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Rachel Anderson Snider

Partner

A leading Atlanta family law attorney, Rachel focuses on the positive resolution of complex, high-income and large-asset divorces. She works diligently with her clients and provides guidance through the legal process and the myriad issues that arise during divorce proceedings. In addition, Rachel painstakingly coordinates all aspects of the divorce process including, and not limited to, legal, financial, health, and, when children are involved, ensuring their best interests are met. Rachel strives to achieve results that encourage each client to move forward with their life.

Rachel began her legal career in Atlanta in 1991, practicing civil litigation for five years before starting her family law practice in 1996. Prior to joining Levine Smith Snider & Wilson in 2007, she was a partner with Macey, Wilensky, Cohen, Wittner and Kessler. Rachel is certified by the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocacy in Family Law and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She often serves as a mediator or late-case evaluator for divorce cases, and is a frequent lecturer at family law seminars.

An Atlanta resident since 1979, Rachel was born in New Orleans and grew up in Manila, Philippines and Vestavia Hills, Al. She lives with her husband Gary in Buckhead. Rachel’s adult sons, Andrew and Riley, are both graduates of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Andrew is practicing law in Atlanta and Riley expects to practice upon completion of the bar exam in July. In her free time, Rachel enjoys traveling, playing tennis, golf and cheering for her alma mater, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

EDUCATION

  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, J.D., 1991
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, B.S., 1979

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Certified Member, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Family Law
  • Board of Managers, 2009–2011, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Georgia Chapter
  • Member, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Inc.
  • Member and Past Secretary, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Barrister, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inns of Court
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Member, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel/Nation’s Top Attorneys
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Coordinating Committee for the Olympics

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine, 2007, 2008, 2010–2017
  • Named Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2009, 2011, 2013

SEMINARS, LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Presenter, 17th Annual Family Law Convocation on Professionalism
  • Program Chair, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Continuing Education Seminar
  • Co-Chair, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Continuing Education Seminar
  • Lecturer, “Helping Your Client Survive a Custody Evaluation,” National Business Institute
  • Lecturer, “Divorce Law 101: Obtaining the Best Settlement for Your Client in Georgia,” National Business Institute
  • Co-Author and Lecturer, “Alimony: Re-Examining Expectations, Standards and Conventions,” 22nd Annual Family Law Institute

CIVIC LEADERSHIP

  • Ansley Golf Club, Membership Committee, 2008–Present
  • The Marist School Athletic Board, 2008–2010
  • The Marist School Parents Association
  • St. Pius X Parents Association
  • University of Alabama Alumni Association
  • Garden Hills Neighborhood Foundation

Rachel Anderson Snider
PHONE 404.237.5700
FAX 404.237.5757
EMAIL rsnider@lsswlaw.com