Gray Eittreim Martin, LLC, is thrilled to announce that Ted Eittreim has been granted Fellowship in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”). Ted joins only thirty other lawyers in the entire state of Georgia, and only approximately 1,650 nationally, in achieving this significant honor.

The AAML is the country’s premiere organization advancing the ideals required in the practice of  family law.  Founded in 1962 and comprised of the top family lawyers throughout the nation, the Academy’s founding principle, true to this day, is to “provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” Academy Fellows are recognized by judges and other family lawyers for their competency, integrity, and professionalism. They are highly-skilled litigators and negotiators who represent their clients in every type of family law matter, including the most complex cases involving both highly-contested custody issues and complicated financial issues.

To be considered for Fellowship, an applicant must demonstrate the she or he is one of the preeminent lawyers in the field of family law in their state, and that they are fully competent to handle the most complicated family law cases as lead counsel in and out of the courtroom.  In addition to demonstrating their experience and breadth of knowledge of family law, among the many other prerequisites for acceptance as an AAML Fellow are recommendations from judges and non-Academy attorneys, a showing of substantial involvement in promoting, improving, and elevating the standards of the practice of family law, and, finally, passing a national and state examination.

Ted’s acceptance into the AAML is a testament not only to his skills as a litigator and a negotiator, but also to the manner in which he has chosen to practice family law during his nearly two-decade career. Ted’s philosophy is in accordance with what the AAML terms “constructive advocacy,” which means that while family law attorneys must be fierce advocates for their clients, they also must be solutions-oriented. Ted understands that clients navigating a family law situation are often enduring one of, if not the, most difficult periods of their lives. Their financial and emotional well-being, as well as that of their children and their family as a whole, is at stake.  Ted believes that family lawyers must always be sensitive to that important and inescapable fact in every aspect of their representation in order to facilitate the best result possible for each client.