Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Dawn Elizabeth de Klerk, Esq. has made Georgia her home since 1992. Ms. de Klerk obtained her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida State University and her Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law. Ms. de Klerk is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, DeKalb Bar Association, Douglas County Bar Association, and a registered civil and domestic relations mediator with Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
Ms. de Klerk began practicing in the area of family law in 1993, and since that time, has continued to work exclusively in the interest of families as a mediator, a Guardian ad Litem, and as an attorney representing clients, children and families. Ms. de Klerk as a member of the State Bar of Georgia has been admitted to practice before all Georgia courts including the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals. She has litigated in 30 Georgia counties. Ms. de Klerk also has completed Collaborative Law Training.
Additionally, Ms. de Klerk has contributed to several volunteer organizations including Fulton County Truancy Intervention Project, Habitat for Humanity, DeKalb County Woman’s Resource Center, DeKalb Family Law Information Center (FLIC), Georgia Child Support Hotline, Fulton County Judicial Citizen Panel Review, and Good Samaritan Center. She is a member of Douglasville First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Atlanta Seminole Club, Atlanta Track Club and a member of Phi Mu Sorority.
Ms. de Klerk has assisted clients in all phases of contested and uncontested matters involving divorce, alimony, equitable division, child custody and parenting time, child support, contempt, restraining orders, guardian ad litem investigations, legitimation, pre and post nuptial agreements, modification issues, paternity, and mediation services.
She believes part of her responsibility as an attorney is to educate clients about the impact the law will have on their specific issues and families. Ms. de Klerk strives to help them understand the legal implications associated with their choices and provide them with the information they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.