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Jonathan R. Levine

Partner

A founding partner of the firm, Jonathan R. Levine is one of the most prominent family law attorneys in Atlanta. Since 1988, he has focused exclusively on family law, handling complex, high-asset cases. Jonathan also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in family law cases. In 2016 and 2017 he was selected to the Georgia Top 10 list by Super Lawyers and was included in the National Law Journal’s Divorce, Trusts & Estates 2017 Trailblazers list. His honesty, compassion and professionalism, together with his proactive approach and superior results, have led to an extremely high level of client satisfaction and the trust of numerous professionals who refer him clients.

Jonathan is recognized as a leader in the profession and in the community. He is the current president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a former chair of the Atlanta Bar Family Law Section, and is frequently asked to lecture to fellow attorneys on family law issues. He is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards. In October 2016, Jonathan received the Georgia Coalition against Domestic Violence’s Collaborate Award, given each year to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary efforts in the movement to end violence against women.

EDUCATION

  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, LL.M. in Litigation, 1986
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, J.D., 1985
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, B.B.A., 1981

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Chair 2002–2003, Board of Directors 1996–2003, Vice-Chair 2001–2002, Secretary 2000–2001, Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Vice President, Georgia Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Council Member (Governing Body), 2006–2010, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Master, The Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member, Sandy Springs Bar Association

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America, 2012–2018
  • Ranked a Top-10 Lawyer in Georgia, Super Lawyers, 2016-2017
  • Named a Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2004–2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, Super Lawyers, 2010, 2013–2017
  • Named Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2009–2016
  • Listed in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Listed in Knights of the Bar

SEMINARS, LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Lecturer, Trial and Post-Trial Topics, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Lecturer, “The Intersection of Tax and Divorce,” North Atlanta Tax Council, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “Hot Tip – Prenuptial Agreements,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Tri-State Conference, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Speaker, Divorce Resource Radio Show, Radio Sandy Springs, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, Hot Tip – “Tax Tips You Really Need to Know,” Family Law: Updates and Practice Pointers for 2010, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, Hot Tip – “How (When) to Effectively Use a Settlement Agreement Checklist,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “How to Protect Your Assets Through Trusts,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “How to Properly Close the File,” Fall CLE Conference, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Lecturer, “Hard to Handle: New Developments in Family Law and ADR,” Winning at Mediation Seminar, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, Hot Tip – “How to Get a Judge (and not a Judicial Officer) to Preside at a Hearing,” Family liision Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “Computer and Electronic Issues – Top Ten Do’s and Don’ts,” National CLE Conference, Aspen, Colorado
  • Lecturer, “Important Appellate Decision 2006 – Hot Tip,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “To Separate or not to Separate,” Family Law Institute & Georgia Psychological Association Joint Conference, Hot Topics, Destin, Florida
  • Lecturer, “Caught in the Middle: What’s a Psychologist to Do? Divorce and Custody Issues From a Legal Perspective,” Georgia Psychological Association Conference, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Lecturer, “How to Properly Close the File,” National CLE Conference, Aspen, Colorado
  • Lecturer, “Child Support: What Income Should be Imputed in Child Support Calculations”, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Georgia Chapter, Annual Meeting
  • Lecturer, “How to Give the Judge What They Need and What They Want,” Unique Skills & Tactics for Domestic Relations Cases, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Lecturer, “How to Properly Prepare for Mediation – and Win,” National CLE Conference, Aspen, Colorado
  • Lecturer, “How to Open a File and Begin a Case Efficiently,” Preparing for Trial (or Settlement) of the Middle Income Divorce, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Lecturer, “Ethics as it Relates to Tax Consequences in Divorce,” Tax Aspects of Divorce in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “Initial Interview, Overview, Control and Focus” and “Litigation Techniques – Presenting Your Case to the Judge,” Family Law Litigation in Georgia, CLE Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “Relocation: The Most Difficult Custody Issue Today” and “Federal Statutes: UCCJEA vs. PKPA – Which One Applies,” Custody Issues in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “How to Take a Good Deposition in a Limited Asset Case,” American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
  • Lecturer, “Premarital Agreements and Divorce Procedure, Ethics as it Relates to Domestic Law and Determining and liiding Marital Assets,” Domestic Law in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, Custody Issues, Annual Meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association
  • Lecturer, “How to Properly Close a File,” Hot Tips Seminar, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Annual Meeting
  • Lecturer, “Initial Interview, Overview, Control and Focus” and “Litigation Techniques – Presenting Your Case to the Judge,” Family Law Litigation in Georgia, CLE Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “Litigating Domestic Relations Issues in Bankruptcy,” Bankruptcy Law, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “Technology Tips,” Middle Income Divorce Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “Cross Examination of a Forensic Accountant,” American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Fall Conference, San Diego
  • Lecturer, “Overview of State Family Law Principles for Bankruptcy Practitioners,” Impact of Bankruptcy on Dissolution of Marriage in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, “Effective Marketing to Increase Income,” Hot Tips from the Experts, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Lecturer, Leadership Forum of the American Bar Association, as the representative of the Family Law Section
  • Lecturer, “Pre and Post Trial Motion – Saving the Case,” State Bar of Georgia
  • Lecturer, “Family Law Litigation in Georgia”
  • Lecturer, “The Family Lawyer v. Taxes,” Cross-Examination of a Forensic Accountant, CLE Seminar hosted by Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Associate Editor, “The Family Lawyer,” Newsletter of the Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association, 1997 to 1999
  • Author, “How to Properly Prepare for Mediation and Win,” Family Law Update
  • Author, “Relocation: The Most Difficult Custody Issue Today,” Georgia Psychologist

Jonathan R. Levine
PHONE 404.237.5700
FAX 404.237.5757
EMAIL jlevine@lsswlaw.com