Glenda L. Sullivan


Glenda L. Sullivan has been practicing in the family law and estate planning areas in Atlanta for over three decades. An honor graduate of the University of Georgia, Ms. Sullivan attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before receiving both a J.D. degree and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Emory University. A named partner in the Atlanta law firm of Willard and Sullivan, Ms. Sullivan’s practice includes specialties in family law, i.e., divorce, child custody issues and enforcement of divorce decrees, estate planning, will and trust preparation and probate of estates.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Ms. Sullivan practiced law briefly in Columbus, Ga. before returning to her native city and establishing her own practice. Regarded among her peers as a premier family law and estate planning specialist, she receives referrals from lawyers across the state and the nation.

A member of both the Family Law and Fiduciary Law Sections of the Atlanta and Georgia Bar Associations, her expertise in tax and trust issues has been sought by colleagues across the country on particularly complex financial cases. Ms. Sullivan has represented clients across Georgia and the United States as well as internationally.

After 35 years in private practice, the walls of Ms. Sullivan’s 16th floor office in Dunwoody are lined with awards from her peers. But among the formal plaques, Ms. Sullivan keeps a more eclectic collection of gifts from grateful clients: a china pig from the client whose spouse Ms. Sullivan pursued through the courts to insure the settlement was paid in full; a framed locket from a client whose spouse was refusing to hand over some items with enormous sentimental value. These mementos hold a special place for her.

Ms. Sullivan has served as an adjunct deputy assistant attorney general for the State of Georgia, and for several years taught in the area of federal estate taxation at the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta. She is a lecturer on the tax aspects of divorce as well as enforcement techniques for child support collection.

Ms. Sullivan is active in many charitable and arts groups around the city. She donates her time, money and professional expertise to several local organizations, including the Michael O’Neal Singers, where she is both an active chorister and a long time member of their board.

GSullivan@glsullivan.com