Founded in the 1980’s, the previously named Stern & Edlin, a top Atlanta law firm focusing on divorce and family law cases, has changed its name to Stern Edlin Graham.
The new name reflects the years of experience and commitment of firm partner Gary Graham. Graham, who followed the path of his father into law, was initially invited to the firm by Edlin in 2000 after winning a case against the latter.
He made firm partner 10 years later, the same year he was the winning trial and appellate attorney in the precedent-setting divorce case Miller v. Miller – the first case in the state to establish methods of valuing a professional business for the purpose of equitable division.
Graham has also served as chair of the Family Law Section for both the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers,
“As a leader in the field of family law, Gary plays an integral role in the future of our firm as we continue to apply our vast legal knowledge and professionalism to benefit our clients,” said Managing Partner Carla Stern.
“Gary has been at our firm for more than 20 years, but the name change to Stern Edlin Graham is reflective of not only what he has helped us to build over the last two decades, but also his leadership as we look toward the future of the firm,” said Founding Partner Shiel Edlin. “Gary truly is a link between the firm’s past and our future, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize his dedication to our team and our clients in this way.”
“I am honored that Shiel and Carla have put their faith in me to step up to a leadership role in such a visible way,” stated Graham. “It’s very important to me, to again thank them, obviously for hiring me, but for mentoring me and giving me the tools to help reach the point where I am.”
While Graham himself is the only equity partner of the firm who is not Jewish, he has ties to the Jewish community through the firm, and his girlfriend of two years is Jewish as well.