Diana Lynch

Attorney
EDUCATION
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, Juris Doctorate, 1993
University of South Carolina–College of Business, Columbia, SC, Bachelor of Science–Accounting, 1990

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
LYNCH LAW GROUP, Atlanta, GA
Managing Partner, April 1998 to Present

Johnson, Pioleau, Lynch & Kenison, Atlanta, GA
Partner / Entertainment and Transactional Business Attorney, September 1995 – April 1998

Alembik, Fine & Callner, P.A., Atlanta, GA
Litigation Attorney, Corporate, Insurance Defense, Products Liability, and Family Law, April 1994 – September 1995

United States District Court – Northern District of Georgia, June 1994 – April 1995
Law Clerk to the Honorable Clarence Cooper

South Carolina Court of Appeals, August 1994 – June 1994
Staff Attorney

United States Navy
Former Justice Advocate General

United States Securities & Exchange Commission
Summer Associate, July 1992 – September 1992

United States Department of Justice
Litigation Summer Associate, May 1992 – July 1992

United States Firth Circuit Solicitor’s Office
October 1991 – May 1993

University of South Carolina, School of Law, August 1991 – May 1993
Graduate Assistant / Instructor

McNair & Sanford, P.A., May 1991 – September 1991
Litigation Summer Associate

 

RECOGNIZED AS GEORGIA SUPERLAWYER (TOP 5% OF ATTORNEYS IN GEORGIA-FAMILY LAW)
2017, 2018

BAR ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
· Member, Active, Admitted to Georgia Bar, 1995
· Member, Inactive, Admitted to South Carolina Bar, 1993
· Current President & Chairwoman of Board, Literacy to Legacy Non-Profit Organization
· Past Member, Fulton County Family Division Task Force, 2014 – 2015
· Past Chairwoman, Fulton County WIA Board and Youth Council
· Past Legal Adviser, Mechanicsville Non-Profit Organization
· Licensed Mediator and Arbitrator
· Licensed Domestic Mediator
· Member, American Bar Association
· Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
· Member, Georgia Bar – Family Law Section
· Past Member, Georgia Bar – Entertainment and Sports Law Section
· Member, Black Entertainment and Sports Law Association
· Member, 100 Black Women of America
· Member, Women in Business
· Member, Women in Music

 

Matthew F. McGahren

Of-Counsel
EDUCATION
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC, Juris Doctorate, 1992
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Bachelor of Arts, 1989

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
McGahren Law Firm, LLC
Managing Member, Attorney January 2016 to Present, Peachtree Corners, GA

McGahren Gaskill & York, LLC
Member, Attorney April 2006 to December 2016, Peachtree Corners, GA

Henson Law Firm
Attorney, 1992-1996

BAR ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
· Member, Admitted to Georgia Bar, 1993
· Member, Admitted to Florida Bar, 1993
· Member, Admitted to North Carolina Bar, 1993
· Owner, Iron Shadow Cinema, Subdivision of Maltese Falcon Production, LLC
· Member, Gwinnett County Bar Association
· Member, Atlanta Bar Association
· Lifetime Member, University of North Carolina Alumni
· Member, Toastmaster
· Member, Phi Beta Kappa
· Papers and Publications: “What to Do After an Automobile Collision,” Inside Gwinnett 2006; “Reasons Why Executing Your Will Should Be A Top Priority”
· Admitted to Practice: Supreme Court of the United States of America; 11th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals; 4th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals; District of Columbia Federal Court of Appeals; Middle and Northern Georgia Federal District Courts; Western North Carolina Federal District Court; Middle Florida Federal District Court; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals; North Carolina Supreme Court; North Carolina Court of Appeals; Florida Supreme Court; Florida Court of Appeals

Nicholas Robinson

Paralegal
EDUCATION

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
Expected Graduation, May 2020

Graduated Georgia State University May 2017
Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in the Legal Track

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
· Member, Stonewall Bar Association
· Member, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Eric J. Marlett

Of-Counsel
EDUCATION
Emory University, Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, GA, M.B.A, 2011
New York Law School, New York, NY, Juris Doctorate, 2003
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, B.S., International Affairs, 1998

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
McGahren Law Firm, LLC
Senior Associate, Attorney January 2016 to Present, Peachtree Corners, GA

McGahren Gaskill & York, LLC
Senior Associate, Attorney, Peachtree Corners, GA

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
Brokerage Operations, White Plains, NY, 1998-2003

BAR ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
· Member, Admitted to Georgia Bar, 2003
· Member, Admitted to Florida Bar, 2006
· Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2004
· Admitted, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2006
· Advocate Designation, NITA (National Institute of Trial Advocacy)
· Member, Appellate Practice Section, State Bar of Georgia, Communications COmmittee
· Volunteer, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Atlanta, GA, 2003 & 2004
· Yellow Jacket Flying Club, Atlanta, GA, Member, 1995-1998, Treasurer, 1997-1998
· 91.1 FM, WREK, Atlanta, GA, Disc Jockey, 1996-1997
· Gotham Writers’ Workshop, New York, NY, 1998-1999
· Publications: “Equal Division in the Court of Appeals: Nuances and Difficulties“, The Appellate Review, Winter 2015

Nancy Goodman

Of-Counsel
EDUCATION
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, Juris Doctorate, 1994
Emory University–College of Arts and Sciences, Atlanta, GA, Bachelor of Art – History, 1988

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Nancy B. Goodman, P.C., Atlanta, GA
January 2017 to Present

Atwood Choate, P.C., St. Simons Island, GA
2014 to 2016

China Direct Imports, LLC, St. Simons Island, GA
2010 to 2013

Homesley, Goodman & Wingo, PLLC, Mooresville, NC
2001 to 2010

Legal Aid Society of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, NC
1999-2001

Attorney, South Carolina Senate, Columbia, SC
1992 to 1995

BAR ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
· Member, Admitted to Georgia Bar, 2015
· Member, Admitted to South Carolina Bar, 1994
· Member, Admitted to Norty Carolina Bar, 1998
· Council Member, Emory University Gift Planning Advisory Council
· Board of Directors, Outreach Committee, Stonewall Bar Assocation
· Pro Bono Attorney, Atlanta Legal Aid
· Leadership St. Luke’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
· Past, Board of Directors, Executive & Development Committees, Frederica Academy, St. Simons Island, Georgia
· Past, Volunteer Homeless Outreach, Manna House, Brunswick, Georgia
· Past, Board member, Emory College Alumni Board
· Past, Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Aid Society of North Carolina

Andrea L. Thiry

Of-Counsel
EDUCATION
Catholic University – Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C., Juris Doctorate
Boston College, Chestnut Hil, MA, Bachelor of Arts – Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
McGahren Law Firm, LLC
Associate, Attorney February 2017 to Present, Peachtree Corners, GA

Andrea L. Thiry, LLC
Owner, Attorney June 2010 to Present

McGahren Gaskill & York, LLC
Associate, Attorney May 2007 to May 2010, Peachtree Corners, GA

O’Kelly & Sorohan
Associate, Attorney October 2006 to May 2007, Duluth, GA

The Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm
Law Clerk, Attorney May 2003 to August 2003, Arlington, VA

Superior Court for the District of Columbia
Law Clerk/Intern to the Honorable Chief Judge Rufus King, May 2002 to August 2002, Peachtree Corners, GA

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson DePaolis & Lightfoot
Paralegal, March 1998 to August 2001, Washington, D.C.

BAR ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
· Member, Admitted to Georgia Bar, 2006
· Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 146, Peachtree Corners, GA
· Sunday School Teacher
· Spends time supporting a variety of other local charities
· Former Volunteer, Washington Home & Hospice, Washington, D.C.
· Former Head Tennis Pro, Boardman Tennis Center
· Former Head Tennis Pro, Logan Swin & Tennis