Traci Weiss is an AV-rated attorney with over 17 years of civil litigation experience. She has been with Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy since 2005. Prior to joining Warner Bates, Traci worked as a litigator for firms including Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP, Peter F. Boyce, PC, and Beauchamp & Associates. For more than a decade, Traci’s practice has been exclusively dedicated to family law litigation, including divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, alimony, property division, paternity, legitimation, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, mediation, enforcement of court orders, and modification actions. Traci also serves as a Guardian ad Litem (and is listed on the Cobb County and Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation lists) -- an officer of the court appointed to represent the best interests of minor children in domestic litigation matters. As a GAL, Traci fervently investigates and makes recommendations to help protect the well-being and best interests of the children while helping parents and the Courts to resolve delicate child custody-related matters.
An experienced trial lawyer, Traci is prepared to passionately advocate and fight for what is right and just for her clients and their families. However, Traci also has extensive experience and training in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, recognizing the value and importance of negotiation and creative problem solving in these sensitive family matters. For her, practicing family law is all about the people. It is a unique opportunity to stand up for and empower people while helping them through some of the most challenging situations in their lives with dignity and compassion, showing them how their interests and the interests of their children can be protected and advanced while keeping their integrity intact.
Traci’s advocacy and courtroom performance have garnered her significant recognition by Martindale-Hubbell, which awarded her an “AV Preeminent Attorney” rating (since 2012), and has also named her a “Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law,” a Legal Leaders “Top Rated Lawyer in Georgia for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability,” one of “Georgia’s Outstanding Young Lawyers,” a “Woman Leader in the Law,” and the “Client Distinction Award.” She has earned additional accolades among the legal community including recognition from Law and Politics Magazine and Atlanta Magazine, which named her a Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” six times. Traci has also been honored with a “Women In Law 2017 Award” by Lawyer Monthly, and has been named multiple times as a “Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40 in the State of Georgia” by the American Society of Legal Advocates, one of “Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers” by Legal Leaders/Attorney at Law Magazine, one of “Legal Leaders: Women Leaders” and “Legal Leaders: Georgia” by The American Lawyer/Attorney at Law Magazine, one of “America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%” by American Registry, received a “Distinguished Lawyer Designation” by the Expert Network, and has maintained a “10.0 Superb Rating” by Avvo since 2012.
Traci is an active member of multiple professional organizations, including the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, and the General and Family Law sections of the Atlanta, Cobb County and DeKalb County Bar Associations. In addition, Traci has contributed every year since 2012 to updates and revisions to Georgia Domestic Relations – Forms and Practice, a book highly regarded by lawyers throughout the state which includes guides to the practice of family law in Georgia and related forms.
A native of eastern Long Island, New York, Traci graduated from Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Society, the Order of Advocates, the Honor Court, and the Honor Court of Appeals. She is also an active member of her community, and has served on the Board of Directors of her homeowners' association. Together with her husband, Oscar, Traci is a proud mother to a young son, daughter, and stepson. She enjoys finding opportunities for travel, outdoor adventure, movies and musical theater.