Alyson F. Lembeck
New Haven, Connecticut.
University of Florida, B.A., Valedictorian, 1999.
Emory University of Law, J.D., 2002; Member, Bankruptcy Developments Journal 2000 – 2002.
Georgia and Florida.
State Bar of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, State Bar of Florida. Member of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section and serve on the committees of adoption, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), and custody.
Certified Parent Coordinator. Super Lawyers 2018 – present. Georgia Legal Elite 2018 – present. Named by The American Lawyer as a Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law. 2014 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 – The American Society of Legal Advocates. 2014 Legal Elite – Georgia Trend’s. 2016 Top Contributor with a 10.0 Rating – Avvo. 2016 “Best Of” Award – Thumbtack.
Alyson joined Ellis Funk as a shareholder in 2013. She began her law career practicing primarily family law in 2002 and has focused exclusively on family law matters since 2005. Alyson handles family law cases focused in the Metropolitan Atlanta Area (Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, and DeKalb County), and also in other areas of Georgia including Forsyth, Paulding, Hall, Douglas, Fayette and Cherokee County.
Alyson specializes in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, spousal support, equitable division of assets and liabilities, modification, marital agreements including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity actions, separation agreements, family violence actions, mediation and arbitration. Alyson also serves as a Court appointed Guardian Ad Litem in custody matters. Alyson is a Registered Mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution in the areas of Family Law and Domestic Violence and serves as a mediator to help resolve family law cases.
Alyson is active in legal issues surrounding assisted reproductive technologies (ART), is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and serves on the board of directors for the Jewish Fertility Foundation.
Alyson is certified in Collaborative Law. She also has served on the Visions Anew Advisory Board and is an active member at Congregation Ariel. Alyson has been a frequent speaker at family law seminars and has authored numerous articles on family law topics. Alyson is a member of the Charles L. Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, and has been named to ”Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars“ from 2010 until the present.
Alyson is currently serving on the Atlanta Scholars Kollel Board and previously served as the secretary for the Family Law Section of the Cobb County Bar.
Publications & Seminar Presentations:
Author/Speaker – PDF’s of Alyson’s articles and presentations
- Losing My Religion: “The Ins and Outs of Religious
Issues Affecting Family Law Cases” (View PDF)
- Can I Get A Witness? (View PDF)
- Cross Examining The Psychological Expert (View PDF)
- Do You Get Gets? “The Ins and Outs of the Jewish
Divorce Process (View PDF)
- Safety Plans For Cases Involving Substance
Abuse (View PDF)
- Same Sex Legal Issues (View PDF)
- How to Make Mediation a Success (View PDF)
“I appreciated the way in which Alyson represented and guided me through a difficult court process, by giving me all the details as to what to expect in every possible scenario prior to the initial court appearance and during the mediation proceedings. I knew when I met for our initial consultation, retaining her and Ellis Funk was the right choice for me.
Alyson and Becky helped make these past months much easier to endure both legally and emotionally. Indeed, if anyone I know is ever in need of legal services offered by your firm, I will proudly refer them to Ellis Funk, P.C.
Please accept my warmest and deepest appreciation to you for providing such extreme care and expertise in helping me to secure a successful and positive outcome. ”
“Retaining Alyson Lembeck is the best decision I ever made. I consulted with several of the big-named, high-roller family law attorneys in Atlanta who tried to sell me on their firm, saying they would "take good care of me." They each promised good results but offered no real strategy. After I met with Alyson Lembeck and explained situation, she listened, then laid out a thorough strategy for my case. She doesn't waste time. She's direct and honest. Alyson is a woman of action -- she's a brilliant attorney, a quick-on-her-feet problem solver who relies on her knowledge, experience, & high ethical standard to represent her clients, all the while protecting the interest of the children. I have the utmost respect for Ms. Lembeck and I recommend her without hesitation. I trusted her with my life and the life of my children… I'd do it again.”
“Alyson helped me move out of state with my daughter. I got everything I wanted and more. She's fierce, but compassionate. I will be forever grateful! ”
“When I first met Alyson I was going through my initial stages of divorce. While she was highly recommended to me by a respected lawyer and a friend, Alyson’s level of professionalism and compassion exceeded even my greatest expectations. In desperate times as divorce is, you need family, friends and a good lawyer on your side. I found all three in Alyson. She guided me through a long and overwhelming legal process and never lost her patience despite my frequent and immense inquiries. Alyson provided me with professional support and was also an inspiration to me. Throughout the divorce and later another family court matter, Alyson kept my children’s and my best interest in place and defended our position passionately. I am very grateful to her for her sincere compassion and legal assistance during one of the most challenging times of my life. I would never hesitate to use or refer her outstanding services to anyone in need of a top notch professional and an amazing individual.”
“I can't thank you enough for the work that you've done in my behalf this past year. Knowing that I had you in my corner gave me a sense of security and the courage to do what I needed to do. I have decided to withdraw my Petition for Divorce. Things between my husband and I are moving in the right direction. Using the divorce process to save my marriage was a delicate endeavor and you gave me sound advice, were patient and handled my legal affairs with great skill but what I really appreciate is the humanity you brought to the whole process. Thank you for everything!”
“Alyson is a wonderful attorney who really seems to care about her clients. She took time to sit down with me to first determine my goals in the divorce. She helped me come up with a reasonable strategy that was the least confrontational while at the same time protecting my interests and most importantly the interests of my children. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide real workable solutions. With Alyson’s help, I was able to settle outside of court, saving time, money and heartache. I believe that the outcome was fair and reasonable because Alyson is fair and reasonable.”
“After meeting with Alyson and her team, I felt empowered for the first time in a while. Alyson helped me make smarter, less emotional decisions for my case. I sincerely appreciated their professionalism and compassion and wanted to thank them for keeping me focused on ways to begin to work things out with my husband.”
“I adore Alyson and she was fantastic in my divorce settlement and again when I had to request an amendment to child support. I have and will continue to recommend her without thinking twice.
Alyson guided me and stayed focused on my primary goal: making sure my children were represented and cared for with every decision made in regards to a completed agreement. She was steadfast, strong, brilliant, and accessible. She gave me the tools I needed to see this process through to the end.
When I had to go back to readdress my divorce agreement there was no question in my mind that I was going to use Alyson again. She knew my story, my kids, and what mattered most. I had complete confidence that she would do everything she could to obtain my desired results based on what was best for my children.
I would highly recommend Alyson and her firm to represent anyone going through a divorce. They have the family’s best interests as the primary goal even when the family is on the verge of breaking into parts.”
“When I realized I needed a lawyer, I started asking friends and associates for recommendations. I needed someone well versed not only in family law but also in the potential international aspects of my case. When I met Alyson, I immediately had a sense of comfort...I wasn't just another case.
I feel that she and her staff contributed to the overall success of my case.
There were numerous minute details involved in my case – language barriers and assistance required from individuals overseas. Alyson listened to my concerns and gave me an added sense of security. I wasn't in it alone. Alyson was available when I needed answers and frequently arranged her very busy schedule to accommodate.
I would highly recommend Alyson and her team to anyone looking for lawyer with Family Law experience. As the mediator told me the day of our mediation..... in these (divorce cases) you kind of look at what you want to come away with in the comparison of a baseball game. Alimony, child support, property etc. etc. and the levels of each of those equate to a double, a triple...a homerun etc. When we finished, the mediator returned to my room and said "ma'am, you just hit it out of the park!" Alyson was at bat. I was just in the dugout watching.”
“I hired Alyson to represent me in a contempt of court case with an incredibly unscrupulous and devious ex-spouse. She has worked tirelessly to uncover his wrong doings and schemes. She has been totally professional every step of the way crossing all her t's and dotting all her i's. I am in ill health and she has found creative ways to save me money so I can continue with this case. We're going to court in a few weeks and I don't doubt for a minute Alyson's abilities to win this case. Alyson and her paralegal have left no stone unturned looking for angles that other lawyers may have missed. She keeps me informed at every step of the way in this case and I couldn't have chosen a better attorney for the job. Hire Alyson and her team if you need help with your case!”
“I observed Alyson as a mediator. She was excellent as a mediator. She handled the mediation with great focus and challenged both parties to understand not just the opportunity each had, but helped them to understand what could be lost. It was a good experience for me to watch and I learned from Alyson today. She is relentless and I really liked that.”
“Alyson represented me with my divorce filing. She gave me very good advice and was conscious of keep the cost down. She has continued to answer follow up questions and helped me address a recent tax issue with my ex. I would highly recommend her to someone looking for an uncontested divorce. I would use her again if I have to go back to court with my ex.”
“Alyson is absolutely amazing. Not only was she my attorney but my friend. I have never had an attorney fight so hard on my behalf. I would highly recommend Alyson. She's a very honest person and always responded when I needed her. Thank you again Alyson.”
“Clearly the most professional lawyer in the family court. She is totally dedicated to her client(s) and works tirelessly on her cases to get the best results. She is extremely competent in the law and knowledgeable about the emotional issues surrounding family court dynamics. Her advise was always correct and to the point. Wastes little time and understands the financial commitments that a good representation requires. Fulton County Georgia court system has its own unique requirements and idiosyncrasies which takes a lawyer only like Alyson to navigate. Certainly comes the best and highest of recommendations. Few will ever exceed her competence and dedication to her clients.”
“I am forever indebted to Ms. Lembeck's experience, passion for her work, and extreme diligence and persistence in overturning my temporary custody order to return my son back in my primary care. In less than a year, she was able to have a Guardian Ad Litem appointed to the case, and have a final judgment granted. She fought hard and true for my desired outcome with the utmost professionalism and was able to close the case with those desires met!
I was extremely impressed by her in-depth knowledge of the law, her honest advice, and tactful navigation through the court system. She was impressively prompt in responding to each and every request and never strayed from her commitment to my case.
From my experience working with her, it is evident Ms. Lembeck's intelligence and work ethic are a perfect fit for family law. She has a genuine passion in helping people through the life situation that led them to her office in the first place. I have been more than pleased with the service Alyson Lembeck provided as my attorney during my divorce and even subsequent proceedings. I give my full endorsement of her services for anyone searching for a family law attorney.”
“I can't thank Alyson enough for her help and compassion for me and my case. She also kicked some serious booty in court today, and was even told so by other attorneys in the courtroom afterwards! I would recommend her a hundred times over.”
“Alyson was a God sent. Not only was she my attorney but she was also there as a friend. She helped me with my custody case when no other attorney's where able to help. She is a very compassionate person whom we have grown to love and trust. Thank you again Alyson for all of your hard work you put forth into helping me. My family is complete again thanks to you.”