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About Emily

By the time you are looking at attorneys, things are not going as planned. Having experienced litigation myself, I understand how stressful and nerve-wrecking the Court process can be and how important it is to be able to get in contact and speak with your attorney when you have questions. Even when it is not an emergency, getting an answer to your question just helps. Going through Family Law litigation can be a very challenging time and I work to make the process as smooth and easy for my clients as I can. I believe it is crucial that any client is comfortable with their attorney, particularly in Family Law matters, as you will be sharing the intimate details of your personal life. For that reason, I am happy to provide consultations so that you can get a sense of who I am and how I practice. I provide guidance and strategy to my clients to address both their short-term and long-term goals while giving realistic expectations as to the process and outcome. I obtained my Bachelors degree from Columbia University and my J.D. from Emory School of Law. I am dedicated this area of practice and am active in the Atlanta Family Law community. I am a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution having been appointed as a Court mediator for the past 5 years, serve as a Guardian ad Litem, and was selected as a 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star which is an honor that only the top 2.5% of selected attorneys in the State of Georgia receive each year.

work Experience

Legal Intern
Dekalb County District Attorney's Office
Jan. 1, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2010
None

Legal Intern
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Jan. 1, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2010
None

Volunteer Third-Year Attorney
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jan. 1, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2011
None

Law Clerk
Pachman Richardson, LLC
Jan. 1, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2011
None

Attorney at Law
Meriwether & Tharp, LLP
Jan. 1, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2012
None

Mediator
Fulton County Landlord/Tenant Mediation Program
Jan. 1, 2009 - Current
None

Volunteer - Attorney for Victims of DV (if Petitioner qualifies)
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jan. 1, 2011 - Current
None

Volunteer - Guardian Ad Litem (if parties qualify)
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jan. 1, 2011 - Current
None

Attorney at Law
Hunter, Weinstein & Somerstein, L.L.C.
Jan. 1, 2012 - Current
None

Editor-in-Chief for The Family Lawyer Newsletter
Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section
Jan. 1, 2014 - Current
None

Owner/Attorney
Yu Family Law, LLC
Jan. 1, 2016 - Current
None

school Education

Columbia University
B.A.
- 2007

Civil Mediation Training
(Registered with GODR)
- 2009

Guardian Ad Litem Training
No degree provided
- 2011

Domestic Mediation Training
(Registered with GODR)
- 2011

Emory University School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 2011

bookmark Awards

Rising Star 2015 for Family Law
Super Lawyers Magazine (GA)
2016
Legal Elite
Georgia Trend
2016
Rising Star 2015 for Family Law
Super Lawyers Magazine (Georgia)
2015
National Association of Women Lawyers Award
Emory Law School
2011
Pro Bono Award
Emory Law School
2011
Trial Techniques Scholarship
Emory Law School (Kessler-Eidsen)
2011
Scholarship Finalist
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
2011
Scholarship Finalist
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
2010

group Associations

Member, Coach
Emory Law School Moot Court Society
2008 - 2011

Member, Coach
Emory Law School Mock Trial Society
2008 - 2011

Director of Professional Development
National Association of Asian American Professionals
2014 - 2016

Editor-in-Chief of Family Law Section Newsletter
Atlanta Bar Family Law Section
2014 - 2016

Junior Executive Board Member
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
2014 - 2015

Member, Editor-In-Chief of Family Law Section Newsletter
Atlanta Bar Association
2008 - Current

Civil Mediator
Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
2009 - Current

Domestic Mediator
Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
2010 - Current

Member
Sandy Springs Bar Association
2013 - Current

Member
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
2013 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

"Am I Victim of Domestic Violence?"
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog
"Divorce and Religion in Georgia"
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog
"Parenting Websites Can Help Parents Sharing Custody of Children in Georgia"
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog
"Top 10 iPad Apps for a Family Law Attorney" (co-authored with Patrick L. Meriwether, Meriwether & Tharp, LLC)
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
"Losing My Religion: The Ins and Outs of Religious Issues Affecting Family Law Cases" (co-authored by Alyson F. Lembeck at Pachman Richardson, LLP)
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
"Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Family Law in Georgia"
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog
Effect of Supersedeas in a Hotly Contested Divorce Case
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Review
"Can I get a Temporary Protective Order Against Someone Who Does Not Live in Georgia?"
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog
"The "In Love" Feeling and Extra-Marital Relationships During Your Georgia Divorce Case"
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog
"Georgia High Income Child Support Deviation"
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog
"Automatic Adjustments to Child Support Payments in Georgia"
Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog
The Honorable Melodie Snell Conner Speaks at the September 2013 Breakfast
Atlanta Bar Association
Georgia Lord, Nicholas Sears, and Carole Powell Speak at the August 2013 Breakfast
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
Emory Potter Speaks to the Section at the July 2013 Breakfast
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
The Honorable Wendy L. Shoob Speaks to the Section at the June 2013 Breakfast
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
Mary Margaret Oliver Speaks at Monthly Breakfast
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
Judge Philip C. Smith Speaks at the Monthly Breakfast
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
Joint Physical Custody, Child Support and Deviations...Oh My!
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
Chief Judge Edwards Speaks to the Atlanta Bar Family Law Section
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
The Family Lawyer - December 2014 edition
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
Edward H. Lindsey, Jr. Speaks at April 2014 Family Law Breakfast
Atlanta Bar Family Law Section Newsletter
"The Honorable Doris L. Downs Speaks at May 2014 Family Law Breakfast"
Atlanta Bar Family Law Section Newsletter
The Honorable Cynthia J. Becker Speaks at the January 2014 Breakfast
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
The Honorable Robert E. Flournoy, III speaks at the December 2013 Breakfast
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
The Family Lawyer - October 2014
Atlanta Bar Family Law Section Newsletter
The Family Lawyer - August 2014
Atlanta Bar Family Law Section Newsletter
The Family Lawyer - April 2015
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
The Family Lawyer - February 2015
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section

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