“I first met Dawn to seek expert opinion and was represented by another attorney. The moment I shook hands with her, I knew I wanted her to be my attorney and within a week I became her client. My case is complicated and ongoing so I am not in a position to discuss it. From the beginning Dawn had a strategy Read more

and has given my children and me priority day or night. She is there for me and acknowledges what I feel as a woman and mother. A true professional, strong woman. No wonder she is once again 2015 Georgia Super Lawyer We have a way to go with my case but I am in the best hands and all will be well.”

“I just wanted to my satisfaction with work done on my case. Specifically I’d like to comment on how you Laura was able to jump in and represent me with an effective level of detail and understanding of a quite contentious situation that had persisted for some time. I am generally not one to place online reviews, but I would highly recommend her legal services.”


“Each interaction I had with Kristen was a pleasant experience and I always felt as though I mattered. I would recommend her to anyone that needed assistance in their divorce proceedings.”


“Ms. Files took my case with short notice, and helped me out tremendously. Very understanding person and will do everything she can to help.”


“Dawn understood my time constraints and did everything within her power to provide timely service even at a time when she was very busy with scheduled court hearings I felt like my case with a top pointy for her and she found a solution by having another partner step in when she was unavailable I really appreciate Dawn’s attention.”


“Kristin is incredibly intelligent. Her advice on my custody case was consistent with the process and extremely helpful. She should raise her rates. I am lucky and thankful to her for helping my children and hope she receives the good fortune she deserves.”


“Dawn Smith has provided excellent legal advice to me. I have always had a positive experiences & outcomes with her & her firm. I have used her on several occasions throughout the years. She is an attorney that I trust whole heartedly & has always steered me right. She is quick to get back to Read more

you with any answers to your questions. She has a strong understanding of personalities, special situations, & the emotions involved. Not only does she provide awesome legal representation & stands her ground, she also really cares. I highly recommend Dawn Smith. I will not use anyone else but her. Very attentive.”

“Attorney Files was amazing. Her professionalism and knowledge of family law had me in awe. When my ex’s attorney decided to back out of our previous agreement she went into shark mode. Yes this mild mannered young lady can be ferocious. She ended up saving me tens of thousands of dollars and I ended Read more

up just paying my part of back taxes, which I was glad to do. If you need someone to represent you I highly recommend Attorney Files. She is a real dynamo in the legal profession. Thank again for handling my divorce.”

“My divorce had everything a nightmare could include . . . infidelity in another country, abuse, non-disclosure of marital assets, custody battle, tainted therapists, custody evaluators and a rogue opposing attorney. I walked away a happy mother with custody of my children, major decision making Read more

rights and most of all my children are safe. I am no longer harassed by my ex-husband or his insensitive attorney. Dawn has been there with me and my children all the way and will continue to be a part of our lives. She navigated my case skillfully and brick by brick fought my case till I got what I truly wanted to continue being the loving mother I am and to be the positive role model they desperately needed. Thank you Dawn for giving us a new start at life and for empowering me to stand up against abuse and infidelity and to forge ahead with my head held high.”

“I was very grateful for the attention to detail and compassionate listening afforded my experience with Dawn Smith. She is very professional and yet made me feel as though she also understood the sensitivity of my case and my concerns.”


“I will be forever grateful Kristen Files was very knowledgeable and professional when putting together my prenup. She did a great job making it an easy, smooth process answering all my questions. Thank you.”


“Dawn could not have been more invaluable to me as I fought to get custody of my two children She had a winning game plan and was there to make sure that I was informed and followed that plan to ultimately gain custody in a county that 1s very reluctant to award custody to fathers Together we were a great Read more

team and got the result that will allow my children grow up in a happy and healthy environment I cannot say enough good things or thank Dawn enough times for what she did for me and my family.”

“Laura was sensitive, kind and efficient when resolving my divorce. As a woman coming out of a marriage with complex and tender emotional circumstances – I appreciated Laura’s diligence in fighting for my best interest financially, as a well as my best interest emotionally. Throughout the entire process I was confident in her abilities an attorney and generally decency as a human being. Thank you!”


“As a lawyer myself, I’m very selective about the professionals that I choose when I need help I hired Dawn and her firm to help me with a tricky guardianship issue. From the beginning, she and her excellent staff put me and my wife right at ease and explained every step of the process clearly and Read more

thoroughly They were great communicators, keeping in touch with me throughout the process When we made it to the final hearing, the entire Court staff was openly impressed with Dawn’s preparation, knowledge and professional demeanor If you need a lawyer to help your family, you’d be smart to hire Dawn Smith and Smith & Files.”

“Tonight I was talking to a good friend about challenges in the school system with her daughter and special education resources. I understand her story all too well. So, I told her about an attorney that helped us 15 years ago. After our call I decided to google the attorney to refer to my friend and saw Read more

this opportunity to give a long overdue review. Ms. Smith represented us approximately 15 years ago in a meeting with the Douglas County school board. She helped us overcome a huge hurdle in getting our son services. Attorney Smith truly has a passion for what she does and is absolutely the best. Many years have passed and I still will never forget how much she helped us. Amazing!”

“Kristen provided excellent counsel and advocacy on my behalf in a very acrimonious custody dispute. She gave me the legally “right” answer, but also provided practical, real world advice. She was compassionate, but was also a zealous advocate and did not let the opposing counsel or party intimidate her! Read more

I appreciate that she answered my questions honestly, even if it was something I didn’t want to hear.”

“Going through a child custody trial is extremely stressful and emotional. Kristen is extremely knowledgeable and organized. She represents her clients professionally, she’s respectful in the court room, and is well respected by colleagues. She won our custody case, but if we would have lost I would still feel happy that we hired her. I can’t recommend her enough!”


“Divorce is awful. One of the most stressful and emotional things I’ve ever gone through. The one ray of light I had was Dawn and Sandy. Sandy was my first point of contact and the amount warmth & kindness she showed me was incredible. Dawn was equally kind & sympathetic. She was a stellar Read more

support to me and navigated my case with ease. I felt completely taken care of and confident with her by my side. It’s obvious she’s in this business for the right reason – she cares about people and fights for what’s fair. I will recommend her to anyone in need.”

“My case is very complicated and ongoing. The firm has been professional and very understanding. To them I am not a case or a walking billing hour client. I am a person with feelings and rights and they acknowledge that. Day or night, they have been there for me to answer my calls, texts or emails. Their Read more

experience speaks for itself. The day I met them, I knew they would be the ones to represent me and get me what is fair and right in the eyes of the law.”

“Dawn Smith grasps the complexities and intricacies of a case so quickly. When children are involved I can think of no better representation for their best interest. Compassionate, understanding, and tough when it matters.”

Mary Katherine

“Kristen and Sandy were so incredibly helpful as well as sensitive to the issues I was facing. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing legal advice or help!”


“Such an amazing group of professionals! Their support is unmatched as they extend themselves beyond the call of duty in our communities!”


“My experience was excellent. Laura Sclafani was my attorney. She was very informative, considerate, and diligent. It was a pleasure working with her on my case.”


“Kristen Files was great to work with. She was very responsive and worked hard on my behalf from start to finish on my case. She was clear on what I could expect throughout the process, which made everything so much easier to manage.”


“Kristen Files was amazing in court. She was consistently professional and articulate. She and her firm were behind us from the beginning for a long and hard case. Divorce and custody sucks but with this team and this lawyer behind you it will be as painless as they can make it.”


“My family and I worked with Laura Sclafani on our son’s name change. Laura was awesome and very supportive. She was very quick on her feet and was able to solve problems quickly which made things so much easier for us. Despite the challenge of going through court proceedings during a global pandemic, Read more

Laura and her firm were able to get our case approved even earlier than our scheduled court date. I absolutely recommend Laura Sclafani.”

“I was recommended by a close friend and it was no less than a life-changing decision. Without the expertise of attorney Dawn Smith and the capability of paralegal Stephanie Edwards-Underwood, my divorce would have resulted in moving to a distant state and living with family members. Not only did Read more

they ensure financial security for me but their firm also created a culture of support and kindness which is unparalleled. Legal assistant Sandra Mallory joined with Dawn and Stephanie to consistently assure me that I had the very best family law legal team and that they would take care of me. She was spot on!”