Theodore S. Eittreim


  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1995
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1998


  • Georgia
  • New Jersey

Areas of Practice:

  • Domestic Relations
  • Family Law

Theodore S. “Ted” Eittreim attended the University of Virginia, graduating with a B.A. in history in 1995. Thereafter, he attended Emory University School of Law, graduating with his law degree in 1998.  While Ted has been an Atlanta resident since 1995, he grew up in the shore town of Rumson, New Jersey, and he maintains significant ties to his home state, including being licensed to practice law in New Jersey.

Ted has practiced family law exclusively since 2003, and it has been an element of his practice since 2001.  His practice focuses primarily on complex divorce cases, which typically involve the division of significant assets as well as dealing with complicated and highly-contested custodial issues.  In addition to high-asset and high-conflict divorce cases, Ted’s practice also involves handling other family law matters including initial custody and parenting time determinations through paternity and legitimation cases for non-married parents, child support actions, the negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as post-divorce matters such as contempt actions, modification cases, and appeals to the Georgia Appellate Courts.  Ted’s typical clientele consists of high net worth and high-profile individuals; however, Ted is pleased to represent clients from all walks of life, and he strives to help every client navigate the emotionally taxing waters of their unique family law matter.

Ted is a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and he is a frequent speaker on family law topics at continuing legal education programs and seminars.  He has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer for multiple years, is listed among the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law, and is rated “AV – Preeminent” by Martindale Hubble, the highest possible rating.  He is also a Member of the Executive Committee of the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, where he is also the Program Coordinator and a Barrister.  Ted has also been recognized as one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine, and he enjoys membership in several organizations that recognize excellence in family law practice.  In addition, Ted is involved in several bar and professional associations, and is an adjunct member of the faculty at Emory University, teaching the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, one of the most highly regarded and intensive trial skills programs offered at any law school in the nation.

Ted, his wife Holly, and their three daughters live in the Chastain Park neighborhood of Buckhead.  When away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, playing the occasional round of golf, and traveling with his immediate and extended family. He especially looks forward to his annual trip to Walt Disney World, and he is happy to give tips and pointers to families planning trips to the Vacation Kingdom of the World.

Organizations & Activities

  • Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Member-At-Large
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)

  • Faculty, Emory University School of Law, Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques
  • Executive Committee, Program Coordinator, Barrister, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta


  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2014 – 2019
  • Rated “AV – Preeminent” (highest possible designation) for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubble, 2014 – 2019
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2018 – 2019
  • Georgia Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” 2012

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, “Top One Percent” Award, 2015 – 2018
  • Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite,” 2016
  • Rated a perfect 10 out of 10 “Superb” on

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • A View From The Bench – Current Topics in Family Law, State Bar of Georgia Midyear Meeting, Macon, Georgia, January 10, 2019, Chair and Moderator.
  • Alimony Factors in Georgia and Reform Efforts Beyond: Is Discretion Really the Better Part of Valor?, Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, Savannah, August 17, 2018, Author and Speaker.
  • “Delivering A Dose of Perspective: Techniques for Managing Client Expectations,” The Family Law Review, Spring 2018 Edition.
  • The Collision of Protest Law with Family Law: Political Proclivities Playing Into Parenting, Program Chair and Presenter, a Joint Presentation by the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court and the Lamar Inn of Court, January 23, 2018.
  • Admissibility of Electronic Evidence – Exposure of How Easy It Is to Create Fraudulent Records, Succeeding in Family Law Hearings and Trials, October 19, 2017, Moderator and Speaker.
  • Techniques for Managing Client Expectations, Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, September 29, 2017, Speaker and Author.
  • John C. Mayoue Family Law Convocation on Professionalism, March 22, 2017, Program Co-Chair and Moderator.

  • Resolving Family Law Disputes Through ADR, JAMS and the Women in Profession Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, October 19, 2016, Speaker and Panelist.
  • The Collision of Bankruptcy and Divorce: A Survival Guide, Nuts and Bolts of Family Law Seminar, September 30, 2016, Speaker and Author.
  • 34th Annual Family Law Institute, Case Law Update – Recent Developments in Grandparent Rights and Multi-State Jurisdiction, May 18 – 21, 2016, Speaker and Author.
  • Bedroom to Courtroom: The Ashley Madison Litigation, Atlanta Bar Association, October 7, 2015, Speaker and Panelist.
  • Financial Topics in Family Law, Mock Direct and Cross Examinations of Financial Experts, January 27, 2015, Presenter/Lecturer.
  • 21st Annual Family Law Convocation on Professionalism, March 26, 2014, Program Chair and Moderator.
  • 31st Annual Family Law Institute, May 23-25, 2013, Presenter and Author, Testing the Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements: Newman v. Newman as a Case Study.
  • Forensic Accounting & Tax Issues in Divorce Cases, a joint presentation of the Georgia Society of CPAs and Family Law Section of the Georgia Bar, January 26, 2012, Presenter and Lecturer.

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