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OUR
MISSION

To help our clients navigate through the most difficult times in their lives, with dignity, respect, and compassion. Our objective is to reach the most beneficial resolution for our clients and to make the legal experience as painless as possible.

OUR
APPROACH

To best serve our clients inside and outside the courtroom, we’ve built a comprehensive network of professionals, gathered through a legal career spanning both time and diverse subject matter. At LJS, we not only guide you through legal issues but we also ensure that your financial and emotional needs are supported by connecting you with financial advisors, accountants and counselors. Our team-oriented approach and collaborative process encourages positive communication between spouses and helps facilitate civil resolutions of even the most serious concerns. We handle all cases in an open, honest and non-judgemental manner that results in a high percentage of settled cases.

MEET LYDIA

Lydia is a servant leader, both in her community and in her advocacy for families and children. Her years as District Attorney, Solicitor for the State Court, and Director of Georgia’s Children and Youth Council have more than prepared her to champion her clients and reach resolution.

OUR
TEAM

Get to know our highly-qualified and personable team members.
Drew Winslett, Attorney at Law
Originally from Newnan, GA, Drew attended Mercer University for his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Law, Public Policy, and Ethics. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the “Papa Joe” Hendricks Award for Outstanding Positive Contributions to the Mercer community. He then continued his education at the Wake Forest University School of Law. He was a member of the Pro Bono Honor Society and worked with the Expungements Clinic and Elder Law Clinic, providing free services to those with criminal records and the elderly. Drew is thrilled to be a part of the Lydia J. Sartain Law Firm. While in law school, one of his favorite areas of law was Family Law. Upon graduating, he began searching for a well-established firm with deep knowledge in the practice of family law. When he discovered LJS, Drew knew it was the perfect opportunity to grow his career and learn from one of the best lawyers in the state of Georgia.
Misty Burris-Whitfield
Misty is a woman who makes her own opportunities. Upon graduation from paralegal school she took a job at a firm in Downtown Atlanta, but decided the commute and rat-race wasn’t for her. So, Misty went straight to the distinguished firm of Thurman, Thurman, Miller and Rucker in Gainesville and offered to work for free just to get her foot in the door. Exhibiting her strong work ethic resulted in getting an offer to stay on board and Misty worked there for the next 11 years. Seeking a fresh start with room to grow, Misty began looking at other firms in Gainesville which led her to the doorstep of Fox, Chandler, Homans, Hicks & McKinnon, LLP. where she contributed to hundreds of cases over the next 18 years, and also where she first met Lydia J. Sartain. In 2018, Misty joined the powerhouse team at The Law Office of Lydia J. Sartain. Misty enjoys what she does and loves the competitive spirit at the firm. They are a group of ladies that do not like to lose! Misty has a strong work ethic that comes from her mother’s sage advice to always do your best in every situation.
Lisa Mashburn
Lisa is a retired special education teacher, as well as Lydia's sister. She received her Masters in early childhood education from Piedmont, and absolutely loved working with her students. She joined us in 2020 as our Office Assistant, taking care of answering our phones, ensuring our files are properly organized and filed, and making sure our clients feel welcomed when they come to visit us. Lisa is a Breast Cancer survivor, and is active in Relay for Life and the Special Olympics. When you visit the LJS office, you will greeted by Lisa's smiling face. She loves supporting her sister, Lydia, and has a passion for meeting and getting to know new people. She is known to "be the talker of the group", and cannot wait to know you!
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