My main objective is to help you.

I strive to provide my clients with honest and practical advice and to prove that divorce doesn’t have to be inherently painful or prohibitively expensive. My many years of experience both in litigation and mediation have formed the backbone of my practice.

What I hope to bring to the table for you and your family:

  • A wealth of knowledge
  • An open mind
  • A calm demeanor
  • A positive outcome


“I strive to provide my clients with honest and practical advice.”
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Lydia J. Sartain served for nine years as District Attorney of the Georgia Northeastern Judicial Circuit. She also served as Solicitor for the State Court of Hall County. A native of Blairsville, GA, Lydia graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. In 1998, Georgia Trend magazine listed her as one of the state’s “Forty Under Forty” leaders, and in 2006 she was named one of Georgia’s top trial lawyers. Launching her own practice in 2019 provided Lydia the opportunity to focus on what she knows best – Family Law and Mediation.

Prior to her appointment as DA, Lydia acted as Director of Georgia’s Children and Youth Council under Governor Zell Miller. In this position she oversaw grant programs to prevent juvenile delinquency and monitored all of the juvenile detention facilities across Georgia as part of the Department of Justice. In 1999, Governor Roy Barnes appointed Lydia to serve on the State Board of Public Safety where she supported the efforts of all public safety agencies to reduce crime, apprehend those who commit them, and respond to disaster.


Voted Top Attorney in Georgia by Atlanta Magazine in 2017


Director of Georgia’s Children and Youth Council under Governor Zell Miller


District Attorney of Georgia Northeastern Judicial Circuit


President of Rotary Club


Solicitor for State Court of Hall County


President of Northeastern Bar Association


40 under 40 Georgia Trend


Super Lawyer Award


Throughout her career, Lydia has been active in civic organizations and community-led efforts, particularly those that promote public service, wellness, and advocacy.
Founding Member of Edmondson-Telford Child Advocacy Center

As a founding member and past board chairwoman, Lydia is dedicated to fighting for the innocent children of Dawson and Hall counties.

Trustee at Brenau University

In addition to being on the Board of Trustees, Lydia established a social justice endowment to promote public service at the university.

Pro Bono Attorney & Advocate for Rape Response

Rape Response provides support, education, and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. Lydia provides pro-bono legal services for the organization on an ongoing basis.

American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon

Lydia serves on the Executive Leadership Board and is a Circle of Red member. Go Red for Women promotes awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, as well as action to save more lives.

Rotary Club of Gainesville, Member

The Rotary Club is a service organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. Lydia served as President of Rotary Club.

Kiwanis Club of Gainesville

The mission of the Kiwanis Club is to serve the children of the world, and to change the world one child at a time. Lydia received an award from Kiwanis.

Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County, Sustaining Member

The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers.


WomenSource serves women of all ages, backgrounds, races, and socioeconomic levels in the Gainesville-Hall County community. Lydia is a long-time member of this orgnanization, and recently co-hosted their 16th Annual Power of the Purse Event with Britt Sawyer from Sawyer Media Group.

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Lydia J Sartain Attorney at Law

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