she approached things as a joint team effort. I never felt in the dark. She’s very detail oriented and picks up on nuance. I also found Lindsay to be highly professional with the opposing counsel – she didn’t take the bait, and was firm when appropriate.

Lindsay effectively counseled me to see the forest from the trees which is hard to do during a divorce. I believe her professionalism saved me time and money, and I’m eternally grateful that it was she who was by my side.
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