Sarah McCormack

Sarah McCormackFounding Partner
Hoelting & McCormack LLC
sarah@hmatlanta.com

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Sarah provides her clients with a framework of straightforward strategic advice that is grounded in realistic expectations without sacrificing the uncompromising quality of its results – whether such results are rendered in the courtroom, or written at the mediator’s table.   She believes that law is an ever-evolving practice, and, toward that end, has established a niche of keeping her fellow practitioners aware of the most cutting-edge Georgia case law.  She is a regular presenter at statewide family law conferences and seminars.

Prior to forming the firm, Sarah spent more than ten years at the family law firm of Kessler & Solomiany LLP, where she became its first female partner.

Honors & Accomplishments

  • B.A., University of Virginia (1997) — Phi Beta Kappa;
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001); Member, North Carolina Law Review; Order of the Coif, UNC School of Law;
  • Named one of Georgia’s top 100 lawyers (2017);
  • Named one of Georgia’s top 50 female lawyers (2015, 2016, 2017);
  • Georgia Super Lawyer (2014 – 2017);
  • Georgia Rising Star (2006-2007; 2010-2013);
  • Co-Author / 2018 Georgia Family Law Institute Co-Presenter: “Case Law Update ABC’s;”
  • Author / 2018 Inn of Court Presenter: “Adultery & Other Lascivious Family Law Topics;”
  • Author / 2016 Co-Presenter with the Honorable Bensonetta Tipton Lane: “Back to the Future: Viable Self-Executing Custody Modification Provisions Per Lester v. Boles;”
  • Co-Author / 2016 Georgia Family Law Institute Co-Presenter: “The Case Law Catwalk;”
  • Author / 2015 Inn of Court Presenter: “The Contempt Conundrum: Impermissible Modification Versus Permissible Clarification;”
  • Co-Author / 2012 Georgia Family Law Institute co-presenter: “Case Law Update 2012;” and
  • Author, “Mulling Over Miller: The Impact of a Finding of Personal Goodwill on the Scope of the Marital Estate and on a Potential Alimony Award When One Spouse Owns a Professional Practice in a Georgia Divorce” (2011 Family Law Review Article).

Sarah met Rebecca, her law partner, at the downtown Atlanta law firm of Long Aldridge & Norman LLP (now McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP) where they engaged in both family law and regular civil practice.  Sarah grew up in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  She shares her household with her husband, Kevin, Director of Editorial Production for Turner Sports / NBA Digital, their sweet son, Dylan, and their indomitable daughter, Lark.

Practice Philosophy

“I strive to handle every case with the most effective combination of zealous advocacy, pragmatism, and cost-efficiency that I can deliver.  In no other practice area do clients ‘live their case’ each day the way that they do in family law matters.  Every person who walks through my door deserves not only a focused litigation strategy, but patience, attention, and respect.”