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Please Don’t Do This to Me Again Atlanta Falcons


by Arman Deganian
President, DeKalb Bar Association

It was a tough, contentious year, in 2016, for all us in Georgia and the rest of this great country. How about we start the year with some levity for a change? Let’s talk about the Atlanta Falcons! We are in the playoffs! For a true Falcons fan, this is a time of year which brings renewed hope, and, all too often, is immediately followed by fits of disappointment, resentment, debilitating sadness, confusion, and utter rage. Oh boy, my emotions are off the charts, and I don’t know how to prepare for the rollercoaster that we have all already hopped onto. Whether you like it or not, we are going to the playoffs. Read more

RSVP Jan. 17 for Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 19


stacey-evans-1595Be sure to RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 17, for our monthly luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the historic Old Courthouse on the square, 101 E. Court Square in downtown Decatur. To RSVP now click here.

Our speaker is Minority Caucus Chair Stacey Evans, Georgia House of Representatives.

More About Stacey Evans

Elected to the State House of Representatives in 2010, Stacey Godfrey Evans represents parts of Smyrna and Marietta. She practices law through S.G. Evans Law, LLC where she represents individuals and businesses in complex litigation. She began her legal career with Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy LLP, which later became Bryan Cave LLP. She also partnered with Lin Wood in a litigation boutique (Wood, Hernacki & Evans, LLC) for several years. She remains co-counsel with Mr. Wood on several significant litigation matters. Read more

RSVP Now for the Feb. 2 FLS Breakfast


What better way to celebrate Groundhog Day than at the February 2 Family Law Section Breakfast? You might even see your shadow! You’re sure to start your day with FLS fellowship, an insightful speaker and a delicious breakfast.

The Family Law Section Breakfast is held on the first Thursday of each month, 7:30-9 am at the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square. Join us for for a delicious buffet breakfast and a changing lineup of guest speakers who provide insights and new information about family law.

Our guest speaker for the the next breakfast is TBA. To RSVP click here.

For more information . . .
If you practice family law in DeKalb County we encourage you to visit the Family Law Section page on the DeKalb Bar website where you will find valuable information regarding each DeKalb County judge’s preferences for a variety of calendar and procedural issues.

DeKalb Bar Holiday Party Recap



The 2016 DeKalb Bar Association Holiday Party was held in December, once again at the Solarium at historic Scottish Rite in Decatur’s Oakhurst Village. Thanks to our generous sponsors, delicious food and the fellowship of DBA members and friends, a wonderful time was enjoyed by all. Our charity again this year was the Samuel L. Jones Boys and Girls Club and the Pajama Program, which delivers warm sleepwear and age-appropriate books to children in need. The ample contributions from our attendees helped local children have a great holiday. Thanks to all who attended the party and gave so generously.

Enjoy these scenes from the evening:


Thank You To Our Holiday Party Sponsors


Please join us in a heartfelt thank you to these generous DBA sponsors whose support made our holiday party possible.

Childers Schlueter Smith
The Orlando Firm
The Summerville Firm

Davis Adams
DeKalb DUI School
Fried & Bonder, LLC
Law Offices of A. Tom Stubbs, LLC

DeWoskin Law Firm, LLC
Wm. Dixon James, P.C.
Gary Kazin
Kessler & Solomiany, LLC
Litner Law, LLC

DeKalb Bar Family Section Receives Expert Advice on Drug and Alcohol Testing


The December 2016 breakfast meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association’s Family Law Section featured a wealth of practical advice regarding testing for alcohol and drug use. Guest speaker Michele Gable, C.P.C.T., Director of Operations at Choice Lab Services, provided extensive information regarding how best to structure testing to obtain accurate results and ways to prevent individuals who are being tested from tricking the test. She explained the types of information that can be obtained from several different types of testing programs, as well as potential gaps in data. Read more