Shiel Edlin

Founding Partner

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: 404-256-0010
Fax: 404-851-9081

Shiel G. Edlin is the founding partner in the ten lawyer family law firm of Stern Edlin Graham Family Law, P.C., which he began with George Stern in the early 80's. For more than three decades he has honed his skills and has reached the pinnacle of family law attorneys in the nation. He is an A-list attorney who is sought after by the upper crust of society, including professionals, business executives, attorneys, celebrities, athletes and their spouses. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer in Atlanta Magazine since its inception. He has been named a Diplomat of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a group of the top 100 Family Law trial lawyers in the nation. He has also been named a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the top family law attorneys worldwide. He has been honored by his fellow attorneys by serving as the Chairperson of both the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and Atlanta Bar Association.  Using his accounting background and extensive experience trying hundreds of divorce matters, he can quickly and frankly direct clients towards a quick resolution of their issues, without the necessity of a trial. Frequently he has been asked to speak to attorney groups, sharing his knowledge and experience of family law, including The American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, The Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Georgia State University Law School. 

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic Relations
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Fifth Circuit Survey Editor and Law Review Member, Mercer Law Review
  • George Washington University
    • B.B.A. - 1976
    • Major: Accounting


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Annual Meeting of Superior Court Judges of Georgia
  • Georgia State University, School of Law
  • The Law Show, WGST Radio, Atlanta, Georgia

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers 2019 Top 100
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (2000-2020)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, Atlanta Magazine
  • AV rated, Martindale Hubble

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia , Chair
  • Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association , Chair
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers , Board of Governors
  • Family Law Section, American Bar Association, Council