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Theodore S. “Ted” Eittreim has been practicing family law for over twenty years, and since 2003, he has been focused exclusively on assisting clients in this difficult and highly emotional area of the law. Ted is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, one of only thirty-four family law attorneys so-designated in the entire State of Georgia, and he is the current Chairperson of the Family Law Section of State Bar of Georgia.

Understanding that his clients come to him for counsel in one of the most difficult periods of their lives, Ted’s focus is to ensure that his clients receive passionate, yet compassionate, representation, whether that is in the courtroom or at the negotiating table.

In the course of his career, Ted has been sought out for his expertise by high-net-worth and high-profile individuals and their spouses, including business owners, professionals, executives, sports figures, and entertainers, but he is pleased and fortunate to be able to represent clients from all levels of means and all walks of life. Every client that Ted represents benefits from his reputation in the legal community as well as the solutions-oriented approach that he employs in helping each of them navigate their unique family law matter.

In his family law practice, Ted concentrates primarily on representing his clients in complex divorce cases, which typically involve the division of significant assets as well as addressing highly-contested custodial and parenting time issues. In addition to representing clients in complicated divorce actions, Ted also handles all manner of other family law matters including initial custody and parenting time determinations through paternity and legitimation cases for non-married parents, child support actions, the negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as conflicts that arise after a divorce has been finalized, such as contempt actions, modification cases dealing with custody, parenting time and child support, and appeals to the Georgia Appellate Courts.

Among other accolades, Ted has been listed among the Best Lawyers in America every years since 2018, and he was recognized as the Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" in 2020 and again for 2023 for all of Atlanta by Best Lawyers. He has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer in the area of family law every year beginning in 2014, and he has been named a "Top 100" Super Lawyer, listed as one of the top 100 attorneys in the entire State of Georgia, every year since 2020. He is rated “AV – Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubble, the highest possible rating awarded, and has been so-designated every year since 2014. Ted is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor bestowed upon only one percent of attorneys nationwide.

In addition to being the current Chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar, Ted has been on the Executive Committee of the Section since 2017, serving in various roles and positions, including being the Editor of the Family Law Review, the quarterly periodical published by the State Bar and the Family Law Section. Ted is a frequent speaker on family law topics at continuing legal education programs and seminars, and he enjoys membership in several organizations that recognize professionalism and excellence in family law practice, including the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, where he is a Master and a member of the Executive Committee, currently serving as the Membership Chair. Ted is also a member of several bar and professional associations, including the Atlanta Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He is also an adjunct member of the faculty at Emory University School of Law, guest lecturing on family law and trial practice topics, and teaching the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, one of the most highly regarded and intensive trial skills programs offered at any law school in the nation.

Ted graduated from the University of Virginia in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in history. Immediately thereafter, he relocated to Atlanta to attend Emory University School of Law, graduating in 1998 with his law degree. While Ted has called Atlanta home for over approaching thirty years, he grew up in the shore town of Rumson, New Jersey, and he maintains significant ties to his original home state, including being licensed to practice law in New Jersey.

Contact & Links
  • 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1120
    Atlanta, GA 30339
  • Emory University, JD, graduated 1998
  • University of Virginia, BA, graduated 1995
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 1998
  • New Jersey, 1998
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Atlanta Bar Association - Member
  • Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court - Master, Membership Chair
  • Emory University School of Law - Faculty, Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques
  • Executive Commitee, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia - Chairperson
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta - Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Member
  • State Bar of Georgia - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Family Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Family Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Family Law, Atlanta (2023)
  • Family Law, Atlanta (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Family Law
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Top 100 List, 2020 - 2023
  • Martindale-Hubble, AV- Preeminent, 2014 - 2023
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2014 - 2023
  • Georgia Super Lawer Rising Star, 2012
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend, 2016


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