Carla Stern, an Atlanta family law attorney has been installed as president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. It is the same position her father, attorney George Stern, once held on the national level.
Carla Stern is a partner at Stern & Edlin Family Law, P.C.,
An Atlanta native, she received her law degree at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, returning to Atlanta in 1990 to practice in her father’s law firm, ultimately becoming a partner. Stern shared with the AJT that George was not only her father but was also her mentor from the time she joined Stern & Edlin until he passed away in 2014.
“We tried lots of cases together all over the state of Georgia, both jury and non-jury. He taught me everything I know about the practice of law and to this day, I think to myself, ‘what would George do’ when I am analyzing a case.”
Stern said she feels honored and proud to continue to carry out her father’s legacy both in her practice and her involvement in the AAML, where between 1998 and 1999 he served as AAML national president.
Prior to George’s passing, AAML Georgia chapter created the George S. Stern Achievement Award and honored him as its first recipient. Founded in 1962, AAML has chapters in 50 states and the mission of its 1,650 domestic relations attorneys is to provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.
Stern, a member of Temple Sinai, is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is a fellow in the International Academy of Family Lawyers and has been named on the Top 50: Women Georgia Super Lawyers list for the past two years.