Max Ruthenberg-Marshall

Max Ruthenberg-Marshall

The Ruthenberg-Marshall Law Firm
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • California, Georgia
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Summary

Max Ruthenberg-Marshall practices Family Law for the Modern Family®, working with families whose needs are not well served by traditional law firms. Max advocates for clients of all identities and family structures in divorce, custody, child support, legitimation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreement, adoption, contempt, and temporary protective order cases. Max also serves as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem, representing the best interests of children in contested custody cases, and is a registered domestic relations mediator. Max maintains a strong commitment to pro bono work, taking cases through Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (DVLF), and Atlanta Legal Aid. Max is the VP of Membership for the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, and is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, DeKalb Bar Association, Cobb County Bar Association, and Stonewall Bar Association. Max received her J.D. from The George Washington University and her B.A. in English from the University of Maryland. Max is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the California State Bar. When not practicing law, Max enjoys reading for book club, attending Atlanta United games, and testing new cupcake recipes. Each year, Max raises money for cancer research and treatment through Swim Across America by participating in open-water swims. Max lives in Decatur with her partner, Kevin, and their two cats, Freyja and Lorna.

Education
The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2010)
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Honors: National Religious Freedom Moot Court – Quarterfinalist Dean's Fellow Research and Writing Fellow
Activities: Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity Pro Bono Pledge
University of Maryland - College Park
B.A. (2007) | English
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Department of English Academic Excellence Award
Activities: Sigma Tau Delta - International English Honors Society
Professional Experience
Owner
The Ruthenberg-Marshall Law Firm
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Advocate for clients in divorce, custody, child support, legitimation, adoption, and other family law matters.
Associate
Hanrahan Freitag Family Law
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Advocated for clients in family law cases.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Using Technology in Custody Litigation and Co-Parenting
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
'So Busy' is Not an Accomplishment
Daily Report
The Times They Are A-Changin
The Atlanta Lawyer
Book Review: Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes
The Atlanta Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Using Technology in Custody Litigation and Co-Parenting, Not Your Everyday Custody Case, Atlanta, GA
DeKalb Bar Association
Ethical Considerations in Unbundling Legal Services, CLE by the Hour, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Bar Association
Networking 101, The Developing Lawyer Series, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Bar Association
Using Technology in Custody Litigation and Co-Parenting, Family Law Section CLE, Marietta, GA
Cobb County Bar Association
DeKalb County Family Law Workshop, Decatur, GA
Superior Court of DeKalb County
Certifications
Domestic Violence Registered Mediator
Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution
Domestic Relations Registered Mediator
Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution
General Civil Registered Mediator
Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution
Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Legal Elite
Georgia Trend
Legal Elite
Georgia Trend
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia # 854525
Member
Current
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
VP of Membership
Current
Stonewall Bar Association
Member
Current
DeKalb Bar Association
Member
Current
Atlanta Bar Association
Member
Current
Cobb Bar Association
Member
Current
Decatur Business Association
Member
Current
National Association of Women Business Owners
Member
Current
Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Member
Current
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 275703
Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
ID Number: 854525
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    All cases are flat fee (as opposed to traditional hourly billing). We offer several payment plan options.
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Blog
Contact & Map
The Ruthenberg-Marshall Law Firm
708 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
USA
Telephone: (678) 435-9069