Evin Somerstein, Partner

Evin is one of Atlanta’s most respected Family Law attorneys and a founding partner of Hunter, Weinstein & Somerstein, L.L.C.

With more than 20 years of experience, Evin advises clients in all areas of Family Law, with a focus on challenges to custody, support, and matters of extreme financial complexity.  He is as comfortable in the conference room as he is in the courtroom and believes that a great trial attorney should be judged by the settlements he has been able to achieve for his clients.  As a trained mediator and arbitrator, Evin successfully negotiates prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, marital settlements and parenting agreements. He is a seasoned advocate in child-custody, alimony and child-support issues as well.

The benefits of a good settlement far outweigh the costs of winning at trial, but sometimes court is a necessity.  Evin’s early start in criminal defense and more than 20 years of trial experience has created his compelling and dynamic courtroom presence. His unique style and ability to express his client’s point of view has earned him the respect of judges, attorneys, and clients alike. Evin routinely assists clients in achieving positive outcomes in complex cases addressing issues including executive compensation, protection of personal business interests, and protection of premarital assets.

Considered one of the “pioneers” in the Atlanta Collaborative Law community, Evin has been instrumental in establishing and developing Collaborative Practice in the Atlanta legal community.  Evin is a founding member of the Atlanta Collaborative Divorce Alliance, a closed network of elite practitioners in Collaborative Law.  While his practice focuses solely on Family Law, approximately half of his cases choose to proceed Collaboratively, seeking to resolve their issues amicably while avoiding the need for Court intervention.

Evin is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (Member, Family Law Section), the Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section),the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia (Member, and served on Board of Directors in multiple positions), and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals.  Evin is one of a select group of attorneys to earn a peer rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble.  He has also been selected for inclusion in the 2010, 2011, and 2012 as a Georgia Super Lawyer, a Georgia Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in 2005, as well as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2007 and 2013.  Evin Somerstein is the author of numerous articles relating to family law and regularly serves as a guest speaker at Continuing Education Programs for fellow family law attorneys.  He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree  in Journalism from the University of Georgia in 1989.  Evin enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, plays golf whenever the opportunity arises, and shares his love of music through guitar.

Representative Cases:
Arkwright v. Arkwright, 284 Ga. 545 (2008);
Ciraldo v. Ciraldo, 280 Ga. 602 (2006);
Vaughn v. The State, 226 Ga.App. 318 (1997).