Jonathan R. Levine, a founding partner of Levine Smith Snider & Wilson and the president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, has been named to the 2017 National Law Journal’s Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers list. The annual publication recognizes leading lawyers who influence change in the areas of divorce, trusts and estates.

Levine has practiced family law exclusively for three decades, handling complex, high-asset cases.

One complicated case involved grandparent visitation. “The statute does not allow for people in that circumstance to sue. From the first time I met with my clients and put the facts to the law, I knew that I was right in my analysis,” Levine said. “We went to court, and the judge ruled against me. However, I then won on appeal, and that ruling was appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court, where the ruling was upheld.”

Levine is a former chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section and frequently lectures on family law issues. In October he received the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Collaborate Award, recognizing exemplary efforts to end violence against women.